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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: Dec. 16 Edition

December 16th, 2013

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In today’s news, Nelson Mandela is laid to rest in his home village in South Africa; the murder rate in Chicago is on track to be the lowest in almost 50 years; and the victim of the Colorado shooting clings to life.

Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South Africa. [LA Times]

Chicago murder rate on track to be lowest in nearly 50 years. [BET]

Victim of Colorado school shooting clinging to life. [USA Today]

Pay for U.S. college presidents continues to grow. [NY Times]

Beyoncé’s surprise release is a stroke of marketing genius. [Boston Globe]

Central African Republic president offers peace talks. [BBC]

Rudy Gay leads Kings past Rockets in first home game since trade. [USA Today]

12 Years a Slave a wins African-American Film Critics’ movie of the year. [RTV]

Breast cancer drug can also prevent cancer, study finds. [NBC]

Teen charged with raping elderly nun. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 11 Edition

December 11th, 2013

In today’s news, world leaders gathered to mourn Nelson Mandela; President Obama offers a moving tribute at the memorial in South Africa; and President Obama and Cuba’s Raúl Castro shake hands for the first time, prompting an international discussion.

World leaders gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela. [Washington Post]

President Obama offers moving tribute at Nelson Mandela memorial. [BET]

Obama and Raúl Castro shake hands as world says farewell to Mandela. [The Independent]

House, Senate negotiators reach budget deal. [Washington Post]

General Motors names first woman chief executive. [NY Times]

NY retailers unveil “bill of rights” to prevent racial profiling. [Christian Science Monitor]

Kobe Bryant better, but struggling Lakers fall to Suns. [USA Today]

Rihanna and Chris Brown reunited at rehab clinic? [Atlanta Black Star]

Kenya police in deadly ambush near Somalia border. [BBC]

State gun laws enacted in the year since Newtown. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 10 Edition

December 10th, 2013

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In today’s news, the world pays homage to Nelson Mandela; President Obama and other American presidents arrive in South Africa for Mandela services; and George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped.

World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service. [Reuters]

President Obama, former President George Bush and Hillary Clinton share a flight to South Africa. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped, document says. [CNN]

Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on one-year mark of massacre. [Boston.com]

Six named Heisman Trophy finalists. [ESPN]

Senator Rand Paul makes a pitch for Black voters. [BET]

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced to home confinement for assaulting women. [CNN]

Kanye West slams fake interview with Nelson Mandela comments. [Business Journal]

U.S. to fly African Union troops to Central African Republic. [LA Times]

From D.C. to Maine, snow and ice to bedevil the East. [Christian Science Monitor]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 9 Edition

December 9th, 2013

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In today’s news, four American presidents are scheduled to attend memorial services for Nelson Mandela; the late South African leader received praise from his onetime jailer; and Black unemployment fell to 12.5 percent in November.

Four U.S. presidents to attend Nelson Mandela memorial. [Christian Science Monitor]

Nelson Mandela’s jailer praises him. [Politico]

Black unemployment rate fell to 12.5 percent in November. [BET]

Icy weather turns fatal; more than 2,000 flights canceled. [LA Times]

Rand Paul says seriously thinking about 2016 White House run. [Chicago Tribune]

Jay Z leads the pack in Grammy nominations. [NY Daily News]

Matt Prater hits record 64-yard field goal. [ESPN]

France to start disarming Central African Republic fighters. [Reuters]

HIV virus returns after cure hope rose. [Boston Globe]

Pro-Morsi protest women freed after Egypt court ruling. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 6 Edition

December 6th, 2013

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In today’s news, Nelson Mandela, iconic South African leader, is dead at age 95.

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95. [BET]

Nelson Mandela: A brilliant life of noble conviction. [BET]

Nelson Mandela: Kim Kardashian and other stars’ heartfelt tributes on Twitter. [Mirror]

U.S. jobless rate drops to 7 percent. [Washington Post]

France sends reinforcements after clashes in Central African Republic capital. [CTV]

In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle. [Boston Globe]

William Bratton to lead New York police for second time. [NY Times]

Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls easily handle Miami Heat. [ESPN]

ICC denies request to stop trial of Kenyan president. [VOA]

U.S. pregnancy rates slide, near record lows. [Washington Post]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 25 Edition

November 25th, 2013

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In today’s news, the Obama administration reached an accord with Iran regarding nuclear arms and a winter-like storm threatens holiday travel.

Obama administration reaches accord with Iran on nuclear arms. [NY Times]

Winter-like storm lumbers east, threatening holiday travel. [LA Times]

George Zimmerman’s behavior tells a story, lawyer to Trayvon Martin’s parents says. [BET]

Parts of Amtrak passenger train derail in South Carolina. [CNN]

NAACP seeks harsher charges in San Jose racial hazing case. [LA Times]

Florida A&M trustees resume search for new president. [USA Today]

Mali holds legislative vote amid security fears. [Washington Post]

Rihanna’s mother steals the  show at American Music Awards. [People]

Jared Dudley, Chris Paul spark Clippers rout of Bulls. [ESPN]

South African papers defy ban on photographing President Zuma’s home. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 28 Edition

October 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama pushed for investment education in a speech at a Brooklyn school; Chris Brown was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a felony assault charge; the Boston Red Sox even the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Obama pushed for education investment in trip to Brooklyn school. [BET]

Chris Brown arrested in D.C. on felony assault charge. [Washington Post]

Boston Red Sox even with St. Louis Cardinals in World Series. [Fox]

Kathleen Sebelius prepares to face the music on Obamacare. [Christian Science Monitor]

Florida men dress as Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman for Halloween. [Orlando Sentinel]

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray released from jail. [LA Times]

Macy’s says its employees not involved in ’shop and frisk’ allegations. [ABC]

NYC police commissioner said Avonte Oquendo may be dead. [BET]

Madagascar election is free and fair, observers say. [BBC]

Former South African government minister detained in New York. [Guardian]

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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. 6 Edition

August 6th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s news, Alex Rodriguez receives a one-season suspension from Major League Baseball for drug use; the U.S. responds to terror threat by evacuating non-essential personnel from embassy in Yemen; and voters in Detroit go to the polls for a mayoral primary.

Alex Rodriguez hit with drug suspension through 2014. [CBS]

As terror threat continues, U.S. evacuates personnel from Yemen. [Washington Post]

Detroit voters go to polls today in crowded primary for mayor. [BET]

Ariel Castro’s dungeon home to be demolished. [Sky News]

NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrates one year on Mars. [Fox News]

Oprah Winfrey compares Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. [Entertainment Weekly]

Hadiya Pendleton’s parents press on with their foundation. [BET]

Nelson Mandela gets apology over bill blunder threatening utility cutoff.  [BBC]

Nigeria town of Gamboru Ngala under curfew, blasts hit another. [AFP]

Founder and CEO of Amazon buys The Washington Post. [USA Today]

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