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Over 200 tubers form a line in Canadian lake to break Guinness record

WT24 Desk Organizers of a Guinness World Record attempt in a Vancouver Island lake said more than 200 people floating in inflatable tubes formed the world’s longest line, UPI reports. Aaron Fisby, owner of The Tube shack, which organized the attempt, said they needed at least 197 people in inner tubes to break the Guinness World Record for the longest ...

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Loyal dog walks 125 miles ‘with tears in her eyes’ back to owner who rejected her

The young and wounded Bullmastiff was ‘in tears’ when she was found after walking through the forest in Siberia WT24 Desk A loyal and wounded dog trekked 125 miles through Siberian forests, avoiding bears and wolves as she desperately tried to go home to the owner who had rejected her, The Mirror reports. Maru, a one-year-old Bullmastiff, had been put on ...

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NSA contractor gets 9 yrs in jail

Stealing classified info WT24 Desk A US government contractor was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing vast quantities of highly classified information over a period of more than two decades, Agencies report. Harold Martin, 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty in March to the willful retention of national defense information. Martin was arrested in August ...

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Yingying Zhang murder: anger in China as US killer of scholar spared death penalty

Brendt Christensen has never revealed the whereabouts of Yingying Zhang, whom he raped and then decapitated in Illinois WT24 Desk A US former doctoral student has been spared the death penalty for kidnapping and murdering a 26-year-old Chinese scholar, prompting widespread anger in China, Agencies report. Last month, 30-year-old Brendt Christensen was convicted for abducting Zhang Yingying from a bus ...

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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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