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Nancy Pelosi after receiving the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan’s highest civilian honour

Nancy Pelosi after receiving the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan’s highest civilian honour

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In the US, 27 states still have the death penalty

In the US, 27 states still have the death penalty

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Nancy Pelosi after receiving the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan’s highest civilian honour

There used to be a high-profile gossip columnist with a mass-market US tabloid famous for signing off her often jaw-dropping revelations with the catchphrase, “Only in America, kids. Only in America”.

Obviously that was back in the era when Americans had cornered the market on mad behaviour and before the rest of Western nations got up to speed (as we are today) with serial lunacy.


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