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Iraq veteran amputee dies after fall from roller coaster

A veteran who lost both legs in Iraq died at an amusement park in upstate New York after he fell from a 208-foot roller coaster, local press reported on Saturday. James Hackemer, 29, died Friday night at the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort near Buffalo, New York after falling from…

Cuban seeks to break own record with 70-meter cigar

HAVANA — A Cuban cigar roller began Monday rolling a 70-meter (230-foot) cigar in an attempt to nearly double his previous Guinness world record, a spokesman said. Working eight hours a day for nine days, 67-year-old Jose “Cueto” Castelar is hoping to break his 2009 record of a 43.38-meter-long (142-foot-long)…

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