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Weekly Review

April 20, 2021

A Czech man turned over to authorities a T-34 tank and a SD-100 tank destroyer as part of a nationwide weapon-amnesty program. Read More

April 13, 2021

A town in Missouri said that it will consult state law to determine how to fill positions on its board of trustees after an election in which not a single vote was cast. Read More

April 7, 2021

In Ohio, a 57-year-old manufacturing plant employee was arrested after she texted her sister that a man who had been fired the day before had returned with a gun, which was an April Fools’ Day joke. Read More

March 30, 2021

After triggering two fire alarms, an illegally installed communal popcorn machine was removed from the North Dakota State Capitol. Read More

March 24, 2021

The Kremlin announced that the identity of the COVID-19 vaccine administered to Vladimir Putin would remain a secret. Read More

March 16, 2021

It was reported that President Biden’s dogs will be temporarily relocated to Delaware after one of them, Major, bit a Secret Service agent. Read More

March 10, 2021

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil told his constituents to stop “fussing and whining” about the pandemic. Read More

March 2, 2021

An elementary school student with COVID-like symptoms was placed in isolation inside a storage closet because of spacing limitations. Read More

February 23, 2021

The Miss India 2020 runner-up rode to a victory rally at her alma mater in her father’s auto rickshaw. Read More

February 16, 2021

“There’s no question—none—that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” said the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, several minutes after voting to acquit Trump. Read More

February 9, 2021

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Absolute Proof, a three-hour documentary about fraud in the 2020 presidential election, aired on One America News Network with a disclaimer that it was “opinion only.” Read More

February 3, 2021

A man in Derbent, Russia, was arrested for cooking barbecue over an eternal flame memorializing soldiers who died in World War II. Read More

January 26, 2021

Melania Trump asked members of her staff to write thank-you notes “in her voice” to the rest of the White House staff. Read More

January 19, 2021

Donald Trump became the first American president to be impeached for a second time. Read More

January 12, 2021

In a caucus call, Nevada representative Steven Horsford told his colleagues he thought the unrest in the U.S. Capitol was “an inside job,” implying a tactical alliance between the Capitol Police and rioters. Read More

January 5, 2021

Indiana’s LaGrange County repealed a law banning large-scale, multiday gatherings like Woodstock. Read More

December 30, 2020

In the Philippines, soldiers and cabinet ministers received an unapproved COVID-19 vaccine in the name of national security. Read More

December 22, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence and President-elect Joe Biden were vaccinated against COVID-19 in separate televised events. Read More

December 15, 2020

Russian police launched an investigation into the break-in of a nuclear “doomsday” plane. Read More

December 8, 2020

New Los Angeles COVID-19 restrictions prohibited nonessential walking but not the playing of golf or pickleball. Read More

December 1, 2020

Following a public outcry, the decision to close a coronavirus-testing site at a major transit hub in Los Angeles in order to shoot scenes for the remake of 1999’s She’s All That was reversed. Read More

November 24, 2020

A Maryland-based supermarket chain apologized for printing a full-page Thanksgiving advertisement that read “Hosting? Plan a super spread.” Read More

November 17, 2020

Florida governor Ron DeSantis drafted legislation that would allow armed citizens to shoot and kill anyone they suspect of looting. Read More

November 10, 2020

In Vermont, Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe received more write-in votes for president than Hillary Clinton. Read More

November 3, 2020

After removing 130,000 bot-generated votes, Nickelodeon announced that Joe Biden had won its Kids Pick the President mock election. Read More

October 27, 2020

In Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony’s gravestone was outfitted with a plastic shield in order to prevent damage from “I Voted” stickers. Read More

October 20, 2020

Election officials in Sacramento County, California, pleaded with voters to stop disinfecting their mail-in ballots. Read More

October 14, 2020

A much-publicized open letter endorsing herd immunity as a response to COVID-19 was found to have been signed by a number of homeopaths and fictitious medical professionals, including Dr. Johnny Bananas and another whose name was listed as the entire first verse of “Macarena.” Read More

October 6, 2020

“My mom coughing all around the house after trump tested positive,” wrote Kellyanne Conway’s 15-year-old daughter in a TikTok post. Read More

September 30, 2020

Ron DeSantis announced plans to legislatively guarantee college students’ right to party. Read More