Could pot help Democrats keep control of the Senate in 2014? Nia-Malika Henderson and Ryan Grim join Ari Melber.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hinted he will rest a number of key players for his side’s crucial Premier League game away to Liverpool on Sunday to concentrate his squad’s efforts on the Champions League. Mourinho’s men hung on for a 0-0 draw away to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday night to make them favourites to reach a third final in six years. However, a clean sheet came at a cost as Mourinho confirmed goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry will miss the second leg due to injuries that forced them to be replaced …read more
By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown. “It’s generally in line (with expectations), reflecting that the growth momentum is stabilizing,” said Zhou Hao, China economist at ANZ in Shanghai, who expected economic growth to pick up slightly to 7.5 percent in the second quarter. Annual growth in China’s economy slowed to 7.4 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, its slowest …read more
South Korean prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of the Sewol ferry on Wednesday raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family that owns the Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd, the company that operated the vessel. The prosecutors’ office declined to comment and Reuters correspondents at the church in Seoul said it had been locked. Last Wednesday’s accident looks set to be South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in 21 years in terms of loss of life. …read more
Artist Rachel Sussman spent the past decade documenting the world’s oldest living things. Working with biologists, she has traveled to deserts and islands, from the Australian Outback to Antarctica, to photograph organisms that are 2,000 years old or older. She has given a TED talk about her project. Her new book of photographs and essays, “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” came out on Earth Day, April 22. Follow her on Twitter: @OLTW