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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
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    A penguin that escaped from a Tokyo aquarium in March was finally captured Thursday night, officials said. The 1-year-old penguin managed to scale a 13-foot wall when it made its escape, and it has been living in Tokyo Bay and nearby rivers since then. Officials feared the penguin would be hit by a boat, and had tried numerous times to catch the wily penguin, but no one was successful until it was caught on land Thursday.
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    "Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Although some weakening is forecast today, Bud is still expected to reach the coast of Mexico as a hurricane." - National Hurricane Center statement on Hurricane Bud, a Category 2 storm. It is not expected to affect the U.S. tonight.
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    One daredevil took a trip over one of America's tallest waterfalls.
     
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