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81 things Huckabee has denounced, including Beyonce, biscuits and gravy

By David A. Fahrenthold

The Washington Post

Former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has denounced the following:

1. Dancing, in general. “Christian teens stay away.” (1973)


Teacher takes middle- and high-school students to adult shop

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis.

Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-...

Police take stray pig into custody outside Detroit-area home
Police take stray pig into custody outside Detroit-area home

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Officers in suburban Detroit took a stray pig into custody, holding the animal in the back of a police vehicle before reuniting it with its owner.

Debbie DeRiemaecker told WXYZ-TV (http://bit....

Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved

BERLIN — The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean.

A Swiss agricultural institute discovered that tiny specks of hay are responsible for the famous holes in cheeses like Emmentaler or...

Bear runs through Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets captured

CASPER, Wyo. — After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under an aspen tree.

State Game and Fish wardens told the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper that they found...

English resort sees crime fall after mankini clampdown

LONDON — It was one small ban for mankinis, one giant step for an English seaside resort town.

Officials in Newquay say crime has fallen since they cracked down on stag parties with revelers wearing the revealing one-piece garments....

Boston still has snow piles — and they’re filled with trash
Boston still has snow piles — and they’re filled with trash

BOSTON — Snow piles from the record-setting New England winter are lingering in the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like.

A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston’s Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile...

Man in scuba gear gets warning after causing restaurant stir

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Police say a belligerent man dressed in scuba gear caused a stir at a northern Michigan fast food restaurant.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle and reported the man, who had been drinking, showed up Tuesday...

Obama’s trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle
Obama’s trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward likely passage on Thursday despite opposition from most Democrats.

The 62-38 vote capped a long, tense roll call on a measure that...

Overbooked flight leads to under-dressed traveler at airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After dressing down a gate agent about an overbooked flight, an angry would-be passenger apparently decided he would get undressed.

WBTV in Charlotte reported one witness said the unidentified man was trying to board a...

Man evades police, then caught while returning for lost hat

EASTLAKE, Ohio — An 18-year-old had successfully eluded officers in northeast Ohio, but a search for his missing hat led him back into the hands of police.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reported officers in Eastlake tried to stop Otha...

Male cat nurtures kittens
Male cat nurtures kittens

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Six abandoned kittens named after the kids in “The Brady Bunch” TV series are getting a nurturing boost from an unlikely source — a male cat with a slight neurological disorder.

The 3-week-old...

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