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News From Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is reviewing clemency procedures; Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day; and a Republican legislator is seeking to cut off Attorney General Eric Holder’s salary.

Obama administration will review clemency process on granting pardons. [USA Today]

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. [ESPN]

GOP legislation would cut off Attorney General Holder’s salary. [Fox]

Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety. [CNN]

Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court. [Washington Post]

New York police end Muslim surveillance program. [Detroit Free Press]

Runner from Sierra Leone is missing in England. [BBC]

Pharrell Williams cries “Happy” tears. [CNN]

President Obama has moment of silence for Boston Marathon victims. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius faces uphill battle in murder trial, experts say. [NBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 14 Edition

April 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama blasts voting restrictions speaking at National Action Network conference; more than 70 people were killed in a bus blast near Nigeria’s capitol; and victims of the Boston Marathon are being honored.

Obama blasts voting restrictions at National Action Network. [BET]

More than 70 killed in bus blast in Nigeria. [BBC]

Boston Marathon victims to be honored. [Chicago Tribune]

Former KKK leader suspected in Jewish Center attacks. [NBC]

Democratic leader: GOP base “animated by racism.” [NY Post]

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles surprise fans with rare collaboration. [Fashion Times]

49ers’ Aldon Smith arrested for airport bomb threat. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder “benefited enormously” from being Black.  [Mediaite]

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius shot lover as they talked. [USA Today]

Ebola empties hotels as Africa borders close. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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News From Around the Web: April 9 Edition

April 9th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama will visit the site of the landslide in Washington State; Attorney General Eric Holder tangles with GOP congressman at hearing; and two new signals create hope in search for Malaysian Airlines flight.

President Obama to visit Washington State landslide site. [Fox]

Eric Holder tangles with GOP rep at hearing: “You don’t want to go there.” [Fox]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 2 new signals in search area buoy hope. [CNN]

Change your passwords: A massive bug has put your details at risk. [Time]

UConn women’s basketball team tops Notre Dame after men win NCAA title. [Daily News]

Al Sharpton downplays revelations about his work as an FBI informant. [Daily News]

A Liberian rapper and singer also serve as ambassadors. [BET]

Pharrell, Jay Z and Beyoncé among Webby nominees. [Billboard]

Harlem high school senior gets interview with Michelle Obama. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius due back in court after weeping over killing. [BBC]

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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: 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. 25 Edition

February 25th, 2014

In today’s news, at the University of Mississippi, students remain concerned about recent racist incidents; Attorney General Eric Holder sees methods of curbing bans on gay marriage; and Kobe Bryant says the hiring of Jason Collins by the Brooklyn Nets will encourage others to hire openly gay athletes.

At Ole Miss, students remain concerned about racist incidents. [BET]

Knicks guard Raymond Felton arrested on gun charges. [USA Today]

Eric Holder sees methods of curbing bans on gay marriage. [NY Times]

Kobe Bryant on Jason Collins: Courageous act will have domino effect.  [Yahoo Sports]

Attorney: Jordan Davis likeness used without permission.  [FCN]

Is Black History Month still needed? Some say no. [Detroit Free Press]

Louis Farrakhan calls for separate court system for African-Americans. [BET]

Militants attack school in Nigeria. [BBC]

Eating barbecued and fried foods leads to Alzheimer’s disease. [Business Standard]

Chris Brown to remain in rehab for extended treatment. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 12 Edition

February 12th, 2014

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In today’s news, Michael Dunn, testifying in a first-degree murder case, said he had “no choice” but to shoot Jordan Davis; Attorney General Eric Holder urges states like Alabama to restore the voting rights of ex-inmates; and the White House launches a summit on improving education for Black youth.

Michael Dunn said he had “no choice” but to shoot Jordan Davis. [LA Times]

Eric Holder urges states like Alabama to restore voting rights to ex-inmates. [Tuscaloosa News]

House approves higher debt limit without condition. [NY Times]

White House to launch summit on improving education for Black youth. [BET]

New peace talks begin in South Sudan conflict. [BBC]

Janelle Monae wins Boombox R&B video of the year. [boombox]

Woman at GOP town hall said Obama should be “executed.” [BET]

Deadly ice and snow storm takes aim at U.S. South. [Reuters]

Liberian takes charge of country’s army for first time since civil war. [VOA]

Gov. Christie promoted GOP despite scandal at home. [NPR]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 23

August 23rd, 2013

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In Friday’s top news, the Justice Department announced plans to sue the state of Texas over voter laws it says are discriminatory; the New York City Council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of two policing bills; and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed.

Justice Department to sue Texas over voter ID law. [BET]

New York City Council reverses Bloomberg veto of policing bills. [NY Times]

Egypt frees former President Hosni Mubarak as crackdown on Islamists continues. [LA Times]

Robert Mugabe sworn in for seventh term as Zimbabwe’s leader. [BBC]

Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman. [Charlotte Observer]

Bankrupt Detroit now has a stray dog problem of more than 50,000. [ABC]

Allan Iverson to officially retire from basketball. [Slam]

Kanye West sued by photographer, claiming he was assaulted. [TMZ]

Bad teeth, gum disease tied to cancer. [Bloomberg]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 13

August 13th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s news, a federal judge ruled that New York’s stop-and-frisk initiative violates the constitution; Attorney General Eric Holder announced sentencing guidelines for nonviolent offenders; and North Carolina’s governor signed a sweeping new elections bill that changes voting requirements.

Federal judge rules stop and frisk unconstitutional. [NY Times]

Eric Holder announces sentencing guidelines for nonviolent offenders. [BET]

N.C. governor quietly signs sweeping elections bill. [USA Today]

In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe tells rivals to accept his re-election or commit suicide. [CNN]

Black Baltimore Orioles star says fans threw banana at him. [Think Progress]

Trayvon’s father named honorary captain of FAMU football team. [Orlando Sentinal]

Swiss clerk disputes Oprah Winfrey’s account of racism in posh store. [NY Daily News]

Teenager denied heart transplant for nonconforming and confrontations with the law. [ABC]

Gunmen kill 44 people in Nigeria conflict. [BBC]

Racial bias suit against Paula Deen dismissed. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: July 30 Edition

July 30th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s top news, South Africa’s president says Nelson Mandela’s health continues to improve; Eric Holder wants the defense of civil rights as his legacy as attorney general; Trayvon Martin’s mother criticizes Florida’s stand your ground law.

Nelson Mandela’s health continues to improve, SA president says. [Wall Street Journal]

Attorney General Eric Holder sees defense of civil rights as his legacy. [Washington Post]

Trayvon Martin’s mother slams stand your ground, urges Florida to end it. [BET]

N.C. governor signs law for tougher abortion clinic rules. [Reuters]

NYC mayoral candidate equates stop and frisk to Trayvon profiling.  [BET]

President Obama and Hillary Clinton have lunch and fuel speculation. [NY Daily News]

Rush Limbaugh responds to reports second largest radio network will drop him. [LA Times]

More evidence that breast feeding may boost babies’ IQs. [USA Today]

Three killed in Chicago shootings, two within two blocks. [Chicago Tribune]

Zimbabwe polling observer has concern about upcoming election. [BBC]

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