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Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Please, don't let it be

Get back to where you once belonged: The former London headquarters of The Beatles -- home office of Apple Records and the site of the Fab Four's famous rooftop performance -- may soon become an Abercrombie & Fitch store.

John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all rolled in their graves, until Ringo googled himself and learned he wasn't dead yet.

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The Dude abides and has submitted his resume: As it prepares to enter the marijuana business, Washington state announced it is looking for someone to advise officials on a host of related issues. A state official said they can handle licensing and regulation questions, but "there are some technical aspects ... we could use a consultant to help us with."

You know, like: How to keep a bong lit; best places to keep one's stash; proper toking etiquette; and Cheetos vs. Doritos.

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Hookah crooks: Police in Lincoln, Neb., responding to a report of the theft of two hookah pipes, found a marijuana-growing operation in a house, complete with plants, fertilizer, grow lights and other equipment. Police arrested a 19-year-old man for manufacturing marijuana and ticketed roommates for pot paraphernalia.

Along with the citations, all were handed applications for the job as Washington state pot czar.

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