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  • Best wishes to Nelson Mandela and his family. Mandela, 94, has been hospitalized again for a recurring lung infection. He is in "serious but stable" condition according to doctors.
  • So this happened.
    In Dulles UAL lounge listening to 4 US intel officials saying loudly leaker & reporter on #NSA stuff should be disappeared  recorded a bit
    @SCClemons via Twitterrific
    Watch Clemons's twitter feed for more as he completes his due diligence in reporting this story.
  • Meanwhile, no surprise here.
  • Dude, get over it.
  • Actual Biblical scholars attempt to set the record (ahem) straight:
    A trio of Iowa-based religious scholars penned an op-ed in a local paper this week, reminding readers that despite popular opinion, the Bible does not simply define marriage as between one man and one woman. [...]

    "The debate about marriage equality often centers, however discretely, on an appeal to the Bible," the authors wrote. "Unfortunately, such appeals often reflect a lack of biblical literacy on the part of those who use that complex collection of texts as an authority to enact modern social policy."

  • Not breaking news:
    Mr. McCain, Republican of Arizona, is not his party’s most recent presidential nominee. He is no longer the highest-ranking Republican on any major Congressional committee. And as party spokesmen go, these days he is just as often speaking against Congressional Republicans as with them.
    Yet on many given Sundays—over 60 of them since 2010—Mr. McCain repairs to a television studio in Washington to hold forth. On “Face the Nation” alone, Mr. McCain has appeared more than any other politician in the program’s 60-year history.
  • In case you missed it, the Santa Monica shooter, besides having his AR-15 assault rifle, had about 1300 rounds of ammunition with him for his little spree. A fifth victim has now died.
  • Condolences to family and friends:
    Abigail Heyman, a photographer whose stark portraits of women at work, at home and at weddings gave a visual concreteness to feminist doctrine of the 1970s about the oppressiveness of traditional female roles, died on May 28 at her home in Manhattan. She was 70.
  • I knew it!
    I watch sporting events and decide their outcome because that is a very important priority for Me.
    @TheTweetOfGod via web
  • Say it isn't so:
    Malibu, California's most fashionable resident is moving. Today, Barbie officially put her coastal Dreamhouse on the market and is packing up her three-story pink palace.... Over the next few months, Barbie will embark on a worldwide tour to find a new dream home.
    —Mattel press release

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