News in Europe: Happy Birthday, Sir Nicholas Winton!

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Schnazzy East German translator and cricket obsessive residing in England. I have other qualities, too.
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Citizens, let’s not worry about Ukraine until the third paragraph this week! Unfortunately, the higher-ranking news items are not cheerful at all. Let’s have them anyway.

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Alice In Wonderland Logic

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We’ve all been guilty of it — the inside-out logic of deliberate self-delusion, to try to convince ourselves of something we really wish were true, such as:

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Midweek News

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My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.
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Welcome to the midweek news. Do you care? Would you rather watch Say Yes to the Dress? Well, sit a spell and see what’s up. You’ll soon be back watching spoiled children choose dresses that equal the cost of a down payment on a house.

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Midweek News: Now with More Kittens

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My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.
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Read the news at your own risk. Then look at kittens follow for cuddly recovery.

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Midweek News: Back to School

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My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.
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My news, my all-consuming news, is that I’m going back to school. But there is so much more going on in the world that I’m poking my head out of the whirl of orientation and figuring out where to get my student ID.

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The Midweek News: At Least It’s Shark Week

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The world is a terrible place. That’s why Shark Week exists. To remind us that there are awesome things out in the world. But let’s look at the not-so-awesome stuff first.

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Good News: Circumcision, Cease-Fires, City Transit, and More

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The World Health Organization approved a nonsurgical circumcision device for adult males, which involves a rubber band. The New York Times explains that “For a heterosexual man in countries where AIDS is common, being circumcised lowers the chance of getting infected by about 60 percent.” For more about circumcision and HIV risk, click here.

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News in Asia

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Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.
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This week’s news appetizers from Asia:

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