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Ed Koch last month in front of the also-paltry Brooklyn Bridge.(Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

• The Syrian regime’s ultra-harsh repression of protests—at least 200 have been killed, and the government has taken responsibility—spread to a university for the first time. The White House strongly condemned the violent crackdown. [NYT/WP]

• Gershom Sizomu, the Ugandan rabbi whom Matthew Fishbane wrote about, has gone to court to accuse the electoral commission of irregularities that helped incumbent Yahaya Gudoi Wojje defeat him. [New Vision]

• Prior to questioning over corruption allegations, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had a heart attack and was hospitalized. [The Telegraph]

• Ron Hirsch, the suspect in last week’s bombing outside the Santa Monica Chabad House, was arrested outside Cleveland. [JTA/Jewish Journal]

• Israeli diplomats have asked their Turkish counterparts to prevent another flotilla this May. [Haaretz]

• George Washington wishes his bridge were as awesome as Ed Koch’s. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

Be psyched. Be very, very psyched.





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