Illustration: Robert Trujillo
Here's what I'm reading this morning:
- Happy May Day! Here's a good read from Rinku Sen about free trade, migration and workers.
- Massive flooding (see directly below) may be responsible for a gas explosion at a Florida jail, resulting in two inmate deaths and some 150 injuries.
- That flooding is pretty devastating.
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes leave after yet another video is leaked.
- May Day protestors in Istanbul defy a rally ban and clash with riot police.
- Consumer spending surges the most in nearly five years, improving growth outlook.
- Facebook: the ad network for mobile apps?
- Junot Díaz's "MFA vs. POC" is probably the best thing you'll read all month (and yes, I know it's the first).
- Young people who take high doses of antidepressants are twice as likely to become suicidal during the first 90 days of treatment.
- NASA's voters pick its new spacesuit.