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The President of Germany’s Boycotting the Sochi Olympics
Posted on Dec 9, 2013
Joachim Gauck will not attend the Winter Games in Russia in February, despite Chancellor Angela Merkel’s opposition to a boycott; cats know when their owners are speaking to them, but still ignore them; meanwhile, Vermont has approved single-payer health care. These discoveries and more below.
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