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Sundown: Cuba Un-Libre

Plus a very classy mining tycoon, and more

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Leonardo Farkas (Klein).(Victor Ruiz Caballero/NYT)

• A powerful ethnic lobby distorted U.S. policy regarding Israel in contravention of U.S. and Israeli interests: The Cubans. [Ben Smith]

• Requisite trend piece about the safe-for-Hasidic Internet, including the requisite puns like Koogle (which is real), Yideotube (also real), and Yajew! (I made that up). [LAT]

• The third-most-wanted alleged Nazi genocidaire, Samuel Kunz, died at 89. He was at Belzec. [Haaretz]

• Leonardo Farkas Klein is the pictured Chilean mining magnate. He “boasts of having five Hummers, a private jet, a Caribbean island getaway, a wristwatch designed for him by Cartier at the request of Prince Albert of Monaco, even a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead convertible he says he paid $2.2 million for.” [NYT]

• The new head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is Rep. Steve Israel, of New York. [JTA]

• A jury found a man guilty of murdering Chandra Levy, the Gary Condit intern who went missing in the summer of 2001. [CNN]

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Sundown: Cuba Un-Libre

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