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Q: Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish man who shot the Pope in 1981, was pardoned by the Italian government and sent to Turkey for an unrelated jail sentence. Has Agca ever been to a Turkish prison?

A: Yes, he has. Agca served 158 days in 1979 for killing a newspaper editor. He busted out of the very jail that he was sent back to last week.

Q:I hope you say no, but is there a connection between www. the site Senator Spence Abraham (R-Mich.) uses to mock challenger Debbie Stabenow, and the snack food?

A: Little Debbie's parent...

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