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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* President Obama told graduates at Morehouse College's commencement: "There's no longer any room for excuses." Then, he mentioned that his dog, Bo, ate his job-creation plan.
* Obama told the graduates to not just pursue wealth, but should they achieve wealth, to consider donating half of it to the Democratic National Committee.
* The winning $590.5 million Powerball lottery ticket was purchased in Zephyrhills, Fla. This makes living in Florida worth all the -- no, on second thought, it doesn't.
* The winning Powerball ticket is valued at $590.5 million. Because it was sold in Florida, there is a recount.
* Sunday night, the World Lip Sync Contest was held -- no, wait, that was the Billboard Music Awards.
* Taylor Swift won eight trophies at the Billboard Music Awards. Actually, she won nine, including the Trophy For Winning The Most Trophies.
* A tour guide in Zambia is OK after being swallowed whole by an angry hippo. That's when you know you've made a bad career choice -- you find yourself lodged inside an angry hippo.
* Scientists have developed a method to reduce memory loss among sea snails. How does this work? The first sea snail says to the second: "Remember that gorgeous rock we passed 11 years ago?" Second sea snail: "Sure do. If you look over your shoulder, it's 4-feet back."
* The L.A. Angels owner said there is 'zero chance' of manager Mark Scioscia being fired. Considering how sports works, since he said this 48 hours ago, I am stunned that Scioscia is still with the team.
* A Chicago Blackhawks fan attending a playoff game against the Minnesota Wild began having contractions in the second period but refused to leave until the game was over. OK, maybe people are more into the NHL playoffs than I thought.
* What a state high school track meet at Omaha Burke for Papillion La Vista's Kenzo Cotton. I wouldn't say he's fast, but he broke two records set last weekend at Horsemen's Park.
* David Beckham cried during his last game before his soccer retirement -- mostly because now he's going to have to stay home all day and listen to the Spice Girls rehearse.