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 NO. 763 “Expect the Ironic” MAY 18 - 24, 2015 

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RAUL CASTRO MEETS WITH POPE, SAYS HE MAY RETURN TO CHURCH
One of two miracles Francis will need to become a saint.
 
WORLD NEWS
Fighting Season Begins in Afghanistan
As Fashion Week begins in New York.
Japanís Parliament Approves Bill Allowing Military to Operate Under Broader Definition of Self-Defense
The Rape of Nanking Bill.
 
ENVIRONMENT
Report: 42% Fewer
Honeybees Last Year

Dire prediction: by 2020 it will cost $300 for a box of Honey Nut Cheerios.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS ...
  Obama Downplays Camp David Meeting With Gulf Leaders
They were “in the neighborhood,” he says.
U. S. NEWS
Trans-Pacific Partnership
Has Divided Democrats

Some side with unions, progressives, middle class advocates in opposing it; others went on lots of junkets.
Harriet Tubman Chosen to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill
But not on whiskey bottle.
 
REMINDER
  If it's on the History Channel it must be true.
 
Seymour Hersh: White House
Lied About Killing Bin Laden

In fact, he died from choking on a piece of steak.
 
POLITICS
Republican Hopefuls to Be
Split Into Two Divisions

Winners of Extreme (Fiorina, Rubio, Huckabee), Wingnut (Carson, Cruz, Paul) divisions will meet in playoff.
Clintons Report Earnings of $30 Million in Last 16 Months
With George Stephanopoulos's donation the smallest.
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