Tabloid Soon to Check Out

The Weekly World News, a tabloid usually found in checkout lines, will print its last issue next month. It's known for outrageous headlines: "Bat Child Found in Cave!" And "Snake Tattoo Crawls Up Man's Arm and Chokes Him." It will still be available online.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Bat child found in cave.

MONTAGNE: Snake tattoo crawls up man's arm and chokes him.

INSKEEP: Pluto inhabited by Irish sheepdogs.

MONTAGNE: These are all past gems from the Weekly World News. Today's headline: Tabloid disappears from millions of checkout lines. It will print its last issue next month. The world's only reliable newspaper, as it bills itself, will henceforth be available only online.

This is MORNING EDITION.

INSKEEP: Elvis lives.

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