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As they departed, it's said the Creek shaman stopped atop a hill and turned toward the land his tribe once occupied and chanted a curse that he claimed would forever bring bad luck to the intruders.<br><br> Over the years there have been a number of bizarre incidents, including serious injuries and deaths, so many so that officials grew tired of the mishaps and in 2009 summoned a Native-American shaman to help lift the curse.<br><br> <i>In this April 28, 2019, file photo, Kyle Larson (42) flips as he makes contact with Jeffrey Earnhardt (81) on the back stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway.(AP Photo/Greg McWilliams, File)</i>

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Earthquake jolts southern Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 hit southern Japan late on Wednesday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, without issuing a tsunami warning.

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