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Thanksgiving Trick-Or-Treaters from the 1920s are Super Creepy [PHOTOS]

I found a pretty interesting article about a weird Thanksgiving tradition from the past.  About 100 years ago, kids didn't go trick-or-treating on Halloween, they did it on Thanksgiving. It was called "Thanksgiving Masking."  Kids would dress up as beggars and hobos, wear masks and go door-to-door for candy and pennies. No one's exactly sure when it ended, but it lasted in some areas through the 1920s.

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Mass. Mall Santa Claus Charged with Groping Elf

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man who played Santa Claus at a Massachusetts mall has been barred from the shopping center after he was charged with groping an 18-year-old woman playing an elf.

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California Town Lights Up Controversy by Banning Smoking in Homes [POLL]

San Rafael, California isn’t blowing smoke – it has prohibited people from smoking in their own homes.

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Eccentric Man Leaves Cats $250,000 in His Will [VIDEO]

Cats may have nine lives, but these two felines have almost as many zeroes in their bank account.

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‘Selfie’ Wins 2013 Word of the Year, Beating ‘Twerk,’ ‘Schmeat’ and Others

After a yearly increase in usage of 17,000 percent, "selfie" was crowned 2013's Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries, following last year's winner "gif" and beating out the Miley Cyrus-endorsed "twerk," among others.

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Pet Kangaroo Gets Loose, Causes Stir in West Texas

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Officers in West Texas who answered calls about a kangaroo hopping along a road helped capture the pet and return the animal to its owner.

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Springfield Man Falsely Reports Being Shot to Police

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man is facing two misdemeanor charges after police say he falsely reported a drug dealer had shot him in the abdomen.

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Honest Man Returns $98,000 He Found Inside Desk He Bought for $200

A New Haven, Connecticut man who stumbled upon nearly $100,000 is richer for the experience.

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Oregon Hooters Hosts Middle School Football Team’s Party

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hooters' waitresses in orange shorts and tight tops lined up in two rows to cheer Corbett Middle School football players who arrived for an after-season party at the Jantzen Beach restaurant in Portland, Ore.

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Missouri Woman Steals Patrol Car, Rams Deputies’ Cars

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — Charges are expected soon against a woman accused of stealing a Missouri State Highway Patrol car and ramming it into two sheriff's department cars.

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