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A police dog in Contra Costa County located a burglary suspect hiding in a doghouse. In China, a maintenance crew discovered the body of a woman in an elevator they had disabled a month earlier, and an American man in Mozambique found a piece of debris that may be a fragment of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean two years ago. In Dallas, a man riding a hoverboard shot and wounded driver who offered him a ride. “The suspect then fled the location,” wrote the police in a press release, “on foot.” Read more...

HarpersMagazine-1853-12-bootsThe United States carried out an airstrike on an Al-Shabab training site in Somalia, killing 150 militants.[1] A suicide bomber claiming allegiance to the Islamic State drove a truck packed with explosives into a checkpoint at the entrance to the Iraqi city of Hilla, killing at least 60 people.[2] A Taliban suicide bomber killed 11 people outside a courthouse in Pakistan, and North Korea threatened the United States and South Korea with a nuclear strike.[3][4] Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney urged his party’s voters not to support current Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, calling Trump a “fraud” who is “playing the American public for suckers”; Mexico’s treasury secretary announced that his country would not pay for the construction of a wall on the U.S.–Mexican border as Trump had promised his supporters; and Google search queries for “move to Canada” surged shortly after Trump won seven state primaries. [5][6][7] The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that would have capped the number of abortion clinics.[8] Former first lady Nancy Reagan died at the age of 94, and Aubrey McClendon, a former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, died in a car crash at the age of 56, one day after he was charged with breaking federal antitrust laws.[9][10] The Ivy League vowed to eliminate tackling at football practices, and a study found that the Uraba lugens caterpillar uses a “hat” made of its old heads to protect itself from predators.[11][12]

In Pennsylvania, a man pleaded guilty to robbing a bank by threatening employees with a sex toy that looked like a bomb.[13] A New York woman was charged with one felony count of possessing a forged instrument after she was pulled over for driving with a license plate made of cardboard.[14] An NYPD horse threw its officer and ran loose in Times Square, and a dog perched on the driver’s seat of a semi-tractor crashed the vehicle into a car at a Kwik Trip convenience store in Mankato, Minnesota.[15][16][17] A police dog in Contra Costa County located a burglary suspect hiding in a doghouse.[18] In China, a maintenance crew discovered the body of a woman in an elevator they had disabled a month earlier, and an American man in Mozambique found a piece of debris that may be a fragment of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared two years ago.[19][20] In Dallas, a man riding a hoverboard shot and wounded a driver who offered him a ride. “The suspect then fled the location,” wrote the police in a press release, “on foot.”[21]

In Idaho, three high-school students and a middle-school student were charged with various arson-related crimes for burning down their principal’s house in retaliation for suspensions.[22] Two teenagers in Anchorage, Alaska, accidentally set fire to an elementary school’s playground while attempting to burn a love letter, and a 16-year-old boy in Tennessee with a 9mm handgun shot at his grandmother, mother, sister, and nephew because he had not wanted to get out of bed for school.[23][24] Google installed cameras at the Los Angeles Zoo that allow animals to take photos of themselves, police charged a Long Island man with driving under the influence after viewing his self-broadcast drunk-driving video on a streaming app, and a Washington man attempting to take a selfie while holding his gun accidentally shot himself in the face.[25][26][27] A toddler in South Carolina called 911 when she was unable to put on her pants, and a five-year-old in California who had suffered a mysterious six-month-long runny nose blew her nose and dislodged a 1.5-inch safety pin.[28][29] In the United Kingdom, the Department for Education issued guidelines mandating that examiners give primary-school students credit for using an exclamation mark only when a sentence begins with “How” or “What.” “Cripes!” said John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of English Literature Emeritus at University College London. “Yikes!”[30]

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