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Afghanistan votes, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of wealthy political donors, and China standardizes its pets 

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Upheaval in Ukraine, yobbery in the United Kingdom, and a historic douche in the United States

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A Pakistani ninth-grader sacrifices himself to save his classmates, Chris Christie saves himself, and Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife chooses an unconventional holster 

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A poison-gas attack in Syria, a verdict in the Manning trial, and wing-walker Flame Brewer

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Sexual assault amid Egyptian upheaval, adult breast-feeding in China, and the empathy of taxidermist George Dante

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One World Trade Center gets its spire, the Gitmo hunger strike continues, and the OED explores revirginize

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Oil spills, the Iron Lady, and Barbie’s Berlin Dreamhouse

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The military’s sexual-assault problem

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