From the Wires

Merkley seeks to overturn "Monsanto Protection Act"

New York Daily News: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is trying to introduce an amendment to the Senate farm bill removing protections granted in recent legislation to companies making generically-modified seeds, in particular Monsanto.

Oregon one of only two states to get Chevy Spark EV

USA Today: Chevrolet's Spark electric vehicle will be available for lease at $199 per month.

Apple has operated tax-free in Ireland since 1980s

Reuters: The company was welcomed by a government keen to bring jobs to what was then one of Europe's poorest countries.

Jerry Lewis reiterates dislike for female comics

AP: Women don't make comedian Jerry Lewis laugh.

Geography of Hate map shows hotspot near The Dalles

Time: Humboldt State University professor Monica Stephens and a team of researchers combined Google Map's API with homophobic, racist and prejudiced tweets to create the "Geography of Hate" map.

Sweden hit by worst riots in years

Reuters: Hundreds of youths have set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs.

Home sales highest in 3 1/2 years

AP: Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three and a half years, helped by a jump in the number of houses for sale.

Portland unemployment falls to 7.5 percent

Portland unemployment fell in April in step with the national average.

Teen activist to meet with Abercrombie CEO Teen activist Benjamin O’Keefe’s petition calling on Abercrombie & Fitch to stop discriminating against people above a size 10 quickly seems to have caught the attention of company CEO Mike Jeffries.

Massive tornado leaves dozens dead A monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.

Apple dodges taxes on offshore income

The Washington Post: A Senate investigation has concluded that Apple was able to avoid paying taxes on tens of billions of offshore income with a web of entities that had no employees or offices.

Yahoo buying Tumblr

USA Today: Yahoo will pay $1.1 billion in cash for social media blogging site Tumblr.

Researchers map American 'food genome' Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.