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News From Around the Web: May 30 Edition

May 30th, 2014

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In today’s news, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes strict new limits on gun sales; Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vows to bring kidnapped girls home; and Oprah Winfrey will honor Maya Angelou on her OWN network on Sunday.

Chicago’s mayor proposes strict limits on gun sales. [L.A. Times]

Nigeria’s leader vows to bring kidnapped girls home. [USA Today]

Oprah Winfrey to honor Maya Angelou on OWN on Sunday. [eurweb]

In Detroit, voices of approval for decision on John Conyers. [BET]

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy L.A. Clippers for $2 billion. [Daily News]

San Antonio Spurs take lead in series over Oklahoma City Thunder. [ESPN]

Hillary Clinton hits back at Benghazi critics in new book. [MSNBC]

Passenger security misstep locks down Detroit airport for hours. [Washington Times]

Is the divided New Orleans school district system fair to Black kids? [Washington Post]

Responding to Ebola outbreak, medics travel to Sierra Leone. [BBC]

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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: May 13 Edition

May 13th, 2014

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In today’s news, Michael Sam’s kiss after being drafted by the NFL has ignited strong reactions; Donald Sterling attacks Magic Johnson in televised interview; and Newark, N.J., is selecting a successor to former mayor Cory Booker.

Reactions heat up after Michael Sam kisses boyfriend on TV. [CNN]

Donald Sterling slams Magic Johnson in interview. [ABC]

Newark, NJ,  is choosing successor to ex-Mayor Cory Booker. [Chron]

Mother in Nigeria IDs her daughter in Boko Haram video. [NBC]

Solange Knowles attacks Jay Z in elevator video from Met after-party. [Daily News]

Four dead, 22 injured in Chicago gun violence over Mother’s Day weekend. [BET]

Haitian orphan gets nation’s first 3-D printer prosthesis. [Reuters]

Candidate for House in N.C. primary against Clay Aiken dies in fall. [NY Times]

Pistorius trial: Prosecution applies for mental tests. [BBC]

BlackBerry aims to reverse slump with budget handset. [Business Day]

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News From Around the Web: May 12 Edition

May 12th, 2014

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In today’s news, Michael Sam of Missouri was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is the first openly gay draftee in the NFL; a judge has paved the way for Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy; and Sean Combs received an honorary degree from Howard University.

Michael Sam selected by Rams, first openly gay NFL draftee. [NY Times]

Judge paves way for Detroit recovery plan. [NY Times]

Sean Combs receives honorary degree from Howard University. [ABC]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lagging in reelection poll. [ABC]

Boko Haram imperils Nigeria’s future. [CNN]

Chris Brown denies confessing to Washington assault. [Zee News]

Two Richmond basketball officials presumed dead in balloon crash. [Washington Post]

Father of Jordan Davis wants Michael Dunn sentenced. [BET]

Howard University reports record of 105 PhDs. [BET]

South Sudan’s army, rebels blame each other for breaking ceasefire. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: May 7 Edition

May 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, in Chicago, four people were killed and 28 injured in gun violence; climate change is already affecting the country; and Nigerians beg their government for help in finding the kidnapped girls.

Chicago gun violence: 28 injured, four dead over the weekend. [BET]

Climate change is already affecting all of U.S., report says. [LA Times]

Nigerians beg for help for kidnapped girls. [USA Today]

Kevin Durant beats LeBron James for NBA MVP. [San Jose Mercury]

Hawaii releases video of teen stowaway [Fox]

First-grader brings his grandmother’s heroin to school. [CNN]

Spike Lee to adapt She’s Gotta Have It into TV series for Showtime. [The Grio]

South Africans expected to re-elect African National Congress. [ABC]

Monica Lewinsky breaks silence: “I want to ‘take back my narrative.’” [Washington Post]

Oscar Pistorius accused of sinister remark in South African court. [LA Times]

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News From Around the Web: April 21 Edition

April 21st, 2014

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In today’s news, the Boston Marathon goes forward allowing many to put last year’s event in the past; Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear; and a violent weekend in Chicago leaves eight people dead.

Boston Marathon will allow some to put April 15 in past. [USA Today]

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear. [ABC]

Violent weekend leaves eight dead in Chicago. [Seattle Post]

Twenty-one injured when car plows into Florida church. [USA Today]

Hillary Rodham Clinton writes about “Hard Choices.” [Post and Courier]

Student suspended after Miss America prom proposal. [ABC]

Ole Miss fraternity shut down for noose-tying incident. [BET]

Pharrell Williams taps Jay Z, Usher for another guest-filled set. [Billboard]

Member of Parliament in Somalia killed in car bombing. [BBC]

Cory Booker and Tim Scott are the Senate’s newest odd couple. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: April 18 Edition

April 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act; Basil Paterson, well-known political leader from Harlem, died at age 87; and in Nigeria, parents are seeking their abducted daughters.

Obama says 8 million signed up for health plans. [Business Week]

Basil Paterson, renowned Harlem political leader, is dead at 87. [BET]

In Nigeria, parents seek abducted daughters. [BBC]

Chelsea Clinton says she is expecting. [NY Times]

Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform. [Business Standard]

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial for assault. [Reuters]

Miami Heat’s Big 3 want third title before talking split. [USA Today]

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines. [PC World]

Howard students continue tradition of giving back during spring break. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius trial: Key defense witness contradicts athlete’s testimony. [Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: March 10 Edition

March 10th, 2014

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In today’s news, Attorney General Eric Holder vows to reverse the rising number of heroin deaths; a Chicago rapper, known for his “Shooters” song, has been charged with murder; and there is still no sign of the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft.

Attorney General Eric Holder vows to fight rising heroin deaths. [CNN]

Chicago rapper, known for “Shooters” song, charged with murder. [LA Times]

Days later, no sign of Malaysian Airlines aircraft. [CNN]

Four Nigerian men get 20 lashes for “homosexual offenses.” [BBC]

Study: Millennials confused about their politics, finances and culture. [Atlantic]

There is tension in the Republican Party over gay rights. [LA Times]

Beyoncé, other stars seek to empower women in new campaign. []

Should Tiger Woods rest before he returns? [ESPN]

Howard University students prepare for alternative spring break. [BET]

Kenyan president and cabinet to take pay cut. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 7 Edition

February 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, the nation’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent; President Obama nominated an openly gay Black judge for federal judgeship; and a California school apologizes for its Black History Month menu.

Unemployment rate dips to 6.6 percent. [Washington Post]

Obama nominates openly gay judge Darrin Gayles for federal judgeship. [Chicago Go Pride]

California school apologizes for Black History Month menu. [Time]

South Africa to hold general election on May 7. [AFP]

Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy. [The Hill]

George Zimmerman wants to box rapper DMX in celebrity bout, but no deal yet. [CNN]

Justin Bieber could wind up a felon in California egg-throwing incident. [NY Daily News]

Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence. [Appeal Democrat]

Parents of teen found in gym mat sue funeral home. [BET]

Ghana limits dollar transactions to protect its currency, the cedi. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 15 Edition

January 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says he will use his pen and telephone to take on Congress; the vote on a new constitution in Egypt could be a turning point; and Kanye West was named as suspect in a battery probe in Beverly Hills.

Obama: “I will use my pen and phone to take on Congress.” [CBS]

Vote on new constitution could be turning point for Egypt. [USA Today]

Kanye West named a suspect in Beverly Hills battery probe. [CNN]

Judge gives Chicago six months to OK gun sales law. [ABC]

Boko Haram blamed for deadly Nigeria market blast. [Telegraph]

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman faces 5-year sentence in welfare fraud case. [LA Times]

Jim Caldwell hired as new coach of Detroit Lions. [LA Times]

Family of unarmed man shot dead in North Carolina files suit. [BET]

Gov. Chris Christie apologizes again for political payback plot. [Washington Post]

Federal judge rules Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. [CNN]

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