Tiananmen Square

A.M. Links: Obama Swaps Taliban Fighters for U.S. Soldier, China Prepares for Tiananmen Anniversary, Spanish King Abdicates Throne


  • Spanish King Juan Carlos will abdicate the throne to make way for his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe.
  • Chinese authorities have arrested dozens of activists and increased the number of armed forces in Tiananmen Square in anticipation of this week's 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
  • Donald Sterling attended services at a predominantly black church yesterday in Los Angeles.
  • Bypassing Congress, President Obama plans to use executive power to create a new Environmental Protection Agency rule on carbon emissions.

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