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Plucky Former Poultry Farmer Goes Wild For Gators

Georgia is well known for its agricultural products, such as peaches, peanuts and chickens. Now, in the tiny town of Camilla, one farm is turning out an unusual item that's in big demand in Europe's high-fashion industry: alligators.
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In Pumpkin Regatta, It's Toothy Grins All Around

The typical jack-o'-lanterns that don front stoops this time of year pale in comparison to their multihundred-pound brethren: the giant pumpkin. Every year in Damariscotta, Maine, people hollow them out, climb inside and race them.
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Romney's Debate Performance Swings Polls In His Favor

In the latest Pew poll, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads President Obama 49-45.
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Pipe Labeled 'Kaboom' Causes City Hall Evacuation

Authorities in Akron, Ohio, found a suspicious pipe labeled with the word "Kaboom" on it so they evacuated City Hall. It was accidentally left behind by Natural Hunka Kaboom. He tells the Akron Beacon Journal he meant no harm, and his name really is Kaboom.
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Thieves Steal Gorilla Wearing Sunglasses, Shorts

Oregon residents are being asked to contact police if they see a 30-foot tall gorilla — wearing sunglasses and polka dot shorts. He's carrying a hot tub, and may or may not be inflated. The giant gorilla stood for four years on top of the Spas of Oregon store in Gladstone.

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