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FILE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II laughs as Irish President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina prepare to leave Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England on April 11, 2014, at the end of their official visit. Elizabeth often gave the impression of seriousness and many have noted her “poker face,” but those who knew her described her as having a mischievous sense of humor and a talent for mimicry in private company. Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has said the queen could be “extremely funny in private _ and not everybody appreciates how funny she can be.” (Leon Neal, Pool Photo via AP, File)

A week of disgrace … but also grace

Two figures in government made big news this past week. One noteworthy, one notorious.

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