Morning Links: Summer Begins; Faisal Shahzad Faces Arraignment; NYU Abu Dhabi to Open


• Today is the first official day of summer, also known as the summer solstice. Look for it to be hot and sunny. [TWC]

• Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber, will be arraigned today on 10 terrorism and weapons charge. [LoHud]

• Joran van der Sloot says he was tricked into confessing to the murder of Stephany Flores — he claims that he signed the papers Peruvian police gave him without knowing what they said, thinking he would be transferred to the Netherlands. [CNN]

• There may be $9 billion in Madoff money floating around out there. According to an inmate, Bernie Madoff has told fellow inmates he siphoned that amount off to three people before he was arrested. [NYPost]

• N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi will open in September with 150 very smart incoming freshman. [NYT]

• BP has gathered a team of lobbyists and consultants to help with its PR offensive. [WP]

• The M is the dirtiest subway line. [NYDN]

• The Andrew J. Barberi, which injured 48 people in an accident on May 8th, is back in service. [NY1]