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Katie Orlando, executive director of a trolley museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, said visitors and volunteers at first thought a white skunk was lounging on the museum's lawn but later learned that it was a young, rare albino porcupine after posting pictures on social media.

Lawrence Boudreaux, 97, a World War II veteran from Jennings, La., was presented with a French Legion of Honor medal by French Ambassador Philippe Etienne to honor Boudreaux and "all American veterans who liberated France and Europe."

TaSheena Brown, an Atlanta police spokesman, said a 37-year-old man riding an electric scooter died when he was struck and dragged under a turning city bus at a downtown intersection, marking the city's second fatality this year involving a scooter.

Chloe Haines, a 25-year-old British woman was arrested on assault and other charges, accused of "aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior" as a passenger on a Jet2 flight to Turkey and has been billed $106,000 to cover the cost of the plane returning to a London airport under the escort of two British air force jets.

Justin Lane, 35, a Florida inmate, was sentenced to an additional 10 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to sending white powder in an anthrax hoax along with a note reading "die, die, die, ha, ha, ha, anthrax, goodbye" to a state prosecutor.

Thomas Guzzi Jr., 39, a former New Jersey elementary school teacher, pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography by recording boys with a hidden camera in a restroom at a summer theater camp and taking one photo of a student exposing himself.

Hector Sanchez, 60, a registered sex offender who took $20 from two children seeking to buy candy and locked the children in the convenience store where he worked in Newport, N.C., was arrested on kidnapping and other charges, Police Chief Keith Lewis said.

Ryan Dashiell, 41, of Spokane, Wash., escaped serious injury but was arrested in a drunken-flying case when the twin-engine plane he was piloting crashed and caught fire at an airport in Mesquite, Ariz., police said.

Tayyab Tahir Ismail, 34, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan who lived in Pembroke Pines, Fla., was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State.

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