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Police say Norway mass murder suspect is insane

The man accused of killing 77 people in a terrorist rampage that shook Norway last summer is insane and cannot be sentenced to prison or preventative detention, but can be confined to a mental hospital for the rest of his life, police said Tuesday (cnn.com).

Anders Behring Breivik suffers “grandiose delusions” and “believes he is chosen to decide who is to live and who is to die,” announced prosecutor Svein Holden.

Police said psychiatrists had determined that the 32-year-old man was psychotic at the time of the attacks and during 13 interviews conducted with him afterward (cnn.com).

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Turkey crashes into restaurant on Thanksgiving

A wild turkey apparently flew into an Eat’n Park restaurant on Thanksgiving (of all days) in Penn Hills, Penn.

The 15-pound turkey was found among a pile of shattered glass on the carpet near some booth tables around 3 p.m.

Nobody was inside the restaurant on Frankstown Road, which was closed for the holiday (wtae.com).

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Typo leads to election of wrong candidate

You wouldn’t think a one-letter typo would make a huge difference, but in an election it apparently does.

In Derby, James J. Butler received 1,526 votes in the race for the Board of Apportionment and Taxation Nov. 8.

The problem? James J. Butler wasn’t running, but his father, James R. Butler, was campaigning for the position. Because of a typo on the ballot, the younger Butler was officially elected to office (usnews.msn.com).

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