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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch last fall.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

• At the United States’s urging, the U.N. Human Rights Council has appointed a special investigator into Iranian human rights. [AP/WP]

• The woman who died in the Jerusalem bomb attack yesterday was a 59-year-old Briton named Mary Jean Gardner. [JTA/Forward]

• The opposition Kadima Party is seizing on a report that Prime Minister Netanyahu allowed foreign trips to be funded by private donors seeking influence. [AP/WP]

• Feelin’ groovy! The Queensboro Bridge, a.k.a. the 59th Street Bridge, is now named after hizzoner Ed Koch. [WSJ]

• Elizabeth Taylor was buried today, very quickly, because, y’know, that’s how we do. [People]

• A reminder that Tablet Magazine’s official NCAA men’s basketball team, the Wisconsin Badgers, play Butler around 10 pm tonight on TBS. Here’s an article further describing their awesomeness. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

This The Daily Show segment from last night is making the rounds:





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