Woke up in an allergy fog and entered a slow news day, but it’s moving right along by now, thank you. Here are some mid-day munchies:

* Bizarre hacking of AP Twitter feed indicating “explosions at White House” momentarily tanks Dow.

* French Parliament approves same-sex marriage law.

* Muslims tipped off Mounties who foiled train bombing plot in Canada.

* TPM’s Brian Beutler offers blistering assessment of Max Baucus’ Senate career.

* All five members of Rhode Island Senate Republican Caucus endorse marriage equality.

And in non-political news:

* Richie Havens, famous for one performance at Woodstock, but enjoying a long career, dies at 72.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.