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What Reagan Missed: Other News of the Day

Other News Kwame Kilpatrick

Detroit has a second thing to be ashamed of (the first thing being Detroit). Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been convicted on corruption charges including racketeering and conspiracy. Fun fact: he used a nonprofit fund that was supposed to benefit Detroit’s poor to pay for his own yoga lessons. Associated Press

No shark fin soup for you! It’s a historic day for shark protection as three types of critically endangered sharks have been given added protection (much to the chagrin of China and Japan). BBC News

The world gets another Duggar. In other news, Duggars are slowly rapidly outnumbering non-Duggars. Dlisted

Only in Russia does a dead man go on trial. Sergei Magnitsky, who died in pre-trial detention in 2009, is accused of helping an investment fund evade $17.4m in taxes. BBC News

North Korea tells South Korea to talk to the hand because the phone lines are cut. South Korean attempts to communicate through the military hotline, which was set up in 2004 to help ease tensions, have been left ignored. CNN

Sugary drinks are back in NYC! A judge invalidated New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks, one day before it was to go into effect. Bring on the freedom of obesity! New York Times

Moonshine is not always a good idea. Actually, it is never a good idea. 51 people have died in Libya over the past three days from drinking homemade alcohol that contained poisonous methanol. National Post

The Vatican is on lockdown in preparation for Pope Vote 2013. Jamming devices were installed and staff are required to staff oaths of secrecy. NBC News

Japan marks the second anniversary of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that claimed 16,000 lives and led to the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Daily Beast

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