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  • Man fed up with porch thieves sells booby-trapped box that sends crooks running
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    TACOMA, Wash. – When it comes to catching package thieves, some homeowners use surveillance cameras.  But Jaireme Barrow wants to scare them away so they never come back. So about a year ago he invented something he calls "The Blank Box" – and he says business is booming. The package – an... Read more »
  • 7-year-old’s heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donations
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    EDINBURG, Texas – A 7-year-old Texas girl’s Christmas wish list has hundreds of people donating after her first-grade teacher shared her humble requests on Facebook. Ruth Espiricueta told KGBT one of her students at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Crystal Pacheco, wrote the letter after a lesson about the difference... Read more »
  • Former teacher, North Shore scout leader convicted on child porn, molestation charges
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    COVINGTON, La. — A St. Tammany Parish jury has convicted  a former scout leader and teacher on guilty of two counts of oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile, and 54 counts of pornography involving juveniles. The jury deliberated 58 minutes before finding Dennis C. Mischler, 65, of Covington, guilty. “This case is tragic,... Read more »
  • ‘Kitty Bitty’ the stowaway cat from Georgia found in California 5 months later
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    LOS ANGELES – A feline stowaway discovered riding aboard a big rig in California's Riverside County turned out to belong to a Georgia family who has been missing him since the Fourth of July, officials said Friday. A cat who had been missing from Georgia for six months was discovered riding... Read more »
  • Yes, your wine glass keeps getting bigger
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    If you drink wine, there’s a good chance you measure intake by the glass. Here’s why that’s problematic: Modern wine glasses are seven times larger than those of centuries ago—and notably bigger than glasses that are just two decades old, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Cambridge analyzed... Read more »

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