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January, 16, 2017

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School apologizes for sexual-assault homework question
A Pennsylvania high school is apologizing after students were given a math homework assignment that asked which family member had sexually assaulted a girl.
 
This family is .0000000751 in a million
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December.
 
Silvesterchlaus' Swiss wishes
A so-called Silvesterchlaus (New Year's Claus) treks through snowy weather on its way in Schwellbrunn, Switzerland on Friday, Jan. 13 to offer best wishes for the New Year (following the Julian calendar) to farmers in this region.
 
Moscow cyclists brave deep freeze for mass ride
Hundreds of hardy cyclists on Sunday braved temperatures as low as minus 27 degrees Celsius in Moscow to complete a mass bike ride through the snow-bound Russian capital.
 
Perfect weather for some
Polar bear Wolodja takes a nap in its enclosure in the Berlin Tierpark zoo on Sunday Jan. 8, The cold snap gripping Europe wasn't as welcome elsewhere.
 
Old McDonald's drive-thru had some horses, 'E-I-E-I ... whoa!'
Two Wyoming boys, a little bored over their holiday break, saddled up for a trip to McDonald's and a goat followed along: "E-I-E-I ... whoa!"
 
105-year-old Frenchman sets cycling record
Nearly a century ago, Robert Marchand was told by a coach that he should give up cycling because he would never achieve anything on a bike.
 
A 5-foot-11 dancer who performed as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker this season says she's being dropped from the company because she's too tall.
 
Twins born minutes apart have different birth years
Twins delivered 10 minutes apart at an Arizona hospital over the New Year's weekend have different birth years.
 
Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign
The famed Hollywood sign high in the hills over Los Angeles got a little higher on Sunday, when someone altered two of its letters to make it read "Hollyweed."
 
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