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Apr 26, 2014

YouTube | VOAvideo has uploaded Tiananmen Square Memorial Opens in Hong Kong.



VOAvideo has uploaded Tiananmen Square Memorial Opens in Hong Kong
Tiananmen Square Memorial Opens in Hong Kong
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A permanent museum to memorialize the Tiananmen crackdown of 1989 has officially opened, and organizers are calling on Beijing to face its troubled history. Rebecca Valli has more from Hong Kong.

YouTube | Al Jazeera English has uploaded Two more popes canonized in Vatican City and one other video -April 26, 2014-.



RT | Keiser Report - April 26: Zombie Banks, Debt Schools (E592) Published on April 24, 2014.



Keiser Report: Zombie Banks, Debt Schools (E592)


Published on Apr 24, 2014
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how with a university education, one may steal the whole railroad but will also leave the student heavily in debt with tumbling starting salaries. In the second half, Max interviews Jan Skoyles about China's gold, international payment systems, bail-ins and Getting REAL.

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Bloomberg | Share The View - April 26, 2014: Apple Splits.

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SHARE THE VIEW
A quick look at Bloomberg News's opinion section
April 26, 2014For more, visit www.bloombergview.com»
APPLE: 

Matt Levine: Apple's stock was trading at around $565 yesterday. "Apple thinks that number is too high, and so is going to cut it by six-sevenths, to some number around $80, by giving everyone six extra shares for each share they currently hold. This is not the sort of story where I explain to you that changing the nominal price of a stock doesn't change the economic value of the company; I hope we are all grown-ups here." Read more 

@JonathanWeil (Jonathan Weil): It's Apple! It's Google! So it must be huge news? Uh, no. http://bv.ms/QLQMqq  

Leonid Bershidsky: "Amid all the momentous news from Apple Inc. -- the stock split, the record nonholiday quarter, the $30 billion increase in the stock buyback program -- there's a trend that speaks more eloquently about the company's future: the trouble with its stores." Read more 

LAW: The Editors:  "President Barack Obama's decision to let thousands of convicted criminals apply for early release from federal prison is morally sound, fiscally sane and politically astute. It's also, as Obama surely knows, playing with fire." Read more 

HEALTH-CARE REFORM: Jonathan Bernstein: "Those looking for the best example of a Michael Kinsley gaffe -- when a politician inadvertently tells a truth he or she isn't supposed to reveal -- should look no further than House Speaker John Boehner. Repealing Obamacare 'isn't the answer,' he said, Republicans also need to offer a replacement." Read more  

JAPAN: William Pesek: When Japanese President Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama "met in Tokyo this week, much of the talk focused on security, including North Korea's nuclear program and territorial disputes with China. Far more important is the challenge of returning the Japanese and U.S. economies to health." Read more  

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: ‏@paulaEdwyer (Paula Dwyer): As Jay Gatsby could attest, race-based affirmative action is still needed in the U.S. Here's why: http://bv.ms/1gXtSDe 

CANADA: "To hear the Canadian government tell it, Barack Obama's administration has yet to approve the Keystone XL pipeline because it won't stand up to environmental activists,"Christopher Flavelle writes. "Exhaustive new reporting offers a more persuasive explanation: The oil pipeline hasn't been approved because the Canadian government keeps screwing up." Read more 

CHINA: ‏@kavithadavidson (Kavitha A. Davidson): Starbury's got golden dreams in China http://bv.ms/1gXriwO  

INVESTING: Matthew C. Klein: "A funny thing happened on the way to the Great Rotation from bonds to stocks: Fixed-income assets have crushed equities so far this year." Read more 

SPORTS: "The most amazing thing about National Football League cheerleaders is that for the countless hours they put in on practice, appearance and weight control, their salary is, to a first approximation, nothing," Megan McArdle writes. "Should people be outraged?" Read more 

GUNS: Francis Wilkinson breaks down Wayne LaPierre's NRA gangster rap: Read more 

FOOD: @kirstensalyer (Kirsten Salyer): Ronald McDonald's makeover is creepy on a bun. I'm not lovin' it. bv.ms/1lQgu76  

NYT | Today's Headlines - April 26, 2014: Top News: European Firms Seek to Minimize Russia Sanctions.

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Today's Headlines

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Top News
About a quarter of the European Union's natural gas supplies originate in Russia. Pictured, a border delivery station in eastern Slovakia that distributes gas from Russia into western Europe.
European Firms Seek to Minimize Russia Sanctions

By ALISON SMALE and DANNY HAKIM

As businesses, particularly in the energy sector, campaign to maintain ties with Moscow, the world's seven wealthiest nations said on Friday they would impose additional sanctions on Russia resulting from its military action in Ukraine.
Student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood blocked a road in Cairo on Wednesday.
Vow of Freedom of Religion Goes Unkept in Egypt

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

The architects of the military takeover promised religious tolerance and pluralism, but nine months later not much has changed.
Mary Ann Carlson with pupils at a charter school in Washington run by KIPP, an organization aided by the Walton foundation.
A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools

By MOTOKO RICH

The foundation led by the family that built Walmart has spent more than $1 billion on some of the fastest-growing, and most divisive, trends in education.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Editors' Picks
Times Square and the subway were among the crowded city spaces that dominated the haiku entries.

N.Y. / REGION

New York City in 17 Syllables
The New York Times asked readers to write a haiku about New York City. The response was as impressive as the city itself. A panel of judges chose their favorite entries.
. City Room: A Poet's Picks

OPINION | GRAY MATTER

Friends Can Be Dangerous

By LAURENCE STEINBERG

Even teenage mice binge-drink with peers.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening with her friends and classmates. Instead, we are mourning her death and we are trying as a community to understand the senseless loss of life."
EDWARD KOVAC, a cousin of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death at a high school in Milford, Conn.
Today's Video
A female at Wild Elephant Valley, a preserve in southwest China. Strict laws against poaching are helping elephants regroup.
Video VIDEO: Saving China's Elephants
Efforts to save China's few hundred wild elephants appear to have been successful although visitors to the Yunnan Province Wild Elephant Valley Park are unlikely to see one.
. Related Article
Video VIDEO: Bill Cunningham | On the Right Foot
Elaborately decorated sneakers are playing a starring role.
. Related Article
Video VIDEO: Steamed Clams With Spring Herbs
Melissa Clark makes steamed clams with fresh tarragon and minced chives.
. Related Article
For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
Violence at a campaign rally in Baghdad, including a car bomb explosion, killed more than 30 people on Friday.
Iraqi Militants Stage Political Rally, Then Bombs Go Off

By TIM ARANGO and DURAID ADNAN

Bombs killed over 30 at a political rally in Baghdad by a Shiite militant group, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a Sunni group, claimed responsibility.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Collapse of Peace Talks Gives Israel Easy Exit, but Leaves It in a Precarious Spot

By JODI RUDOREN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu avoided a crisis in his governing coalition with the suspension of the talks with Palestinians, but the longer picture contains risks for Israel.
Rajiv Shah, administrator of the Agency for International Development, testified this month about the agency's Twitter-like program in Cuba.
U.S. Says It Built Digital Programs Abroad With an Eye to Politics

By RON NIXON

The United States built Twitter-like programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but like a similar program in Cuba, they were shut down for lack of money, officials said.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
Shipping containers awaited handling at the harbor in Savannah, Ga., which all political players agree must be deepened.
A Consensus in Washington, but No Action

By CARL HULSE

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project has gone nowhere, even though Democrats and Republicans, Congress and the White House, agree it is essential and overdue.
Tiffany James with her 5-month-old son, Knoble, in February after a meeting of the Washington-area chapter of Fertility for Colored Girls, a support group.
Infertility, Endured Through a Prism of Race

By TANZINA VEGA

Black women face infertility more often than white women but are less likely to seek medical help, and their struggles are compounded by cultural issues.
. Motherlode Blog: I Thought Getting Pregnant Would Be Easy. It Wasn't.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan at New York University this month. Mr. Duncan said teacher preparation should become more like medical training.
Obama Administration Plans New Rules to Grade Teacher Training Programs

By MOTOKO RICH

By this summer, officials will propose systems to rate all teacher preparation programs, which teachers themselves have often complained do not adequately prepare them for the classroom.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics
Speaker John A. Boehner may be ready to move on immigration reform, some are speculating.
Immigration Resurfaces in Tough Talk by Speaker

By ASHLEY PARKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

An exasperated John A. Boehner, who lashed out at conservative House members who continued to block his efforts at reform, said he was "hellbent" on dealing with the issue this year.
President Obama at the National War Memorial in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. He warned of sanctions against the North in response to its weapons testing.
Obama Offers Support to South Korea at a Moment of Trauma and Tension

By MARK LANDLER

During a tour of Asia, the president expressed his condolences for the recent ferry sinking, and said that he would consider new sanctions against Pyongyang.
Republican Resigns From Bloomberg Gun Safety Group

By JEREMY W. PETERS

Tom Ridge, George W. Bush's secretary of homeland security, resigned from the board of Michael R. Bloomberg's gun control group, citing his discomfort with the group's political work.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
Yan Xiaowei, right, said the weaker renminbi was helping his company's bottom line.
A Policy-Making Mystery in the Renminbi's Decline

By KEITH BRADSHER

Observers question whether the drop in the value of China's currency to its lowest levels since 2012 is a result of central bank intervention or a weakening economy.
Meghan Graham of Brooklyn fed her son Max, who is 10 months old, Gerber Yogurt Blends and a kind of homemade baby food, chopped potatoes, on Friday.
As Parents Make Their Own Baby Food, Industry Tries to Adapt

By STEPHANIE STROM

Sales of commercially prepared baby food have been steadily falling since 2005 as parents take a do-it-yourself approach.
Rob Mather of the Against Malaria Foundation, which distributes long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in Africa.

YOUR MONEY

Donating, and Making Sure the Money Is Put to Work

By RON LIEBER

Researching a charity does not guarantee your money will end up doing what you want it to. Some organizations, though, are working toward more transparency.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, whose comparison to Walmart has helped drive expectations.

COMMON SENSE

Amazon's Shrinking Profit Sets Off a Seismic Shock to Its Shares

By JAMES B. STEWART

For a second quarter in a row, the Internet retailer's stock fell sharply after its earnings report, suggesting that investors may be growing wary.
Phone Company Bid to Keep Data From N.S.A. Is Rejected

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

A judge upholds an earlier ruling that there was no Fourth Amendment protections for metadata - information like the numbers dialed and the duration of a call, but not its contents.
The Cellscope Oto combines an app with an attachment that lets you examine and photograph an ear canal with your iPhone.

YOUR MONEY ADVISER

Health Care Apps Offer Patients an Active Role

By ANN CARRNS

Mobile applications and devices let people take pictures of moles or record a heartbeat and then communicate accordingly with their doctor.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Paul Pierce finished with 18 points for the Nets. His two free throws with 14 seconds left made it a two-possession game.

NETS 102, RAPTORS 98

Nets Avoid Collapse and Put the Raptors in a Hole

By ANDREW KEH

The Raptors, who entered the fourth quarter trailing by 11, trimmed the Nets' lead to 97-96 but fell behind in the series, 2-1.
. Box Score
. Nets' Bench Is Taking Back Seat in Playoffs
Kevin Durant, left, and Russell Westbrook struggled in Game 3 on Thursday.

ON BASKETBALL

A Test of Togetherness That One Team Is Passing

By SCOTT CACCIOLA

The word "together" has become loaded in the Grizzlies-Thunder series, which involves teams with different philosophies. One operates a sharing-is-caring offensive system, while the other relies on a superstar tandem.
. Bulls Star With Brooklyn Roots Is the Same as Ever: Different
Flyers goalie Steve Mason kept his eye on puck as the Rangers' Daniel Carcillo (13) went after it. Mason had 37 saves in the victory Friday in Philadelphia.

FLYERS 2, RANGERS 1

Flyers Even Series as Rangers Follow a Playoff Pattern

By JEFF Z. KLEIN

Steve Mason, the Flyers goalie, "owned his crease," and the Rangers once again failed to take a two-game lead in a playoff series.
. Box Score
. Up or Down by Man, Flyers Finally Seem Headed in Right Direction
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