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Family adopts “micro pig,” then it grows to 650 pounds

Esther the Wonder Pig is enormous. There is simply no ignoring that fact. But when Steve Jenkins of Campbellville, Canada brought her home, he did so under the impression that Esther was a micro pig. Micro pigs, or teacup pigs as they are commonly known, are a special breed of domesticated hog which generally grow […]
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Flint’s water lead levels are (finally) within federal limits, state says

LANSING, Mich. (CBS News) -- Flint’s water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis.
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$20 million cash found stashed in box spring, authorities say

BOSTON (CBS News) -- A photo released by the U.S. attorney’s office shows $20 million authorities say they found hidden in a box spring in a Westborough, Mass. apartment, CBS Boston reports.
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Flint's water lead levels are (finally) within federal limits, state says

LANSING, Mich. — Flint’s water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis. The 90th percentile of lead concentrations in Flint was 12 parts per billion […]
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Sea level rise will hit these U.S. communities hardest

Global sea level rise is unfolding at a stunning pace, and a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) says the U.S. will find itself directly in the crosshairs. Over the coming decades, some parts of the nation’s coastline will be hit harder than others, the study finds. The report — co-authored […]
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Egyptian president alarmed over high divorce rates, eyes crackdown

CAIRO – Egypt’s president said Tuesday he was alarmed by his country’s high divorce rate, suggesting a ground-breaking legislation to delegalize divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their spouses, the latest foray by the general-turned-president into thorny social and cultural issues in the most populous Arab nation. In a televised address during a ceremony […]
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The Latest: Minnesota governor doesn’t link cancer, fainting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Latest on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s health (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he doesn’t think his diagnosis with prostate cancer is connected with his collapse during his State of the State address. Dayton said at a news conference Tuesday that a biopsy last week […]
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Sean Spicer vs. Dippin' Dots dispute amuses the internet

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer may have started off on a frosty note with the press — but this isn’t the first time he’s gotten into an icy situation. Back in 2010, before Spicer assumed his post as communications director at the Republican National Committee, he was in the early stages of a bizarre one-sided […]
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Israel okay's 2,500 new Jewish homes in Palestinian territory

JERUSALEM — Israel’s government said Tuesday that it had approved the construction of 2,500 new homes in West Bank settlements. In a statement from his office, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on the approval “in response to housing needs.” He said the majority of the housing units would […]
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Cops: 1 wounded in shooting near Nationals Park in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A shooting near Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. left one wounded Tuesday morning, police say. Police who responded to the shooting outside the Southeast Washington baseball stadium just after 10 a.m. found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Washington Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Karina Bilal told Crimesider. The victim was conscious and breathing, […]