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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A lighthearted look at the news of the day:

Great campaign slogans in American history: William Henry Harrison and John Tyler: Tippecanoe and Tyler, too! Ronald Reagan: It’s morning again in America. Barack Obama: Yes, we can! Donald Trump: Make America great again! Joe Biden: I promise to be more mindful of people’s personal space in the future.

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Last week, Donald Trump said his father was born in Germany, which would have been a surprise to his now deceased father, who was born in the Bronx. Given Trump’s earlier accusations about Barack Obama and his birth certificate, it’s a good thing Trump’s father never ran for president.

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Technically, there is a brewery in the Bronx that celebrates Oktoberfest each year, so it’s an easy mistake to make.

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First, President Trump threatened to close the Southern border with Mexico within days if Mexico didn’t stop illegal immigration into the United States. Then he said he would instead give Mexico a “one year” warning before doing so. Put it this way: If the president was an NFL referee, last season’s NFC title game wouldn’t be decided until we see how Rams’ defenders conduct themselves next season.

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A new study says bad eating habits are a bigger threat to health than smoking. That’s a startling bit of news, but a bit out of context. If cigarettes tasted like a deep-fried cheeseburger, the surgeon general never would have released those tobacco studies in the first place.

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The researchers said they could find no region on earth where people ate the optimal amount of proper foods. Ironically, people in every region on earth were united in saying they could find no researchers who were properly minding their own business.

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Researchers said people are eating only 12 percent of the nuts they ought to be consuming. So, why are people everywhere so nutty?

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During the Cold War, the “nuclear option” was a last resort against Soviet aggression. Today it refers to something much more dangerous — the appointment of judges.

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The new arms race involves arming your party with enough judges so your members of Congress don’t have to do much of anything.