Strange

Alan Naiman
Susan E. Madsen via AP
December 29, 2018 - 3:16 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the last act that he had long planned. The Washington state social worker died of cancer this year at age 63, leaving...
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Chris Brown
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December 28, 2018 - 8:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors. The Los Angeles city attorney's office confirms Thursday that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit. Brown posted a picture...
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This photo shows blue light over New York, as seen from Manhattan Brough of New York on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.
Jay Reeves/AP
December 28, 2018 - 6:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A transformer explosion at an electrical plant set the skies above New York City ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night, causing scattered power outages, delaying flights and sparking a social media storm of jokes about an alien invasion. The blast prompted a brief...
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Google
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December 27, 2018 - 2:27 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine...
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Elderly Frenchman sets sail across the Atlantic -- in a barrel
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December 27, 2018 - 11:00 am
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) — A 71-year-old Frenchman has set off across the Atlantic Ocean in a large orange barrel, hoping to float to the Caribbean by the end of March. Jean-Jacques Savin left the Canary Islands, off the coast of west Africa, on Wednesday, in a sophisticated barrel-shaped capsule...
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Freak golf cart accident kills two tourists in Thailand
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December 27, 2018 - 8:55 am
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Two men have died after their wives accidentally rammed their golf cart and knocked them into a river on a golf course in Thailand. The two South Korean couples, who were on vacation in northern Thailand's Phitsanulok province, were on a ferry crossing a river that runs...
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This booking photo released Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, by the York County Sheriff's Office shows Derek Tarbox, arrested on burglary charges.
York County Sheriff's Office via AP
December 26, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WATERBORO, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a man broke into a home, had a bite to eat, watched TV and even got a car ride from his unsuspecting victim. The York County sheriff's office said 35-year-old Derek Tarbox broke into a Waterboro home Sunday afternoon, took a shower, got dressed in...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump
Jacquelyn Martin/AP
December 25, 2018 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who talked to President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve still left out milk and cookies for Santa despite the president telling her it was "marginal" for a child of her age to still believe in the jolly old elf. Then again, Collman Lloyd of Lexington, South...
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Dreamstime
December 21, 2018 - 11:58 am
By Lisa Drayer (CNN) — It's the time of year for seasonal food trends: apple begets pumpkin spice begets butternut squash and sweet potato-rich foods. And now peppermint and eggnog. Some of these are more universally enjoyed than others. But I wondered what exactly makes eggnog such an enticing...
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