July 23, 2014
Updated 4:07 AM

Stories Journalists Are Talking About

Statement of Mike Bloomberg

mikebloomberg.com — This evening I will be flying on El Al to Tel Aviv to show solidarity with the Israeli people and to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel.
Jul 23, 2014

Mike Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv last night to "demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel" j.mp/1A4oM3U

Jul 23, 2014

Mike Bloomberg says FAA restrictions on Tel Aviv flights are a mistake; flies on El Al in solidarity w/ Israel. mikebloom.bg/1pbSTRe

Jul 23, 2014

RT @MikeBloomberg: The U.S. flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately mikebloom.bg/1A3ygfO

Jul 23, 2014

What a mensch! MT @MikeBloomberg I will be flying on El Al 2 Tel Aviv 2 show it is safe to fly in and out of Israel mikebloom.bg/1A3ygfO

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US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the intelligence community will have some additional data to present later in the day.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @shashj: After five full days to investigate the SA-11's origins, crazy if this is all that US officials conveyed to reporters bigstory.ap.org/article/us-pre…

Jul 22, 2014

Not quite what the story says. RT @TiloJung: US officials admitting they became victims of Ukrainian propaganda bigstory.ap.org/article/us-pre…

Jul 22, 2014

RT @TiloJung: Finally a non-propaganda moment from US officials: "The most likely explanation: the rebels made a mistake." bigstory.ap.org/article/us-pre…

Jul 22, 2014

Strangely weak intel briefing by US on #MH17. Have they not identified missile launch location precisely? / @AP apne.ws/1twQzFV

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Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces

telegraph.co.uk — Since the start of Israel's Operation Protective Edge, and the ground assault on the Gaza Strip since last Thursday, 580 Palestinians have been killed. The Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, a Gaza-based human rights organisation which works with Unicef and other organisations, has verified the deaths of 132 children via its field workers.
Jul 23, 2014

The dead children of Gaza, identified one by one: amazing, heartbreaking work by our graphics team telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Jul 23, 2014

MT @SorchaPollak: A disturbing reality - the names and ages of 132 Palestinian children killed in #Gaza telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Jul 23, 2014

More children than Palestinian fighters are being killed in the offensive on #Gaza > powerful article Via @Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Jul 23, 2014

This is really powerful. I am so glad they have they haven't done a 'comparison of deaths' graphic. telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

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America’s Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movies (And Least Favorite Characters)

fivethirtyeight.com — This week, I caught a sneak peek of the X-Wing fighter from the new "Star Wars" films in production. The forthcoming movies - and the middling response to the most recent trilogy - provide a perfect excuse to examine some questions I've long wanted answers to: How many people are "Star Wars" fans?
Jul 22, 2014

America's Favorite 'Star Wars' Movies, Least Favorite Characters and Who Shot First via @fivethirtyeight 53eig.ht/1nR7sFN

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Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza

nytimes.com — GAZA CITY - When war between Israel and Hamas broke out two weeks ago, the Palestinian militant group was so hamstrung, politically, economically and diplomatically, that its leaders appeared to feel they had nothing to lose. Hamas took what some here call "option zero," gambling that it could shift the balance with its trump cards: its arms and militants.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @rudoren: Very smart @abarnardnyt look at Hamas rule, military buildup in Gaza nyti.ms/1sO5nlI

Jul 23, 2014

Very smart @abarnardnyt look at Hamas rule, military buildup in Gaza nyti.ms/1sO5nlI

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Love Is Dead: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Marriage Reportedly Coming to an End

jezebel.com — Rumors of the iminent breakup between superstars Jay Z and Beyonce are reaching a critical mass. Like any massively famous couple, they've been plagued with rumors of infidelity and unhappiness throughout much of their relationship.
Jul 22, 2014

"It would be unfortunate if Jay Z and Beyonce split up because divorce sucks and is rarely a happy occasion." bit.ly/1r4VwUR

Jul 22, 2014

Hova has 99 problems but a Bey aint one -- divorce reportedly in the works jezebel.com/love-is-dead-b…

Jul 22, 2014

If Beyonce and Jay Z split, we will have to see soooo many idiotic think pieces about it. Also love will be dead jezebel.com/love-is-dead-b…

Jul 22, 2014

"if this is true there is NOBODY OUT THERE safe from the curse of 2014" -@emilyctamkin, sage and wise woman jezebel.com/love-is-dead-b…

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China censors squash giant inflatable toad reports

straitstimes.com — BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief. The installation of a giant inflatable duck in Hong Kong's harbour last year sparked a national craze for oversized blow-up wildlife, with several Chinese cities launching their own imitations.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @hofrench: RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA...

Jul 23, 2014

RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD

Jul 23, 2014

RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD

Jul 23, 2014

RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD

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Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Search for Cheap Labor

bloomberg.com — Ethiopian workers strolling through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes' factory outside Addis Ababa last month chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. Company President Zhang Huarong, just arrived on a visit from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up and ran outside.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @hofrench: RT @BBGAfrica: Ethiopia Becomes China’s China as Shoe Workers Chant in Mandarin bloom.bg/1rHXpI9

Jul 23, 2014

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Search for Cheap Labor bloom.bg/1rHXpI9 via @BloombergNews

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Delta Air Lines Newsroom

news.delta.com — Delta Air Lines Newsroom
Jul 22, 2014

"@DeltaNewsroom: .@Delta suspends TLV operations until further notice bit.ly/1yWgI3S"

Jul 22, 2014

RT @DeltaNewsroom: .@Delta suspends TLV operations until further notice bit.ly/1yWgI3S

Jul 22, 2014

RT @DeltaNewsroom: .@Delta suspends TLV operations until further notice bit.ly/1yWgI3S

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ConocoPhillips Best Among 401(k) Plans With Facebook Last

bloomberg.com — A first-of-its-kind ranking of 401(k) plans at the 250 biggest companies in the U.S. found that ConocoPhillips and Abbott Laboratories are among those that provide the most lucrative retirement benefits. Among the least generous are Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc. The natural-foods grocer offers a maximum contribution of $152 annually.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @puiwingtam: Facebook and Amazon rank among the least generous of big U.S. cos that provide retirement benefits. $AMZN $FB bloom.bg/1A0paR8

Jul 22, 2014

The difference between a career at ConocoPhillips and Whole Foods for people making the exact same salary: $870K.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

Jul 22, 2014

The Best 401(k)s: Retire at 60 From Conoco With $3.8 Million; Facebook Last bloom.bg/1A0paR8 via @BloombergNews

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twitter.com — China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: http://bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD
Jul 23, 2014

RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD

Jul 23, 2014

RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD

Jul 23, 2014

RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD

Jul 23, 2014

RT @joshchin: China censors story of giant inflatable toad after people say it looks like Jiang Zemin: bit.ly/Un7xKA pic.twitter.com/KqcaMC7GAD

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