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News From Around the Web: April 8 Edition

April 8th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is planning to headline a civil rights summit in Texas; the Rev. Al Sharpton is linked to spying on the Mafia; and Derek Jeter has his last home opener.

Obama to headline civil rights summit in Texas. [BET]

The Rev. Al Sharpton is linked to spying on the Mafia. [NY Times]

Derek Jeter has last home opener. [ESPN]

Chris Brown arrives in Washington via ‘Con Air’ to face assault charge. [CNN]

Washington state landslide death toll now at 33. [WWGP]

L.A. cop shot by gunman who came to station with complaint. [Washington Times]

Egypt jails four men for gay acts. [BBC]

Construction of museum for African-American music planned for 2015. [BET]

Simple blood test could detect cancer early. [Voice of America]

Oscar Pistorius: I was more into Reeva Steenkamp than she was me. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 24 Edition

March 24th, 2014

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In today’s news, a change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law; the Obama administration is hunting for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony; and a religious case before the Supreme Court could affect the Affordable Care Act.

A change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law. [BET]

Obama administration to hunt for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony. [BBC]

Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more. [LA Times]

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death. [Reuters]

Upstarts Kentucky, Stanford advance to Sweet 16. [Washington Post]

Shift in support for same-sex marriage greatest among Black Protestants. [Deseret]

Aretha Franklin celebrates 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington. [Huffington Post]

Rwanda reaches for new economic model. [NY Times]

Stress may double risk of infertility in women. [Jagran Post]

Legal questions abound over same-sex marriages in Michigan. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 26 Edition

February 26th, 2014

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In today’s news, a rally to remember Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis is planned for Times Square in New York; President Obama is pushing for a $300 billion transportation plan; and Jason Collins’ No. 98 jersey is the top seller on the NBA’s website.

Rally to remember Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis to be held in New York. [BET]

Obama to push for $300 billion transportation plan. [LA Times]

Jason Collins’ No. 98 Nets jersey is top seller on NBA.com. [CNN]

Egypt names industrialist and minister as premier. [NY Times]

Delta Airlines joins Apple and others in opposition to anti-gay laws. [Bloomberg]

Kanye West offers 10 years of hits on Late Night. [MTV]

Most Americans support same-sex marriage. [NBC]

Most Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run in 2016; Republicans lukewarm to Gov. Christie. [USA Today]

Obamacare enrollment at 4 million, president says. [Fox]

Uganda police stop protest by opponents of miniskirt ban. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 3 Edition

February 3rd, 2014

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In today’s news, the Seattle Seahawks dominate the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl; President Obama has asked corporate executives to give long-term unemployed a fair shot; and a former aide has accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of lying about the bridge scandal.

Seattle dominates Denver to win Super Bowl 43-8.  [CNN]

President Obama asks CEOs to give long-term unemployed a fair shot. [BET]

Former aide accuses New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of lying about bridge scandal. [Washington Post]

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill former President George W. Bush. [CNN]

Central African Republic town retaken by international forces. [Reuters]

George Zimmerman to participate in celebrity boxing match. [BET]

U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says. [L.A. Times]

Egypt court acquits pro-Morsi protesters. [BBC]

In new volley in cellphone battle, AT&T cuts wireless prices. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 30 Edition

January 30th, 2014

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In today’s news, the deadly ice storm turns Atlanta into a parking lot; Jonathan Ferrell’s mother says it is her faith that keeps her going; and Hillary Clinton has a large lead in polls among potential candidates for the presidency in 2016.

Deadly ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot. [Reuters]

In Jonathan Ferrell’s death, a mother seeks to keep the faith. [BET]

Hillary Clinton has big lead in 2016 presidential poll. [Washington Post]

Justin Bieber charged with assault in Canada. [ABC]

McDonald’s worker’s Happy Meals had a bit extra: heroin, authorities say. [CNN]

Oprah Winfrey cancels lavish 60th birthday party. [UPI]

Kevin Durant puts on MVP show vs. LeBron James, Miami Heat. [USA Today]

Nigerian senators in mass defection from government of President Goodluck Jonathan. [BBC]

Obesity takes hold early in life, study finds. [Boston Globe]

Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists. [International News]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 24 Edition

January 24th, 2014

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In today’s news, Philadelphia public schools are subject of an investigation about cheating; Arizona State fraternity’s racially charged party continues to fuel debate; and South Sudan’s government and rebels are set to sign a peace accord.

Philadelphia schools face cheating investigation. [BET]

Arizona State frat’s racially charged party continues to fuel debate. [AZcentral.com]

South Sudan government, rebels set to sign peace deal. [The News International]

Gov. Christie bridge scandal continues as U.S. attorney issues subpoenas. [NJ.com]

Justin Bieber exits jail, bail set at $2,500 after arrest. [CBS]

Three bombings rock Cairo on eve of uprising anniversary. [Haaretz]

Michigan’s governor plans to give $350 million to bankrupt Detroit. [BET]

Mary J. Blige’s father critical after stabbing. [NBC]

Bosh’s 31, LeBron’s 27 push Heat past Lakers 109-102. [Sun Sentinel]

Missouri obstructing health law, judge rules. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 16 Edition

January 16th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are asking educators to help poor students; voters in Egypt seem to be backing the country’s new constitution; and civil suits are increasingly being pursued in cases of deaths of young Black men.

The Obamas ask educators to help poor students. [USA Today]

Voters in Egypt back new constitution, official sources say. [Reuters]

Civil suits are used increasingly in cases of deaths of young Black men. [BET]

Obama seeks to create unity with Senate Democrats in election year. [Reuters]

Oscar nominations include 12 Years a Slave for best picture. [LA Times]

Gay Nigerians arrested in four of the country’s states. [ABC]

L.A. Lakers suffer sixth straight loss. [ESPN]

Chris Brown encourages Justin Bieber to stay strong after police raid. [Hollywood Life]

Uganda troops battle South Sudan rebels. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 15 Edition

January 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says he will use his pen and telephone to take on Congress; the vote on a new constitution in Egypt could be a turning point; and Kanye West was named as suspect in a battery probe in Beverly Hills.

Obama: “I will use my pen and phone to take on Congress.” [CBS]

Vote on new constitution could be turning point for Egypt. [USA Today]

Kanye West named a suspect in Beverly Hills battery probe. [CNN]

Judge gives Chicago six months to OK gun sales law. [ABC]

Boko Haram blamed for deadly Nigeria market blast. [Telegraph]

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman faces 5-year sentence in welfare fraud case. [LA Times]

Jim Caldwell hired as new coach of Detroit Lions. [LA Times]

Family of unarmed man shot dead in North Carolina files suit. [BET]

Gov. Chris Christie apologizes again for political payback plot. [Washington Post]

Federal judge rules Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 23 Edition

December 23rd, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama said that 2014 can be a “breakthrough year” with work; the data breach at Target department stores has led to lawsuits and investigations; and a public relations executive apologizes after a tweet about AIDS stirred a social media storm.

Obama: With work, 2014 can be a “breakthrough year.” [BET]

Target credit card breach spurring lawsuits, investigations. [USA Today]

Exec apologizes for AIDS tweet after social media storm. [USA Today]

Obama warns of further military action, if needed, in South Sudan. [LA Times]

Egypt jails three secular activists. [BBC]

Man, child fall to deaths from New York City apartment building. [Washington Post]

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson under fire for remarks on Blacks, too. [Yahoo]

Patriots celebrate AFC East title with beatdown of Ravens. [USA Today]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West planning a big wedding? [Cambio]

Second opinion for girl brain dead after routine tonsillectomy. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 9 Edition

December 9th, 2013

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In today’s news, four American presidents are scheduled to attend memorial services for Nelson Mandela; the late South African leader received praise from his onetime jailer; and Black unemployment fell to 12.5 percent in November.

Four U.S. presidents to attend Nelson Mandela memorial. [Christian Science Monitor]

Nelson Mandela’s jailer praises him. [Politico]

Black unemployment rate fell to 12.5 percent in November. [BET]

Icy weather turns fatal; more than 2,000 flights canceled. [LA Times]

Rand Paul says seriously thinking about 2016 White House run. [Chicago Tribune]

Jay Z leads the pack in Grammy nominations. [NY Daily News]

Matt Prater hits record 64-yard field goal. [ESPN]

France to start disarming Central African Republic fighters. [Reuters]

HIV virus returns after cure hope rose. [Boston Globe]

Pro-Morsi protest women freed after Egypt court ruling. [BBC]

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