Americans More Obsessed With Royal Wedding Than Brits; CNN Weighs in on Obama Birthplace; Today Will Be 80 Degrees


• It’s Tuesday. Do you know where your royals are? They are all over the U.S. media, which is all about the royal wedding, more so, even, than the British media. This is a statement about something, but we’re too busy thinking about what shoes Kate will wear to know what. [Nielsen Wire]

CNN attempts to put an end to the birther controversy with a new investigation: “Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Period.” (Reason doesn’t work, guys.) [CNN]

• Kenneth Pike, who is serving 18 to 40 years in a New York state prison for raping a 12-year-old female relative, has turned down a heart transplant “after news reports sparked a debate over inmates receiving organ transplants at taxpayers’ expense.” [AP/HuffPo]

• Carlos Garcia, fined $15,000 for using the Spanish expletive for the “c-word” in his Washington Heights history class when his students didn’t listen, has had the fine decreased to $1,000. [NYP]

• A 6-year-old boy battling cancer has raised thousands of dollars for endangered penguins. [NYDN]

• It will be almost 80 degrees today, with scattered thunderstorms. Hello, summer. [Weather]

• Someone has a message for the F train. [Bowery Boogie]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 26, 2011

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