Monday, October 15, 2018
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Even presidents get sinkholes: One has formed at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Even presidential mansions are susceptible to sinkholes — especially if they’re in Florida.

The town of Palm Beach reported Monday that a sinkhole had formed directly in front of Mar-a-Lago, President Donald J. Trump’s Florida residence.

The sinkhole measures four feet by four feet and "appears to be in the vicinity of the newly installed water main," according to a news release from the Town of Palm Beach.

Utility crews secured the area and "will most likely need to do some exploratory excavation today," the release states.

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Woman with ‘emotional support squirrel’ removed from plane at Orlando airport

Woman with ‘emotional support squirrel’ removed from plane at Orlando airport

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Published: 10/10/18
A gecko - no kidding - placed phone calls from a marine-mammal hospital

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Published: 10/09/18
Maintenance worker finds skeletal remains at Gibsonton mobile home park

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Published: 10/03/18
A slippery slap to the face: The instant legend of a kayaker, seal and octopus

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A Las Vegas professor shot himself on his campus to protest Trump, police say

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Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she’s finally avenged her miniature horse

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A Texas great-grandmother thinks she’s finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago.It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich...
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Novelist who wrote about ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

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