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Kim Jong Un Impersonator Questioned On Arrival To Singapore

A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump.

South Dakota Sheriff Loses Re-Election, Fires Winning Deputy

Bon Homme County Sheriff Lenny Gramkow fired deputy sheriff Mark Maggs after Maggs defeated him by a vote of 878-331 in Tuesday's Republican primary election. Maggs posted his time-stamped termination notice signed by Gramkow on Facebook after polls closed.

Diaper-Wearing Monkey Attacks Home Depot Worker

A diaper-wearing monkey escaped a truck and attacked a Home Depot employee as the worker tried to locate the monkey's owner.

Florida Bear Lured to Safety With Waffles

A black bear taking a stroll through a busy, urban section of one Florida city was lured to safety by a popular breakfast staple: waffles. Florida wildlife officers said the yearling bear was spotted Monday morning near a Fort Myers apartment complex.

Vermont To Pay up To $10K To New Residents Who Work...

Vermont is willing to pay new residents who work remotely for an out-of-state employer in hopes of increasing its population and workforce. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law a bill that will pay those new residents up to $10,000 over a period of two years in an effort to attract younger people to the state.

Not Real News Takes A Look At What Didn’t Happen This...

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

Man Climbs Into Dunkin Donuts Window, Immediately Leaves

A man accused of climbing into the drive-thru window of a Massachusetts Dunkin' Donuts and then promptly climbing right back out has been apprehended.

Homeowner Trying to Kill Weeds Ends Up Burning Down Garage

Authorities say a homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage. The Springfield News-Sun reports Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home around 4 a.m. Thursday for a detached garage engulfed in flames.

Man Digging for Tortoises Says He Planned to Eat Them

Florida wildlife officials say a man they found in possession of two gopher tortoises, said he didn't want to keep them as pets — he planned to eat them. Martin County Sheriff's officials said they found 28-year-old Robert Lane digging into the ground Sunday pulling out gopher tortoises at Seabranch Preserve State Park.

Rogue South Carolina Kangaroo Nabbed Again

News outlets report the McCormick County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that a mischievous marsupial was roaming the county for the second time in three days. Maj. Robert Christie says authorities have yet to discern how it escaped, but it’s likely the kangaroo found a weak spot in the fence or a gate left open.
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