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News From Around the Web: Feb. 28 Edition

February 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, gunfire in an Ohio high school left two students dead and four wounded, 50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening” and Israel declares it won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran.

Two students died and four were wounded after a teen gunman opened fire in an Ohio high school. [MSNBC]

50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening.” [BET]

Israel won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran. [AP]

The U.S. Treasury Dept. will begin freezing bank accounts of child support debtors next year. [BET]

Malaysia cancels Erykah Badu concert over “Allah” tattoos. [AP]

One in five older Americans scrimp on health care to save money. [TODAY]

Light-skinned vs. dark-skinned pageant causes a stir. [Daily Mail]

FHM Philippines scrapped its latest cover image over claims of racism. [AP]

Occupy London camp finally gets evicted. [CNN]

Part of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline to begin construction. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 18 Edition

January 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, Ne-Yo says Blacks deserve more credit, Mormons say they face more prosecution and Ja Rule breaks his silence.

Mormons say they face more discrimination than Blacks. [BET]

Ne-Yo says Blacks deserve more credit. [BET]

Ja Rule speaks from behind bars. [BET]

Civil rights leaders are taking a stand against hazing. [BET]

A Tennessee principal says test scores show Black students are less smart. [BET]

Wikipedia site has “blacked out” in protest of web piracy laws. [FOX]

A “smoking object” was thrown at the White House Tuesday night. [CNN]

Another light bright photo of Beyoncé incites anger. [NYDN]

Sudan faces famine. [CNN]

World Bank warns of impending economic crisis. [MSNBC]

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