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  • Klete Keller, the U.S. Olympic swimmer who rioted at the Capitol on January 6th, pleaded guilty to obstructing congressional business, but he might get a lighter prison sentences because he's cooperating with the feds to inform on other rioters.
  • Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced yesterday to a year of house arrest with an electronic bracelet after being found guilty of violating campaign finance laws during his failed 2012 re-election bid.
  • Rep. Ro Khanna, a progressive Democrat from California, told NPR this morning that every Democrat is basically on board with President Biden's infrastructure package and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the one person currently sabotaging everything.
  • A 96-year-old former secretary at a Nazi concentration camp was supposed to stand trial yesterday for her complicity in 11,000 deaths during the Holocaust, but at the last minute she called a cab from her nursing home and went on the lam.
  • In Maine and everywhere else, global warming is ruining leaf peeping season: "It's been a few years since we've had a really good leaf year where you just drive around town and see really good color."
  • E-bikes are cool now.
  • Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska is holding Fat Bear Week, a March Madness-style tournament for fat bears inside the park. It's a tradition that began years ago as Fat Bear Day, but expanded to a week because people just love these chonky bears.
  • Gawker believes that Ed Sheeran, among others, is a charisma black hole, and who could disagree with that?
  • Not sure if this count as charisma, but Javier Bardem looks like he's having a good time on the set of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile.
  • Dolly Parton has officially approved of Lil Nas X's "Jolene" cover.
  • And finally, engage the core: