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On this day: December 6

POSTED: 12:00 AM Dec 06 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 06 2014

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.

OTD December 6 - water on Mars
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NASA

2006: NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

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Police: Thief stuffs assault rifle down pants

Police in Florida say a man tried to steal an AK-47 assault rifle from a pawn shop by stuffing the weapon down his pants.

mankini

Crime drops at English resort town after mankini ban

A surfer and partygoer destination in England has banned the infamous "Borat" mankini, and officials say the measure has helped curb crime.

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Town holds wake services for beloved duck

He quacked, ate gratuitously, was good with the hens and in general, lived life to the fullest.

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A New Jersey man was arrested and accused of assault after fighting over a piece of sausage, USA Today and the Huffington Post reported.

Honey bee

Man covers self in 240 pounds of bees

Some people are frightened by the prospect of a bee sting. Others enjoy wearing bees as clothes.

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