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News From Around the Web: April 26 Edition

April 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes and the Supreme Court appears to be leaning toward support of Arizona’s immigration law.

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes. [BET]

The Supreme Court appears to be leaning toward support of Arizona’s immigration law. [Reuters]

Chrysler posts its biggest profit since 1998. [CNN]

College students protested student loan debt on “Trillion Dollar Day.” [Reuters]

Doctors warn American Idol winner Ruben Studdard to lose weight. [BET]

Star Jones wants to organize high-profile Black women against Basketball Wives. [S2S]

Wacka Flocka Flame declares he’ll never work with Wiz Khalifa. [BET]

Many Africans living abroad are returning home amid struggling western economies. [CNN]

The offices of a major Nigerian newspaper were hit by bombs. [BBC]

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News from Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music, the number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated and a British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush.

Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music. [BET]

The number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated. [USATODAY]

British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush. [Telegraph]

GOP donor says he wonders if President Obama’s “teleprompters are bullet-proof.” [LATimes]

President Obama raised $53 million for his campaign and the democratic party in March. [NPR]

Several U.S. Secret Service officers are on leave today after allegedly hiring prostitutes while on detail in Colombia with the president. [CBS]

A deadly weekend tornado in Oklahoma claimed six lives. [CNN]

Three elite NYPD gun-unit officers accused of treating Black suspects like “animals.” [NYDN]

The world’s armies are eying control of the natural resources buried under the melting arctic circle. [AP]

Nigeria is the third fastest growing economy in the world. [Vanguard]

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