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The Most Compelling Details From My Last Two Weeks of Reading

The U.S. Air Force has a long tradition of giving away American flags flown during combat, but now you can get an Old Glory that has accompanied a drone mission. — The Washington Post

Scandal-wracked Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was forced to demonstrate that he had reimbursed the state nearly $2,400 for various food and hygienic items, including deodorant and “hint of lime” chips, that some of his kids had grabbed from the gubernatorial mansion and taken to school. — The Washington Post

Julia Ioffe is a senior editor at The New Republic.

William Blake: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images; Adam & Eve: Getty Images; Drone: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images; Vladimir Putin: Getty Images; Royal baby: WireImage