Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Castro Quits
Fidel Castro has resigned as Cuba's ruler. He wants to step down now so he can immigrate to the U.S. in time to collect Social Security.

President Bush says he hopes Castro's exit will lead to a truly free Cuba. John McCain is hoping for new economic opportunities. And Barack Obama is looking for a new mentor.

Castro's brother Raul is now expected to become president, but Hillary Clinton is claiming she has the support of most of the Cuban superdelegates.

Satellite Shoot Down
The good news is that the U.S. is all set to shoot down a faulty spy satellite Thursday. The bad news is that Dick Cheney is doing the shooting.

China Inflation
China's inflation has risen to its highest level in more than 11 years. It's so bad that Chinese workers now need to make 10 cents a day just to make ends meet.

Paintings Found
Four stolen oil paintings by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh have been recovered by Swiss police. Proving once again that the only place in a museum where people really get robbed is at the gift shop.


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