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What Reagan Missed: Other News of the Day

Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony

Pope Vote 2013 is over! And the new pope is…. Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio (aka Pope Francis I). Pope Francis is the first Latin American pope and the first Jesuit pope. Francis will take now take over the long dormant papal Twitter account @pontifex. BBC News

Obama nominates a new ambassador, Deborah K. Jones, to Libya. Wait, what happened to the old one? Oh yeah, the Benghazi incident… USA Today

Other News - ArgoSeems like Iran didn’t like Argo as much as the Academy did. First, Iran said it would produce its own cinematic response to Argo (please let that still happen). But now, Tehran just plans to sue instead. CNN

Have sex and save the world? German NGO, F*ck for Forest, uses amateur porn cash to save the rainforest. Although it seems they’re doing more f*cking than foresting… The Daily Beast

Spoiler alert: Fox News doesn’t approve of the Senate Democrat’s budget proposal, which includes nearly $1 trillion in tax increases. Fox News

Other News - Marc GarneauMarc Garneau pulls out of the Liberal leadership race, making way for frontrunner Justin Trudeau and proving once and for all that the federal Liberal Party is doomed. Garneau also threw his support behind Trudeau, suggesting maybe Garneau wasn’t as smart as his credentials made him look. National Post

Steubenville rape trial underway. Two high school athletes are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Ohio. Both defendant face possible confinement in a juvenile facility until the age of 21 and would have to register as a sex offender if found guilty. That’s it? Maybe they’ll pull a Ram Singh. Los Angeles Times

Gunman on the loose in upstate New York. Police have identified the man suspected of killing four people and injuring two in an upstate New York shooting spree as 64-year-old Kurt Myers. WKTV

Other News - River PigsShanghai river is flooded…. with dead pigs.  Chinese workers have pulled more than 6,000 dead pigs from a river in Shanghai since Friday. Not to worry, authorities said water from the river was safe, with water quality meeting government-set standards. Something tells me I shouldn’t trust Chinese health standards…. NBC News

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