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AP Top Strange News At 5:47 p.m. EDT

Joyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discord
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The sound system next door is making it hard for Olga Lopatina to love thy neighbor: Christ the King church....

Boston Marathon runner seeking man she kissed on a dare
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BOSTON (AP) -- A Tennessee woman who ran the Boston Marathon is looking for the man she kissed on a dare....

Thinking it's a joke, man hangs up on pope; gets papal hug
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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Hang up on Pope Francis and you might get a hug....





Bag carrying $63K in moldy bills found at Pennsylvania park
HOWARD, Pa. (AP) -- A plastic bag containing $63,000 in moldy bills has been found at a Pennsylvania state park....

Giant billowing aerial sculpture installed over Boston park
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BOSTON (AP) -- A giant aerial sculpture is floating over a park in Boston's Financial District, bringing a shimmer of spring where snowplow piles towered just weeks ago....

Mother duck, brood waddle through school on trek to new home
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A mother duck and her brood got a brief tour of a Montana middle school as teachers and students herded them from their courtyard nest to a nearby creek....

Aspen's Smuggler Mountain struggles with dog poop
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Park rangers are at a loss as Colorado's Smuggler Mountain continues to be covered in piles of poop left behind by furry friends....

2-headed calf born on farm in northern Florida
MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) -- A two-headed calf was recently born on a farm in northern Florida....

Christie ally, not Kirstie Alley, pleads guilty
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- No, Kirstie Alley is not involved with politically motivated lane closures in New Jersey....

RI woman returns home, finds wild turkey in her bathroom
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island woman thought a pipe burst when she returned home to find water pouring from her garage ceiling. But the culprit turned out to be an unusual houseguest that dropped in....