In our Daily Threat Assessment slideshow, we bring you stories that are (mostly) a big deal in some way but also striking, shocking, funny, or just plain strange, and divvy them up into two types: With Us and Against Us. In today’s installment:
• A circus elephant in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri helps clear debris
• Egyptian officials admit to “virginity checks” on female detainees
• Food prices on track to double in the next 20 years
• Obama administration racks up limousines
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