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We have our best people working on it: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has launched his campaign to win the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election, joining a field of more than a dozen candidates.

A week after Donald Trump’s entry into the race, Christie’s campaign launch raised immediate concerns among the nation’s joke writers about the dwindling reserve of punch lines about Christie’s girth and Trump’s hair.

Lamb or beef? A London man, seeking to help Greece avoid default on its loans and having to the leave the European Union and its use of the euro as its currency has begun a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise 1.6 billion euros.

Typically, such campaigns offer something in return for a donation. We suggest a Greek delicacy. Yes, euros for gyros.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1946, the U.S. exploded an atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

Had the bomb test used a different location, women in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue might be barely wearing their galapagoses.

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