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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: Feb. 26 Edition

February 26th, 2014

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In today’s news, a rally to remember Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis is planned for Times Square in New York; President Obama is pushing for a $300 billion transportation plan; and Jason Collins’ No. 98 jersey is the top seller on the NBA’s website.

Rally to remember Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis to be held in New York. [BET]

Obama to push for $300 billion transportation plan. [LA Times]

Jason Collins’ No. 98 Nets jersey is top seller on [CNN]

Egypt names industrialist and minister as premier. [NY Times]

Delta Airlines joins Apple and others in opposition to anti-gay laws. [Bloomberg]

Kanye West offers 10 years of hits on Late Night. [MTV]

Most Americans support same-sex marriage. [NBC]

Most Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run in 2016; Republicans lukewarm to Gov. Christie. [USA Today]

Obamacare enrollment at 4 million, president says. [Fox]

Uganda police stop protest by opponents of miniskirt ban. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 31 Edition

January 31st, 2014

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In today’s news, executives from Wall-Mart, Apple and other companies are joining an effort by President Obama to help long-term unemployed Americans; New York mayor Bill de Blasio will settle the city’s suits on stop-and-frisk tactics; and Rutgers University is offering a class on Beyoncé.

Wal-Mart, Apple, others join Obama effort to aid long-term jobless. [Bloomberg]

N.Y. mayor says city will settle suits on stop-and-frisk tactics. [NY Times]

Rutgers University offers class on Beyoncé. [NY Post]

Black House members urge Obama to name African-Americans federal judges. [Montgomery Advertiser]

Georgia governor extends state of emergency after snow. [WRDW]

Dwight Howard, Roy Hibbert headline All-Star reserves. [USA Today]

Super Bowl halftime show will take viewers to (Bruno) Mars. [NBC]

U.S. to seek death penalty in Boston bombing case. [Washington Post]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe gets top position at African Union. [SABC]

Ivory Coast artist Frederic Bruly Bouabre is dead at 91. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 28 Edition

January 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is expected to announce raising of the minimum wage for federal contractors; a second grand jury indicts the officer involved  in the shooting of Jonathan Ferrell in North Carolina; and a study says that African-Americans make up 50 percent of the nation’s homicide victims.

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors. [NY Times]

Second grand jury indicts officer in shooting of ex-FAMU football player. [CNN]

Study said Blacks are 50 percent of U.S. homicide victims. [BET]

Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar was “robbed” at Grammy Awards. [Washington Post]

Avonte Oquendo is laid to rest in New York. [BET]

Hillary Clinton says she hasn’t driven a car since 1996. [Des Moines Register]

With flowers and security, Maryland mall reopens. [NY Times]

Richard Sherman speaks about stereotypes and labels in sports. [MSNBC]

Attacks by extremists kill nearly 100 Nigerians. [ABC]

Sales of iPhones set record for quarter. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 15 Edition

October 15th, 2013

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In today’s news, Senate Democrats and their Republican counterparts are optimistic on a budget deal; in Detroit, Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager, has cut retiree health care benefits; and the women in the Senate are in the forefront of seeking a budget resolution.

Senate Democrats and Republicans optimistic on a budget deal. [CBS]

Detroit’s emergency manager cuts retirees’ health care benefits. [Detroit News]

Senate women are at the forefront of seeking budget resolution. [NY Times]

Police say four dry ice bombs were left in Los Angeles Airport. [LA Times]

Connecticut woman killed in D.C. car chase is funeralized. [Seattle Post]

Kevin Garnett to adjust game as NBA cracks down on illegal screens. [NY Daily News]

BlackBerry seeks to reassure customers in newspaper ads. [Business Week]

Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh are married. [E! Online]

Hundreds dead in Nigeria detention, Amnesty says. [BBC]

Detroit official being investigated for racial slurs. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 23 Edition

September 23rd, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, officials in Kenya say most of the hostages from the deadly attack at a mall have been released; President Obama honors the victims of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard; and Hillary Clinton says she is considering running for president.

Most hostages rescued from Nairobi mall; death toll from Saturday’s attack has been lowered. [Washington Post]

Honoring Navy Yard victims, Obama asks: “Do we care enough” to change? [NY Times]

Hillary Clinton mulls idea of White House run, aware of challenges. [Reuters]

Islamist militants opened fire on security forces in Nigeria’s capital. [BBC]

Aldon Smith of 49ers out indefinitely following DUI, marijuana arrest. [Sporting News]

16-year-old girl among eight hurt in shootings in Chicago. [Chicago Tribune]

Robin Roberts celebrates her “first birthday.” [Newsone]

Rihanna’s primate photo leads to arrests in Thailand. [USA Today]

Breaking Bad, Modern Family are top shows at Emmys. [USA Today]

Sprint One Up is the cheapest monthly device payment plan yet. [Eweek]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 20 Edition

September 20th, 2013

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In Friday’s top news, Republicans in the House passed steep cuts in the nation’s food stamp program; Pope Francis says the Catholic Church focuses too much on divisive rules on abortion and gay congregants; and scores have been killed in Nigeria after the ambush by Boko Haram.

House Republicans pass deep cuts in food stamps. [NY Times]

Pope warns church on divisive rules on abortion, gays. [ABC]

Scores dead in Nigeria after Boko Haram ambush. [BBC]

Retirees plead with judge to end Detroit bankruptcy proceedings. [Detroit News]

Beyoncé, Jay Z top highest-earning celebrity couple list: Forbes. [Chicago Tribune]

Candace Parker expected to win WNBA most-valuable-player award. [LA Times]

The Butler hits $100 million mark at the box office [EURWeb]

Wall Street watching early iPhone sales nervously. [USA Today]

Overwhelming burden, cost of Alzheimer’s to triple, report says. [CNN]

Discovery of first Black female novelist. [The Root]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 13 Edition

September 13th, 2013

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In Friday’s top news, Secretary of State John Kerry insists that Syria provide data on its chemical weapon arsenal, Egypt has extended its state of emergency for two months; and sororities are investigating allegations of racism at their chapters at the University of Alabama.

John Kerry insists that Syria quickly give data on arms. [NY Times]

Egypt extends state of emergency for two months. [BBC]

University of Alabama sororities investigated over segregation allegations. [ABC]

Al-Qaida leader calls for attacks inside U.S. [ABC]

Suspect in fatal hate attack denies he singled out white victims. [NY Daily News]

Jersey shore reels from boardwalk fire. [USA Today]

Sales of iPhone 5C begin for Apple and allies. [CNet]

Anticipation grows over Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya fight. [ESPN]

Is Kanye West launching a new clothing line? [Time]

Porn industry actors to educate actors on HIV. [BBC]

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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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