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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Lambert Gay, Picasso Stolen, and Journalists Sentenced

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Two U.S. journalists were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean work camp yesterday after being spotted crossing the country’s border. The families of Laura Ling and Euna Lee are … Read More

By / June 9, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Two U.S. journalists were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean work camp yesterday after being spotted crossing the country’s border. The families of Laura Ling and Euna Lee are now asking the government for compassion.
  • An abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas is now closing after its primary physician, George Tiller, was slain last week in his church. There now remain only two clinics in the U.S. that will perform late-term abortions. 
  • One of Pablo Picasso’s sketcbooks, valued at more than $10 million, has been stolen from a French museum. The theft apparently occurred overnight, but there was no indications that the museum had been broken into.
  • Twelve people in Thailand are dead after a mosque attack yesterday. Authorities are now hunting for the gunmen. 
  • For those who were still wondering, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has (finally) come out as gay. Not only that, he’s admitted to crushing on his opponent, winner Kris Allen. Nothing makes for better drama–I sense a new reality series.
  • A total of twenty-eight bodies have been retrieved from the Atlantic, among the wreckage of the ill-fated Air France that crashed last week. Two hundred people are still missing and investigators are still searching for clues as to what caused the plane to go down.