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News From Around the Web: Feb. 15 Edition

February 15th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the charred body found amid the ashes of a cabin fire was positively ID’d as Christopher Dorner, two Black cops wrote statements about racism in the LAPD and an Illinois legislator wants to propose a gun safety bill named after Hadiya Pendleton.

The charred body found amid the ashes of a cabin fire was positively ID’d as fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner. [CNN]

Two Black cops wrote statements about racism in the LAPD. [BET]

An Illinois legislator wants to propose a gun safety bill named after Hadiya Pendleton. [ChicagoTribune]

President Obama participated  in a Google “Fireside Hangout” where he took questions on the State of the Union speech. [BET]

FOX News mocked 102-year old Desiline Victor, who waited three hours to vote during the presidential election. [MediaMatters]

Philadelphia 7-year-old Zora Ball became the youngest person to create a mobile video game app. [Grio]

Chris Brown and Drake are suing each other over their infamous club brawl. [BET]

A meteor fell near a town in Russia’s Ural Mountains and injured more than 900 people. [BBC]

Five days after losing power due to an engine fire, the stranded Carnival cruise ship finally docked in Alabama. [NBCNews]

South African President Jacob Zuma spoke out against rape in his State of the Nation speech. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 21 Edition

February 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, Chris Brown and Rihanna have confirmed their renewed friendship through new music, Bobby Brown explains why he left his ex-wife’s funeral and Magic Johnson is preparing to launch a new television network via Comcast.

Chris Brown and Rihanna have confirmed their friendship through new music. [BET]

Bobby Brown explains why he left Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]

Magic Johnson will launch a TV network via Comcast. [LATimes]

NAACP blasts Iowa for lackluster minority protection. [ABC5]

Federal government is the worst offender of veteran discrimination. [MSNBC]

Chicago teacher sues for the right to use the N-word in class. [SunTimes]

French police are questioning former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn over prostitution links. [MSNBC]

Haiti may soon receive its first cruise ship in 25 years. [USATODAY]

Basketball star Allen Iverson gets lucrative offer from soccer league. [YahooNews]

Eighty-eight year-old Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe dispels rumors about his health. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 17 Edition

January 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, music loses legend Jimmy Castor, boxing great Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday and the Occupy Movement marches on in Washington.

Funk legend Jimmy Castor dies at 64. [BET]

Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday today. [BET]

‘Occupy’ protesters plan to take on Congress. [MSNBC]

Gingrich gets grilled at a Black church. [AP]

Lil Boosie pens jailhouse letter to fans. [BET]

U.S. Border Patrol to toughen southern border policy. [AP]

Death toll rising in European cruise ship wreck. [CNN]

Holder vows to protect voting rights in an MLK day speech. [CNN]

Nigerian fuel agency is being investigated for corruption. [BBC]

2011 was a good year for beating down credit card debt. [CNN]

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