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  1. Man sues Florida hospital after his leg found in the garbage

    Man sues Florida hospital after his leg found in the garbage

    By David Adams
    MIAMI (Reuters) - A south Florida man is suing a hospital for emotional distress, saying his leg was amputated and thrown in the garbage with his name tag still on it.
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  2. EU top court says banning homosexuals from giving blood may be justified

    By Julia Fioretti
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's top court ruled on Wednesday that banning homosexual men from giving blood may be justified where strictly necessary and only if there ar...

  3. Professor in Texas fails entire class, school says no way -report

    (Reuters) - A professor at Texas A&M University's campus in Galveston has flunked his entire strategic management class amid claims of cheating and harassment, though university officials say the ...

  4. Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe

    Hey, that's my cappuccino! Coyote captured outside lower Manhattan cafe

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police captured a young, female coyote outside a cafe in a residential area of lower Manhattan on Saturday, the latest in a series of coyote sightings in New York City, where an i...

  5. Starbucks 'gives away' drinks after US system outage

    Starbucks 'gives away' drinks after US system outage

    Washington (AFP) - There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but fear not because there was free coffee supposedly going at Starbucks in North America after a major computer glitch.

  6. Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

    Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

    By Alexandra Ulmer
    CARACAS (Reuters) - A woman who bashed President Nicolas Maduro on the head with a mango has been promised a new house for her troubles in a surreal tropical tale tha...

  7. Argentine side train with dust masks as volcano spews ash

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An amateur side set to meet league champions Racing Club in the last 64 of the Argentine Cup are wearing dust marks to train near an Andean volcano spewing ash.
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  8. China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "so...

  9. Police arrest Utah man who lit brush fire 'to signal for help'

    (Reuters) - Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authoriti...

  10. Leaders want topless sunbathing in L.A.'s Venice Beach

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leaders in the Los Angeles beach district of Venice have asked that women be allowed to sunbathe nude on the beach, saying they want equality and a more European feel at the po...

  11. Four decades after jail escape, inmate to return to North Carolina

    By Letitia Stein
    (Reuters) - After almost four decades on the run, an escaped North Carolina prison inmate is back behind bars in Kentucky, having turned himself in over medical issues,...

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