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(Don’t) embrace the YES!

Johns Hopkins University says 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected.

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Tennessee police looking for real-life ‘Grinch’

Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations.

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A robot took a plane from to Germany from LAX

A humanoid robot wearing red sneakers became the first to travel as a paid passenger on an airline.

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Buildings evacuated after marriage proposal flop

A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.

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Sales of macadamias soar in Korea after nut rage

Demand for macadamia nuts has skyrocketed after a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a plane over "nut rage."

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Wisconsin man’s excuse for drunken driving is fishy

The man said he'd eaten beer-battered fish after being pulled over for his 10th drunken driving offense.

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Ohio town counting crows

Some residents are comparing the crow-laden landscape to the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds."

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Tennessee attraction offers Zombie Santa, undead elves

Instead of Christmas cheer, this festive haunted house is spreading some holiday fear.

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Squirrels are wreaking havoc on Christmas

The Cincinnati Zoo's holiday light display is under attack by roaming resident squirrels.

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A sheep in a Christmas sweater goes for a walk…

Margaret Vazquez frantically searched for her festive sheep who she says usually "follows her everywhere."

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Prison panettone a sweet way to cut crime

White-coated bakers are making freshly baked panettone Christmas cake behind bars.

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A first class ‘nut case’

A Korean Air Lines executive has stepped down after flying off the handle over an in-flight snack.

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Salvation Army red kettle gets diamond donation

A diamond engagement ring has been dropped into a Salvation Army red kettle. But it's not a mistake.

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‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas tree gets lone red bulb

A scraggly tree was adorned with a single red bulb, in a ceremony reminiscent of the animated holiday classic.

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2 trucks, 1 ATV, and DUI charges for Vermont man

Police say a man crashed two pickup trucks and then drove an ATV, all while intoxicated.

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Are fries a national treasure?

There are few things people agree on in Belgium, but fried potatoes might rally the nation.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks as he inspects the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 991, honoured with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 21, 2014.

North Korea orders everyone sharing leader’s name to change it

People living in North Korea with the name Kim Jong Un must legally change their names.

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Texas university loses 100 human brains

Losing your mind has a whole new meaning at The University of Texas at Austin.

Pope Francis gestures as he speaks with journalists on the flight back from Istanbul to Rome, November 30, 2014.

Pope Francis takes center stage in new Filipino musical

A new musical based on the life of Pope Francis aims to draw more young people to the church in Asia's largest Roman Catholic country.

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With monkey on the lam, neighborhood goes bananas

Authorities vowed to capture a monkey last seen running through a Tampa neighborhood that they described as "three-foot tall, brown and fast."

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Reports: Bears benching Cutler

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

ESPN first reported Wednesday that the Bears were switching quarterbacks, with Jimmy Clausen getting the nod over Cutler for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions

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Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

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A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad.

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49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

Defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.

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Wisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach

Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst in an NCAA football game between Pittsburgh and Miami on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen

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AP source: Rays send Myers to Padres in big deal

Tampa Bay Rays' Wil Myers hits an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

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