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Official: Space junk likely caused unusual sky

Posted: 03/30/2009 - A federal official says space junk from a Russian rocket most likely caused residents across the Southeast to report "great balls of fire" in the night sky.

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NY Company to Launch Mexican-Made Kosher Tequila

Posted: 03/28/2009 - A New York businessman is launching a new kosher tequila in time for Cinco de Mayo. Martin Silver says Agave (ah-GAHV'-eh) 99 will be on the market in time for the holiday that celebrates Mexico's defeat of French forces on May 5, 1862.

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South Korean Charged With Unusual Importation

Posted: 03/27/2009 - Federal prosecutors in California have charged a South Korean national with illegally importing almost a kilogram of bear bile to sell as an aphrodisiac.

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Shake Test at UNR

Updated: 03/27/2009 - In 2005, Pakistan experienced a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. 100,000 people were killed, and 3.3 million were left homeless. That inspired one local engineer to put her expertise to work rebuilding in poor rural areas. Truckee resident Darcy Donovan is experienced in building with what some would call unconventional materials. That’s why she thought it made perfect sense to rebuild using straw bales, fishnet and plaster to create homes in rural Pakistan.

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Man locked inside bar after falling asleep

Posted: 03/27/2009 - A patron at the I Don't Care Bar & Grill evidently didn't care about leaving until it was way past closing time and the door was locked.

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Pa. clerk's impromptu price guarantee goes awry

Posted: 03/27/2009 - Police in western Pennsylvania say a man snatched $60 from a gas station clerk in an aborted bet about cigarette prices. The man was caught and repaid the money under the watchful eye of a state trooper.

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Wash. police chief checks Blackberry, hits car

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The police chief of the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued a public apology for a minor traffic accident that happened while he was checking his BlackBerry in his unmarked police car.

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College phone booth stunt just like old times

Posted: 03/26/2009 - Twenty-two students at St. Mary's College of California have done something their predecessors famously did 50 years ago: cram into a phone booth.

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Mich. baseball park to offer 4,800-calorie burgers

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Well, at least the salsa is low-cal. The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark.

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China uses abortion pill to cut gerbil population

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Forestry officials in far western China have resorted to scattering abortion pills near gerbil burrows in a bid to halt a rodent plague threatening the desert region's fragile ecosystem, state media said Wednesday.

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