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Navajo Nation president seeks clemency for death row inmate
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
Navajo Nation president seeks clemency for death row inmate
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has appealed to President Donald Trump to grant clemency to a death row prisoner scheduled to be executed later this month.
Firefighters rescue teen trapped in safe at gun range
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Firefighters rescue teen trapped in safe at gun range
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Firefighters responded to a gun range in Florida to rescue a teenager who became trapped inside a large gun safe on the showroom floor.
'Mosquito Flag' out of the running for Mississippi's new state flag
Odd News // 5 hours ago
'Mosquito Flag' out of the running for Mississippi's new state flag
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Mississippi's flag commission said a proposed state flag bearing the image of a giant mosquito has been removed from the shortlist and was only included due to a typo.
Watchdog: Diplomat Woody Johnson made improper remarks in London
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Watchdog: Diplomat Woody Johnson made improper remarks in London
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A watchdog report on Wednesday concluded that President Donald Trump's ambassador to Britain has made inappropriate comments during his tenure in London on sensitive topics like race, religion and sex.
South Korean court backs defector group in new ruling
World News // 8 hours ago
South Korean court backs defector group in new ruling
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A South Korean court has agreed to temporarily block a government order to revoke the operating license of a North Korean defector-led group, amid criticism from activists and human rights watchdogs.
Martial artist uses nunchucks to light 21 candles in one minute
Odd News // 8 hours ago
Martial artist uses nunchucks to light 21 candles in one minute
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Chinese martial artist broke a Guinness World Record when he managed to use his nunchucks to light 21 matches in one minute.
Emu caught running loose through New Jersey towns
Odd News // 8 hours ago
Emu caught running loose through New Jersey towns
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in New Jersey said residents were shocked to discover an emu -- the world's second-largest bird -- running loose through their neighborhoods.
Stein Mart bankrupt, may close all U.S. stores
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Stein Mart bankrupt, may close all U.S. stores
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Discount retailer Stein Mart announced Wednesday it's filed for bankruptcy and plans to close most or all of its stores in the United States.
Thousands arrested in Belarus amid outcry over election
World News // 9 hours ago
Thousands arrested in Belarus amid outcry over election
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Belarus authorities have arrested more than 6,000 demonstrators over the past three days amid substantial opposition to election results that declared President Alexander Lukashenko the winner of another term.
Tennessee woman's driver's license bears photo of empty chair
Odd News // 9 hours ago
Tennessee woman's driver's license bears photo of empty chair
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Tennessee woman was left surprised and confused when she received her new driver's license in the mail and noticed something missing from the photo -- herself.
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