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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Reuters Election 2012 Daily round-up of the day's top news from the campaign trail, the White House and all the politics in between
Among the year's oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions.
U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife
HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States helped a Cuban spy imprisoned in California artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba, a goodwill gesture while Washington and Havana were engaged in secret talks on restoring diplomatic ties, U.S. officials said on Monday.
Belgian PM shrugs off fries-and-mayo attack
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anti-austerity protesters got close enough to Belgium's prime minister on Monday to splatter him with a helping of the national dish - fries and mayo.
Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday.
Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend's name for world trip
TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.
Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks
OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road.
NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops
NEW YORK (Reuters) - What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops.
Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan due to injury fears
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres after complaints that underwires suddenly poked out, sometimes while women were wearing them.
Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft.
Alabama police find heroin in toddler's diaper, arrest father
(Reuters) - Police in Alabama arrested a man after finding 14 grams of heroin hidden in his 2-year-old daughter's diaper, a discovery aided by a tip from the girl's 5-year-old sister, authorities said on Tuesday.
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