St. Patrick's Day is on Thursday. London's mayor has fought budget cuts to put on traditional celebrations. Defying what he said were "penny pinchers" with "no poetry in their soul."
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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. St. Patrick's Day is Thursday, but lots of cities had parades over the weekend, including London, where the mayor had fought budget cuts for celebrations. Defying what he has called penny-pinchers with no poetry in their soul, he vowed the fountains would flowing with the black stuff - Guinness. Not literally, but still...
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