Breaking News: Fidel Castro Still Alive

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Like Chevy Chase's old Weekend Update quip, "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!" the coverage of any inkling that Fidel Castro is still alive has become something of a joke. Take this absolutely ridiculous Associated Press headline (which also ran on the Herald's website): "Photo shows Fidel Castro outside, in dress shirt."

Could you imagine that headline written about anyone else? Maybe some trendy clothes-horse's fashion choices are headline news for certain style blogs, but they'd probably come up with something better. Anyway, Fidel Castro is still alive, and here he is in a red dress shirt, outside, with Wu Bangguo, leader of China's parliament.

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