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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Read this: Monaco royal wedding; Nancy Pelosi, Angry Birds fan; Davey Johnson’s abandoned retirement plans


Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert (Lionel Cironneau/AP)

Bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock has a couple tough acts to follow: Kate Middleton a few borders away, and Grace Kelly, 55 years ago. The AP brings us a preview of the upcoming Monaco royal wedding. Set to kick off July 1, it will last two days, welcome 500 guests, feature a dinner by Alain Ducasse, and avoid some of the excess we saw in London two months ago.

Did you know Nancy Pelosi is an Angry Birds fan? She plays it on her new iPad when she’s not using it to look at photos of the grandkids — or, you know, trying to win back the House, which is the actual focus of this profile by our colleagues Karen Tumulty and Paul Kane.


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“Oh, we’re never going to go on that Alaskan fishing trip.”

Susan Johnson’s sad reaction upon hearing that her semi-retired husband Davey Johnson had been unexpectedly named manager of the Nationals., reports our colleague Dave Sheinin

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