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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Apple store protests planned after poor working conditions revealed

As well as the Hoyas played last night, I don't think they deserved to win. If you can't get your best 3-point shooter in the game on the last possession due to a check-in error, you're not doing it right. They played well, but didn't give themselves a chance. Alas.


Nick Young #1 of the Washington Wizards and Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks go after a loose ball during the first half at Verizon Center on February 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Let some people tell it, and they say that rats have taken over the city . And not only are the grimy rodents trolling protest camps and trash cans all over the city, but according to some officials, pest-control workers are dumping them off in the suburbs when they're caught. There is conflict about what is allowed when it comes to the treatment of the rodents, with some mandating death and others saying they're included on the protected list. Now, we've got a solution: Have a rat summit! The Post's Jimm Phillips reports.

If you think that young folks have it easy these days, your opinion is in the minority . According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, nearly 40 percent of Americans believe that 20- and 30-somethings have been hit harder by the recession than any other group. With an inability to get jobs due to the swelled market and college costs rising, overall attitudes about when kids should gain financial stability are changing. Still, many are optimistic about living the life they want.

When you think of an Apple Store, you think of glistening white spaces with geniuses roaming around to take your questions. The company has managed to control its public image very well, even as reports of sweatshop-style working conditions and factory suicides have been made public. Today, that could change. Protests are planned at the computer giant's stores across the globe. The Post's Hayley Tsukayama reports on what we should expect.

Race and comedy have been intertwined for years . Through the right means or the wrong ones, the social commentary provided by people cracking jokes about their differences has been quite important. Most recently, "Chappelle's Show" tackled those two things head-on with gusto. But Comedy Central's new show "Key & Peele," starring and written by two biracial guys, takes a new approach. In fact, Anthonia Akitunde writes for The Root that their universal brand of humor is becoming the new norm.

Linsanity took over the Verizon Center last night . The NBA's newest craze, a Chinese American guard who went to Harvard (where he was a flag football star, it seems) is playing for the Knicks, and in the small sample size we've seen so far, he's been lighting up the league. He finished with 23 points and 10 assists in New York's blowout win over the Wizards. On a less surprising note, Randy Wittman's team looked absolutely terrible, again.

Extra Bites

• You've probably got a bunch of friends that will post or say anything, no matter how factually off-base it may be. The gang down at Manners for the Digital Age tackles the question: When is it okay to correct your friends on Facebook?

• Taylor Gourmet has breakfast sandwiches now, apparently. Express Night Out's Katie Aberbach took some time to check them out. McDonald's will always win this battle in my book.

• Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped their video for “Paris” today. Here it is, kids! Quite creative.

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