NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON. Astrophysicist apologizes for “all deaths matter” tweet following mass shootings.
SEAN HANNITY. “I’d like to see the perimeter of every school in America surrounded, secured by retired police — which you are — retired Secret Service — which you are — military, and I want guys to donate 15 hours. I think we could cover every school, every hour, every day. Add a metal detector, and I think we’re going to have safer schools. Have one armed guard on every floor of every school, all over every mall, the perimeter, and inside every hall of every mall. Now, that gives us an instant response opportunity that we normally wouldn’t have.”
‘TRUMP URGES UNITY V. RACISM‘. New York Times editor Dean Baquet responds to terrible headline.
SUPERDELEGATES. Pete Buttigieg is courting them aggressively: “The South Bend mayor’s team held a conference call with a group of so-called superdelegates on Monday to ask them for their support, according to an invite obtained by The Daily Beast. It was just the latest sign that the mayor’s aides are still playing catch-up against competitors such as former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been cultivating relationships with party insiders for nearly 40 years. But it also signals that—for all the focus on the early voting states—Buttigieg’s team sees a convention floor fight as a possible path towards securing the party’s nomination.”
RIP. Henri Belolo, the French producer behind the Village People. “The Moroccan-born songwriter and impresario was one of the pioneers of the disco movement, which swept the world’s dancefloors in the late 1970s. “
MISSOURI. School cancels back-to-school assembly at anti-gay church: ‘The Kansas City Star reports Lee’s Summit teachers organized a protest against holding the assembly Wednesday at Abundant Life. Teachers in the Kansas City suburb planned to wear rainbow shirts and gay pride stickers. The church’s faith statement says same-sex relationships are a “perversion of God’s natural order of one man for one woman.”
DALLAS. Oak Lawn gets new cocktail bar Mr. Misster. ‘Mr. Misster features a full bar with craft cocktails, DJ-spun music and a stylish ambiance for dancing and socializing. According to the business’ Facebook page, the club strives to create “a unique, old-world setting with vibrant plush seating, soft lighting and a hint of glamour.”
HELPING HAND OF THE DAY. Firefighters set up a ladder to help raccoons escape a fire.
POLAND. State companies pouring money into anti-gay media: ‘According to Kantar, the conservative news weekly Gazeta Polska, which distributed “LGBT-free” stickers with one of its editions last month, has seen advertising inflows rise from just over 10,000 euros ($11,100) in 2015 to more than 2 million euros in 2018.’
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN. Battling stage 4 cancer: ‘The singer and actress recently revealed that her cancer has come back for a third time, and is more aggressive than ever, but she’s not letting the challenges of living with stage 4 cancer break her optimistic spirit.’
HUGH JACKMAN. Sending Olivia Newton-John his support:
NASTY TREAT OF THE DAY. Oscar Mayer’s Ice Dog Sandwich.
TV TRAILER OF THE DAY. Mindhunter Season 2.
TRAILER OF THE DAY. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
UNDERCOVER JOB OF THE DAY. Billy Eichner on the internet.