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Intruder dies in California chimney after homeowner lights fire

A suspected burglar who attempted to enter a California home through the chimney died on Saturday after the homeowner lit a fire without realizing the intruder was inside, police said.

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Man pleads guilty to stealing human brains from Indiana medical museum

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Rome banishes centurion impersonators ahead of Holy Year

ROME Rome has banned centurion impersonators who charge to scowl in photos around the ancient Colosseum amphitheatre and frequently come under fire for their pushy tactics with tourists.

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Russia's past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader

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25 Nov 2015

Georgia sheriff declares his community 'politically incorrect'

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U.S., 25 Nov 2015

Mao's Little Red Book makes surprise appearance in UK parliament chamber

LONDON Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" made a surprise appearance in Britain's parliament on Wednesday when the opposition Labour Party finance spokesman brandished a copy as he mocked the government's reliance on Chinese investment.

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