United States

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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World News

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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Swarm of tarantulas invade remote Australian country town

If you're not a fan of spiders you may wish to look away now. The news out of Maningrida, near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory, will likely leave you positively disgusted. An estimated 25,000 tarantulas have literally taken over the small town, and nobody has any idea why. Local scientists are puzzled by the invasion but are thrilled to…
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