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Only in America: Rest easy, Texas

The U.N. needles a Texas judge over his claim that Obama will let the global body take over the U.S. — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

The United Nations has denied it has plans to invade Texas. Lubbock County Judge Tom Head recently charged in a TV interview that if President Obama won re-election, he would "hand over sovereignty of the U.S. to the U.N.," and send in "U.N. troops with the little blue beanies." A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denied there's any takeover plot, adding, "Not even the United Nations would mess with Texas."