Patt Morrison for June 5, 2012

election day
Call it Big Primary Tuesday. Voters in six states - California, New Mexico, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana and New Jersey - are hitting the polls Tuesday to choose candidates in House primary elections.
2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final ? Game Three
Hockey fans in Los Angeles are euphoric: the hometown Los Angeles Kings are 3-0 against the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals, and if their playoff record (15-2) is any indication, there might be a big, shiny cup in their future.
Merkel And Sarkozy Meet Over Euro

The euro, the European Union, and you

If you haven’t been paying attention, the economy is slowing. This time, however, instead of blaming toxic assets or regulation failures, most eyes are on the European Union, where austerity measures and the weakening Euro have inhibited member countries’ spending ability – to the point that the rest of the world is feeling the effects.
Eyes for hunting
Why did homo sapiens thrive when Neanderthals didn’t? Maybe the answer lies in our four-legged best friends.
Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Held In Washington, DC
It all came down to “guetapens,” a French word meaning trap or snare. Luckily for Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old eighth grader from Francis Parker School in La Jolla, CA, she had studied the word and knew how to spell it when it meant winning the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Day the World Discovered the Sun
After last month’s partial lunar eclipse, today Venus will pass in front of the sun, an astronomical occurrence that won’t occur for another 115 years. You may have to brave the crowds at Griffith Observatory to see this heavenly spectacle, but that’s nothing compared to the expeditions recounted by Mark Anderson in “The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus.
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