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Massive pig ‘weighing over 500 pounds’ found in Detroit basement

A huge pig weighing in at over 500 pounds was discovered in the basement of a property in Detroit. An anonymous tip brought investigators to the house, and they soon made the rather unexpected discovery after hearing a few suspicious oinks. The anonymous caller who alerted the authorities allegedly claimed that the pig had been fed human remains,…
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North Carolina man steals $1 from bank, just to get free health care in jail

Life hasn’t been kind to 59-year old James Verone, a resident of Gaston County, North Carolina. After losing his job as a delivery man which he held for 17 years, he also lost his health insurance. That’s prevented him from seeking medical help for a number of painful complaints: slipped discs, arthritis and an injured foot. Faced with mounting…
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Plans for an 80-foot statue of ‘Mother Canada’ stir online debate

In news that has environmental activists chomping at the bit, there are plans currently underway in Canada to build a 24-meter high statue of a figure known as 'Mother Canada'. The purpose of the statue is to commemorate the Canadian soldiers that perished during battles, but there are vocal critics of the plans who disagree with the chosen…
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