Capital flight isn't just a Greek phenomenon — billions of euros are pouring from Belgium, France, Italy and Spain, with much landing in the UK, as depositors go hunting for safe havens for their money.
- Saying, "I do not believe a republic can exist if you permit the military to arrest American citizens and put them in secret prisons and be denied a trial," Ron Paul added his liberty-loving support to a bill sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich, that would ensure due process rights are guaranteed to anyone detained in the United States.
- Not only is Mitt Romney matching the incumbent president's tepidity of support, but also his fundraising. The GOP candidate brought in $40.1 million in April, close to Obama's $43.6 million haul.
- George Zimmerman was diagnosed with a broken nose, two black eyes and lacerations after his encounter with Trayvon Martin, lending support to his story that the shooting of Martin occurred in response to an assault. Autopsy results on Martin showed injuries to his knuckles.
- Gary Johnson is polling at seven percent in New Hampshire and six percent in North Carolina. Added to his standing in other recent state-level polls, he seems nicely positioned to make Barry and Mitt sweat a little.
- New scientific evidence supports something java heads have always known: coffee is good for you and extends life. Just don't get between us and the pot.
- The estate of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was looted, claims attorney Stephen G. Cohen, who has filed suit alleging Judge Freddie Burton Jr. conspired with probate lawyers John Chase Jr. and Melvin Jefferson Jr. to run up unnecessary legal fees and freeze out Parks's intended heirs.
- Ever-vigilant to shield residents from … something, Massachusetts officials dispatched armed environmental police to shut down an ice cream stand at a public dairy farm after manager, Mark Duffy, expanded the stand without a permit. Said a puzzled Duffy, who lives on the farm, "I make improvements every single day and have for 26 years." (HT db)
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