April 20, 2014
Updated 2:14 AM

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Severing a Family’s Ties, China’s President Signals a Change

nytimes.com — HONG KONG - His son landed contracts to sell equipment to state oil fields and thousands of filling stations across China. His son's mother-in-law held stakes in pipelines and natural gas pumps from Sichuan Province in the west to the southern isle of Hainan.
The latest story about efforts to crackdown on corruption in China is pretty fascinating: nytimes.com/2014/04/20/wor…
Excellent dig: Investigating Family’s Wealth, China’s Leader Signals a Change nyti.ms/1jUzl1h
RT @PekingMike: It's very humbling to be at the NYT and such an honor working with @ChuBailiang @jansfield @amyyqin on this story. http://t…
It's very humbling to be at the NYT and such an honor working with @ChuBailiang @jansfield @amyyqin on this story. nytimes.com/2014/04/20/wor…
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White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich

nytimes.com — On a crisp morning in late March, an elite group of 100 young philanthropists and heirs to billionaire family fortunes filed into a cozy auditorium at the White House. Their name tags read like a catalog of the country's wealthiest and most influential clans: Rockefeller, Pritzker, Marriott.
RT @adwooldridge: The disclosure in this rather nauseating piece is priceless, Including the Young and the Rich nyti.ms/1hUXqq2
RT @adwooldridge: The disclosure in this rather nauseating piece is priceless, Including the Young and the Rich nyti.ms/1hUXqq2
Question for @publicroad and @lkoturner: Do you think our friends the Mellons were at this get-together? nytimes.com/2014/04/20/fas…
Pretty obvious what White House takes seriously about these young heirs to vast fortunes: their money nytimes.com/2014/04/20/fas…
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AVSNY: This might be the greatest ...

twitter.com — This might be the greatest photo ever taken... Bartolo Colon "hitting" (Adam Hunger, USA TODAY Sports) | pic.twitter.com/brD6YdG5DQ
Jeff Garlin is on the Mets? RT @AVSNY: This might be the greatest photo ever taken... Bartolo Colon "hitting" | pic.twitter.com/H6KCNUcfdy
An inspiration to fatties everywhere RT @AVSNY This might be the greatest photo ever taken... Bartolo Colon “hitting" pic.twitter.com/qGSzAeLq5w
RT @AVSNY: This might be the greatest photo ever taken... Bartolo Colon "hitting" (Adam Hunger, USA TODAY Sports) | http://t.co/brD6YdG5…
RT @AVSNY: This might be the greatest photo ever taken... Bartolo Colon "hitting" (Adam Hunger, USA TODAY Sports) | http://t.co/brD6YdG5…
RT @AVSNY: This might be the greatest photo ever taken... Bartolo Colon "hitting" (Adam Hunger, USA TODAY Sports) | http://t.co/brD6YdG5…
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Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The health care law may be Republicans' favorite weapon against Democrats this year, but there is another issue roiling their party and shaping the establishment-versus-grass-roots divide ahead of the 2016 presidential primaries: the Common Core.
The growing GOP civil war over Common Core. Grass roots trusting big biz less. by @jmartNYT nyti.ms/1jUWpNc
"It's two P’s, polarization and paranoia.” Headaches for GOP ahead w ObamaCORE in prescient @jmartNYT piece nyti.ms/1nhrkqJ
RT @blakehounshell: “The Republican revolt against the Common Core can be traced to President Obama’s embrace of it” nytimes.com/2014/04/20/us/…
RT @blakehounshell: “The Republican revolt against the Common Core can be traced to President Obama’s embrace of it” nytimes.com/2014/04/20/us/…
RT @blakehounshell “The Republican revolt against the Common Core can be traced to President Obama’s embrace of it” nyti.ms/1kNCgKd
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In Sad Twist on Proud Tradition, Captains Let Others Go Down With Ship

nytimes.com — Ever since the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, carrying its captain and many of the passengers with it, the notion that the captain goes down with his ship has been ingrained in popular culture.
Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship — w/ non Seinfeld reference to Andrea Doria buff.ly/1fae6UM
RT @jadmouawad: Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship nyti.ms/1hXAFks (with @nytdrew)
Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship nyti.ms/1hXAFks
Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship nyti.ms/1hXAFks (with @nytdrew)
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Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

cnet.com — Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the engineering team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker, a person familiar with the matter told CNET. "As a fast-paced, global business we continually align resources with business priorities," said Nike spokesman Brian Strong in an email.
Our story's accurate cnet.com/news/nike-fire… spin & wild speculation about our sources, notwithstanding.
Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware - CNET cnet.co/1nzwVpB
Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware. buff.ly/1i4YYYW via @CNET
Nice scoop from @nickstatt: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware cnet.co/1lgw3cg via @CNET
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AFP: #PHOTO: Dramatic image of the ...

twitter.com — PHOTO: Dramatic image of the avalanche that killed 13 sherpas as it barrels down a mountain near Mount Everest pic.twitter.com/9ZklNSbobl
RT @W7VOA: RT @AFP: Dramatic image of avalanche that killed 13 sherpas as it barrels down a mountain near #Everest pic.twitter.com/uPZdVZjNoK
RT @W7VOA: RT @AFP: Dramatic image of avalanche that killed 13 sherpas as it barrels down a mountain near #Everest pic.twitter.com/uPZdVZjNoK
RT @W7VOA: RT @AFP: Dramatic image of avalanche that killed 13 sherpas as it barrels down a mountain near #Everest pic.twitter.com/uPZdVZjNoK
@AFP: #PHOTO: Dramatic image of the avalanche near Mount Everest pic.twitter.com/XZkXaTziVM”. Follow updates #9News
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Suntimes: That marks 21 people shot in ...

twitter.com — That marks 21 people shot in 24 hours. We are mapping shootings as we confirm them http://sun-tim.es/1kNC79I pic.twitter.com/uqcRebuFT2
RT @Suntimes: That marks 21 people shot in 24 hrs. We're mapping shootings as we confirm them sun-tim.es/1kNC79I pic.twitter.com/ct9x3VgEjA
"@Suntimes: 21 people shot in 24 hours.map of shootings. sun-tim.es/1kNC79I pic.twitter.com/kxeVwxYUdC" get guns from perps not lawful peeps
RT @Suntimes: That marks 21 people shot in 24 hours. We are mapping shootings as we confirm them sun-tim.es/1kNC79I http://t.co/uqcReb…
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WSJ: A red fox has been living on ...

twitter.com — A red fox has been living on the grounds of the White House for months: http://on.wsj.com/1hTyU8U (Getty) pic.twitter.com/e2YR67rKVr
RT @jjgould: Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! RT @WSJ: A red fox has been living on the grounds of the White House for months: pic.twitter.com/xZRCAJIadv
RT @wareFLO: Eats fruit. Huh! RT @WSJ: A red fox has been living on grounds of White House 4 months on.wsj.com/1hTyU8U (Getty) http://t…
RT @WSJ: A red fox has been living on the grounds of the White House for months: on.wsj.com/1hTyU8U (Getty) pic.twitter.com/e2YR67rKVr
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! RT @WSJ: A red fox has been living on the grounds of the White House for months: pic.twitter.com/xZRCAJIadv
RT @WSJ: A red fox has been living on the grounds of the White House for months: on.wsj.com/1hTyU8U (Getty) pic.twitter.com/e2YR67rKVr
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Horses spotted roaming south Calgary street, may have been led by donkey

calgaryherald.com — Several horses and a donkey were spotted roaming the streets in a rural area in south Calgary early Saturday evening.
"Is that a cow?" A @theredsouth gem on horses spotted roaming #yyc street (who may have been led astray by a donkey) calgaryherald.com/Horses+spotted…
Horses spotted roaming south Calgary street, may have been led astray by donkey. Headline, set, match, Alberta. calgaryherald.com/story.html?id=…
RT @j_komarnicki: I...can't even. Horses roaming Calgary streets. Says duty inspector Nancy Farmer: “The donkey was the group leader." htt…
RT @j_komarnicki: I...can't even. Horses roaming Calgary streets. Says duty inspector Nancy Farmer: “The donkey was the group leader." htt…
I...can't even. Horses roaming Calgary streets. Says duty inspector Nancy Farmer: “The donkey was the group leader." calgaryherald.com/touch/story.ht…
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Why Wearables Like Nike’s FuelBand Aren’t Working

recode.net — If all of the companies that make activity-trackers were on some sort of leaderboard right now, who would be winning the race? None of them. The news yesterday that Nike had laid off members of its FuelBand division, and may not release future versions of the device, underscores the difficulties players in this space have faced.
RT @waltmossberg: "Hardware is Very Hard": Why Wearables Aren't Working (Yet?) on.recode.net/QvKpaA via @LaurenGoode
"Hardware is Very Hard". Why Wearables Aren't Working (Yet?) on.recode.net/QvKpaA via @LaurenGoode @jtemple
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Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks

nytimes.com — NEW DELHI - The Sherpas always go first, edging up the deadly flank of Everest while international clients wait for days in the base camp below. They set off in the dark, before the day's warmth causes the ice to shift.
A Sherpa carrying a 20-lb. load makes $125 per climb nyti.ms/1lkdOP4
Pour one out for the Sherpas, who risk (and lose) their lives on Everest for the sake of others' fancy. nytimes.com/2014/04/20/wor…
"We say, ‘The client is our god.'" Everest, where Sherpas do dangerous work for foreign climbers.. nytimes.com/2014/04/20/wor…
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Police called in over drug scandal at major football club in England

theguardian.com — A major football club in England has been rocked by a drugs scandal that has gone as far as the police and the English authorities, the Observer can reveal. The police were called in to investigate after senior members of staff started suspecting some of their colleagues were regularly using class-A drugs inside the stadium.
RT @JHolmesSheff: Police called in over drugs scandal at major English football club - time to play guess the club and player(s)! http://t.…
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dispatcheditor: Here's the game-winner by Matt ...

twitter.com — Here's the game-winner by Matt Calvert, captured by @KRobPhoto of @DispatchAlerts pic.twitter.com/822wv305tH
RT @Jimryan015: Great shot of a historic moment for Columbus. MT @dispatcheditor: Here's the #CBJ game-winner, captured by @KRobPhoto http:…
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Hotel Leaves Oklahoma City Thunder Opponents Telling Ghost Stories

nytimes.com — OKLAHOMA CITY - The roster of the Oklahoma City Thunder has championship-caliber talent, but the team's playoff hopes may rest - though not in peace - with one bit player who remains largely unseen. She is an apparitional sixth man, of sorts, who may or may not exist at all, in this world or any other.
There is a haunted hotel in Oklahoma City and it's causing visiting NBA players to loose sleep. nyti.ms/1kMGJN6
RT @NailaJeanMeyers: Need a weekend read? How about something on a possibly haunted hotel and the NBA playoffs by @JohnBranchNYT? http://t.…
Need a weekend read? How about something on a possibly haunted hotel and the NBA playoffs by @JohnBranchNYT? nyti.ms/1kMGJN6
RT @jimrutenberg: Oklahoma City Thunder's 6th man is a GHOST! Named Effie she haunts away team hotel. A real beaut from @johnbranchNYT http…
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