News From Around the Web: April 18 Edition

April 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act; Basil Paterson, well-known political leader from Harlem, died at age 87; and in Nigeria, parents are seeking their abducted daughters.

Obama says 8 million signed up for health plans. [Business Week]

Basil Paterson, renowned Harlem political leader, is dead at 87. [BET]

In Nigeria, parents seek abducted daughters. [BBC]

Chelsea Clinton says she is expecting. [NY Times]

Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform. [Business Standard]

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial for assault. [Reuters]

Miami Heat’s Big 3 want third title before talking split. [USA Today]

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines. [PC World]

Howard students continue tradition of giving back during spring break. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius trial: Key defense witness contradicts athlete’s testimony. [Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: April 17 Edition

April 17th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama announces $600 million for job skills programs; Democrats say that Obamacare should be defended; and an insurgent candidate seeks to become Chicago’s first African-American female mayor.

Obama announces $600 million for job skills programs.  [Washington Post]

Defend Obamacare unabashedly, some Democrats say. [ABC]

Running without fear, an insurgent challenges Chicago’s mayor. [BET]

Michael Bloomberg launches $50 million gun control effort. [CBC News]

NY political leader Basil Paterson, father of former governor, is dead. [WNBC]

Firetruck plows into California cafe; 15 hurt. [Washington Post]

Wu-Tang Clan-associated rapper cuts off penis in suicide attempt. [Daily News]

Lamar Odom signs with the New York Knicks. [Eonline]

As many as 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say. [CNN]

Injuries from e-cigarettes increase amid rising popularity. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is reviewing clemency procedures; Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day; and a Republican legislator is seeking to cut off Attorney General Eric Holder’s salary.

Obama administration will review clemency process on granting pardons. [USA Today]

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. [ESPN]

GOP legislation would cut off Attorney General Holder’s salary. [Fox]

Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety. [CNN]

Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court. [Washington Post]

New York police end Muslim surveillance program. [Detroit Free Press]

Runner from Sierra Leone is missing in England. [BBC]

Pharrell Williams cries “Happy” tears. [CNN]

President Obama has moment of silence for Boston Marathon victims. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius faces uphill battle in murder trial, experts say. [NBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 15 Edition

April 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama and Republicans are competing for support among women; Vice President Biden and Gov. Deval Patrick are among the officials at Boston bombing memorial; and 72 people are killed in a bus station blast in Nigeria.

President Obama, Republicans compete for support among women. [BET]

Joe Biden, Deval Patrick among officials at Boston bombing memorial. [Reuters]

Blast at bus station in Nigeria’s capital kills 72.  [ABC]

Jackie Robinson’s legacy to be honored across baseball. []

Maryland governor signs pot decriminalization bill. [KRNV]

Miami Heat locked into No. 2 seed after loss to Washington Wizards. [Miami Herald]

Flavor Flav pleads guilty in domestic battery case. [Newsday]

Black police captain files discrimination suit against Los Angeles. [CBS]

Prosecutor wraps up Oscar Pistorius grilling in murder trial. [Reuters]

As Ebola outbreak spreads, vaccine remains years away. [CBS]

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News From Around the Web: April 14 Edition

April 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama blasts voting restrictions speaking at National Action Network conference; more than 70 people were killed in a bus blast near Nigeria’s capitol; and victims of the Boston Marathon are being honored.

Obama blasts voting restrictions at National Action Network. [BET]

More than 70 killed in bus blast in Nigeria. [BBC]

Boston Marathon victims to be honored. [Chicago Tribune]

Former KKK leader suspected in Jewish Center attacks. [NBC]

Democratic leader: GOP base “animated by racism.” [NY Post]

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles surprise fans with rare collaboration. [Fashion Times]

49ers’ Aldon Smith arrested for airport bomb threat. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder “benefited enormously” from being Black.  [Mediaite]

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius shot lover as they talked. [USA Today]

Ebola empties hotels as Africa borders close. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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News From Around the Web: April 10 Edition

April 10th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama takes center stage in a civil rights commemoration; Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in a warehouse; Kathleen Sebelius says there are 7.5 million people who have signed up for the Affordable Care Act.

President Obama takes center stage in civil rights commemoration. [CNN]

Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse. [BET]

Kathleen Sebelius: 7.5 million signed up in Obamacare exchanges. [Politico]

School stabbings suspect dazed; 1 student in very critical condition. [LA Times]

The Pistorius Trial: His courtroom hysterics may be mostly theater. [Time]

Russell Westbrook scores 30 to help Thunder ward off Clippers. [ESPN]

Envoy urges support for peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic. [NY Times]

Glee star Naya Rivera and rapper Big Sean end their short engagement. [Fox]

More than 100 have died in Guinea from Ebola virus. [BBC]

Army’s ban on dreadlocks is offensive to some African-Americans. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 9 Edition

April 9th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama will visit the site of the landslide in Washington State; Attorney General Eric Holder tangles with GOP congressman at hearing; and two new signals create hope in search for Malaysian Airlines flight.

President Obama to visit Washington State landslide site. [Fox]

Eric Holder tangles with GOP rep at hearing: “You don’t want to go there.” [Fox]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 2 new signals in search area buoy hope. [CNN]

Change your passwords: A massive bug has put your details at risk. [Time]

UConn women’s basketball team tops Notre Dame after men win NCAA title. [Daily News]

Al Sharpton downplays revelations about his work as an FBI informant. [Daily News]

A Liberian rapper and singer also serve as ambassadors. [BET]

Pharrell, Jay Z and Beyoncé among Webby nominees. [Billboard]

Harlem high school senior gets interview with Michelle Obama. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius due back in court after weeping over killing. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 8 Edition

April 8th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is planning to headline a civil rights summit in Texas; the Rev. Al Sharpton is linked to spying on the Mafia; and Derek Jeter has his last home opener.

Obama to headline civil rights summit in Texas. [BET]

The Rev. Al Sharpton is linked to spying on the Mafia. [NY Times]

Derek Jeter has last home opener. [ESPN]

Chris Brown arrives in Washington via ‘Con Air’ to face assault charge. [CNN]

Washington state landslide death toll now at 33. [WWGP]

L.A. cop shot by gunman who came to station with complaint. [Washington Times]

Egypt jails four men for gay acts. [BBC]

Construction of museum for African-American music planned for 2015. [BET]

Simple blood test could detect cancer early. [Voice of America]

Oscar Pistorius: I was more into Reeva Steenkamp than she was me. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 3 Edition

April 3rd, 2014

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In today’s news, the Supreme Court strikes down limits on campaign contributions; an Iraq War veteran kills three people at Fort Hood and himself; Muriel Bowser now prepares for round two in the D.C. race for mayor after defeating incumbent Vincent Gray.

Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on campaign contributions. [ABC]

Iraq veteran at Fort Hood kills three and himself. [NY Times]

In D.C. mayor’s race, round two begins for Muriel Bowser. [Washington Post]

Ebola outbreak in Guinea said to be limited. [BBC]

Albuquerque mayor asks Justice Department to help with police. [San Jose Mercury]

Boy, 12, hangs himself after being tormented by bullies at school. [Hollywood Life]

50 Cent wants Drake and Rihanna for a collaboration. [MTV]

Michael Strahan to join Good Morning America. [Newsday]

Washington Redskins reach deal with DeSean Jackson. []

Gay South African tortured and murdered, teens invited to watch. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: April 2 Edition

April 2nd, 2014

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In today’s news, enrollment in the Affordable Care Act reached 7.1 million, President Obama says; Muriel Bowser defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary in Washington, D.C.; and a new Michael Jackson album is being released five years after the star’s death.

Obamacare hits enrollment goal with 7.1 million sign-ups, President Obama says. [CNN]

Muriel Bowser defeats Mayor Vincent Gray in D.C. primary. [NY Times]

New Michael Jackson album coming five years after his death. [Huffington Post]

Kanye West cancels tour dates to work on new album. [CBS]

Landslide toll in Washington state rises to 28 as searchers battle muck. [CNN]

Joe Johnson scores 32 as Brooklyn Nets clinch playoff berth. [ESPN]

Georgia school finally gets racially integrated prom. [BET]

Kenyan-suspected al-Shabab recruiter killed near Mombasa. [BBC]

Mase: I’m saving rappers’ souls and could have saved Michael Jackson. [TMZ]

Ebola reaches capital of Guinea, stirring fears. [NY Times]

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