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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
By United Press International
Man texted his probation officer to seek 'weed'

Man texted his probation officer to seek 'weed'

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A New York state man was sentenced to two years in jail after accidentally texting his probation officer a message seeking marijuana.
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Police: Suspect said meth is her right as a Wiccan

Police: Suspect said meth is her right as a Wiccan

DUNCAN, Okla., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Oklahoma said a woman arrested on meth charges said she is legally entitled to the drug because it is part of her Wiccan religion.
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'Dorothy' app controls phone features with heel clicks

'Dorothy' app controls phone features with heel clicks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Washington, D.C., company's "Dorothy" app connects to a device called "Ruby" to allow users to control their smartphones by clicking their heels.
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Swiss store apologizes for Hitler creamer lids

Swiss store apologizes for Hitler creamer lids

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Swiss store apologized for sending out coffee creamer in packets bearing the faces of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
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Watch: SF tour guide's racist anti-Chinatown rant

Watch: SF tour guide's racist anti-Chinatown rant

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A San Francisco bus tour guide appears in a viral video delivering a racist rant bashing Chinatown and its residents on what is said to be her last day of work.
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Toddler rescued from claw machine at laundromat

Toddler rescued from claw machine at laundromat

MARYVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Tennessee freed an 18-month-old boy who climbed into stuffed animal claw machine while his grandmother's back was turned at a laundromat.
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Ebola-themed Halloween display in Dallas suburb

Ebola-themed Halloween display in Dallas suburb

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A suburban Dallas man whose Halloween decorations follow an Ebola theme said the disease is "the scariest thing on the market right now."
Ben Hooper
Giant gold nugget hits the market in San Francisco

Giant gold nugget hits the market in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A giant gold nugget with a minimum price tag of $350,000 will go on sale Thursday at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.
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Fisherman: 'Tunicorn' tuna had horn on its head

Fisherman: 'Tunicorn' tuna had horn on its head

BLOOMFIELD, Australia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Australian fishermen who reeled in what's been dubbed a "tunicorn" said the fish's large forehead horn appeared to be the bill of a sailfish.
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The Almanac

The Almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
By United Press International
Dog dumped in woods with crossbow bolt in head, millimeters from brain

Dog dumped in woods with crossbow bolt in head, millimeters from brain

WANSFORD, England, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrior named Ziggy was found dumped in the woods with a crossbow bolt in his head millimeters from his brain.
Aileen Graef
Man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet for world record

Man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet for world record

DERBY, England, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A British man pulled 14 cars a distance of 18 feet and 2 inches to break a world record and raise money for a cancer charity.
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Too good a mood to work and other strangest sick day excuses

Too good a mood to work and other strangest sick day excuses

CHICAGO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The oddest excuses U.S. workers have given for missing work include getting stuck in a blood pressure machine and accidentally boarding a plane, a survey found.
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Panty raid: Homeland Security seizes Royals undies

Panty raid: Homeland Security seizes Royals undies

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Missouri lingerie shop owner said Homeland Security agents seized dozens of pairs of panties she made to support the Kansas City Royals.
Ben Hooper
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