Tuesday's Morning Email: Baltimore Burns

04/28/2015 07:40 am ET | Updated Apr 28, 2015

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BALTIMORE BURNS "Violent protesters hurled bricks and torched businesses and cars Monday, injuring at least 15 police officers, as authorities tried to restore order with an emergency curfew and the National Guard following the funeral for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died in police custody last week." Here's a timeline of Freddie Gray's funeral and resulting escalation of violence, as well as a primer on how a rumored "purge" prompted mayhem. And take a look at photos of the chaos, as well as the front page of The Baltimore Sun. [Arthur Delaney and Julia Craven, HuffPost]

TA-NEHISI COATES: THE RUSE OF NONVIOLENCE "When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse." [The Atlantic]

GAY MARRIAGE CASE REACHES SUPREME COURT Arguments begin today in the case, which the justices are expected to rule on in June. [AP]

NEPAL DEATH TOLL COULD SURPASS 10,000 The death toll currently stands at 4,349. Take a look at this map of the horrific damage. [Reuters]

UN PROBE CONFIRMS ISRAEL FIRED ON 7 SCHOOLS IN 2014 STRIKES "Israel fired on seven United Nations schools during the 2014 Gaza war, killing 44 Palestinians who had sought shelter at some sites, while Palestinian militants hid weapons and launched attacks from several empty U.N. schools, a U.N. inquiry found." [Reuters]

CHILDHOOD OBESITY LINKED TO JUST ONE HOUR OF TV A DAY Turn off the tube. [Kate Bratskeir, HuffPost]


BEHIND FACEBOOK'S NEW SUICIDE PREVENTION TOOL "Upon seeing any comments from a friend implying self harm, users are given the option to contact their Facebook friend, another friend or a suicide helpline. From there, the person will be notified that a friend is concerned about them and asked if they'd like to call a friend or message a suicide prevention expert." [HuffPost]

WE'D LIKE SOME OF APPLE'S CASH PILE Slip us some of that $193.5 billion, will yah Tim Cook? [USA Today]

RESUME TYPEFACES TO RULE THEM ALL Ditch the Times New Roman -- you can do it. [Bloomberg]

MARIAH CAREY KNOWS HOW TO BELT A BREAK-UP BALLAD Oh, Nick Cannon, you done her wrong. [HuffPost]


WHAT THE ARRIVAL OF APPLE PAY MEANS FOR YOU Prepare for the invasion of mobile payments. [NYT]


HOLLYWOOD AGEISM NEEDS TO GO Because who doesn't want to watch a show with Jane Fonda. [HuffPost]


POWERLESSNESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE "The companies we work for, the businesses we buy from, and the political system we participate in all seem to have grown less accountable. I hear it over and over: They don't care; our voices don't count. A large part of the reason is we have fewer choices than we used to have. In almost every area of our lives, it's now take it or leave it." [HuffPost]


~ Viola Davis is set to develop and star in an HBO Harriet Tubman biopic.

~ Google everyone.

~ How many pizzas you should order.

~ Rubik's Cube domination.

~ Congrats to Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder, who got married over the weekend.

~ We'll watch Lake Bell's reinvention of the rom-com any day.

~ Ellen Pompeo speaks out about the "Grey's Anatomy" controversy (we're still mad, Shonda, we're still mad).

~ Penelope Cruz can rock a red leather jumpsuit.

~ Kale massaging is a thing all you yuppies out there need to be doing.

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