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News From Around the Web: May 28 Edition

May 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by 2016; Detroit is urged to tear down 40,000 buildings; and African-Americans are still victimized by the mortgage market.

Obama says all U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by 2016. [CBS]

Detroit urged to tear down 40,000 buildings. [NY Times]

African-Americans still victimized by mortgage market. [New Republic]

NY police will equip some officers to provide heroin overdose drug. [Washington Post]

Chicago students lead “I Am for Peace” campaign and documentary. [BET]

Egyptians urged to vote in extended polling. [BBC]

Russell Westbrook scored 40 as Thunder tie series with Spurs. [ESPN]

First photos released of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wedding. [BBC]

Google to start building “friendly” driverless car. [Telegraph]

Herb Jeffries, African-American cowboy crooner, is dead. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 3 Edition

February 3rd, 2014

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In today’s news, the Seattle Seahawks dominate the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl; President Obama has asked corporate executives to give long-term unemployed a fair shot; and a former aide has accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of lying about the bridge scandal.

Seattle dominates Denver to win Super Bowl 43-8.  [CNN]

President Obama asks CEOs to give long-term unemployed a fair shot. [BET]

Former aide accuses New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of lying about bridge scandal. [Washington Post]

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill former President George W. Bush. [CNN]

Central African Republic town retaken by international forces. [Reuters]

George Zimmerman to participate in celebrity boxing match. [BET]

U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says. [L.A. Times]

Egypt court acquits pro-Morsi protesters. [BBC]

In new volley in cellphone battle, AT&T cuts wireless prices. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 6 Edition

January 6th, 2014

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In today’s news, the nation may well see record-breaking cold weather in the coming days; President Obama returns to Washington after vacationing in Hawaii; and peace talks on South Sudan have begun in Ethiopia.

Record-breaking cold possible across much of U.S. [CNN]

President Obama returns to Washington from Hawaii, pushes for unemployment benefits. [USA Today]

Talks on South Sudan open in Ethiopia. [BBC]

Chicago homicide rate dropped in 2013. [BET]

Romney accepts apology from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. [USA Today]

Beyoncé posts photo of her blocking Jesus in Last Supper painting. [Daily News]

JFK airport reopens after plane skids off runway and causes closure. [Daily News]

Clemson takes down Ohio State to win Orange Bowl. [Sporting News]

African migrants in Israel protest in Tel Aviv. [BBC]

Study: Black women have a harder time losing weight. [Chicago Tribune]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 26 Edition

December 26th, 2013

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In today’s news, UPS’ system was overloaded, delaying many holiday deliveries; the daughter of New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio had a substance abuse problem; and efforts to mediate an end to the bloodshed in South Sudan have intensified.

UPS system overload delays holiday deliveries. [USA Today]

NY Mayor-elect de Blasio’s daughter reveals history of substance abuse. [NY Times]

South Sudan mediation efforts stepped up. [BBC]

Thousands left without power across US and Canada. [Seattle Post]

Obamas pay visit to troops on Christmas Day in Hawaii. [Fox]

Dennis Rodman leaves North Korea without meeting Kim Jong Un. [CNN]

New York ex-Governor Spitzer, wife say marriage is over. [Reuters]

Carmelo Anthony is out and Knicks are helpless against Thunder. [NY Times]

Arsenio Hall not injured after driving car off road: police. [NBC]

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 7 Edition

August 7th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s news, President Obama was on the Tonight Show Tuesday and discussed Trayvon Martin’s death; former President George W. Bush had a heart procedure; and Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan will face each other in Detroit’s mayoral race in November.

President Obama appeared on Tonight Show, discusses Trayvon, travel alert. [E! Online]

George W. Bush undergoes heart procedure. [NY Times]

In Detroit, Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan appear to be winners of primary. [Detroit Free Press]

Romney warns Republicans against forcing government shutdown. [Fox]

Obama administration authorized series of recent drone strikes in Yemen. [Washington Post]

Pete Rose on Alex Rodriguez: Admit your mistakes. [USA Today]

CDC: Childhood obesity rates falling in many states. [USA Today]

Major fire closes Nairobi airport. [BBC]

Facebook explains how it tweaks users’ news feeds. [CNET]

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News From Around the Web: July 9 Edition

July 9th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is considering a complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan; the Egyptian army has killed 51 people as the crisis in that country continues; and Trayvom Martin’s father took the stand in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Obama considers full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. [NY Times]

Egypt’s army kills 51, deepening the crisis. [NY Times]

Trayvon Martin’s father takes the stand in Zimmerman case. [BET]

Chicago police chief applauds strategy, but dismayed by shootings. [Chicago Tribune]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he won’t run for re-election. [USA Today]

Jay-Z goes live on Twitter. [USA Today]

Dwight Howard’s decision creates widespread reaction. [LA Times]

Father and son pimps sentenced to three to nine years. [NY Daily News]

Mandela’s grandson will not step down as chief. [BBC]

Late nights can sap children’s brain power, research suggests. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 30 Edition

April 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards became the first openly gay member of an NBA team; the appointment of Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary adds diversity to Obama’s cabinet; and the Congressional Black Caucus wants to end the expense of calls from prison.

Jason Collins is first openly gay NBA player. [Sports Illustrated]

Obama cabinet has the diversity of his first term. [Bloomberg]

Congressional Black Caucus wants to end expensive prison calls. [BET]

Karzai confirms accepting CIA cash monthly for 10 years. [Wall Street Journal]

South Africa’s ANC defends its filmed visit to Mandela. [BBC]

Colleges adapt online courses to ease burden for students. [NYTimes]

Darfur to host large soccer tournament. [BBC]

Michael Jordan marries ex-model. [Jet]

Hurricane Sandy dumped 11 billion gallons of sewage in waterways. [USA Today]

Harold Washington remembered 30 years after becoming mayor of Chicago. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: April 8

April 8th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the Obama administration requested $25.6 billion in its 2013 budget to spend on the drug war, Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled a wrongful-death claim and the leading cause of death in young Black men is homicide.

The Obama administration in its 2013 budget requested $25.6 billion in federal spending on the drug war. [HuffingtonPost]

Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled a wrongful-death claim with the Florida homeowners association of the subdivision where their son was shot and killed. [BET]

The leading cause of death in young Black men ages 15 to 24 is homicide, surpassing unintentional injuries, suicide, cancer, HIV and other diseases combined. [NewsWise]

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, is dead at the age of 87. [Telegraph]

The National Park Service celebrated a national monument honoring Col. Charles Young,  the first African-American colonel in the U.S. Army. [Lancaster Eagle]

The maternal mortality rate has jumped dramatically among Blacks in New York City from roughly 40 per 100,000 live births in the 1990s to 79 deaths last year. [NY Daily News]

The nonprofit Union of Minority Neighborhoods has been holding public story circles across Boston for minorities who were bused out of their communities as children. [AP]

Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old U.S. diplomat based in Kabul, Afghanistan, was killed by a suicide bomber. [CNN]

Authorities found the bodies of two children buried under 20 feet of dirt at a home construction site in Stanley, North Carolina. [ABC News]

China announces the number of cases of bird flu has increased, and there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus. [CNN]
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News From Around the Web: April 1

April 1st, 2013

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In today’s top news, all of Urban Prep Academy’s senior class is college-bound for the fourth year, Louisville’s Kevin Ware is recovering from surgery after a gruesome leg injury and the White House is expecting 35,000 people at the 135th Easter Egg Roll.

Urban Prep Academy, an all-Black male charter school in Chicago, is sending all of its students to college for the fourth year. [Chicago Sun Times]

Louisville’s Kevin Ware is recovering from surgery after a gruesome leg injury in last night’s game against Duke. [ABCNews]

A crowd of 35,000 is expected to show up to the White House lawn for the 135th Easter Egg Roll. [NBC Washington]

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for James Holmes, who was accused in last year’s movie theater massacre in Colorado. [Washington Post]

Philip Banks III, an African-American, is the new highest-ranking uniformed officer in the NYPD. [The Grio]

The Supreme Court is weighing in on race as they address the affirmative action and voting rights cases. [AP]

Conservatives attack Google for using its homepage to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday and not Easter. [Politico]

Elwin Wilson, a former KKK supporter who apologized for years of violent racism toward Blacks, has died at 76. [AP]

The number of female tourists arriving to India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months since the fatal Delhi rape. [The Guardian]

An Afghan teenager killed an American soldier by stabbing him in the neck while he played with a group of local children. [USA Today]

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New From Around the Web: March 26

March 26th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin tackling same-sex marriage cases, the former office of Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has been shut down, and Sherry West, mother of slain baby wants killers dead.

The U.S. Supreme Court will tackle an appeal of California’s ban on same-sex marriage. [CNN]

Florida’s lieutenant governor’s office has been shut down since former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned. [Miami Herald]

Sherry West, mother of the slain baby in Brunswick, Georgia, demands “a life for a life” for the infant’s killer. [WPTV]

Italy’s Supreme Court ruled Amanda Knox should be retried for the death of her ex-roommate. [ABCNews]

2.2 million troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have struggled to readjust to American life according to a new report. [NBC News]

Chicago public school students march against school closing plan. [Chicago Tribune]

Pedro Quezada, a 44-year-old New Jersey man won the $338 million lottery ticket. [NBC News]

North Korea threatens to strike U.S. mainland. [Al Jazeera]

The bullets that killed Colorado prison chief Tom Clements came from the gun found with an inmate. [CNN]

Eight suicide bombers stormed a police compound in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing five police officers and injuring four. [LATimes]

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