“The real Boris Vishnevsky says the two challengers not only changed their names, a common enough practice in Russia, to confuse voters, but that the candidates’ election photos had been fashioned to resemble Vishnevsky’s appearance.” Think our elections are crazy? Check out this story: Russian Opposition Candidate Boris Vishnevsky Faces Two Other Boris Vishnevskys on Ballot.

+ A woman was late for her flight. So she told airline workers there was a bomb on the plane.

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