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—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

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Deadly Vietnam scaffold collapse  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:04:04 GMT
At least 14 workers are killed and about 30 are injured when scaffolding collapses at a building site in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province. 
Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:54:59 GMT
At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say. 
Flooding hits Chile desert region  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:49:27 GMT
Flash floods in one of the driest regions in the world - Chile's Atacama desert - leave two people dead and 24 missing, officials say. 
Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:11:49 GMT
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says. 
Oklahoma race chant student ‘sorry’  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:01:54 GMT
A university student in Oklahoma who led a videotaped racist chant that caused a national uproar has apologised. 
Leaders grilled in election special  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:09:34 GMT
Wealth creation is "incredibly important", Labour leader Ed Miliband says as he sets out his election pitch in front of a live studio audience. 
23 people in hospital after bus crash  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:36:29 GMT
Twenty-three people are in hospital after a coach carrying dozens of passengers overturns on the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll. 
Bid to change Speaker rules defeated  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:48:58 GMT
A government bid to change the rules on electing Commons speakers - seen by Labour as an attempt to oust John Bercow - is defeated. 
Royal succession law takes effect  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:36 GMT
New rules on royal succession come into force, removing male bias and discrimination against royals married to Roman Catholics. 
Day in pictures: 26 March 2015  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:09 GMT
Images from around the world: 26 March 
In pictures: I'm not voting because...  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:30:52 GMT
Denise Felkin's MA project 
Photos give insight into 1960s life  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:52:44 GMT
A collection of 18,000 negatives of Wales 
In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:40:50 GMT
A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps 
In pictures: Indian soldiers during World War One  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:48:01 GMT
Rare photographs chronicling the lives of Indian soldiers 
Day in pictures: 25 March 2015  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:44:47 GMT
Images from around the world: 25 March 
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