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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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News From Around the Web: Feb. 28 Edition

February 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama has unveiled an initiative to assist Black and brown young men; the nation’s largest African-American history museum is at risk in Detroit; and the fathers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis have developed a close bond.

President Obama unveils imitative for Black and brown young men. [BET]

In Detroit, the nation’s largest African-American history museum at risk. [Aljazeera]

A close bond has been formed between the fathers of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis. [BET]

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized briefly. [CNN]

LeBron James, wearing mask, scores 31 to help Heat top Knicks. [Daily News]

Bill Clinton campaigns for Democrats in 2014 races. [Washington Post]

Boston mayor promises tighter security for 2014 marathon. [WLS]

Ghana hospital given 14 days to find “missing babies.” [BBC]

The real life Cinderella story of Lupita Nyong’o.  [ABC]

Nutrition labels are getting a makeover. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 27 Edition

February 27th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama’s is initiating a program of outreach to young men of color; Arizona’s governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed discrimination against gay citizens’ and Spike Lee explains his rant against gentrification.

President Obama to kick off outreach to young men of color. [MSNBC]

Arizona governor vetoes controversial “anti-gay” bill. [Fox]

Spike Lee explains his expletive gentrification rant. [CNN]

Ugandan tabloid prints names of homosexuals. [CNN]

Missouri executes second man this year. [MSNBC]

Raymond Felton back on the court for Knicks after arrest. [Newsday]

Deadly car bomb blast in Somalia’s capitol. [BBC]

Tiger Woods says hazy start to season is over. [USA Today]

Detroit could emerge from bankruptcy by this summer. [BET]

Three killed in plane crash in Hawaii. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 19 Edition

February 19th, 2014

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In today’s news, James Meredith discusses the vandals who put a noose around a statue at the University of Mississippi; the man charged in the death of a teenager says he shot to scare her; and Richie Incognito apologizes to Jonathan Martin on Twitter.

James Meredith talks about vandals who put noose on Mississippi statue. [LA Times]

Man charged in teen death says he shot to scare. [ABC]

Richie Incognito returns to Twitter, apologizes to Jonathan Martin. [LA Times]

Ted Nugent hits campaign trail after calling Obama “subhuman mongrel.” [CNN]

UN protest at Liberia-Ivory Coast forced extraditions. [BBC]

Spike Lee is director of Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” opening. [Huffington Post]

What’s at stake for Detroit’s workers and retirees? [CNN]

Fresh fighting resumes in South Sudan. [ABC]

Chicago sees rare tally of weekend gun violence: Zero. [Chicago Tribune]

Kanye West adds a verse to Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love” [Time]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 4 Edition

February 4th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama secures $750 million to connect more students to the Internet; Detroit is making the case that it can be a great city again; and Nelson Mandela’s will leaves $4.1 million to family, school and the African National Congress.

Obama secures $750 million in pledges to connect more students to Internet. [Fox]

Detroit makes the case that it can be a great city again. [NY Times]

Nelson Mandela’s will leaves $4.1 million to family, staff, schools, ruling party. [Fox]

Future is blindingly bright for Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. [ESPN]

Chris Brown dodges jail again; judge keeps the singer in rehab. [CNN]

Nigeria’s former VP Atiku Abubakar joins opposition party. [BBC]

Texas tops list of wrongful conviction exonerations. [NBC]

Poll: Mississippi still most religious state, Vermont least. [Fox]

A 9-year-old boy with cancer finds encouragement in Detroit. [BET]

Sen. Tim Scott conducts unconventional tour of South Carolina. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 17 Edition

January 17th, 2014

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n today’s news, Lawmakers in Washington are moving to restore the Voting Rights Act; “12 years a Slave” wins best picture at Critics Choice Awards; and the number of illnesses related to smoking is growing.

Lawmakers move to restore Voting Rights Act. [Time]

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: “12 Years a Slave” wins for best film. [LA Times]

The number of illnesses related to smoking grows. [NY Times]

Vice President Biden declares his faith in Detroit. [Toledo Blade]

Detroit bankruptcy judge rejects deal with banks. [BET]

Thousands of African migrants in Israel protest to demand refugee status. [BET]

No. 21 Colorado falls 69-56 at home to No. 25 UCLA. [Miami Herald]

A Nigerian man received 20 lashes for gay acts. [BBC]

Obama to nominate Black lesbian judge, first in two decades. [Politico]

Ohio executions face obstacles after unusual death. [Houston Chronicle]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 14 Edition

January 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Supreme Court voices doubts on President Obama’s recess appointments; a judge has approved a desegregation plan for the schools in Little Rock; and Alex Rodriguez is seeking to overturn his drug ban with Major League Baseball.

Supreme Court justices voice doubts on Obama recess appointments. [NY Times]

Judge approves desegregation plan in Little Rock. [NY Times]

Alex Rodriguez sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban. [USA Today]

Feds investigate Gov. Christie’s use of Sandy relief funds. [CNN]

Groups pledge $330 million to save Detroit art, pensions. [USA Today]

Beyoncé stumps for gender equality in new essay. [radio.com]

Nigeria enacts tough new laws against same-sex marriage and gay activities. [BET]

Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers show moxie in victory. [NFL.com]

Central African Republic leader says chaos is over. [BBC]

Caffeine could boost memory function: Study. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 10 Edition

January 10th, 2014

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In today’s news, the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent in December but only 74,000 jobs were added; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is seeking to calm the political firestorm over bridge closing controversy; and Amiri Baraka, the noted poet and political activist, is dead at 79.

Unemployment rate drops to 6.7 percent as just 74,000 jobs are added. [NY Times]

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie seeks to calm political firestorm amid fed probe. [Fox]

Poet and political activist Amiri Baraka is dead at 79. [CNN]

Central African Republic interim President Djotodia resigns. [Wall Street Journal]

Lawyer: Jahi McMath is getting help she should have received long ago. [BET]

Omaha “thug cycle” toddler placed in protective custody. [BET]

Detroit councilman says he was victim of racial profiling. [ABC]

Saturday Night Live adds two Black female writers. [Fox]

After being declared dead, Kenyan man wakes up in morgue. [BBC]

Knicks bench J.R. Smith against Heat after shoelace incident. [USA Today]

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