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Subway scandal, sorry Sterling and smart scholars

May 13, 2014
A visitor takes photographs of a replica of the White House in Beijing, July 25, 2008. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

A visitor takes pictures of a replica of the White House in Beijing, July 25, 2008. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

China: It’s like Vegas, but better

The Sphinx, Eiffel Tower, Tower of Pisa and White House, among other famed landmarks, are replicated across China.

 

Donald Sterling apologizes… sort of

The Clippers owner says he’s sorry for racist comments he made – but also denies talking about people, ever, and says that Magic Johnson hasn’t done anything to “help minorities.”

 

That was depressing – here, have a drink

The U.S. is the world’s biggest consumer of wine, beating France for the title for the first time.

 

Turkey, cheese, mayo, with a side of grand larceny

A man enters a Seattle Subway shop, locks himself in the bathroom and steals a toilet tank worth $550. That’s 110 Five-Dollar Footlongs.

 

None of your life choices make any difference whatsoever

A three-decade long survey shows attending an “elite” school doesn’t affect college graduates’ long-term well-being.

 

Video: Will JD.com IPO rival Alibaba?

Our Breakingviews team on the investment potential of another China e-retailer

 

Going to that great big UFO in the sky

Famed surrealist and sci-fi movie set designer H.R. Giger, best known for his work on “Alien,” has died.

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