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Ashlee Mack, 33, of Pleasant Grove, Ala., angry that her boyfriend broke up with her, faces arson and burglary charges after she broke into the man's home the next day, doused his belongings in gasoline and set everything on fire, burning down the house, police said.

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old activist from Sweden, told several Democrats in the U.S. Senate at a Washington forum to "save your praise" for her and instead do more to prevent climate change, saying lawmakers may be trying, "but just not hard enough. Sorry."

Alexis Wilson, 18, of McAlester, Okla., who boasted to a restaurant co-worker about her newly purchased AK-47-style rifle, was charged with felony terroristic threatening after saying that she resented people at her former high school and wanted to "shoot 400 people for fun," police said.

Michael Lippert, 33, accused of stealing a historic church bell from a masonry stand outside the Sand Springs Presbyterian Church, established in 1854 in rural Lafayette County, Miss., was arrested on grand larceny charges, Sheriff Alan Wilburn said.

Govert Sweep, 21, and Ties Granzier, 20, two Dutch tourists who told authorities that they wanted to take video of Area 51 in Nevada, were sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor trespass and illegal parking at a different secure U.S. government site 20 miles away.

Rakib Hossain, owner of Prime Trading Hair and Wigs in Miami Gardens, Fla., said thieves appeared to know what they were doing and were in his warehouse only five minutes, making off with wigs and other merchandise worth up to $80,000.

Heather Walker of Grand Coteau, La., said she arrived home to find her apartment door torn off its hinges, clothes scattered and her iPad cracked after Landry Parish deputies served a "no knock warrant" at the wrong address in a stolen weapons case.

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old marathon swimmer and breast cancer survivor from Colorado, celebrated with champagne and chocolate after spending more than 54 hours in the water swimming across the English Channel four times in a row.

Sheleah Sheppard and Dylan Harvell, both 18, were arrested on third-degree theft charges after, police said, they stole four cats, which they later tried to return, and freed nine others, each valued at $95, from an animal shelter in Dothan, Ala.

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