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News From Around the Web: March 18 Edition

March 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans from three wars; Angela Corey, the prosecutor of George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn, speaks out; Vice President Biden heads to Europe to send a signal to Russia.

President Obama giving Medal of Honor to 24 vets from three wars. [Fox]

Angela Corey, prosecutor of George Zimmerman, Michael Dunn, speaks out. [BET]

Vice President Biden is heading to Europe to send signal to Putin. [Huffington Post]

Judge orders Chris Brown to spend another month in jail. [Fox]

Huge crowds turn out for St. Patrick’s Day parade. [NY Post]

Can a chocolate pill help prevent heart attacks? [L.A. Times]

Florida leads No. 1 seeds in an N.C.A.A. bracket light on midmajors. [NY Times]

Kenya arrests two after bombs found in car. [BBC]

12 Years a Slave author’s death still a mystery. [BET]

Why African-Americans are moving back to the South. [Christian Science Monitor]

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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. 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. 18 Edition

February 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, a mistrial was declared on the murder charge against Michael Dunn in the killing of Jordan Davis; an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks a plane and takes it to Geneva; President Obama warns Uganda’s president over an anti-gay bill.

Mistrial on murder charge in Jordan Davis case. [BET]

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum. [CNN]

President Obama warns Uganda’s president over anti-gay bill. [BBC]

In NBA All-Star game, East beats West 163-155.  [Chicago Tribune]

George Zimmerman says he’s homeless, suffers from PTSD. [AJC]

Will Smith dances with Jimmy Fallon on Tonight Show’s return to NYC. [Just Jared]

12 Years a Slave wins top British film awards. [Reuters]

Social contact, regular exercise key to living longer. [NDTV]

A 15-year-old girl killed over a prank in Arkansas. [NBC]

Samsung’s new Galaxy said to  feature sharper, larger display. [Bloomberg]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 7 Edition

February 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, the nation’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent; President Obama nominated an openly gay Black judge for federal judgeship; and a California school apologizes for its Black History Month menu.

Unemployment rate dips to 6.6 percent. [Washington Post]

Obama nominates openly gay judge Darrin Gayles for federal judgeship. [Chicago Go Pride]

California school apologizes for Black History Month menu. [Time]

South Africa to hold general election on May 7. [AFP]

Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy. [The Hill]

George Zimmerman wants to box rapper DMX in celebrity bout, but no deal yet. [CNN]

Justin Bieber could wind up a felon in California egg-throwing incident. [NY Daily News]

Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence. [Appeal Democrat]

Parents of teen found in gym mat sue funeral home. [BET]

Ghana limits dollar transactions to protect its currency, the cedi. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 6 Edition

February 6th, 2014

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In today’s news, an estimated 700,000 in Seattle celebrate the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory; President Obama honors African-American history month; and DMX and George Zimmerman will fight each other in a boxing match.

An estimated 700,000 in Seattle celebrate Seahawks. [ESPN]

Obama honors African-American history month. [USA Today]

DMX and George Zimmerman to fight each other in boxing match. [Aceshowbiz]

John Thompson becomes first Black chairman of Microsoft’s board. [BET]

Judge orders no jail for “affluenza” teen in fatal car wreck. [Washington Post]

Soldiers lynch man at army ceremony in Central African Republic. [euronews]

Michelle Obama urges students to apply for college aid. [NY Times]

Salt supplies dwindle after endless snowstorms. [NBC]

CVS’ halt on tobacco wins praise. [LA Times]

Drought leaves dark cloud over California ranchers, growers. [LA Times]

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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: Dec. 19 Edition

December 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, the Senate approved the budget deal, which now goes to President Obama to be signed; at age 83, Charles Rangel is expected to seek a 23rd term in Congress; and Black and Latino applicants may have been denied Hurricane Sandy relief funds.

Senate approves budget, sends to Obama. [CNN]

At 83, Rangel is expected to seek 23rd term in Congress. [NY Times]

Latino, Black applicants denied Sandy relief funds. [Huffington Post]

New York City eager to see who the next school leader will be. [BET]

With LeBron James on sore ankle, Heat still beat Pacers. [USA Today]

Bids for George Zimmerman artwork top $100,000. [CNN]

Protest for Obamacare planned for Beyoncé’s D.C. concert. [BET]

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan loses parliament majority. [BBC]

U.S. delegation to Russian Olympics includes gay athletes. [CNN]

U.S. Envoy: Time for intervention in Central African Republic. [NPR]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 12 Edition

December 12th, 2013

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In today’s news, by the thousands, South Africans come view the body of Nelson Mandela as it lies in state; the interpreter at Mandela’s memorial has been branded as a fake; and Mel Watt was confirmed to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Body of Nelson Mandela lies in state in South Africa. [Washington Post]

Interpreter at Mandela memorial branded as fake. [USA Today]

Mel Watt confirmed to head Federal Housing Finance Agency. [BET]

Tea partiers line up to tackle GOP senators. [Politico]

Clippers defeat Celtics 96-88 in Doc Rivers’ return to Boston. [LA Times]

Sales of Xbox One top 2 million. [USAToday]

Kanye West sounds off about Grammys “Yeezus” snub. [USA Today]

Charges against George Zimmerman are dropped. [NY Times]

UN forces launch new offensive in Democratic Republic of Congo. [BBC]

Black Republicans discuss feelings of isolation. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 10 Edition

December 10th, 2013

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In today’s news, the world pays homage to Nelson Mandela; President Obama and other American presidents arrive in South Africa for Mandela services; and George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped.

World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service. [Reuters]

President Obama, former President George Bush and Hillary Clinton share a flight to South Africa. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped, document says. [CNN]

Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on one-year mark of massacre. [Boston.com]

Six named Heisman Trophy finalists. [ESPN]

Senator Rand Paul makes a pitch for Black voters. [BET]

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced to home confinement for assaulting women. [CNN]

Kanye West slams fake interview with Nelson Mandela comments. [Business Journal]

U.S. to fly African Union troops to Central African Republic. [LA Times]

From D.C. to Maine, snow and ice to bedevil the East. [Christian Science Monitor]

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