NJ.com: Newark students walk out, protest at City Hall against school budget cuts

NJ.com: Newark students walk out, protest at City Hall against school budget cuts

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You could hear the protests from blocks around City Hall.

Booker on Rachel Maddow’s Show

Cory Booker on the Rachel Maddow Show
If the Twittersphere is any meaningful representation, Booker’s appearances in national media have the world falling in love with him.  But, they might have to get used to the occasional Booker verbosity were getting used to here in Newark.

Newark mayor Corey Booker on MSNBC: “I want to luxuriate in the racial deliciousness of our country.” Yum! Also: Ew! — Slate (via Twitter)

Wallenda High-Wire Video

Photo Credit: MSNBC
If you didn’t catch the record-breaking, high-rise, bicycle-riding derring-do of Nik Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas, fear not: through the miracle of YouTube, you can relive the moment.

The crossing, which took Wallenda across a 128-foot-long wire at a height of 235 feet, won the world record for “longest distance and greatest height by bicycle.” The cable was strung between two cranes and ended at the southeast corner of the Prudential Center.

The video from this morning’s Today Show coverage includes the nerve-wracking moment when Wallenda’s bicycle actually began to slide backward along the cable when he was just inches from his goal.