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The Monday Slatest: Pigs, “Private Parts,’ and Fidel Castro Wearing a Tracksuit

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro speaks with Pope Francis on Monday in Havana as Castro’s wife Dalia Soto del Valle looks on.

Alex Castro/AIN/Reuters

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