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Elephants run free in Russian town

YEKATERINBURG (AP) — Russia is said to be a place where bears run free. But in this case, it was elephants that literally had the run of one city’s streets. Residents of Russia’s third largest city Yekaterinburg, were blown away last Thursday when they spotted a pair of elephants wandering

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Tiniest Gold Coin Minted in Switzerland

  BERLIN (AP) — It’s a tiny coin — that could give you a giant smile. Officials in Switzerland have minted a gold coin that’s so small, you need a magnifying glass to make out the image on the front site. When you do, you’ll get a kick out of it — because the image is of

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Woman wins $5 Million in two lottery games

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Usually most people who play lottery scratch-off games get little more than a handful of shavings from the goo that covers the numbers. But a North Carolina woman seems to have a knack for winning the games. Lottery officials say Linda Tate has twice won at the scratch-off

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