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House kills attempt to impeach Trump for ‘disgracing’ presidency

More than 100 Democrats join Republicans to table vote, following Nancy Pelosi’s lead WT24 Desk The House of Representatives killed an attempt to impeach Donald Trumpon Wednesday, with 137 Democrats joining Republicans to table a vote on articles of impeachment brought by the congressman Al Green of Texas, The Guardian reports. Ninety-five Democrats voted to advance the impeachment resolution, which blasted Trump for ...

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7,046 packs of gum used as dominoes to set Guinness World Record

WT24 Desk A total 7,046 packs of gum were used to set a Guinness World Record when they were set up in Shanghai and knocked down like dominoes, UPI reports. Organizers of the Gum Domino Guinness World Record Challenge in Shanghai said they set up the small boxes of gum Monday and filmed as they were knocked down in a domino effect. ...

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Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later

WT24 Desk Cape Canaveral — Apollo 11’s astronauts are returning to the exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago, AP reports. NASA has invited Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on Tuesday. They will mark the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that their Saturn ...

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Pizza festival creates 59-foot calzone for Guinness record

WT24 Desk Pizza makers from across Ontario banded together at a festival north of Toronto to break the Guinness record for the world’s longest calzone, UPI reports. The team of pizza makers gathered at Vaughan Pizza Fest and created a calzone measuring more than 59 feet, which organizers said met the goal established by Guinness World Records. The accomplishment must still be certified by Guinness ...

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5 summer jobs for those who love naps, pools and barbecue

WT24 Desk Get a job doing what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” or so the old adage states. But what if “what you love” is taking naps, hanging out by the pool or eating barbecue ribs? Good news! There are jobs for that, UPI reports. Companies capitalizing on the power of social media have ...

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69-year-old man dies after attacking immigration jail: Police

The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded about 4 a.m. to the privately run Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security detention facility that holds migrants pending deportation proceedings. WT24 Desk A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after ...

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Thousands of spiders congregate on Texas man’s trash bin

WT24 Desk A Texas resident shared video of the harrowing sight that greets him every time he takes out the trash — thousands of spiders on his garbage bin, UPI reports. The video shows the man shaking the bin, causing thousands of spiders to scatter from their cluster on the back side of the trash receptacle. “They are there every ...

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Firefighters baffled to receive Amazon package of lingerie

WT24 Desk Firefighters at a Wisconsin station were left scratching their heads when an Amazon package that arrived with no sender information turned out to contain a piece of lingerie, UPI reports. The Menomonie Professional Firefighters Union said in a Facebook post that an Amazon package arrived at the Menomonie Fire Department’s station this week without any sender information or a receipt inside. ...

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Exotic snake abandoned at McDonald’s restaurant in England

WT24 Desk Animal rescuers in Britain were called to a McDonald’s eatery to rescue an exotic snake abandoned at the fast food restaurant, UPI reports. The RSPCA said animal collection officer Shane Lynn was dispatched to the McDonald’s in Middlesbrough, England, when the corn snake was found abandoned in a plastic take-out container at the side of the restaurant. “They ...

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Connecticut man wins his second $100,000 lottery jackpot

WT24 Desk A Connecticut man collected a $100,000 lottery jackpot just over a year after he collected the same amount from the same drawing game, UPI reports. Bruce Rosa of Stamford told Connecticut Lottery officials the numbers he picked for the July 5 Cash5 drawing were connected to the numbers he used to win a $100,000 jackpot in the April 27, 2018, ...

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