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When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue

nytimes.com — Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights? General Mills, the maker of iconic cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, "join" it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.
RT @GlennF: Never Like a brand again: you might be opting out of the ability to sue over *any* product it makes. nyti.ms/1j3eabm
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Putin Asserts Right to Use Force in Eastern Ukraine

nytimes.com — MOSCOW - President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia emphasized on Thursday that the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament had authorized him to use military force if necessary in eastern Ukraine, and also stressed Russia's historical claim to the territory, repeatedly referring to it as "new Russia" and saying that only "God knows" why it became part of Ukraine.
RT @wjrue: "[T]he Kremlin arranged for Snowden…to appear on camera and ask Putin about Russia’s own surveillance practices" http://t.co/c0J…
"Mr. Putin repeatedly referred to eastern Ukraine as 'New Russia'" nytimes.com/2014/04/18/wor…
NYT writes that Snowden appeared as a "prop" during Russia press conf. where he asked Putin about Russia surveillance ow.ly/vTY3r
RT @wjrue: "[T]he Kremlin arranged for Snowden…to appear on camera and ask Putin about Russia’s own surveillance practices" http://t.co/c0J…
RT @csis_sam: Could the #Snowden apologists please acknowledge he is a Russian asset now? Pretty hard to argue with this: http://t.co/5uY3Y…
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G.O.P. Campaign Outreach Tool: Gun Sweepstakes

nytimes.com — Hand over your email address to a political campaign, and typically all you can expect in return is an endless stream of solicitations for money. But one supporter of Greg Brophy, a state senator who is running for governor in Colorado, got something else: a Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle.
Zac Moffatt: “You’ve got to break through.” // G.O.P. Campaign Outreach Tool: Gun Sweepstakes @jwpetersNYT nyti.ms/1qOxopS
RT @jwpetersNYT: "You don't want to do that. Not in the middle of an election." Candidates should avoid giving away guns to felons http://t…
RT @jwpetersNYT: "You don't want to do that. Not in the middle of an election." Candidates should avoid giving away guns to felons http://t…
"You don't want to do that. Not in the middle of an election." Candidates should avoid giving away guns to felons nyti.ms/1qOxopS
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Soccer, Particularly England’s Premier League, Growing in Popularity in New York Creative Circles

nytimes.com — What, you didn't catch Liverpool storm back against Manchester City last week? You missed Wayne Rooney's 58-yard wonder goal against West Ham United?
NYT style section is so reliably comical/awful. MT @egorski: Allegedly, "creative" "literati" in NYC are into soccer: nytimes.com/2014/04/17/fas…
Allegedly, "creative" people, the "smart set" and "literati" in New York City are getting into soccer: nytimes.com/2014/04/17/fas…
@jonathanwatts who'dve known? "Tottenham Hotspur The Spurs have become a trendy choice for many young American Jews" nytimes.com/2014/04/17/fas…
Oh look, Brooklyn has discovered #futbol. What's next? Shinty? nyti.ms/1eBgDfQ (via @nytimes)
Soccer is gaining popularity in New York creative circles, acc. to @nytimes. nyti.ms/1eXEHnW What's a New York creative circle?
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Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin

nytimes.com — It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world yet discovered, astronomers announced on Thursday.
RT @EvanMcSan: the news on Kepler 186f today: “that planet with the chicken-instead-of-bread sandwich finally figured out we exist” http://…
the news on Kepler 186f today: “that planet with the chicken-instead-of-bread sandwich finally figured out we exist” nytimes.com/2014/04/18/sci…
LOL, I forgot "Goldilocks zone" is a term that real scientists use in real life: nytimes.com/2014/04/18/sci…
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Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay

nytimes.com — It is a well-trod trail: Suburban youngsters enter their early 20s, leave their parents' comfortable Tudors or colonials for the pizazz of the city, dawdle a few years until they find mates and begin having children and then, seeking more space and good public schools, move back to the suburbs and into their own Tudors or colonials.
Good one in the @nytimes. Suburbs wonder when, if, the children who grew up there will move back from the city... nyti.ms/1eBgGs4
RT @SPUR_Urbanist: Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay nyti.ms/1eBgGs4
RT @NYTMetro: A report found that counties like Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk faced tough competition from NYC for young people: http://t…
RT @Richard_Florida: Young (highly educated & skilled) Americans shunning the suburbs for the urban center - NYT - nytimes.com/2014/04/17/nyr…
Young (highly educated & skilled) Americans shunning the suburbs for the urban center - NYT - nytimes.com/2014/04/17/nyr…
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Russia Economy Worsens Even Before Sanctions Hit

nytimes.com — MOSCOW - Margarita R. Zobnina, a professor of marketing here, has been watching the Russian economy's gathering woes with mounting alarm: friends who have moved abroad with no plans to return; others who put off new business ventures because of rising uncertainty.
Russia's economy teetering on the edge of recession even before the bite of Western sanctions over Crimea: nyti.ms/1mgZlVx
Memo 2 Putin: Is Ukraine worth this damage 2 Russia? Russia Economy Worsens Even Before Sanctions Hit nyti.ms/1qMbSSJ
Russia was teetering on the edge of recession before Crimea's annexation – now it's on the verge of a freefall nyti.ms/1gLniCW
US + EU don’t seem know - or won’t act on - their own huge economic strength vs Russia. nytimes.com/2014/04/17/wor…
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Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar

nytimes.com — The meeting opened with a pledge from the podium to try to end, God willing, by the hour of the evening prayer. Clusters of colorfully veiled women kept watch over jittery young children. Rows of men conversed in a jangle of languages.
In which Muslims in NY unite in push to close the city’s public schools for Eid al-Fitr & Eid al-Adha nyti.ms/1eO6AVe
Muslims in New York City Unite on Push to Add Holidays to School Calendar nyti.ms/1eDI8W1
By rights you mean privileges MT @andreafelliott: Muslims push for same rights given to Jews, Christians @sharonNYT cny.bz/1madLJs
"Muslim Power!" NYC Muslims pushing for Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr to become public school holidays. nyti.ms/1nrqjJO
Muslims keep pressure on @BilldeBlasio to make the two Eids school holidays, as he pledged during the campaign nyti.ms/1eDHpEs
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Kerry Joins Geneva Talks on Crisis in Ukraine

nytimes.com — GENEVA - Secretary of State John Kerry began talks here on Thursday with his counterparts from Ukraine, Russia and the European Union, in an uphill effort to defuse the spiraling tensions over Ukraine. Asked if he expected to make any progress, Mr. Kerry shrugged, lifting his hands.
RT @peterbakernyt: Today’s deescalation agreement forged in same Geneva hotel where Clinton presented Lavrov w/ill-fated "reset" button. ht…
Today’s deescalation agreement forged in same Geneva hotel where Clinton presented Lavrov w/ill-fated "reset" button. nytimes.com/2014/04/18/wor…
If freshly inked US-Russia-EU-Ukraine deal holds, Putin's military adventurism may be over for at least a while: nyti.ms/QrJDeM
US-Russia pact on Ukraine grants amnesty to members of armed groups who agree to leave seized buildings. Latest: nyti.ms/1gMitJG
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Survivors of Korean Ferry Recall a Sharp Turn, Then Chaos

nytimes.com — JINDO, South Korea - It was a trip that 325 second-year students at Dawon High School had been eagerly awaiting, a last chance for fun before a grueling year of studying for South Korea's university entrance exam. Soon after their ship left the port of Incheon on Tuesday night, students celebrated by launching fireworks from the deck.
In a marine disaster, it is critical to get to an open deck. Korean crew told passengers to sit tight in cabins. nyti.ms/1qO8sPk
A gripping, horrible account of this tragedy: Survivors of Korean Ferry Recall a Sharp Turn, Then Chaos nyti.ms/1qO8sPk
Heartrending story. Almost too painful to read: Survivors of Korean Ferry Recall a Sharp Turn, Then Chaos nyti.ms/1qO8sPk
287 people, mostly students, feared dead in South Korean ferry. Ship took 2 1/2 hrs to sink, so why was rescue slow? nyti.ms/1gLtoU7
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Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Sometimes the rivalry between Twitter and Facebook is like a children's game of copycat. Facebook copied Twitter's hashtags and trending topics. Twitter copied Facebook's profile page design and automatic display of images in the feed. But those are cosmetic changes. The money is in the advertising products.
RT @jesseredniss: The Twitter #Tcommerce bomb just got dropped. linking MoPub & GNIP to its universe, changes it's game. http://t.co/8Fxd1…
Nope. RT @eric_andersen: No surprise? "We’re finding that people really want to buy a lot of app install ads…"~@finkd j.mp/1eNJDl2
Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow. @vindugoel on Twitter's app install ads. nyti.ms/1qPfxPK
RT @nytimes: Twitter goes after a Facebook cash cow: application install ads nyti.ms/1l87DSi
Twitter goes after a Facebook cash cow: application install ads nyti.ms/1l87DSi
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It’s the End of the World as We Know It . . . and He Feels Fine

nytimes.com — Late one night last August, on the chalk downlands of southern England, Paul Kingsnorth stood in a field beside an old-growth forest, two yurts and a composting toilet. Kingsnorth is 41, tall, slim and energetic, with sweeping brown hair and a sparse beard.
Um, Carcosa? Read lede, try not to think of True Detective @kate_sheppard: where the hell does NYT find these people? nytimes.com/2014/04/20/mag…
RT @kate_sheppard: Alternate hed: "Some Guy You've Never Heard Of Says We Should Just Give Up and Welcome Climate Change" http://t.co/XPiRB…
Alternate hed: "Some Guy You've Never Heard Of Says We Should Just Give Up and Welcome Climate Change" nytimes.com/2014/04/20/mag…
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Syrian War Takes Heavy Toll at a Crossroad of Cultures

nytimes.com — PALMYRA, Syria - The imposing stone colonnades still stand, below stark hills dotted with tombs. They still glow peach-pink in the afternoon sun, impassive, as if unimpressed by what is, after all, not their first war. At the first-century Temple of Bel, one of the best-preserved buildings in the ancient city of Palmyra, a prominent column bears a new scar.
RT @AliceFordham: "Because they are beautiful" @ABarnardNYT in Palmyra and why the loss of Syria's ancient treasures matters, too http://t…
RT @AliceFordham: "Because they are beautiful" @ABarnardNYT in Palmyra and why the loss of Syria's ancient treasures matters, too http://t…
"Because they are beautiful" @ABarnardNYT in Palmyra and why the loss of Syria's ancient treasures matters, too nytimes.com/2014/04/17/wor…
Syrian War Takes Heavy Toll at a Crossroad of Cultures. Lovely dispatch by @ABarnardNYT from Palmyra. nyti.ms/1h4AqyY
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Talk About Your History, Oliver Stone Tells Chinese

sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com — The film director Oliver Stone, never one to shy from controversy, dropped a verbal bomb at the Beijing International Film Festival on Thursday, saying that China had to face the truth about its history and criticize Mao Zedong if it wanted to become truly creative.
How Oliver Stones dropped a verbal bomb at the Beijing International Film Festival: "You gotta make a movie abt Mao” sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/tal…
RT @KeithBradsher: Talk About Your History, Oliver Stone Tells Chinese nyti.ms/1qNKF1Y Tough movies can be made about U.S. but not C…
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Hungary’s Central Bank Seizes Bold Strategies

nytimes.com — BUDAPEST - Few central bankers are as quotable as Gyorgy Matolcsy. There was the time Mr. Matolcsy, head of Hungary's central bank, said, "Hungarian tribes 1,500 years ago were well known for their three unique skills: brain surgery, hospitality and gastronomy."
My latest from Hungary: A profile of one of the more unusual central bankers. nytimes.com/2014/04/17/bus…
Great piece about Hungary's eccentric central bank chief and the challenges facing Hungary nytimes.com/2014/04/17/bus…
RT @Spencerjakab: Hungary's distressingly wacky central bank chief, the architect of "orbanomics" #hungary nyti.ms/1kADAjw
Hungary's distressingly wacky central bank chief, the architect of "orbanomics" #hungary nyti.ms/1kADAjw
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