Britain Loses 'Mouser-in-Chief
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Good morning, I'd Renee Montagne. Britain is mourning a political legend who died. Humphry the Cat was "mouser-in-chief" to two conservative prime ministers. And when Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair sent him into retirement, it caused an uproar. Political opponents accused Blair of having the cat put down. The Labor government had to release photos proving Humphry was alive. Of course, conservatives had to issue a denial once, after Humphry was accused of killing a family of robins. This is MORNING EDITION.
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