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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News From Around the Web: April 1 Edition

April 1st, 2014

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In today’s news, enrollment for Obamacare is above projections despite recent website crash; a new report details the racial gap among American children; and in Liberia, the threat of the deadly Ebola virus is no laughing matter.

Obamacare enrollment above projection despite website crash. [Daily News]

New report details racial gap among U.S. children. [ABC]

In Liberia, threat of Ebola is no laughing matter. [BET]

Body in D.C. park may be Relisha Rudd’s alleged abductor. [Washington Post]

Jury awards Black student $119,000 for false arrest. [BET]

Ghanaian-American student accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges. [KSDK]

Virginia couple wins lottery three times in a month. [Atlanta Constitution]

Pharrell Williams joining NBC’s The Voice. [CNN]

Angels batting coach Don Baylor injured in freak accident. [USA Today]

Jacob Zuma rebuffs claims of misuse of state funds for home. [Financial Times]

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News From Around the Web: March 31 Edition

March 31st, 2014

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In today’s news, a contentious re-election battle is taking shape for longtime Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel; a graft case has reshaped the election for mayor of Washington, D.C.; and the impact of climate change is broad, according to the United Nations.

A contentious re-election battle looms for Charles Rangel in Harlem. [BET]

Graft case stirs race for mayor of Washington, D.C. [NY Times]

Climate change impact is broad, United Nations says. [Wall Street Journal]

Freshmen-led Kentucky powers past Michigan into Final Four. [USA Today]

Noah sails to estimated $44 million opening weekend at box office. [LA Times]

Arizona fans riot after loss to Kentucky. [NY Times]

Malaysia Airlines flight: Clock winding down on black-box battery. [CBS]

More than 20 prisoners die in Nigeria revolt. [BBC]

Gone With the Wind prequel gives life to Mammy. [BET]

Liberia confirms Ebola’s arrival from Guinea. [Aljazeera]

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News From Around the Web: March 27 Edition

March 27th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama has his first meeting with Pope Francis; Morehouse College is hosting a White House summit on Black male success; and Oprah Winfrey launches a national tour.

President Obama has first meeting with Pope Francis. [USA Today]

Morehouse to host White House summit on Black male success. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey launches Arena Tour of Uplift. [LA Times]

More objects spotted by satellite in Malaysia Airlines hunt. [CNN]

Former San Francisco education official accused of murder-for-hire. [SF Gate]

Rand Paul wants donors to know he’s prepared to run for president.  [The Wire]

Northwestern University players win bid to unionize. [ESPN]

Guinea Ebola outbreak: Bat-eating banned to curb virus. [BBC]

Apple wants Emojis to be more racially diverse. [BET]

Ballistics and screams threaten Oscar Pistorius’s defense. [ABC]

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News From Around the Web: March 26 Edition

March 26th, 2014

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President Obama extended the health care deadline for people in some categories; the Ebola virus is suspected to have spread from Guinea to Liberia; and Sean Combs is reverting back to Puff Daddy for his new album.

Obama administration extends health care deadline for some. [NY Times]

Ebola virus suspected to have spread from Guinea to Liberia. [Business Week]

Sean Combs reverts back to Puff Daddy for new album. [SF Gate]

Air pollution is cause of 1 in 8 deaths, health organization says. [LA Times]

Accused New York City bomb builder gets 16 years. [Newsday]

As playoffs near, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers enter “urgent” season. [Miami Herald]

Two more die in church attack in Kenya. [BBC]

FBI offers reward for information on missing 8-year-old girl in D.C. [BET]

Oklahoma girl breaks Girl Scout cookie sales mark. [AP]

Black moviegoers increase for first time in five years. [Hollywood Reporter]

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News From Around the Web: March 25 Edition

March 25th, 2014

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In today’s news, new data indicates that the Malaysia Airline jet went down in the Indian Ocean, officials say; African-American migration is increasingly from the North to the South; and Hillary Clinton is discussing climate change to reach millennials.

Black migration is now from North to South. [BET]

New data shows focus of the missing Malaysia Airline jet in the Indian Ocean. [ABC]

Hillary Clinton talks climate change to reach millennials. [Liberty Voice]

Two killed in shooting at Naval Station Norfolk. [USA Today]

Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for re-election bid. [LA Times]

Gov. Chris Christie has done no wrong, his lawyers assert. [Newsweek]

Nick Cannon trolls the Internet with new white-face character, Connor Smallnut. [Salon]

Clippers pull away from Bucks for 50th win. [Fox]

Black student files $5 million claim in racial dorm-room incident. [BET]

Virus in Guinea capital Conakry determined not to be Ebola. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 24 Edition

March 24th, 2014

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In today’s news, a change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law; the Obama administration is hunting for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony; and a religious case before the Supreme Court could affect the Affordable Care Act.

A change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law. [BET]

Obama administration to hunt for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony. [BBC]

Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more. [LA Times]

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death. [Reuters]

Upstarts Kentucky, Stanford advance to Sweet 16. [Washington Post]

Shift in support for same-sex marriage greatest among Black Protestants. [Deseret]

Aretha Franklin celebrates 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington. [Huffington Post]

Rwanda reaches for new economic model. [NY Times]

Stress may double risk of infertility in women. [Jagran Post]

Legal questions abound over same-sex marriages in Michigan. [USA Today]

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