NATION
Sticking to the plan

Kentucky school wins $150K for device that picks up needles

A Kentucky middle school has won a nationwide competition for creating a device that can safely pick up used needles and other drug paraphernalia.

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NATION
At least they can't make fun of your clothes

Help wanted: Nudist campground searching for a lifeguard

A Rhode Island nudist campground is looking for a lifeguard, and the uniform is cheap: nothing.

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’BURGH
Bleak take on the human condition

Pitt grad, National Book Award winner to read his dark poems at Ace Hotel

Daniel Borzutzky almost seems sheepish about being recognized for his accomplishments. The former Squirrel Hill resident and University of Pittsburgh graduate, who won a National Book Award for his poetry collection "The Performance of Becoming Human" in 2016, admits the recognition "comes with a cultural capital."

"But having said all of that, there are tons of great books written every year which do not get recognized in that way," says Borzutzky, who appears at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty. "I know there's a lot of luck, and a lot of gratitude on my part."

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DELISH
Offensive taste

Sweet Jesus ice cream chain taking heat as blasphemous

Who couldn't love ice cream? Turns out, nearly 10,000 offended people in Toronto.

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The ocean is just one big ol' trash can

Great Pacific Garbage Patch now estimated to be 3 times larger than France

A new report released Thursday says that the mass of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii now occupies an area three times the size of France.

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free stuff

Dairy Queen and Rita's celebrate spring with free chills

It's finally March 20 — the first day of spring. The day when we all may grin and bear that annoying "I scream, you scream" ditty, as Dairy Queen holds its annual first day of spring small vanilla ice cream cone giveaway and Rita's Italian Ice celebrates its 26th annual First Day of Spring Italian ice giveaway.

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It was a freak accident

U.K. man dies after getting head stuck in seat at movies

A man has died from his injuries after being "seriously hurt in a freak accident" when his head became stuck in a chair at the movies.

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Grab a bite

Among Amazon HQ2 cities, Pittsburgh ranks 10th for late-night eats

There's nothing like a late-night snack.

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