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“When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.”
― Andy Warhol
• The West Loop is about to get another hot addition as South African chicken chain Nando’s Peri-Peri is set to open May 20 at 845 W. Randolph St. This is the first U.S. expansion in seven years for the South African chicken chain . [EATER]
• An Amtrak train carrying five crew members and 238 passengers derailed in Philadelphia and six people have reportedly died. The crash happened late Tuesday night about 9:28 p.m as the Northeast Regional train was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City. The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a full team to investigate. [USA TODAY]
• Though no official statement from North Korea yet but reports from Seoul’s National Intelligence Service stated that North Korea defense chief Hyon Yong Chol, who was charged with treason including disobeying Kim Jong Un and falling asleep during an event was executed with anti-aircraft gun at a firing range. Kim Jong Un had previously ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority. [REUTERS]
• He gone! Miami Marlins Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit one of the longest home runs in the 53-year history of Dodger Stadium coming in at at 467 feet with the speed of the bat at 115 mph though they lost 11-1. [ESPN]
• Facebook is getting into the news publishing game, at least as a distributing platform. Nine media companies such as BuzzFeed, National Geographic, The Atlantic, NBC News and The New York Times have agreed to have Facebook directly host articles, where they will publish one item each on Wednesday in the new format. The news publishers can either sell and embed advertisements in the articles, keeping all of the revenue, or allow Facebook to sell ads, with the social network getting 30 percent of the proceeds. [NEW YORK TIMES]
•Would you like to pay for that with your Benjamin Franklin $100, Ulysses S. Grant $50 or your Harriet Tubman $20?
• When some parents pick up their kids from Duffield Children’s Center nursery school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and ask how their day was, it may involve something with Lindsey Lohan. Starting today, the once promising actress will attempt to complete her 125 hours of court-ordered community service obligations at the children’s center. Parents received letters assuring them “As with any volunteer, this would be under constant supervision from the classroom teacher and Duffield staff. Furthermore, volunteers are never left alone with children.” [PAGE SIX]
• Calvin Klein will honor actresses Rachel Weisz, Emily Blunt, Isabelle Huppert, Mélanie Laurent and Sienna Miller on May 18 during Cannes International Film Festival at a private villa on the French Riviera.[WWD]
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
If you paid for something, say a $100 drawer like Emil Knodell did, then you get home get ready to clean it up and find a secret drawer filled with treasures worth more than the $100, would you keep your spoils or return it? The spoils included diamonds, rubies and emeralds; gold and silver coins; stamps and paper money from around the world and Civil War medals. Return or Keep? Let us Know
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