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In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) The 20 Worst People of 2013

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Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo.

See also: The 20 Worst People of 2013

4.) Granite Mountain Hotshots Were Asked If They Could Protect Yarnell

 

A state fire supervisor asked the Granite Mountain Hotshots whether they could assist in Yarnell minutes before the 19-member crew left a burned-over safety zone along a mountain ridge and began its descent into a chaparral-choked box canyon where the men died in a firestorm.

See also: Granite Mountain Hotshots Were Asked If They Could Protect Yarnell

3.) 10 Worst Local Media Moments of 2013

 

News production isn't a perfect science, as evidenced by some of our fellow Fourth Estate-ers of Phoenix.

From an accidental C-bomb, to racial insensitivity, to slow news days, to a guy who's just makin' it up, and more, we bring you the 10 worst local media moments of 2013:

See also: 10 Worst Local Media Moments of 2013

2.) Arizona Man Doesn't Have Lifetime Ban From Walmart for Price-Matching

 

If it sounds like the viral story of a Pinal County man getting a lifetime ban from Walmart for price-matching is too good to be true, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office says that's because it is.

ABC 15, which ran the story this week of a man named Joe Cantrell, who claimed he got a lifetime ban from the store for his frequent use of Walmart's policy of matching other stores' prices on items, is getting called out by PCSO.

See also: Arizona Man Doesn't Have Lifetime Ban From Walmart for Price-Matching

1.) Arizona's List of Rejected Custom License Plates Will Make You Lose Faith in Humanity

 

If you're the type of person who still has faith in humanity, you probably haven't seen the list of 27,438 custom license plates that have been rejected in Arizona.

This list includes people who wanted to drive around every day with their license plates reading "BBYDCK," "HOTNUTZ," "VAGKING," or one of the 27,435 other mostly stupid ideas that have been rejected.

See also: Arizona's List of Rejected Custom License Plates Will Make You Lose Faith in Humanity

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