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Inventor of Cut, Copy, Paste dies

NEW YORK (AP) — If you have ever used computer shortcuts like “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” you might want to tip your cap to a man named Larry Tesler. The Silicon Valley pioneer who invented the valuable keyboard tools for those who type for work, school or home has died. In 1973, he

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Virginia man holds goat thief at bay at gunpoint

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — He tried to get a man’s goat — literally — but got arrested, instead. Authorities in Stafford County, Virginia say they got a call from a property owner who spotted a thief on his land — and was holding him at gunpoint. The farmer says his wife went outside

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Leaning Tower of Dallas after Demolition Fail

DALLAS (AP) — Italy has its Leaning Tower of Pisa. And now Dallas has a rival leaning tower. In this case, the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” came into being when an 11-story building that was being imploded failed to fully implode. The core of the building survived — and that’s when the

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Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be real

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to someone in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself. For decades, the Allentown Art Museum displayed an oil-on-oak panel painting called “Portrait of a Young

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