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News From Around the Web: Dec. 11 Edition

December 11th, 2013

In today’s news, world leaders gathered to mourn Nelson Mandela; President Obama offers a moving tribute at the memorial in South Africa; and President Obama and Cuba’s Raúl Castro shake hands for the first time, prompting an international discussion.

World leaders gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela. [Washington Post]

President Obama offers moving tribute at Nelson Mandela memorial. [BET]

Obama and Raúl Castro shake hands as world says farewell to Mandela. [The Independent]

House, Senate negotiators reach budget deal. [Washington Post]

General Motors names first woman chief executive. [NY Times]

NY retailers unveil “bill of rights” to prevent racial profiling. [Christian Science Monitor]

Kobe Bryant better, but struggling Lakers fall to Suns. [USA Today]

Rihanna and Chris Brown reunited at rehab clinic? [Atlanta Black Star]

Kenya police in deadly ambush near Somalia border. [BBC]

State gun laws enacted in the year since Newtown. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 1 Edition

February 1st, 2013

In today’s top news, today marks the start of Black History Month, the Black unemployment rate slipped to 13.8 percent in January and a student was taken into custody for the shooting of a 14-year-old student at an Atlanta middle school.

Today marks the start of Black History Month. [BET]

The Black unemployment rate slipped to 13.8 percent in January. [BET]

A student was taken into custody for the shooting of a 14-year-old student at an Atlanta middle school. [USATODAY]

At least three people are dead after a suicide bombing outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey. [CNN]

Beyoncé sang the national anthem live and admitted to lip-syncing at President Obama’s inauguration. [BET]

California’s Hispanic population is expected to outnumber whites by 2014. [Reuters]

The Arkansas senate approved a bill to ban some abortions as early as five weeks into the pregnancy. [Reuters]

A 5-year-old boy in Alabama has been held hostage in an underground bunker for four days, as of today. [NBCNews]

Gambia is giving public sector workers a four-day work week so citizens have more time to “pray, socialize and tend to fields.” [BBC]

French president Francois Hollande will visit Mali on Saturday. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: May 7 Edition

May 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, the last of 11 students charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable” and Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders.

Last of 11 charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities. [CNN]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable.” [DetroitNews]

Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders. [BusinessWeek]

Colombian prostitute says her Secret Service agent clients were “stupid brutes.” [NBC]

Raven-Symoné talks to BET.com about her Broadway show, Sister Act and Whitney Houston. [BET]

Singer Chris Brown launches a toy line. [BET]

Study suggests men’s breast cancer more aggressive than women’s. [HealthDay]

Six Jamaicans are arrested in a U.S. lottery scam. [AP]

France elects Francois Hollande president. [BBC]

Four African leaders have been invited to this year’s G-8 summit to discuss food security. [CNN]

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