April 19, 2014
Updated 8:38 PM

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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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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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Griffin dumps water on dude, dude gets mad

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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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KarlreMarks: Fascinating map that shows ...

twitter.com — Fascinating map that shows what happens when you put lots of red circles next to each other on a map. pic.twitter.com/TD0tEgllOE
RT @KarlreMarks: Fascinating map that shows what happens when you put lots of red circles next to each other on a map. http://t.co/TD0tEgll…
RT @KarlreMarks: Fascinating map that shows what happens when you put lots of red circles next to each other on a map. http://t.co/TD0tEgll…
RT @KarlreMarks: Fascinating map that shows what happens when you put lots of red circles next to each other on a map. http://t.co/TD0tEgll…
RT @KarlreMarks: Fascinating map that shows what happens when you put lots of red circles next to each other on a map. http://t.co/TD0tEgll…
RT @KarlreMarks: Fascinating map that shows what happens when you put lots of red circles next to each other on a map. http://t.co/TD0tEgll…
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Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Two weeks ago, a pair of F.B.I. agents appeared unannounced at the door of a member of the defense team for one of the men accused of plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As a contractor working with the defense team at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the man was bound by the same confidentiality rules as a lawyer.
RT @mattapuzzo: "One person pretends to be the judge, and two other agencies behind the scenes exerting at least as much influence.” http:/…
RT @KenRoth: Judge pretends to be in charge of #Guantanamo military commissions but US govt agencies keep asserting influence. http://t.co/…
RT @trevortimm: “It’s a courtroom with three benches...one person pretending to be the judge, and two agencies behind the scenes." http://t…
RT @trevortimm: “It’s a courtroom with three benches...one person pretending to be the judge, and two agencies behind the scenes." http://t…
RT @normative: Insane. "Unknown to everyone else, the agency had its own button, which the judge swiftly and angrily disconnected." http://…
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Vinyl's great. But it's not better than CDs.

vox.com — Happy Record Store Day! There are plenty of business-related grievances to be filed against the annual vinyl celebration, but it's hard to argue with the spirit of a day encouraging people to explore and buy new music.
@VOXDOTCOM JUMPS THE SHARK!: "Vinyl's great, but it's not better than CDs" vox.com/e/5390099 friggin idiots!
RT @reckless: I own many records, but I only really listen to digital music. Vinyl's great, but it's not better than CDs http://t.co/VnKIID…
I own many records, but I only really listen to digital music. Vinyl's great, but it's not better than CDs vox.com/e/5390099
Hipster factcheck RT @ezraklein: So it turns out vinyl is actually worse than CDs at accurately recording sound: vox.com/2014/4/19/5626…
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Blake Griffin Soaks Fan With Water

RT @cjzero: Vine: Blake Griffin soaks fan with water in frustration over fouling out vine.co/v/M1FxmdiOvJj
RT @NicoleAuerbach: LOL RT @cjzero: Vine: Blake Griffin soaks fan with water in frustration over fouling out vine.co/v/M1FxmdiOvJj
LOL RT @cjzero: Vine: Blake Griffin soaks fan with water in frustration over fouling out vine.co/v/M1FxmdiOvJj
RT @cjzero: Vine: Blake Griffin soaks fan with water in frustration over fouling out vine.co/v/M1FxmdiOvJj
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Clippers F Blake Griffin douses Warriors fan with water on Twitpic

twitpic.com — GIF: Clippers F Blake Griffin douses Warriors fan with water
RT @BenGolliver: GIF: Clippers F Blake Griffin douses Warriors fan with water twitpic.com/e1kjam
RT @royceyoung: Best moment of the playoffs. RT @BenGolliver GIF: Clippers F Blake Griffin douses Warriors fan with water http://t.co/QjNA3…
Best moment of the playoffs. RT @BenGolliver GIF: Clippers F Blake Griffin douses Warriors fan with water twitpic.com/e1kjam
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Hobby Lobby, IUDs, and the facts

boingboing.net — Later this year, the US Supreme Court will issue a ruling in the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. - answering whether a corporation can have religious beliefs that enable it to opt out of the mandate requiring company-purchased insurance to cover all forms of birth control.
UIDs are very effective & a tad mysterious. @maggiekb1 explains the birth control at heart of Hobby Lobby case: boingboing.net/2014/04/19/hob…
RT @ericmjohnson: .@maggiekb1 has a great review of the science of intrauterine devices that the CEO of #HobbyLobby needs to read: http://…
RT @marynmck: on the long-lasting Q (now before the Supreme Court) of what IUDs actually do: @MaggieKB1 brings clarity and science http://t…
.@maggiekb1 has a great review of the science of intrauterine devices that the CEO of #HobbyLobby needs to read: boingboing.net/2014/04/19/hob…
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Masai Ujiri shouts "F*** BROOKLYN!" before Raptors-Nets

sbnation.com — The Raptors GM is PUMPED. Thousands of Raptors fans are hyped over their team hosting a playoff series for the first time since 2008, and so is Toronto GM Masai Ujiri: Yup, that's an NBA executive screaming "FUCK BROOKLYN!" in front of thousands of screaming fans. WELCOME BACK, NBA PLAYOFFS.
RT @SBNation: Here is video of Raptors GM screaming "F*** BROOKLYN" before Raptors-Nets: sbn.to/1gV79ee via @Steve_Class1c
Hey, @NYDNInterNets... RT @SBNation Here is video of Raptors GM screaming "F*** BROOKLYN" before Raptors-Nets: sbn.to/1gV79ee
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instagram.com — steve_class1c's video on Instagram
(MT in case my mom's up in my Twitter feed. Hi mom.) MT @Steve_Class1c: "FORGET" BROOKLYN. @ Air Canada Centre Instagram.com/p/m-l6tRSstd/
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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.
Now it's gutless captains who head to lifeboats & let everyone else go down with the ship: nyti.ms/1hXAFks
RT @danielle_ivory: Ship captains starting a new, less-proud tradition of freaking out, fleeing & letting passengers go down w/ the ship ht…
Ship captains starting a new, less-proud tradition of freaking out, fleeing & letting passengers go down w/ the ship nytimes.com/2014/04/20/wor…
Breaking Tradition, Captains Flee and Let Others Go Down With Ship via @nytimes | Great story of heroes and villains nyti.ms/1piH6DF
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LinoDeShields: To anyone that is concerned ...

twitter.com — To anyone that is concerned as you can see I'm doing fantastic! Blessed to see another day! Always smiling lol pic.twitter.com/C5koD0Z5t9
RT @LinoDeShields: To anyone that is concerned as you can see I'm doing fantastic! Blessed to see another day! Always smiling
RT @LinoDeShields: To anyone that is concerned as you can see I'm doing fantastic! Blessed to see another day! Always smiling
RT @KHOUSports: Ouch: Astros prospect @LinoDeShields tweets photo of swollen face after getting hit by pitch bit.ly/1gVYFnh http://…
RT @JeromeSolomon: RT @LinoDeShields To anyone that is concerned...I'm doing fantastic! Blessed to see another day! Always smiling
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