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If I Had a Penny for Every Headline...

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Once again, we're seeing a flurry of stories about whether we really need pennies, this time based on reports that it actually costs more than a cent to mint a penny. There seems to be one ironclad rule of reporting this story or publishing editorials about it: Headlines must include bad puns. To wit:

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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