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at 02:27 on September 03, 2015, EDT.

Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia - A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.

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at 09:14 on August 31, 2015, EDT.

Outcry in Egypt after cleric accused of mentioning Facebook in traditional call to prayer

CAIRO - Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.

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at 04:47 on August 30, 2015, EDT.

Naked, painted bikers ride through Philadelphia touting body freedom, fuel conservation

PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around Philadelphia to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.

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at 17:33 on August 27, 2015, EDT.

US city to keep 'habitual drunkard' list to curb booze sales, fight public inebriation

AURORA, Ill. - The police department in an Illinois city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

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at 22:05 on August 24, 2015, EDT.

Texas couple whips up wedding at hospital before bride gives birth to baby girl

HOUSTON - It could have been the plot of a movie: A Houston couple improvises a hospital wedding in less than an hour after the bride goes into labour early.

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at 22:26 on August 22, 2015, EDT.

New Mexico festival assembled record-breaking 116-foot tamale in Belen

BELEN, N.M. - A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world's longest tamale Saturday morning.

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