So here comes a man “who boxed for the United States in the 1998 summer Olympics in Korea, and a man with absolutely zero diplomatic credentials or experience, sipping tea in an occupied city in an annexed region with the president of the country doing the occupying and the annexing, begging for citizenship even as that president and his country are providing military support to a dictator in the Middle East … And still some people say the world isn’t a wonderland of possibilities.” A headline you probably weren’t expecting: Vladimir Putin Grants Roy Jones Jr. Russian Citizenship.

+ And another rather surprising headline: Vladimir Putin calls Elton John to talk about gay rights in Russia.