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Jul 29, 2014
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Step aside, Helvetica



A building bearing a design of the signature of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Ciudad Caribia outside Caracas in this September 19, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files

Still beats Comic Sans

A group of “anti-imperialists” unveil a new font mimicking the distinctive handwriting of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Jul 28, 2014
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Seceding Caribou?



The pastoral countryside of Aroostook County, Maine, near Caribou is seen in this picture taken July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Dave Sherwood

They need a vacation from Vacationland

A small town in Maine looks to secede from the U.S., complaining of what is sees as lavish spending by city government.

Jul 25, 2014
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The problem with being a female football fan


It’s a weird time to be an avid NFL fan – particularly when you’re also a woman.

Beginning in September, I treat each Sunday as a holy day of chicken wings, beer and screaming at TVs. I play on an intramural football team. I own three Patriots jerseys (two, regrettably, bearing the name of a certain blue-eyed wide receiver who shall remain unnamed). I own the Patriots beanie, Patriots vintage tee, Patriots Christmas ornament and two Patriots beer koozies. I have funneled hundreds of dollars into the National Football League’s coffers.

Jul 25, 2014
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Satellites for martians



A dune field on Mars is shown in this handout photo taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter March 1, 2014 and provided by NASA May 2, 2014. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona/Handout via Reuters

What, no Comcast?

NASA is seeking a commercially owned and operated satellite network provider for Mars.

Jul 24, 2014
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Holy beer, unholy thefts


Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans the filler machinery for bottling the Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Proof that God loves us?

A group of Massachusetts monks begins brewing Trappist Ale, hoping the beer sales will offset the healthcare costs of its aging members.

Jul 23, 2014
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Air pollution, sewage and smeared donuts


A motorist wearing a mask rides along a street near chimneys with rising smoke during a hazy day in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/William Hong

No coal in their stockings

Beijing shutters own coal-fired power plant in an effort to tackle rampant air pollution in China.

Jul 22, 2014
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A boat, a bridge and a space ship


Jan Kara, Jakub Bures, Jan Brand and Jan Holan pedal their boat on the Elbe river near Kostelec nad Labem July 15, 2014. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Gallery: Better than recycling?

Four men in the Czech Republic build a boat out of plastic bottles in an effort to draw attention to pollution.

Jul 21, 2014
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The past isn’t dead – especially when you’re a re-enactor


Scarlett o’ Hara impersonator Joanna Griffin walks down Flat Shoals Road in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19, 2014. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Frankly, they do give a damn

Despite incredulous onlookers, Civil War re-enactors (and a Scarlett o’Hara impersonator) gather to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta.

Jul 18, 2014
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A blue planet, a brown lawn


The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Gerst/NASA

Gallery: Whatever you do, don’t look down

Reuters features a series of jaw-dropping images taken from space.


Berlusconi’s break

An appeals court overturns the former prime minister of Italy’s conviction.

Jul 17, 2014
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Build a better spider trap



Race best sprinter jersey holder Cannondale team rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia leads a group of riders at the Tour de France. REUTERS/Papon Bernard/Pool

Gallery: Tour de exhaustion

The race for the coveted yellow jersey continues in France.


Diversity in the Marvel-verse

On the heels of its decision to make the next Thor a woman, Marvel announces the next Captain America will be African American.