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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News From Around the Web: March 21 Edition

March 21st, 2014

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In today’s news, Michelle Obama goes to China and offers soft diplomacy; rough weather hampers the search for possible pieces of the Malaysian Airlines jet; and female members of Kenya’s parliament walk out over a polygamy law.

Michelle Obama rolls out soft diplomacy in China. [Washington Post]

Rough weather hampers search for possible pieces of Malaysia Airlines jet. [CBS]

In Kenya, female parliament members storm out over polygamy law. [BBC]

Obama invites CEOs from Google, Facebook to discuss U.S. spying. [Bloomberg]

D.C. police continue search for missing 8-year-old girl. [Baltimore Sun]

Serena Williams wins Sony Open first match. [Fashion Times]

Pharrell’s “Happy” draws number of dancers, including John Lewis. [Celebrity Cafe]

Study: One third of women should have annual breast screening. [Telegraph]

Norm Lewis to be first African-American to lead Phantom of the Opera. [NY1]

Can Phil Jackson save the New York Knicks? [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: March 20 Edition

March 20th, 2014

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In today’s news, Kansas and Arizona have won court approval of changes in voting rules; Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer invitational golf competition; and Australia says debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Two states win court approval on voter role changes. [NY Times]

Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer invitational. [CBS]

Australia says debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet. [LA Times]

More than 2,000 African migrants rescued off Italy. [BBC]

Congresswoman Donna Edwards wants raise for tipped workers, too. [delmarvanow]

New Jersey student drops her lawsuit against parents. [CNN]

Chicago man charged in 19-month-old girl’s death. [SF Gate]

NY Mayor Bill De Blasio’s approval rating takes hit, poll shows. [CBS]

Vernita Gray, Illinois gay rights advocate, dies. [BET]

Chris Brown is in solitary confinement. [HollywoodGossip]

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News From Around the Web: March 19 Edition

March 19th, 2014

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In today’s news, Vietnam War hero Melvin Morris received the Medal of Honor from President Obama; Kanye West gets probation in paparazzi attack; and two tickets win $400M Mega Millions jackpot.

Vietnam War hero Melvin Morris receives the Medal of Honor. [BET]

Kanye West gets probation in paparazzi attack. [CNN]

Two tickets win $400M Mega Millions jackpot. [Chicago Tribune]

Searchers draw blank in southern search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370. [AsiaOne]

Texas set to execute aspiring rapper for murdering studio manager. [Reuters]

Two killed as Seattle news helicopter crashes near Space Needle. [KOMO]

Obama’s Final Four: Florida, Arizona, Louisville, Michigan State. [USA Today]

How a “Happy” video in Detroit went viral. [BET]

Cameroon lawyer wins award for defending gay rights. [BBC]

Obesity genes? Fried foods worse for some people. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: March 18 Edition

March 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans from three wars; Angela Corey, the prosecutor of George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn, speaks out; Vice President Biden heads to Europe to send a signal to Russia.

President Obama giving Medal of Honor to 24 vets from three wars. [Fox]

Angela Corey, prosecutor of George Zimmerman, Michael Dunn, speaks out. [BET]

Vice President Biden is heading to Europe to send signal to Putin. [Huffington Post]

Judge orders Chris Brown to spend another month in jail. [Fox]

Huge crowds turn out for St. Patrick’s Day parade. [NY Post]

Can a chocolate pill help prevent heart attacks? [L.A. Times]

Florida leads No. 1 seeds in an N.C.A.A. bracket light on midmajors. [NY Times]

Kenya arrests two after bombs found in car. [BBC]

12 Years a Slave author’s death still a mystery. [BET]

Why African-Americans are moving back to the South. [Christian Science Monitor]

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News From Around the Web: March 17 Edition

March 17th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama promotes the Affordable Care Act in a March Madness ad; the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 stretches over wider area; and Chris Brown was arrested on a warrant and held without bail.

Obama makes play for Obamacare in March Madness-themed ad. [Washington Times]

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 search stretches further. [CBC News]

Chris Brown arrested on warrant, held without bail. [CBS]

Rand Paul leads potential 2016 GOP field, poll shows. [Leaf Chronicle]

Study reveals Black youth are viewed as less innocent. [BET]

Ray Allen’s fourth-quarter tear leads Heat past Rockets. [ESPN]

Stampede for government jobs kills 16 in Nigeria. [USA Today]

Rihanna and Drake are back together for real this time (again). [Jezebel]

Oscar Pistorius ‘knew rules’ about gun use. [BBC]

Colon cancer rates are declining. [Fox]

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