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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

"A Syrian MiG 21 fighter jet has landed in Jordan," al-Jazeera and other news outlets report. And according to Reuters, a Jordanian official says the pilot has asked for asylum. The BBC is reporting that news as well.

According to the royal website, the applicant who's chosen will have dominion over the royal residences — including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, overseeing a staff of 60. The position is described as "challenging and exciting."

Update at 10:30 a.m. ET: The Supreme Court is done issuing opinions today and its take on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care overhaul was not among them.

The next likely day: Monday.

Our Original Post:

What we said on the last two Mondays applies again today:

Dissident and artist Ai Weiwei said Thursday that he has been forbidden from leaving China, despite the lifting of strict bail conditions imposed after he was released from detention last year. This comes a day after a hearing on his tax evasion case, which he was prevented from attending.

Crews in Colorado are struggling to get the upper hand on the massive High Park wildfire that's destroyed more homes and property than any blaze in the state's history. With Colorado and the rest of the drought-plagued Southwest coming off a winter with record low snowpack, officials are braced for more fires. But previous forest management techniques could be partly to blame for the severe fires.

Defense Rests In Sandusky Trial

Jun 21, 2012

Closing arguments are expected Thursday in the child sex-abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky. The defense for the former Penn State assistant football coach rested Wednesday without Sandusky taking the stand. Sandusky denies charges that he sexually abused ten boys over 15 years.

Film Critic Andrew Sarris Dies At 83

Jun 21, 2012

Film critic Andrew Sarris popularized the auteur theory in this country. That's the idea that the greatest films are the result of a director's singular vision. Sarris died Wednesday at the age of 83.

Sports Artists LeRoy Neiman Dies At 91

Jun 21, 2012

LeRoy Neiman, who painted and sketched the Super Bowl and the Olympics, died Wednesday at the age of 91. You know the paintings when you see them — impressionistic images with bright splashes of color.

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