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News From Around the Web: Jan. 28 Edition

January 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is expected to announce raising of the minimum wage for federal contractors; a second grand jury indicts the officer involved  in the shooting of Jonathan Ferrell in North Carolina; and a study says that African-Americans make up 50 percent of the nation’s homicide victims.

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors. [NY Times]

Second grand jury indicts officer in shooting of ex-FAMU football player. [CNN]

Study said Blacks are 50 percent of U.S. homicide victims. [BET]

Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar was “robbed” at Grammy Awards. [Washington Post]

Avonte Oquendo is laid to rest in New York. [BET]

Hillary Clinton says she hasn’t driven a car since 1996. [Des Moines Register]

With flowers and security, Maryland mall reopens. [NY Times]

Richard Sherman speaks about stereotypes and labels in sports. [MSNBC]

Attacks by extremists kill nearly 100 Nigerians. [ABC]

Sales of iPhones set record for quarter. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 27 Edition

January 27th, 2014

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In today’s news, at the Grammy Awards, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat Jay Z and Kanye West to win four awards; Michelle Obama picks disaster heroes and gay athlete as State of the Union guests; and a Maryland mall shooter has been identified.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win four Grammys, beating Jay Z, Kanye West. [Yahoo]

Michelle Obama picks disaster heroes, gay athlete as speech guests. [Reuters]

Maryland mall shooter identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar, journal may reveal motives. [CNN]

Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin’s bribery trial set to open. [Beaumont Enterprise]

Egypt to have presidential elections first. [CNN]

South Sudan ceasefire takes effect. [BBC]

Working poor receive the largest share of food stamps. [Liberty Voice]

Student shot outside dorm at S.C. State University. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 21 Edition

January 21st, 2014

In today’s news, Americans honored Martin Luther King with a day of service; a judge struck down Pennsylvania’s photo ID requirement; and the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will face each other in the Super Bowl.

Americans honor MLK with “A Day On, Not A Day Off.” [Time]

Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters. [BET]

Super Bowl 2014: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos. [Washington Post]

Federal offices to close amid winter weather. [Washington Post]

Embattled Gov. Christie to be sworn in for second term. [Reuters]

Beyonce, Jay Z to perform at Grammy Awards. [Billboard]

Woman chosen to lead Central African Republic out of mayhem. [NY Times]

Leading Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina comes out as gay. [BBC]

Sarah Palin: Obama should stop playing race card. [Detroit Free Press]

NYPD commissioner says stop-and-frisk problem is solved. [BET]

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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. 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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News From Around the Web: Sept. 9 Edition

September 9th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, President Obama faces an uphill battle getting congressional approval for a strike on Syria; Benjamin Jealous plans to step down as president of the NAACP; and staffing cuts in the Philadelphia public schools have created uncertainty among parents.

President Obama faces an uphill battle with Congress on Syria strike. [USA Today]

Ben Jealous to step down as head of NAACP in January. [BET]

Staffing cuts create uncertainty for Philadelphia schools. [Washington Post]

Somalia aims to get a million more children into school. [BBC]

Bloomberg says de Blasio is running a racist campaign for NY mayor. [USA Today]

Arsenio Hall Show returns after a nearly 20-year hiatus. [NY Times]

Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka for fifth U.S. Open title. [LA Times]

E-cigarettes as effective as nicotine patches. [BBC]

NSA can crack most Web privacy encryption, records show. [UPI]

Kanye West announces fall “Yeezus” tour, Kendrick Lamar to open. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 8 Edition

August 8th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama will speak at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington; Detroit now prepared for a two-man race for mayor; and Alex Rodriguez formally appeals his suspension from Major League Baseball.

Obama to speak at 50th anniversary of March on Washington. [BET]

With primary over, Detroit prepares for a two-man race for mayor. [BET]

Alex Rodriguez formally appeals suspension. [ESPN]

After Snowden asylum, Obama cancels meeting with Putin in Russia. [NY Times]

NY agrees to expunge names collected in stop and frisk. [NY Times]

Flights resume at Nairobi airport after fire. [BBC]

Three winners of $448 million Powerball jackpot. [CBS]

Insufficient sleep leads to unhealthy eating, study finds. [Daily Californian]

Criticism of Zimbabwe election grows. [BBC]

Chris Brown hints he may quit the music business. [Washington Post]

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News From Around the Web: May 7 Edition

May 7th, 2013

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In today’s news, the head of the Air Force’s unit to combat sexual assault was arrested for sexual battery; Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in jail for tax evasion; and New York State confirms the first Black woman to Court of Appeals.

The head of Air Force anti-sexual assault unit arrested for sexual battery. [Reuters]

Lauryn Hill sentenced to three months for tax evasion. [USA Today]

First African-American woman confirmed for New York Court of Appeals. [Syracuse.com]

Black farm workers claim race bias on farm work. [NY Times]

Black women at greater risk of MS than previously thought. [Medical Daily]

Obama plays golf with senators to promote his agenda. [Washington Post]

USC students complain that L.A. police overreacted in shutting down party. [BET]

Opponents of stop and frisk look to involve voters.  [BET]

Ghana’s cedi expected to be poor performing currency in 2013. [Bloomberg]

Somalia peace conference to be held in London. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 11 Edition

February 11th, 2013

In today’s top news, police have taken two men into custody in the case of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, the manhunt for renegade ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner enters its second week and President Obama is expected to be more aggressive in this year’s State of the Union address.

Police have taken two men into custody as “persons of interest”  in the case of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton. [BET]

The manhunt for renegade ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner enters its second week. [CNN]

President Obama is expected to be more aggressive in this year’s State of the Union address. [Politico]

Pope Benedict XVI resigned from his position because of his age. [CNN]

Chris Brown crashed his car while trying to evade paparazzi after the Grammy Awards. [AP]

Rapper Ab Soul called fugitive Christopher Dorner’s revenge killing rampage a “necessary evil.” [Grio]

New York City’s Central Park Five may be closer to receiving a settlement from the city. [BET]

U.S. teen births have hit a record low. [NBCNews]

Kenya is set to hold its first presidential debate ahead of this year’s general elections. [BBC]

Guinea’s military chief and nine others were killed when their plane crashed in Liberia. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 6 Edition

December 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Jay-Z and Kanye West lead 2012 Grammy nominations; Alicia Keys’ new album, Girl on Fire, takes the number-one spot on the Billboard charts; and a Texas  high school student allegedly shot himself while sitting in the back of a police cruiser.

Jay-Z and Kanye West lead 2012 Grammy nominations. [BET]

Alicia Keys’ new album, Girl on Fire, takes the number-one spot on the Billboard charts. [BET]

Police in Texas say a high school student shot himself while sitting in the back of a police cruiser. [AP]

A New York TSA screener has been accused of stealing iPads from passengers’ luggage. [NBCNews]

Forbes names Eddie Murphy the “most overpaid actor in Hollywood.” [BET]

Marijuana smokers in Seattle sparked up outside the Seattle Space Needle in celebration of the drug’s legalization. [USATODAY]

Barefoot “homeless” man famously given boots by NYPD officer has an apartment. [CNN]

Afghan president Hamid Karzai accused the U.S. of creating the country’s insecurity. [NBCNews]

Mali’s rebels agree to respect the country’s “national unity.” [AJE]

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