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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. 9 Edition

September 9th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, President Obama faces an uphill battle getting congressional approval for a strike on Syria; Benjamin Jealous plans to step down as president of the NAACP; and staffing cuts in the Philadelphia public schools have created uncertainty among parents.

President Obama faces an uphill battle with Congress on Syria strike. [USA Today]

Ben Jealous to step down as head of NAACP in January. [BET]

Staffing cuts create uncertainty for Philadelphia schools. [Washington Post]

Somalia aims to get a million more children into school. [BBC]

Bloomberg says de Blasio is running a racist campaign for NY mayor. [USA Today]

Arsenio Hall Show returns after a nearly 20-year hiatus. [NY Times]

Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka for fifth U.S. Open title. [LA Times]

E-cigarettes as effective as nicotine patches. [BBC]

NSA can crack most Web privacy encryption, records show. [UPI]

Kanye West announces fall “Yeezus” tour, Kendrick Lamar to open. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 9 Edition

August 9th, 2013

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In today’s news, the Obama administration’s housing department is at the center of an effort to diversify American neighborhoods; Zimbabwe says more than 300,000 voters were rejected in the country’s recent election; and Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan says that voters in the largely Black city are not concerned about the potential of him being the first white mayor in 40 years.

Obama administration using housing department to diversify neighborhoods. [Fox]

Zimbabwe says 305,000 voters rejected in recent election. [BBC]

Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan says race is not an issue in the election. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom. [Washington Post]

Ebony’s tribute to Trayvon Martin stirs controversy. [Atlanta Constitution]

Family of missing California woman pleads for her return. [CNN]

NCAA to quit selling memorabilia online. [NY Times]

Grand jury will not re-indict officer who fatally shot Ramarley Graham. [BET]

Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo’s son Michel calls for peace. [BBC]

New malaria vaccine proved 100 percent effective. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: April 9

April 9th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Russell Simmons, other stars and elected officials are urging President Obama to reform the U.S. drug and criminal justice  policy; North Korea issued new war threats; and families of Newtown, Connecticut, victims want Congress to revive gun legislation that has stalled for almost four months.

Russell Simmons, Will Smith, other stars and elected officials are urging President Obama to reform the U.S. drug and criminal justice  policy. [BlackVoices]

North Korea issued new war threats on Tuesday. [CNN]

Families of Newtown, Connecticut, victims want Congress to revive gun legislation that has stalled nearly four months after the slaying at Sandy Hook Elementary School. [ABCNews]

The interest on U.S. Stafford student loans are set to double this summer. [NBCNews]

The Louisville Cardinals beat Michigan 82-76 to capture the NCAA men’s basketball title. [BET]

You can now follow former President Bill Clinton on Twitter @PrezBillyJeff. [NYDailyNews]

Organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are adding multiple-choice vocabulary tests to the annual competition. [ABCNews]

A fake Cookie Monster is being charged for reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a two-year-old  tourist in Times Square Sunday. [USA Today]

A couple who kidnapped their two sons, who were in legal custody with their grandmother, have been found in Havana, Cuba. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 23 Edition

October 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama and Mitt Romney wrapped up the presidential debates with a bang, a Black woman in Louisiana says the KKK set her on fire and one of the students in the FAMU hazing case was cleared of jail time.

President Obama and Mitt Romney wrapped up the presidential debates with a bang. [CNN]

A Black woman in Louisiana says the KKK set her on fire. [CBSNews]

One of the students in the FAMU hazing case will not receive jail time for his involvement. [CNN]

Wyclef explains his now infamous Speedo pic circulating the internet. [BET]

Rapper Gunplay is released on $150,000 bond. [BET]

Azealia Banks is boycotting designer Dolce and Gabbana over racist imagery in its Spring 2013 line. [BET]

Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s bid to trademark daughter Blue Ivy’s name was rejected. [CNN]

France plans to send drones to Mali. [AP]

Benin uncovers a plot to poison the president. [AJE]

The Clintons are hosting a delegation in Haiti to show off a newly opened industrial park. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 6 Edition

September 6th, 2012


In today’s top news, former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech in support of Barack Obama’s candidacy, a federal judge ruled that Arizona’s “show your papers” law will stand and the Labor Department reports the number of Americans on food stamps hit a record high in June.

Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech in support for Barack Obama’s candidacy. [BET]

A federal judge ruled that Arizona’s “show your papers” law will stand. [AP]

The number of Americans on food stamps hit a record high in June, says the Labor Department. [CNBC]

Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing a new Angela Davis documentary. [BET]

Diddy, 50 Cent and other hip hop giants paid last respects to music exec Chris Lighty at his funeral. [BET]

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New You Should Know: July 31 Edition

July 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again, Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election and a recently signed NFL player commits suicide.

NFL player O.J. Murdock kills himself in front of his former high school, police say. [CNN]

Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election at the Democratic National Convention. [BET]

Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again tonight. [AP]

Another Olympian is expelled from the games for a racist tweet. [WaPo]

China’s 16-year-old Olympian swimming champ denies dope allegations. [CNN]

Iranian president takes a jab at Mitt Romney’s controversial Israel trip. [AP]

A blackout leaves 600 million residents without power in India. [NPR]

Islamist occupiers stone an unwed couple to death in Mali. [Al Jazeera]

Rumor has it that Apple will announce the next iPhone and “mini iPad” this September. [NBCNews]

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News You Should Know: July 25 Edition

July 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, The Jeffersons actor Sherman Hemsley has died at 74, Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones tweets about sweating out her hair, and the Jackson family feud escalates.

Michael Jackson’s siblings are barred from their mother’s house as the family feud escalates. [BET]

Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones’ tweets about sweating out her hair sparks familiar discussion on Black women, hair and fitness. [ESPNW]

The Jeffersons actor Sherman Hemsley has died at 74. [BET]

Study shows that Black teens are most likely to use contraceptives, but still “need to do a lot more.” [AP]

Former President Bill Clinton eulogizes Sylvia Woods at the soul-food queen’s funeral. [AP]

Ghana President Atta Mills has died only days after celebrating his 68th birthday. [BET]

Christian Bale from The Dark Knight Rises paid a surprise visit to victims of the Colorado shooting. [CNN]

Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant and his mother deny any family violence but plan to attend counseling. [ESPN]

At least 35 dead and several missing in central Nigeria floods. [ALJ]

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News From Around the Web: April 30 Edition

April 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, Beyoncé dispels surrogacy rumors, President Obama shouts out Young Jeezy at the latest White House Correspondents’ Dinner and Brian McKnight receives offers to perform his X-rated R&B satire ballad.

Beyoncé dispels surrogacy rumors. [BET]

President Obama shouts out Young Jeezy at the latest White House Correspondents’ Dinner. [Billboard]

Brian McKnight receives offers to perform his X-rated R&B satire ballad. [BET]

Ellen show DJ Tony Okungbowa makes his silver screen debut. [BET]

Bill Clinton and President Obama campaign together on the economy. [Reuters]

A Gallup poll shows that Americans expect to work longer, retire. [TODAY]

New study shows overweight teens may have harder time controlling diabetes. [CTV]

A mother’s stress level during pregnancy may cause iron deficiency in newborns. [HealthDay]

Sudan president declares state of emergency along South Sudan border. [CNN]

Uganda claims Sudanese government supports Joseph Kony. [New Vision]

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News From Around the Web: April 3 Edition

April 3rd, 2012

In today’s top news, five people are dead after a shooting at an Oakland university, new evidence is revealed in the Trayvon Martin case and a California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions.

Five dead in Oakland university shooting.  [BET]

New evidence revealed in Trayvon Martin case. [CNN]

California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions. [Reuters]

President Bill Clinton hopes the Trayvon Martin tragedy will cause people to re-think “Stand Your Ground” law. [ABC]

Kentucky wins NCAA championship and celebratory riot leaves at least one person shot. [ABC]

Hunger Games tops $250 million at the box office. [BET]

Obesity rate may be underestimated. [CNN]

Michelle Obama to take part in The Biggest Loser. [BET]

Co-founder of largest Black bank dies. [Chicago Sun-Times]

U.S. joins $100 million aid pledge for Syria. [Democracy Now]

U.N. chief says world should be happy, not just rich. [MSNBC]

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