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Strange News
5:55 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Trapped Under A Car, A Women Is Saved By A Crowd

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 9:24 am

A motorcyclist in Dallas crashed into a car and the rider ended up trapped under the car.

Emergency personnel tried to use a jack to lift the vehicle, but it failed. And it was taking too long to bring heavier equipment.

So a crowd of emergency responders and passers-by lifted the vehicle by hand.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 2:58 pm

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Germany Moves Quickly To Restore Business Ties With Iran

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 3:30 pm

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Fri July 24, 2015

The Night That Bob Dylan Went Electric

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 5:26 pm

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Tomorrow marks 50 years since the night Bob Dylan plugged in his guitar. In 1965, the singer took an electric instrument onstage at the Newport Folk Festival.

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Middle East
5:51 am
Thu July 23, 2015

U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 11:32 am

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Strange News
5:51 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Struck By Lighting As A Kid, A Lottery Winner As An Adult

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:40 am

Lady Luck has a sense of humor. The odds of being struck by lightning or winning the lottery are very slim.

The likelihood that both will happen to the same person are about one in 2.6 trillion. Peter McCathie is that one.

The Canadian man survived a lightning strike when he was a kid.

And now, after buying lottery tickets for about a year, McCathie has struck it big. He won a million dollars.

He's not gambling with the winnings. He's taking his wife on a second honeymoon.

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NPR Story
5:51 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Things Not To Pack When Flying: Smoke Grenades, Bottle Rockets, Knives

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:40 am

When packing for a trip, you have that moment of wondering if security will let you carry on that item.

We're not sure what that moment was like for Mitchell Crawford.

Airport security in Baltimore went through Mr. Crawford's luggage.

They found smoke grenades and bottle rockets. And rope cutters. And several knives. Also a folding saw. And a hatchet.

Mr. Crawford is now under arrest, though he told police he simply meant to use the items while camping.

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NPR Story
5:16 am
Thu July 23, 2015

House Bill Would Cut Off Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:40 am

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NPR Story
5:16 am
Thu July 23, 2015

At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

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Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:40 am

It's illegal to employ immigrants without documents. But through voluntary work programs in detention centers, the federal government employs thousands of undocumented immigrants. "The government, which forbids everyone else from hiring people without documents, has effectively become the biggest employer of undocumented immigrants in the country," says Carl Takei, an attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project.

The pay for an eight hour shift in a detention center is $1 a day, or roughly 13 cents an hour.

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5:16 am
Thu July 23, 2015

In Financial Disclosure, Trump Puts His Fortune At $10 Billion

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