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John Kerry Throws Vine Over Pit Of Quicksand To Save Child Companion

PANGSAU, MYANMAR—Thinking quickly to thwart disaster as he ventured deep into the Myanmar rainforest to meet with State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi, Secretary of State John Kerry threw a vine over a pit of quicksand to save the life of his 12-year-old Moroccan companion, Drumstick, sources confirmed Monday.

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President-elect Donald Trump made a variety of lofty promises during his campaign as part of a pledge to “make America great again.” The Onion looks at several of these promises and evaluates whether Trump will be willing or able to follow through on them.

What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction is currently stalled on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would connect North Dakota’s Bakken Shale development to oil tank farms in Illinois, by protests led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Onion provides answers to key questions about the project.

What Can Americans Expect Under A Trump Presidency?

With two months until the inauguration of Donald Trump, many Americans are wondering what his term will look like and what his administration might accomplish. The Onion answers some common questions about Trump’s upcoming presidency

James Comey Quickly Reopens Clinton Email Investigation For Few More Minutes

‘Nope, Looks Like It’s All Good Here,’ Says FBI Director

WASHINGTON—In a letter addressed to Congress that was quickly followed by a second message retracting the first, FBI director James Comey is said to have briefly reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails for several more minutes Friday.

Pollsters Admit They Underestimated Voters’ Adrenal Glands

WASHINGTON—In response to widespread criticism that they had failed to predict Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, analysts from polling organizations around the nation admitted Thursday they had underestimated the influence of voters’ adrenal glands on the presidential race.
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Candidates' Last-Minute Appeals To Voters

With Election Day less than a week away, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are urgently barnstorming through key battleground states. Here are some of their last-minute efforts to secure crucial votes:

  • Sioux City, IA: At a campaign stop, Romney declares the apple pie at Ruth’s Diner the “most satisfactory pie in the state”
  • Marysville, OH: Obama hangs his head out his campaign bus window and loudly screams the words “abortion” and “middle-class” while tearing through town at 50 miles per hour
  • Londonderry, NH: Romney delivers a well-rehearsed story about spending time in the New Hampshire woods and enjoying all 27 different species of tree it had to offer
  • Cary, NC: Romney eats six different local delicacies at once, while simultaneously touring a factory in a hard hat, while delivering a speech on why America is the greatest nation on earth
  • Fairfax, VA: After a fatigued, sweating Obama falls to his knees during a stump speech, an aide puts a cape around his shoulders and begins to walk him offstage, only for the president to throw off the garment seconds later and burst back toward the mic to deliver more rousing alternative-energy talking points
  • West Palm Beach, FL: Romney wrestles an alligator, snaps its neck, and shouts, “No apologies”
  • Cincinnati, OH: Obama lays a trail of popcorn shrimp from each undecided voter’s apartment to the nearest polling station
  • San Francisco, CA: Romney explains to rally attendees that he accidentally got on the wrong flight and he’s sorry for wasting everyone’s time

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