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Jeffrey Epilogue: “The documents also provide a fresh window into Epstein’s behavior during his 36 days in jail, including his previously unreported attempt to connect by mail with another high-profile pedophile: Larry Nassar, the U.S. gymnastics team doctor convicted of sexually abusing scores of athletes.” New details of Jeffrey Epstein’s death and the frantic aftermath revealed in records obtained by AP. (I have a feeling we’ll be learning more and more about the life and times of Jeffrey Epstein – and those who lived it with him.)

+ Ja Rules: “We’ve uncovered a fair amount of additional information. We probably could have brought it to a head now, but we’ve made the decision that it would be unfair to these players and these teams to announce that decision in the middle of this series.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the Ja Morant Investigation Verdict Will Come After 2023 NBA Finals. Of course, because of the hint that Silver dropped, the issue will dominate sports talk throughout the finals. (If shooting up schools with AR-15s doesn’t lead to sane gun laws, why should Ja Morant be penalized for waving around a handgun? In today’s America, that’s basically waving the flag.)

+ The Planned Slam Slugger: Many mega deals and tech startups were birthed in a woodside restaurant called Bucks. The latest entrant to the trillion dollar club was born in a Denny’s. Nvidia was born in the booth of a bullet-ridden Denny’s—now it’s worth $1 trillion.

+ Play Bawl: “The simplest explanation for rising rates of childhood loneliness is that kids are spending less time with each other. But, while social media does not help, waning participation in organized social activities is a far bigger deal.” The Decline of Youth Sports is Making Teen Loneliness Worse.

+ Gov and Marriage: “Jordan’s crown prince married the scion of a prominent Saudi family on Thursday in a palace ceremony attended by royals and other VIPs from around the world, as massive crowds gathered across the kingdom to celebrate the region’s newest power couple.”

+ Cable Nonsense Network: “CEO Chris Licht felt he was on a mission to restore the network’s reputation for serious journalism. How did it all go wrong?” The Atlantic: Inside the Meltdown at CNN. (You can’t restore CNN with panels and townhalls. You can only restore it with actual news coverage.)

+ Stage Dive: Joe Biden suffered a fall before his graduation speech at the Air Force Academy.

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