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News You Should Know: Aug. 6 Edition

August 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man again, a Syrian prime minister defects and NASA’s rover Curiosity lands on Mars.

NASA’s rover Curiosity landing on Mars is “an unprecedented feat of technology,” says Obama. [CNN]

Lightning strikes twice as Usain Bolt breaks the 100-meter Olympic record again. [Yahoo]

Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab defects. [BBC]

White supremacist Wade Michael Page is named as the Sikh temple gunman. [NPR]

Sanya Richards-Ross redeems past Olympic disappointment with 400-meter gold. [ESPN]

Scotsman Andy Murray overtakes Roger Federer for men’s singles tennis Olympic gold. [WaPo]

Hundreds of Mali citizens attend makeshift militia training camps to oust Islamists. [NYT]

Syrian rebels abduct nearly 50 Iranian pilgrims. [LA Times]

New cases of swine flu have emerged around county fair pigs. [WaPo]

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New You Should Know: July 31 Edition

July 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again, Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election and a recently signed NFL player commits suicide.

NFL player O.J. Murdock kills himself in front of his former high school, police say. [CNN]

Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election at the Democratic National Convention. [BET]

Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again tonight. [AP]

Another Olympian is expelled from the games for a racist tweet. [WaPo]

China’s 16-year-old Olympian swimming champ denies dope allegations. [CNN]

Iranian president takes a jab at Mitt Romney’s controversial Israel trip. [AP]

A blackout leaves 600 million residents without power in India. [NPR]

Islamist occupiers stone an unwed couple to death in Mali. [Al Jazeera]

Rumor has it that Apple will announce the next iPhone and “mini iPad” this September. [NBCNews]

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News From Around the Web: March 6 Edition

March 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, U.S. blood banks are in severe need of African-American donors, Super Tuesday raises the stakes for Republican presidential nominee hopefuls and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s legal to kill Americans plotting terrorism abroad.

U.S. blood banks are in severe need of African-American donors. [BET]

Super Tuesday has arrived. [BET]

Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s legal to kill Americans plotting terrorism abroad. [Telegraph]

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says time is running out for Iran. [CNN]

Study: Violent crime has spiked in Haiti’s cities. [AP]

Colleges and employers request applicant’s Facebook passwords. [MSNBC]

Study: Black and Latino students far more likely to be suspended than whites. [MSNBC]

Black families overrepresented among U.S. homeless. [ICPH]

Former U.S. service members suing over sexual assaults at prestigious Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. [TODAY]

U.S. pledges aid to Congo after 200 killed in Blast. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: March 5 Edition

March 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nick Cannon says he has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, former child star Brandy says her daughter will have to wait to hit the stage and Oprah Winfrey is set to interview Whitney Houston’s family.

Nick Cannon says he has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. [BET]

Former child star Brandy says her daughter will have to wait to hit the stage. [BET]

Oprah to interview Whitney Houston’s family. [AP]

President Obama on Sunday warned of “loose talk of war” with Iran.  [AFP]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to address the “targeted killing” of Americans abroad. [FOX]

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi endorses Jesse Jackson Jr. for r-eelection. [AP]

Seven-year-old boy survives tornado after being dropped on a highway. [MSNBC]

Scientists are testing out an artificial pancreas for diabetics. [CNN]

Designer drug “Spice” linked to kidney failures. [Reuters]

Congo explosions kill 200 and wound nearly 2,000. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 29

February 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Google’s privacy policy is set to change tomorrow, March 1, Mitt Romney wins primary elections in Michigan and Arizona, and Ohio will prosecute school shooting suspect T.J. Lane as an adult.

Google’s privacy policy is set to change March 1. [BET]

Mitt Romney wins primaries in Michigan and Arizona. [MSNBC]

Ohio to prosecute school shooting suspect as an adult. [ABC]

Slaves who built the U.S. Capitol were honored by lawmakers. [LATimes]

Stroke deaths down in African-American children with sickle cell. [BET]

Autism not diagnosed as early in minority children. [AP]

Wendy Williams tells Chris Brown and Rihanna to back off romantic revival. [BET]

Pentagon admits it dumped 9/11 remains in a landfill. [MSNBC]

Syrian army continues assaults on civilians as the U.N. prepares a humanitarian resolution. [Reuters]

Uganda attracts $3 billion in oil investment. [EastAfrican]

Iran now accepting gold for oil in light of E.U. sanctions. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 28 Edition

February 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, gunfire in an Ohio high school left two students dead and four wounded, 50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening” and Israel declares it won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran.

Two students died and four were wounded after a teen gunman opened fire in an Ohio high school. [MSNBC]

50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening.” [BET]

Israel won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran. [AP]

The U.S. Treasury Dept. will begin freezing bank accounts of child support debtors next year. [BET]

Malaysia cancels Erykah Badu concert over “Allah” tattoos. [AP]

One in five older Americans scrimp on health care to save money. [TODAY]

Light-skinned vs. dark-skinned pageant causes a stir. [Daily Mail]

FHM Philippines scrapped its latest cover image over claims of racism. [AP]

Occupy London camp finally gets evicted. [CNN]

Part of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline to begin construction. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 13 Edition

February 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, the 2012 Grammy Awards honor the late Whitney Houston, some are angered as Etta James and Don Cornelius are left out of Grammys ‘in memoriam’ segment and new reports claim Houston died from deadly combo of prescription drugs and alcohol.

The 2012 Grammy Awards honor the late Whitney Houston. [BET]

Whitney Houston allegedly died from deadly combo of prescription drugs and alcohol. [TMZ]

Some angered that Grammys left Etta James and Don Cornelius out of ‘in memoriam’ segment. [MSNBC]

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina hospitalized following her mother’s death. [BET]

New York City bans churches from operating in public schools on weekends. [WSJ]

Find out where ‘overweight’ ends and ‘obese’ begins. [BET]

Israeli Black Hebrews mourn Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

U.S. government tops the list in layoffs. [MSNBC]

Gadhafi’s son warns of a Libyan revolt. [BBC]

U.S. admiral says Navy forces prepared to confront Iran. [FOX]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 23 Edition

January 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, Red Tails took a lion’s share of the weekend box office, many mourn the passing of college football coach Joe Paterno and Obama is gearing up to address the 99 percent in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.

Red Tails wins big at the weekend box office. [EW]

Legendary college football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85. [BET]

Obama’s next State of the Union to focus on the 99 percent. [AP]

Four more FAMU students arrested for hazing. [Orlando Sentinel]

Heidi Klum and Seal reportedly headed for divorce. [BET]

Nicki Minaj to delay the release of her next album. [BET]

Recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress this week. [AP]

Newt Gingrich gaining traction in his presidential bid. [BET]

Oprah is convinced of another Obama win. [AP]

U.S. looking to Africa for help with Iran. [FOX]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 27 Edition

December 27th, 2011

(Photo: AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo)

In today’s top news, a Black WWII veteran finally gets his due, Nigeria fights to fend off terrorist attacks, and a post-Christmas shopping day at the Mall of America turns into an all-out brawl.

Black Navy veteran receives medal for WWII action. [BET]

More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores to close soon. [MSNBC]

Some members of Congress just keep getting richer. [NYT]

Nigeria is still reeling from deadly Christmas Day bombings. [BET]

Egypt puts an end to “virginity tests” for detained female protesters. [CNN]

A fired man catches a lawsuit from his former company over his Twitter followers. [BBC]

Post-Christmas shopping turned into a brawl at the Mall of America. [StarTribune]

Man returns $10,000 to teach his children a lesson about honesty. [AP]

Atlanta rapper Young Vito surrenders in Slim Dunkin murder case. [BET]

Iran seeks the death penalty for an alleged U.S. spy. [FOX]

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Iran’s President Calls for Meeting with Obama

July 6th, 2009

Saying that it’s time for others to quit meddling in Iran’s political and social affairs, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for meetings with President Obama as his country seeks acceptance in the eyes of the world. “I will go to the United Nations and will invite Obama to negotiations,” Ahmadinejad said, adding that such talks would be “in front of the international media, not a sit-down behind closed doors in order to talk about matters.” Ahmadinejad has been roundly criticized by U.S. lawmakers, particularly conservative politicians, many of whom have even blasted Obama for his measured response to recent uprisings in Iran during the presidential election. For example, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have called “timid and passive” for not speaking out more forcefully about the arrests, violence and deaths of pro-democracy activists. But last week, the Obama administration said that it’s time for Ahmadinejad to work toward peace in Iran. “A sizable percentage of the Iranian people themselves … consider this election illegitimate,” he said at a White House news conference. “It is not too late for the Iranian government to recognize that there is a peaceful path that will lead to stability and prosperity.” Ahmadinejad has said he was shocked at the outside interference. “Didn’t he [Obama] say that he was after change?” Ahmadinejad asked Iranian judiciary officials in a speech last week. “Why did he interfere? Why did he utter remarks irrespective of norms and decorum?”

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