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News From Around the Web: March 31 Edition

March 31st, 2014

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In today’s news, a contentious re-election battle is taking shape for longtime Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel; a graft case has reshaped the election for mayor of Washington, D.C.; and the impact of climate change is broad, according to the United Nations.

A contentious re-election battle looms for Charles Rangel in Harlem. [BET]

Graft case stirs race for mayor of Washington, D.C. [NY Times]

Climate change impact is broad, United Nations says. [Wall Street Journal]

Freshmen-led Kentucky powers past Michigan into Final Four. [USA Today]

Noah sails to estimated $44 million opening weekend at box office. [LA Times]

Arizona fans riot after loss to Kentucky. [NY Times]

Malaysia Airlines flight: Clock winding down on black-box battery. [CBS]

More than 20 prisoners die in Nigeria revolt. [BBC]

Gone With the Wind prequel gives life to Mammy. [BET]

Liberia confirms Ebola’s arrival from Guinea. [Aljazeera]

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News From Around the Web: March 11 Edition

March 11th, 2014

In today’s news, President Obama takes his health-care pitch to Between Two Ferns; after several days, there still is no sign of Malaysia Airlines missing jet; and thousands of protesters demonstrate against Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Obama pitches health care on Between Two Ferns. [USA Today]

Days later, still no answer to missing Malaysia Airlines jet. [CNN]

Hundreds protest Stand Your Ground law in Florida. [BET]

Prosecutor: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray knew of illegal campaign activity. [Washington Post]

Two teens accused in throat-slashing attack on girl’s mother. [Fox]

Justin Bieber is smug in deposition before storming out. [Daily News]

Knicks top 76ers for fourth straight win. [ESPN]

Parents absorbed in smartphones scold kids more harshly: Study. [CBS]

U.N. warns of new Darfur violence in Sudan. [BBC]

Senate pulls all-nighter to discuss climate change. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 4 Edition

June 4th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is expected to name two women and one African-American male judge to the United States Appeals Court in the District of Columbia; African-Americans are singled out for marijuana arrests, according to data; and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers in critical Game 7.

Obama to name Black man, two women to U.S. appeals court in D.C. [Washington Post]

Blacks are singled out for marijuana arrests, data shows. [NY Times]

Heat beat Pacers in Game 7, setting up return to the finals. [ESPN]

Ghana hosts African Climate Change conference. [Joy Online]

Toll from Oklahoma’s latest deadly tornado reaches 18. [LA Times]

In New York City, 25 shot – three dead – in one weekend. [BET]

Obama calls for an end to mental illness stigma. [BET]

Egypt activist Ahmed Douma convicted for insulting Morsi. [BBC]

Jason Kidd of the Knicks retires, took Nets to finals. [NY Post]

Michael Douglas’ rep denies actor said oral sex gave him cancer. [NME]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 9 Edition

January 9th, 2013

In today’s top news, Beyoncé will sing the national anthem at the 57th presidential inauguration, 22 candidates have stepped up to fill the seat vacated by former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and cable network MSNBC saw a 60 percent jump in Black viewership during 2012.

Beyoncé will sing the national anthem at the 57th presidential inauguration. [Grio]

Twenty-two candidates have stepped up to fill the seat vacated by former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. [BET]

Cable network MSNBC saw a 60 percent jump in Black viewership during 2012. [ShadowandAct]

A N.Y. federal judge ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional in the Bronx. [BET]

New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo will propose a ban on assault weapons. [AP]

Laurence Fishburne got a restraining order on an alleged stalker who has tried to evict him from his own home. [BET]

The CDC says 1 in 5 high school girls binge drink. [CNN]

2012 was the U.S.’s hottest year on record. [Reuters]

Uganda returned $5 million in embezzled aid to Ireland. [Reuters]

South Africa’s farm workers stage mass strike over unfair wages amid “naked racism and white arrogance.” [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 14 Edition

March 14th, 2012

New poll shows President Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent, Black female lawmaker proposes bill to limit men’s access to Viagra and Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom.

Poll shows Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent. [Reuters]

Black female lawmaker introduces bill to limit men’s access to Viagra. [YahooNews]

Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom on Sundays. [BET]

Rick Santorum takes in two more primary victories. [FOX]

Majority of New Yorkers agree with NYPD spying on Muslims. [USATODAY]

Study shows sex education actually delays sexual activity. [BET]

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is found guilty at the Hague. [AllAfrica]

Oprah’s Houston family interview breaks OWN viewership records. [BET]

African-American smokers face additional barriers to quitting. [Florida Times-Union]

Libya seeks to become the next hot tourist destination. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 2 Edition

December 2nd, 2011

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In today’s top news, Bishop Eddie long’s wife files for divorce, rough winds batter parts of California, the ICC hires an African at the helm and Cain’s latest accuser has a bleeding heart.

Black unemployment increased slightly in November. [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long’s wife files for divorce. [AJC]

Wild winds wreak havoc in California. [CNN]

Honda recalls hundreds of thousands of airbags. [MSNBC]

NYC Mayor admits he “smoked up” in college. [MSNBC]

Some McDonald’s to charge for Happy Meal toys. [CSM]

First Family lights national Christmas tree. [Reuters]

Cain accuser’s “heart bleeds” for his wife Gloria. [CNN]

A Gambian woman will take over as prosecutor for the ICC [BBC]

Rich nations pledge climate donations to developing world. [AJE]

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