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Seven killed in religious ritual in Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them “repent their sins.” Authorities say 14

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Sombrero wearing pigeon spotted in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Maybe it’s trying to shield its own head from what pigeons usually do to people. A pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero has been spotted in Reno, Nevada. City Manager Sabra Newby has tweeted about the hat-wearing bird — but isn’t approving of the practice. While Newby says

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North Carolina puppy born green

CANTON, N.C. (AP) — Puppies come in all kinds of colors. But in this case, the color — kind of weird. When a white shepherd named Gypsy gave birth to a litter of eight pups recently, the fourth to make its appearance — came out bright green. The dog’s owner Shana Stamey has named the new

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