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News From Around the Web: Oct. 18 Edition

October 18th, 2013

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In today’s news, the government returns to business as usual after the shutdown; President Obama picks Jeh Johnson to become the first African-American secretary of Homeland security; and 12 Years a Slave is receiving Oscar buzz.

Government gets back to business but effects of the shutdown linger. [NY Times]

Obama picks Jeh Johnson as first Black Homeland Security chief. [Reuters]

San Francisco area hit by transit workers’ strike. [USA Today]

Budget crisis exposes deepening rift in GOP. [ABC]

Oscar buzz follows Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave. [USA Today]

New York City mobilizes to find missing 14-year-old with autism. [BET]

Bodies found in Kenya mall likely to be those of gunmen. [BBC]

Louisville suspends starting forward Chane Behanan. [NY Times]

U.S. obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic. [USA Today]

Kerry Washington to host Saturday Night Live. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: May 24 Edition

May 24th, 2013

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In today’s news, amid the current sex scandals in the military, President Obama will speak at the U.S. Naval Academy; attorneys for George Zimmerman are questioning Trayvon Martin’s character; and the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America voted to end their ban on gay participants.

Obama to speak at Naval Academy amid sex scandal. [NY Times]

Defense in Trayvon Martin case questions victim’s character. [NY Times]

Boy Scouts votes to end ban on gay youths. [NBC]

Voter fraud in Ohio seen as low. [Toledo Blade]

India native becomes judge on nation’s second-highest court. [USA Today]

Kevin Durant donates $1 million to Oklahoma disaster relief. [BET]

Nine of 10 people stopped and frisked were innocent, report says. [BET]

More than 300,000 displaced in Darfur conflict in Sudan in 2013. [BBC]

Thousands come to mourn Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. [BBC]

New autism campaign targets African-Americans. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: June 1 Edition

June 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, a coalition of Black fraternities and sororities launch an anti-hazing campaign, John Edwards found guilty of campaign fraud and Walmart drops its alliance with conservative advocacy group ALEC over its voting rights stance.

A coalition of Black fraternities and sororities launch an anti-hazing campaign. [USATODAY]

John Edwards found not guilty of campaign fraud. [BET]

Walmart drops its alliance with conservative advocacy group ALEC over its voting rights stance. [LATimes]

New drugs give autism patients hope for recovery. [Reuters]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scheduled to surrender for his three-month jail sentence for his domestic battery charge. [NYDN]

Some critics say Diddy’s son Justin should return the $54,000 scholarship he received from UCLA. [BET]

Kanye’s Nike Air Yeezy II to debut in June. [BET]

Police say drug dealer unknowingly sent text messages to officer in an attempt to sell methamphetamines. [AP]

Rwandan youth minister Callixte Nzabonimana received a life sentence for planning 1994 genocide. [BET]

U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay warned that Syria risks descending into a full civil war. [TIME]

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News from Around the Web: April 9 Edition

April 9th, 2012

In today’s news, the suspected shooters of five Black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma have been arrested, Bill Cosby speaks out on the Trayvon Martin tragedy and, for the second time in three weeks, a CNN reporter says the N-word on live TV.

The suspected shooters of five Black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma have been arrested. [BET]

Bill Cosby speaks out on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. [WashingtonTimes]

For the second time in three weeks, a CNN reporter says the N-word on live TV. [DailyCaller]

Trayvon Martin’s family could sue the homeowner’s association in the neighborhood where he was killed. [AP]

A Fox Orlando news affiliate refers to neo-Nazis as a civil rights group. [ThinkProgress]

Violence forces cancellation of two Young Jeezy concerts in Canada. [BET]

Study: Children of mothers who are diabetic or obese while pregnant are at a higher risk of developing autism. [FOX]

Rapper Young Buck to lose much of his intellectual property in his bankruptcy settlement. [BET]

Easter Sunday suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 38. [CSM]

Mali’s president formally stepped down. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 30 Edition

March 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy, a white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online and a witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details.

Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. [BET]

A white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online. [Gawker]

Witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details. [CNN]

Two FAMU professors allegedly present during hazing are place on leave. [AP]

Nick Cannon to head new comedy series. [BET]

Every senior at the all-male, all-African-American Urban Prep is admitted to college. [Chicago Tribune]

U.N. orders immediate cease-fire in Syria. [MSNBC]

Freeway Rick Ross responds to losing lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross. [BET]

The number of autistic children has risen 78 percent in the last decade. [CNN]

West African regional bloc ECOWAS gives Mali coup leaders 72 hours to step down. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 29

February 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Google’s privacy policy is set to change tomorrow, March 1, Mitt Romney wins primary elections in Michigan and Arizona, and Ohio will prosecute school shooting suspect T.J. Lane as an adult.

Google’s privacy policy is set to change March 1. [BET]

Mitt Romney wins primaries in Michigan and Arizona. [MSNBC]

Ohio to prosecute school shooting suspect as an adult. [ABC]

Slaves who built the U.S. Capitol were honored by lawmakers. [LATimes]

Stroke deaths down in African-American children with sickle cell. [BET]

Autism not diagnosed as early in minority children. [AP]

Wendy Williams tells Chris Brown and Rihanna to back off romantic revival. [BET]

Pentagon admits it dumped 9/11 remains in a landfill. [MSNBC]

Syrian army continues assaults on civilians as the U.N. prepares a humanitarian resolution. [Reuters]

Uganda attracts $3 billion in oil investment. [EastAfrican]

Iran now accepting gold for oil in light of E.U. sanctions. [BBC]

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Health News: Measles Vaccine Doesn’t Cause Autism, Experts Say; NBA Star Grant Hill Wants You To Know More About MRSA

September 5th, 2008

Measles vaccine doesn’t cause autism, experts say.  The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes neither autism nor gastrointestinal disorders, a study found Tuesday, disputing a theory that has persisted for a decade. The theory began in 1998, when British researcher Andrew Wakefield published studies that suggested the measles vaccine caused gastrointestinal problems and that those GI problems led to autism. Co-author W. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University in New York said Wakefield theorized that the virus used in the vaccine grew in the intestinal tract, leading to inflammation that seeped from the bowel into the blood and affected the nervous system, causing autism. In Wednesday’s study, the researchers replicated key parts of Wakefield’s original study and determined that the vaccine neither causes autism or GI problems, said Mady Hornig, a study co-author. Irish pathologist John O’Leary, who co-authored the original study. He and the other researchers looked for evidence of the measles vaccine in children’s intestines after they had been vaccinated and sought to determine if their GI problems and autism symptoms occurred before or after they were vaccinated. After studying 38 children, they found that only one child had trace amounts of the measles virus.

Vital Signs: Basketball star Grant Hill is on a mission to protect you from the flesh-eating bacteria known as MRSA. Why? Vital Signs has the details of his personal experience with the disease.

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