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■ U.S. Rep. Mark­wayne Mullin, R-Okla., an­nounced that he will seek re-elec­tion next year de­spite pledg­ing af­ter he took of­fice in 2012 that he’d serve only three terms, say­ing he “didn’t un­der­stand pol­i­tics” when he made the pledge and he still feels he can make a dif­fer­ence.

■ Mike Tin­g­ley, a Grand Blanc Township, Mich., homeowner who tried to use a smoke-bomb fire­work to re­move a bee nest from his garage, said he was happy that ev­ery­one is safe af­ter his at­tempt ended up burn­ing down the build­ing.

■ Therese Cof­fey, the Bri­tish en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter, said the gov­ern­ing Con­ser­va­tive party has dropped plans for a vote on whether to re­peal a ban on fox hunt­ing, af­ter some mem­bers of the party wor­ried that the bid to re­vive the un­pop­u­lar ac­tiv­ity had cost them votes in last month’s elec­tions.

■ U.S. Rep. Clay Hig­gins, R-La., drew crit­i­cism from the Auschwitz-Birke­nau Memo­rial and Mu­seum for nar­rat­ing part of a video from in­side a gas cham­ber at the Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp in Poland, with the memo­rial say­ing on Twit­ter that the site is not a stage but rather a place for re­spect­ful si­lence.

■ Erik Acosta Da­mas, 18, and Tu­mani An­thony Younge, 23, were ar­rested on the is­land of Lit­tle Torch Key, Fla., af­ter po­lice who pulled over their ve­hi­cle for hav­ing a bro­ken tail­light found three en­dan­gered Key deer, two in the back seat and one in the trunk, which were later un­tied and re­leased, au­thor­i­ties said.

■ Scott Small, the Philadel­phia Po­lice Depart­ment’s chief in­spec­tor, said the em­balmed re­mains found in a cas­ket that was left on a sidewalk out­side a city ceme­tery are thought to have be­longed to an in­fant or child. ■ Ral­ston Dodd, 25, is be­ing sought by Lon­don po­lice af­ter a cler­i­cal er­ror led to his re­lease from prison just months into a nineyear sen­tence for re­peat­edly stab­bing a man af­ter an ar­gu­ment in Septem­ber.

■ Trey Bergman, a Hous­ton at­tor­ney, de­voured a 9-inch, whipped-cream-smoth­ered Key lime pie in 51.92 sec­onds, with­out us­ing his hands, to de­feat 20 other com­peti­tors in a pie-eat­ing con­test at the an­nual Key Lime Fes­ti­val in Key West, Fla.

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