News From Around the Web: Sept. 11 Edition

September 11th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s top news, President Obama delays a congressional vote on intervening in Syria as he opts for diplomacy; Bill de Blasio came in first in the New York Democratic mayoral primary, but may still have a runoff; and children have suffered from economic inequality since the recession.

Obama delays Syria strike to focus on a Russian plan. [NY Times]

De Blasio takes NYC Dem mayoral primary, may face runoff. [CBS]

Children suffer from growing economic inequality since recession. [Washington Post]

Apple unveils faster, cheaper iPhone. [NY Times]

Eliot Spitzer fails in New York political comeback attempt. [Reuters]

LeBron James: “I would love to spend the rest of my career in Miami.” [USA Today]

Arsenio Hall Show kicks off to big numbers. [NY Post]

Kenya water discovery brings hope for drought relief in rural north. [Guardian]

Kanye West drops in on Jimmy Fallon’s show. [USA Today]

New police video shows George Zimmerman police encounter. [CBS]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 10 Edition

September 10th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s news, President Obama sees a potential breakthrough in a proposal from Russia regarding Syria and George Zimmerman was taken into custody after a domestic dispute.

Obama sees potential “breakthrough” in Russia’s Syria proposal. [Washington Post]

George Zimmerman briefly taken into custody after domestic dispute. [CBS]

NAACP preparing committee to search for new CEO. [Houston Chronicle]

Nigeria police seek kidnappers of Archbishop Ignatius Kattey. [BBC]

Dennis Rodman to try “basketball diplomacy” with North Korea. [CBS]

San Francisco 49ers fan dies at Packers game. [ABC]

Robert Griffin III makes grand entrance on Monday Night Football. [USA Today]

With new iPhone, Apple has some catching up to do. [CNN]

School’s open in Philadelphia — but just barely. [Kansas City Star]

Police pursue fugitive Dallas rape suspect. [Houston Chronicle]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 9 Edition

September 9th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, President Obama faces an uphill battle getting congressional approval for a strike on Syria; Benjamin Jealous plans to step down as president of the NAACP; and staffing cuts in the Philadelphia public schools have created uncertainty among parents.

President Obama faces an uphill battle with Congress on Syria strike. [USA Today]

Ben Jealous to step down as head of NAACP in January. [BET]

Staffing cuts create uncertainty for Philadelphia schools. [Washington Post]

Somalia aims to get a million more children into school. [BBC]

Bloomberg says de Blasio is running a racist campaign for NY mayor. [USA Today]

Arsenio Hall Show returns after a nearly 20-year hiatus. [NY Times]

Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka for fifth U.S. Open title. [LA Times]

E-cigarettes as effective as nicotine patches. [BBC]

NSA can crack most Web privacy encryption, records show. [UPI]

Kanye West announces fall “Yeezus” tour, Kendrick Lamar to open. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 6 Edition

September 6th, 2013

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In today’s news, the American unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent; President Obama’s efforts to build support among G-20 nations for an intervention in Syria were less than successful; and South Africa’s strike gold mining workers return to work.

Unemployment rate eases to 7.3 percent. [LA Times]

Despite Obama’s pleas, G-20 nations remain deadlocked over Syria. [NBC]

South Africa’s striking gold miners return to work. [BBC]

National parks try to appeal to minorities. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s wife files for divorce, says she doesn’t recognize him. [ABC]

Ex-NFL star Hernandez to be arraigned on murder charge. [Reuters]

Electronic cigarettes growing in popularity with teens. [LA Times]

Maya Angelou to receive national Literarian Award. [BET]

Gunmen stage deadly attack on Nigeria market. [Aljazeera]

Shell to negotiate compensation for 2008 Nigeria oil spill. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 5 Edition

September 5th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is meeting with world leaders in Russia while tensions over Syria persist; former President Bill Clinton strongly defended Obamacare; and Egypt’s interior minister survived a bomb attack.

Obama in Russia to meet world leaders amid Syria tension. [NY Times]

Bill Clinton chides states for opting out on Obamacare. [NBC]

Egypt’s interior minister survives bomb attack. [LA Times]

Ku Klux Klan meets with NAACP. [Politico]

Nigeria’s Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man, signs deal to build oil refinery. [BBC]

George Zimmerman gets speeding ticket in Florida. [CBS]

HBCU student wins voting rights battle in North Carolina. [BET]

Comedian Dave Chappelle had a rocky experience in Connecticut. [USA Today]

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger arrested after domestic dispute. [Sports Illustrated]

Faster care hasn’t cut heart attack deaths in hospitals. [USAToday]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 4 Edition

September 4th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s top news, Obama’s call for Syria strike gets support from Speaker Boehner; Martin Luther King’s children are in another dispute; and South African gold miners go on strike.

House Speaker John Boehner supports President Obama’s call for Syria strike. [NY Times]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children in dispute over intellectual property. [BET]

Ariel Castro found hanged in prison. [Chicago Tribune]

At Naval Academy rape hearing, midshipmen describe toga parties. [Washington Post]

Poll: New York mayor hopeful Bill de Blasio could avoid Democratic run-off. [Reuters]

One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says. [LA Times]

LeBron James developing sitcom for Starz. [NY Daily News]

Chicago shootings: 8 Dead, 25 wounded over Labor Day weekend. [BET]

Press freedom under fire in Liberia. [Guardian]

Apple announces Sept. 10 event to unveil new iPhone models. [Business Week]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 3 Edition

September 3rd, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, President Obama gets critical support from John McCain for an attack on Syria; Nelson Mandela is discharged from the hospital; and the Trayvon Martin Foundation gets $50,000 from donors in Orlando.

Obama gains McCain’s support for Syria attack. [NY Times]

Still in critical condition, Mandela is discharged from hospital. [Washington Post]

Orlando donors contribute $50,000 to Trayvon Martin Foundation. [Orlando Sentinel]

FAMU marching band playing again after suspension. [Oregon Live]

Liberian press union calls on president to release imprisoned journalist. [All Africa]

Serena Williams advances to the quarterfinals of the US Open. [ESPN]

CBS, Time Warner Cable reach agreement, end blackout. [USA Today]

Life expectancy grows for women age 50 and up. [NY Times]

The Butler enjoys Labor Day upset with $20 million. [Hollywood Reporter]

Kanye West performs at wedding of grandson of Kazakhstan’s president. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 30

August 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is set for a limited strike on Syria; fast-food workers are striking around the nation; and Egypt has arrested the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama set for limited strike on Syria as British vote no. [NY Times]

Fast-food worker strikes set for cities nationwide. [Troy Record]

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader. [BBC]

Obama defends suit challenging Texas Voter ID law. [BET]

San Diego mayor is leaving today. [10TV]

Obama changes rules to close two gun loopholes. [Reuters]

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III cleared, but concerns still linger. [USA Today]

Jay Z drops ‘Holy Grail’ video featuring Justin Timberlake. [Entertainment Weekly]

Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women. [LA Times]

Governments demanded user data from Facebook. [York Dispatch]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 29

August 29th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama spoke about the challenges facing the nation at the anniversary of the March on Washington; Oprah Winfrey and Jamie Foxx were among the celebrities at the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech; and New York police have labeled mosques as terrorist organizations, a report says.

“Because they kept marching, America changed,” Obama says on anniversary. [Washington Post]

Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx speak at March on Washington event. [Hollywood Reporter]

New York police labeled mosques as terrorist organizations, report says. [Christian Science Monitor]

UN peacekeeper dies in Congo battle. [BBC]

George Zimmerman’s wife strikes deal in perjury case. [NY Times]

Venus Williams out in second round at U.S. Open. [ESPN]

California launches drone to fight wildfire. [CBS]

Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women. [LA Times]

Nintendo cuts a dimension from a device aimed at youths. [NY Times]

Nigeria floods test government’s disaster plans. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 28

August 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is weighing limited strikes against Syrian forces; an economic gap remains between blacks and white 50 years after the March on Washington; and the president, entertainment giants and others will celebrate Martin Luther King’s historic speech.

Obama weighs limited strikes against Syrian forces. [NY Times]

Fifty years after March on Washington, economic gap between blacks, whites persists. [Washington Post]

Obama, Oprah and others celebrate King’s dream. [BET]

Zimbabwe outlines plans for “Disneyland in Africa.” [BBC]

Navy football rape case: victim scheduled to testify Wednesday. [ABC]

Air Force Academy’s first female leader speaks of sexual harassment. [USA Today]

Derek Jeter returns to Yankees from injury again. [NY Daily News]

Paris Jackson “doing much better” after suicide attempt. [NY Daily News]

NYC mayoral race has Black voters divided. [BET]

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers suggest. [BBC]

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