Reading While Eating for June 12: Happy Loving Day

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Cats, kickball and a love supreme.

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Wearing a shirt celebrating her brothers' escape from Alcatraz Island's federal prison, a sister of John and Clarence Anglin visits the former prison on Monday, June 11, 2012, in the San Francisco Bay. The Anglin brothers disappeared from the island on June 11, 1962, along with fellow inmate Frank Morris.

Happy Loving Day: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state of Virginia could not prevent Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple, from marrying — striking down all anti-miscegenation laws nationwide and marking a major victor for civil rights. These LIFE magazine photos by Grey Villet eloquently tell the story of their relationship. (LIFE.com)

Sock Man: George H.W. Bush celebrated his 88th birthday by talking socks, leadership and Justin Bieber with his granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager. (BuzzFeed)

The Best Kickball Play You’ll See All Week. Yes, we said kickball. Got a problem with that? (The Daily Wh.at)

10 Musical Couples We’d Love to See Reunited: Seriously, what have David Bowie and Mick Jagger been doing with themselves since ‘Dancing in the Streets’? (Flavorwire)

Wait, Are We Still Fighting? Meet the small British village that remained at war with Russia for 113 years, and 10 other conflicts that lasted (on paper) far longer than they should have. (Mental Floss)

Cats: They’re What the Internet is Made Of: This clever ASPCA adoption video features ABC News anchor/reporter Dan Harris and his pet, a.k.a. the Hovercat, along with some mighty fine dubstep. (The Daily Wh.at)

 

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