On This Day in History: February 25, 2008

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The Red Sox signed future Met Ace Bartolo Colon to a minor league deal.

Photos surfaced of Ashlee Simpson partying in Kanye sunglasses in Las Vegas.

East Germany liberator David Hasselhoff got permission to retrieve his dolphin, green elephant, and ivory tusk from his ex-wife’s house.

The Clinton campaign circulated a photo of Barack Obama wearing traditional Muslim garb in the “most shameful” racist moment of the 2008 campaign.

Aides to Barack Obama accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of “fear-mongering” for allegedly circulating a photo of Obama in a turban, inflaming the acrimony between the two camps in advance of tonight’s Democratic debate. …

It shows Obama donning a white turban and the traditional garb of a Somali elder during his 2006 visit to Kenya, where his father was born and raised.

Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson did not dispute the authenticity of an e-mail that Drudge attributed to a Clinton staffer who was circulating the photo of Obama…

“On the very day that Senator Clinton is giving a speech about restoring respect for America in the world, her campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election,” said Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe.

16-time wrestling champion “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair turned 59, Jurassic Park III actress Téa Leoni turned 42, bodybuilder Carrot Top turned 43, and Malcom in the Middle star Justin Berfield turned 22.

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