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Canadian Government Takes Son of Russian Spies to Court

May 28, 2018

(Newser) – Recent university graduate Alex Vavilov was born in Toronto, which would typically qualify him for Canadian citizenship except for one thing: His parents ...

‘We Have No Idea What This Was Until We Get a DNA Report’

(Newser) – A central Montana rancher shot a wolf-like animal after it was spotted in a pasture with livestock, but a closer look has prompted ...

Florida City Mystified by ‘Zombie Activity’ Alert

(Newser) – A zombie-free Florida city is trying to figure out who issued a zombie alert to thousands of people during a power outage early ...

96-Year-Old Looking for Heir for His Toilet Seat Museum

(Newser) – FOR SALE: One tiny kingdom, with many thrones. But it doesn’t come with a title. That belongs to Barney Smith—the undisputed “King of ...

President of a ‘Nation,’ His Death Cuts Population in Half

(Newser) – The founder and president-for-life of one of the world’s smallest unrecognized nations has died. Eli Avivi—who gained fame when he declared independence from ...

He Thought It Was a Cable Box. Inside Was Treasure

(Newser) – Treasure was found in May, not buried on a deserted island but languishing on Staten Island. The Staten Island Advance has the story ...

47-Year-Old Bakes Laxative Brownies, Loses Her Job

(Newser) – It was a co-worker’s going-away party, but a Michigan woman ended up losing her job. The unnamed 47-year-old’s employer, MMI Engineered Solutions, got ...

Miami High School Chided for Caged Tiger at Prom

(Newser) – One Miami high school’s prom was really on theme, much to the displeasure of some students and parents. Christopher Columbus High School went ...

She Died at 84. Then People Found Out About Her NYC Rent

(Newser) – The subject of rent control has prompted some big headlines over the past few years, but one out of Manhattan will likely cause ...

He Rigged the Lottery. His Voice Gave Him Away

(Newser) – The story of Eddie Tipton, the former information-security director for the Multi-State Lottery Association who rigged the system to enable himself to win ...

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