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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 27 Edition

May 27th, 2014

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(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In today’s news, President Obama said that problems at the Veterans Administration must be fixed; Nigerian officials say that the military knows the location of the abducted school girls; and a federal judge has ruled that Rep. John Conyers can remain on the ballot in Michigan.

Obama says VA problems must be fixed. [NY Times]

Nigerian officials say military knows location of missing girls. [Huffington Post]

Judge allows Rep. John Conyers to remain on ballot. [BET]

California shooting sparks social media response from media. [Wall Street Journal]

Michelle Obama hosts talk on girls’ education. [BET]

Pope Francis to meet with sexual abuse victims. [CBS]

Kim Kardashian’s and Kanye West’s wedding spectacle. [Washington Post]

Miami Heat cruise to Game 4 victory. [ESPN]

Ebola outbreak spreads to Sierra Leone. [Aljazeera]

Tea Party poised to win important victory in Texas. [Newsweek]

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News From Around the Web: May 22 Edition

May 22nd, 2014

In today’s news, President Obama says misconduct at the Veterans Administration will not be tolerated; 50 senators urge the NFL to change the Redskins’ name; and the U.S. has sent troops to Chad to help find missing girls in Nigeria.

Obama: Misconduct at Veterans Administration will not be tolerated. [BET]

50 senators urge NFL to change Washington Redskins’ name. [Huffington Post]

U.S. sends troops to Chad to help find missing Nigerian girls. [CNN]

In latest U.S. Census figures, cities continue growing. [USA Today]

Detroit pension proposal gets angry reception. [NY Times]

Police say Michael Jace confessed to killing wife on 911 call. [CBS]

School district apologizes to student suspended for yearbook joke. [BET]

Malawi voting marred by rigging, says President Joyce Banda. [BBC]

Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean. [ABC]

Facebook tightens privacy provisions. [Cnet]

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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: April 23 Edition

April 23rd, 2014

In today’s news, the Supreme Court backs Michigan’s ban on affirmative action; First Lady Michelle Obama announced a one-stop job site for veterans; and suspects in a Detroit mob face attempted murder charges.

Supreme Court backs Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. [NY Times]

First lady announces one-stop job site for veterans. [ABC]

Detroit mob attack suspects face attempted murder charges. [BET]

Obama visits mudslide victims, sees damage firsthand. [USA Today]

Lupita Nyong’o named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ person. [Daily News]

Ohio teacher fired over comment on Black president. [BET]

Indiana Pacers bounce back to rout Atlanta Hawks and even series at 1-1. [ESPN]

Bomb kills senior Egyptian policeman. [BBC]

New York Police Department Twitter campaign backfires. [USA Today]

Poll shows tight senate races in four southern states. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: April 22 Edition

April 22nd, 2014

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(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In today’s news, the Justice Department says it will broaden its criteria for clemency petitions; Jay Z is said to be involved in an extortion plot over master recordings; and terrorists in Nigeria kidnap more than 200 girls.

Justice Department to broaden criteria for clemency petitions. [HNGN]

Jay Z involved in extortion plot over master recordings: report. [Billboard]

Terrorists kidnap more than 200 Nigerian girls. [USA Today]

High Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban. [BET]

Oklahoma Supreme Court stays execution of two death-row inmates. [Fox]

Teen stowaway raises questions about airport security. [CNN]

Clippers dominate game two with Doc Rivers’s full complement of players. [CBS]

A driver’s bloody run-in with an angry Detroit. [NY Times]

Obama names veteran Washington lawyer as White House counsel. [Washington Post]

Woman ditches diets, loses 160 pounds. [CNN]

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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 19 Edition

March 19th, 2014

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In today’s news, Vietnam War hero Melvin Morris received the Medal of Honor from President Obama; Kanye West gets probation in paparazzi attack; and two tickets win $400M Mega Millions jackpot.

Vietnam War hero Melvin Morris receives the Medal of Honor. [BET]

Kanye West gets probation in paparazzi attack. [CNN]

Two tickets win $400M Mega Millions jackpot. [Chicago Tribune]

Searchers draw blank in southern search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370. [AsiaOne]

Texas set to execute aspiring rapper for murdering studio manager. [Reuters]

Two killed as Seattle news helicopter crashes near Space Needle. [KOMO]

Obama’s Final Four: Florida, Arizona, Louisville, Michigan State. [USA Today]

How a “Happy” video in Detroit went viral. [BET]

Cameroon lawyer wins award for defending gay rights. [BBC]

Obesity genes? Fried foods worse for some people. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: March 13 Edition

March 13th, 2014

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In today’s news, Attorney General Eric Holder says he wants to reduce sentences for some drug-related offenses; seven people have been found dead in a collapsed building in Harlem; and a car plowed into a crowd at the South by Southwest music festival, killing two.

Eric Holder plans to reduce sentences for some drug-related offenses. [CNN]

In rubble of collapsed Harlem buildings, 7th body found. [USA Today]

Car plows into crowd at South by Southwest music fest, 2 killed. [Chicago Tribune]

Late winter storm wallops Midwest, Northeast. [Houston Chronicle]

Kobe Bryant won’t be returning this season. [Washington Post]

Angela Corey feels the heats from Blacks after prosecuting Zimmerman, Dunn. [BET]

George Zimmerman wants to ’show America who I truly am.’ [ABC]

Rick Ross debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with Mastermind. [Entertainmentwise]

Nigeria orders probe into missing $20 billion of oil money. [BBC]

Despite bankruptcy, there is a growing sense of pride in Detroit. [BET]

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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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