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Quick Takes

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News | Royal mix-up An errant gas bill from a British utility mistook a pub in London’s northern suburbs for His Royal Highness Prince Charles. The letter from…

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News | Airborne drop North Korea might not like Sony Pictures’ movie The Interview , but a South Korean activist wants his neighbors to the north to watch it anyway.

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News | Local control The owner of a Chinese clothing store in the heart of Beijing has had enough of one particular kind of customer: Chinese people. According to…

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News | Auto alternate  In April, Iran slashed state fuel subsidies. Ever since, Iranian citizens unaccustomed to paying high prices for gasoline have been…

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News | Sweet surprise Voters in Maine rejected a proposal that would make illegal the common practice of using pastries to bait bears. The question put to voters in…

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News | Breakfast brew A craft brewer in Ft. Collins, Colo., left several shoppers agitated when he purchased the entire stock of Count Chocula cereal from two…

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News | Sand shots Using panoramic Trekker cameras mounted on top of cars, Google has photographed much of the developed world by driving up and down streets taking…

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News | Places to go On the run for more than four months and nearly 3,000 miles, a Jack Russell terrier named Gidget returned home to owner Diane Hartkorn. On April…

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News | Small bit of history If you have the money, William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker in Hillsboro Beach, Fla., has a house for you. At $139 million, the…

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News | Burned out Too soon? British diplomats based in the United States were left asking that question on Aug. 24 after the United Kingdom’s American embassy…

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News | Shoe clue When fraud investigators saw Shawna Lynn Palmer of Riverside, Calif., wearing high heels, her game was up. Palmer, a supermarket clerk, had claimed…

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News | Breakfast bandit Most break-ins are horrific, but some aren’t so bad. A Colorado Springs, Colo., man awoke July 23 to the smell of food cooking. Making his…

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