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A Look Ahead: Pistorius returns to court

  • Olympic runner accused in girlfriend's death
  • Wednesday is World Environment Day!
  • Remember Betamax?
A Look Ahead: Pistorius returns to court

We know how you feel about Monday morning -- not the greatest day, right? You fumble for the coffee, stare bleary-eyed at your overstuffed inbox, and wonder why you aren't still wrapped in a blanket cocoon on the sofa watching reruns of "Mad Men." We'll ease your pain and let you in on some of what this week has to offer.

Monday, June 3: Florida Gov. Rick Scott may speed up the pace of executions in the state today if he signs the "Timely Justice Act," which mandates that executions take place within 180 days after sentencing. Florida currently has the highest number of innocent people exonerated from death row.

Tuesday, June 4: Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius will make a short appearance at the Pretoria Magistrate Court. It will be his first we've seen of him since his bail hearing. The court will hear a motion to postpone the case for further investigations. Pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 13. Pistorius claims he mistook her for an intruder and shot her.

Wednesday, June 5: If you've been thinking of planting a tree or starting a recycling habit, today is the day for it. World Environment Day is celebrated all over the world in an attempt to increase awareness about how we can preserve the earth.

Thursday, June 6: Comedian Mel Brooks receives AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award for keeping us giggling for decades.

Friday, June 7: Back on this date in 1975, Sony introduced the Betamax VCR, which led to a battle between which format was superior: VHS or Beta. VHS won in the end, but now even those oversized tapes are a thing of the past. It won't be long until we view our Blu-ray discs the same way, as we're surely due to stream all our future entertainment needs via Google Glass. Right?

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