Only In America (Costco Edition) of the Day

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Just 15 minutes by car from the Canadian border, Bellingham, WA, is known as the City of Subdued Excitement.

But an influx of Canadian shoppers crowding the local Costco to save money has Bellingham residents all kinds of excited -- they're pissed off and calling for Costco to "make a special time during the day that is American members only."

The protesters' official Facebook page -- which accuses Canadians of buying up all the milk (by the double-gallon), and commandeering gas lines (with their extra cans) -- already has garnered more than 4,000 "likes."

Costco said it's planning to continue its policy of letting its members shop in any Costco they choose.


Afternoon Snack

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Only in America (at Slater's 50/50 in California) can you find the all-bacon 'Merica burger: "100 percent ground bacon plus thick-cut bacon, a sunny-side-up egg, our new 'bacon island' dressing, all topped with bacon cheddar cheese."


Only In America of the Day

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Ray Dolin recently set out to hitchhike across the U.S. as research for a memoir called The Kindness of America. Naturally, he was shot -- partway through his adventure -- in a random drive-by, while waiting for a ride on the shoulder of a highway in Montana.

Dolin's now recovering, and authorities picked up his assailant four hours after the shooting.

"It's totally random," said local Sheriff Glen Meier. "These two gentlemen did not know each other. They'd never seen each other and we don't know of a motive. We don't know why this happened."

No word on whether the book will retain its title.