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Magnolias, stars, a Gulf Coast lighthouse, a teddy bear, and even Kermit the Frog appear on some of the over 1,800 proposals submitted by the general public for a new Mississippi flag and posted Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History web site. The state recently retired the last state banner with the Confederate battle emblem that's widely condemned as racist and a nine-member commission will design a replacement that cannot include the Confederate symbol and must have the phrase,

Agency swats down prospect of mosquito flag for Mississippi


Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin' launching cereal line

Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat

Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat

LONDON (AP) - Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office.


Minnesota man sells '57 pickup for $75 he paid 44 years ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man sold the 1957 Chevy pickup he drove for 44 years for $75, the same price he paid decades ago.


Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) - A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way to show their Scandinavian pride.


Woman with husband's bones gets close look at Munich Airport

BERLIN (AP) - Police at Munich Airport got a surprise during their search of a wooden box being transported by a 74-year-old passenger that turned out to contain the bones of the woman's dead husband, authorities said Tuesday.


New Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky has finished her 100-mile (161-kilometer) ultramarathon after being sworn in mid-run.


US Marshals put Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) - More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other "minor assets" are up for sale - courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service.


RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller.


Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the largest ever harvested in state waters.


S. Korean tries washing money over virus fears, suffers loss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Money laundering is not a good idea, as a South Korean found out when he or she put banknotes in a washing machine to remove possible traces of the coronavirus.


Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field.


Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field.


Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for 'bad behavior'

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian Outback pub has banned emus for "bad behavior," and erected barriers to prevent the large, flightless birds from creating havoc inside.


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