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Man accused of smuggling king cobras in everyday item

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LOS ANGELES — A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, U.S. prosecutors said. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in …

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Trump bars transgender people from U.S. military

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Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 10:12 AM EDT President Trump announced in a Wednesday morning tweet that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in “any capacity” in the United States military.  In a series of tweets, Mr. Trump announced the new policy after what he called “consultation with …

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Fires force thousands to evacuate coastal towns

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Last Updated Jul 26, 2017 6:00 AM EDT PARIS — The top official of France’s Var region on the Mediterranean coast says that 10,000 people were evacuated as blazes hopscotching around the Riviera tore through the town of La Londe-les-Maures. Some were forced to sleep on the beach in Bormes-les-Mimosas …

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NASA satellite image shows huge iceberg breaking up

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It’s pretty dark in Antarctica right now, but that didn’t stop NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite from using its thermal infrared imaging powers to get a good look at the spectacular iceberg that broke away earlier this month. The floating ice chunk is one of the largest on record. The iceberg, saddled with the uneventful name …

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7 great deals on used cars

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structuresxx You say you always wanted to drive a Mercedes-Benz or BMW? This could be your time to get a late-model luxury sedan at about half of what it cost as a new car. Automotive data and research firm iSeeCars.com scanned the current market for the best bargains in three-year-old …

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