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  1. Europe’s Youngest Leader, Ireland’s Hurricane and the PDB Quiz

    The Week Ahead: On Monday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue will join Pope Francis and G-7 agriculture ministers in Rome to observe World Food Day — shortly after suggesting that able-bodied Americans be denied food stamps. And some 21 million people are registered to “drop, cover and hold on” around the world Thursday for the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.

    Know This: With unprecedented strength for the eastern Atlantic, Hurricane Ophelia is heading for Ireland and Scotland. U.S.-backed forces say they’re launching their ‘final assault’ on ISIS’s de-facto capital, Raqqa. And the U.S. Army has fired two-star Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, recently commander of U.S. Army Africa, as it continues an investigation into his flirtatious texts with the wife of an enlisted soldier. 

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