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It Can Happen to Anyone: Obama's Credit Card Declined

Apparently, even the president of the United States can have trouble with his credit card.

Barack Obama on Friday said his card was declined at a New York restaurant he went to while visiting the United Nations.

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U.S. Company Sells out of Ebola Toys

They might look tasteless, but satisfied customers dub them cute and adorable. Ebola-themed toys have proved such a hit that one U.S.-based company has sold out.

The website of Giant Microbes advertises three Ebola toys as a "uniquely contagious gag gift" that can help you "learn all about this fearsome frontpage disease."

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Michigan Funeral Home Provides Drive-Thru Option

Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home.

Drive-thru viewings.

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British Family Shocked at Text from Dead Grandmother

A British family were shocked to receive a text message apparently from their dead grandmother, who had been buried with her phone three years earlier.

Lesley Emerson died aged 59 in 2011, and was buried with some of her favorite things including her mobile phone.

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Spanish Town Deploys Dog Poo Police

A Spanish town is deploying citizen street patrols and actors dressed as detectives to combat an invasion of dog droppings.

Actors in Sherlock Holmes costumes will spend the next two weeks pressing the case for cleaner sidewalks in Getafe, on the outskirts of Madrid. Then patrols will take to the streets to report any poo-petrators to the real police.

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American Sues over Pink Panty Anguish

An American man who underwent a colonoscopy and woke up wearing pink women's underwear is suing for emotional distress, mental anguish and loss of earnings, according to court papers.

The plaintiff, named in local media as 32-year-old Andrew Walls, has demanded a trial by jury in Delaware two years after undergoing the colonoscopy at the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover.

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Michelle Obama Rocks Out with Turnip to Promote Good Eating

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama -- showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign -- has busted out a few of her dance moves... with a turnip.

In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks "Turnip -- for what?" and then sways and nods her head to the hypnotic hip hop tune of "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon.

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Woman Sent to Jail over Overgrown Yard

A Tennessee woman who fell behind on her yard work was cited by code enforcers and has served a stint in jail over her overgrown yard.

Karen Holloway tells WVLT (http://bit.ly/1w6Nzkr) that the issue started in the summer, when the city sent a citation. She admits she didn't properly maintain her yard in Lenoir City in East Tennessee and says it had overgrown trees and bushes, but she says she didn't deserve jail time. She says she fell behind because of personal family issues.

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Truck with Portable Toilets Crashes in California

A major San Francisco Bay Area highway was shut down after a truck carrying portable toilets crashed and spilled blue deodorizer onto the roadway.

California Highway Patrol Officer Matt Rasmussen tells KNTV (http://bit.ly/ZDGop9 ) that the crash on southbound Interstate 280 in San Jose was reported around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. The toilets on the truck were not carrying sewage but did contain dozens of gallons of blue deodorizer — at least some of which spilled onto the road.

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Vlad the Impaled: Femen Militant Fined for Stabbing Putin Waxwork

A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum.

Iana Jdanova, 26, is the first member of the women's movement to be fined in France for their signature topless protests, which they have staged in the Notre Dame cathedral, on top of the Moulin Rouge cabaret and on the Champs Elysees avenue.

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