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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. [cocoafab.com]

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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News From Around the Web: Jan. 7 Edition

January 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, severe winter weather unleashes record cold temperatures; the Senate confirms Janet Yellen as first woman to lead the Fed; and a judge ruled that Chicago’s ban on gun sales is unconstitutional.

Winter weather whiplash comes to much of the country. [NY Times]

Senate confirms Janet Yellen as first female Fed Chair. [CNN]

Judge rules Chicago ban on gun sales is unconstitutional. [Reuters]

One teen released from prison in Steubenville rape case. [NBC]

Winston leads top-ranked Florida State over Auburn. [ABC]

Saturday Night Live hired Black female cast member. [NY Times]

Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk to perform together at Grammys. [USA Today]

Gunmen kill 30 people in Nigerian village, official says. [Guardian]

Jahi McMath, brain-dead, is moved to undisclosed care facility. [San Jose Mercury News]

Senegal seizes Russian vessel accused of illegal fishing. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 6 Edition

January 6th, 2014

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In today’s news, the nation may well see record-breaking cold weather in the coming days; President Obama returns to Washington after vacationing in Hawaii; and peace talks on South Sudan have begun in Ethiopia.

Record-breaking cold possible across much of U.S. [CNN]

President Obama returns to Washington from Hawaii, pushes for unemployment benefits. [USA Today]

Talks on South Sudan open in Ethiopia. [BBC]

Chicago homicide rate dropped in 2013. [BET]

Romney accepts apology from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. [USA Today]

Beyoncé posts photo of her blocking Jesus in Last Supper painting. [Daily News]

JFK airport reopens after plane skids off runway and causes closure. [Daily News]

Clemson takes down Ohio State to win Orange Bowl. [Sporting News]

African migrants in Israel protest in Tel Aviv. [BBC]

Study: Black women have a harder time losing weight. [Chicago Tribune]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 2 Edition

January 2nd, 2014

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In today’s news, after a difficult year, President Obama is looking for a comeback in 2014; the United Nations is calling for a truce in South Sudan; and the legal sale of recreational marijuana has begun in Colorado.

After a rough year, Obama looks for 2014 comeback. [Fox]

United Nations calls for truce in South Sudan. [BBC]

Legal sale of recreational marijuana begins in Colorado. [Daily News]

NYC mayor de Blasio takes formal oath, asserting progressive ideals. [ABC]

James Avery, Fresh Prince of Bel Air star, dies at 68. [Daily News]

Mike Duggan assumes office as new Detroit mayor. [USA Today]

2013 ends with a big drop in homicides in Chicago. [SF Gate]

California girl to remain on ventilator until Jan. 7. [BET]

Jadeveon Clowney declares for 2014 NFL Draft. [CBS Sports]

Blizzard, sub-zero wind chills and foot of snow ready to hit Northeast. [CNN]

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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: Nov. 19 Edition

November 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, George Zimmerman was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend; Nelson Mandela is now unable to speak, and after the arrest of the shooter in the Renisha McBride killing, some in Detroit say the case is now on the right track.

George Zimmerman arrested for allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend. [Daily News]

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is unable to speak. [CNN]

After arrest, some in Detroit feel Renisha McBride case is on the right track. [BET]

Republicans block nominee to key appeals court. [USA Today]

Former NFL player Thomas Howard dies in car crash. [Modesto Bee]

Kanye West: President Obama used me. [Politico]

Chicago gun violence: seven wounded this past weekend. [BET]

Violence in Central African Republic spiraling out of control. [BBC]

African-American conservative joins Texas governor’s race. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 16 Edition

October 16th, 2013

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In today’s news, Senate members are restarting talks as the deadline for the nation’s financial default looms; furloughed federal workers are struggling with the impact of the government shutdown; and activists rallied to “take back Chicago.”

Senators restart talks as default looms. [NY Times]

Furloughed federal workers feel pushed to the brink by shutdown. [Washington Post]

Activists rally to “take back Chicago” as mayor talks politics.  [Chicago Tribune]

Harry Belafonte sues Martin Luther King’s family over memorabilia. [Politico]

Former San Diego mayor pleads guilty to counts involving three women. [Seattle Post]

Kendrick Lamar spits fire at Drake at BET Hip Hop Awards. [Contact Music]

Cardinals take 3-1 NLCS lead over Dodgers. [Boston Globe]

Detroit emergency manager cuts health-care benefits. [BET]

South Africa suspects questioned after toddler murders. [BBC]

Study: Oreo cookies can be as addictive as drugs. [Science World Report]

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