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News From Around the Web: Jan. 30 Edition

January 30th, 2014

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In today’s news, the deadly ice storm turns Atlanta into a parking lot; Jonathan Ferrell’s mother says it is her faith that keeps her going; and Hillary Clinton has a large lead in polls among potential candidates for the presidency in 2016.

Deadly ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot. [Reuters]

In Jonathan Ferrell’s death, a mother seeks to keep the faith. [BET]

Hillary Clinton has big lead in 2016 presidential poll. [Washington Post]

Justin Bieber charged with assault in Canada. [ABC]

McDonald’s worker’s Happy Meals had a bit extra: heroin, authorities say. [CNN]

Oprah Winfrey cancels lavish 60th birthday party. [UPI]

Kevin Durant puts on MVP show vs. LeBron James, Miami Heat. [USA Today]

Nigerian senators in mass defection from government of President Goodluck Jonathan. [BBC]

Obesity takes hold early in life, study finds. [Boston Globe]

Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists. [International News]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 7 Edition

October 7th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, divers in Italy found more bodies from the boat of Africans seeking to immigrate; Speaker John Boehner is tying talks on the government shutdown to the debt ceiling; and the Supreme Court’s new term will look at a wide range of issues, including housing discrimination.

Italian divers find more bodies from boat of African migrants. [BBC]

House Speaker John Boehner ties shutdown deal to talks on debt. [Wall Street Journal]

Supreme Court starts new term, looking at housing discrimination. [Fox]

The real world of the government shutdown has challenges. [BET]

Obama advocates changing name of Washington Redskins. [Washington Post]

Duke honors first African-American students from 50 years ago. [ABC]

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez welcome new son. [People]

Tiger Woods’ quiet day turns busy as he clinches cup. [ABC]

Kwame Kilpatrick should get no more than 15 years in prison: attorney. [Detroit News]

Athletes in junk food ads send kids mixed messages. [CBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 30

August 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is set for a limited strike on Syria; fast-food workers are striking around the nation; and Egypt has arrested the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama set for limited strike on Syria as British vote no. [NY Times]

Fast-food worker strikes set for cities nationwide. [Troy Record]

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood leader. [BBC]

Obama defends suit challenging Texas Voter ID law. [BET]

San Diego mayor is leaving today. [10TV]

Obama changes rules to close two gun loopholes. [Reuters]

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III cleared, but concerns still linger. [USA Today]

Jay Z drops ‘Holy Grail’ video featuring Justin Timberlake. [Entertainment Weekly]

Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women. [LA Times]

Governments demanded user data from Facebook. [York Dispatch]

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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2013

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In today’s news, Eric Holder’s plan for conducting meetings with reporters is troubled; American universities have shown uneven results in enrolling poor students; and the schools in Oklahoma destroyed by the recent tornado are to be rebuilt.

Eric Holder’s plan for meetings with reporters hits snag. [BET]

Universities show uneven efforts in enrolling poor. [NY Times]

Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to be rebuilt. [CBS]

Ghana set for oil production gains. [UPI]

McDonald’s CEO says he lost weight eating company’s food. [Free Press]

LeBron James explodes as Heat rout Pacers in Game 5. [USA Today]

Black candidate NY mayor would keep some of stop and frisk. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey receives honorary degree from Harvard.  [Boston.com]

Malcolm X’s grandson remembered at memorial service. [NY Times]

South African town accused of keeping apartheid alive. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 4

April 4th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with a non-violence campaign; Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign a tough gun control bill; and North Korea could be planning a missile launch soon.

The 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with the “50 Days of Nonviolence” campaign. [Reuters]

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign a tough gun control bill that will make over 100 weapons illegal. [CNN]

North Korea could be planning a missile launch soon, a U.S. official said. [CNN]

President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the U.S. Treasury. [BET]

The man who gunned down TV personality DJ Megatron was sentenced to 21 years in prison. [BET]

Exonerated football player Brian Banks signed with the Atlanta Falcons. [AP]

Assemblyman Eric A. Stevenson, a New York State lawmaker, was arrested on federal charges of accepting bribes and conspiring to defraud the state. [NY Times]

An Ohio judge sentenced Richard Beasley to death for the murder of three men who responded to an ad on the Craigslist website for a non-existent job. [Reuters]

Fast-food workers staged walkouts at McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants in New York City to protest wages that are “not enough.” [NBCNews]

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News from Around the Web: April 11 Edition

April 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, lawyers for George Zimmerman, the shooter of Trayvon Martin, have withdrawn from the case, eight Black New York college students reported being “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD a total of 92 times and a white man is attacked and robbed by a group of Black men in Baltimore.

Lawyers for the shooter of Trayvon Martin have withdrawn from the case. [BET]

Eight Black New York college students reported being “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD a total of 92 times. [NYT]

White man attacked and robbed by group of Black men in Baltimore. [CNN]

Final jurors chosen for the trial of William Balfour, alleged killer of Jennifer Hudson’s family. [ChicagoTribune]

Five-year-old boy brings heroin to school for show-and-tell. [MSNBC]

Rick Ross forced to cancel two shows after suffering a seizure. [BET]

Nicki Minaj’s new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, debuts at No. 1. [BET]

Hospitals hosting McDonald’s chains under pressure to cut ties. [USATODAY]

Syria gives Kofi Annan another promise that it will comply with ceasefire despite continued violence. [BBC]

Sudan vows to retake lucrative oil fields from South Sudan. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 26 Edition

March 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, BET News to air an exclusive Trayvon Martin special tonight, the New Black Panther Party offers $10K for capture of Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, and the Supreme Court begins three days of hearings on challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

BET to air exclusive Trayvon Martin news special. [BET]

New Black Panther Party offers $10K for capture of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. [Chicago Tribune]

Supreme Court begins three days of hearings on challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. [NYT]

Some church leaders and members wore hoodies this Sunday in honor of Trayvon Martin. [Yahoo]

IRS to garnish rapper Nas’s wages. [BET]

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has been hospitalized for pneumonia. [BET]

Wife of Afghan massacre suspect Robert Bales says “he would not do that.” [CNN]

McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s eaters among the most unhealthy fast food customers. [MSNBC]

Oil is discovered in Kenya. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 2 Edition

December 2nd, 2011

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In today’s top news, Bishop Eddie long’s wife files for divorce, rough winds batter parts of California, the ICC hires an African at the helm and Cain’s latest accuser has a bleeding heart.

Black unemployment increased slightly in November. [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long’s wife files for divorce. [AJC]

Wild winds wreak havoc in California. [CNN]

Honda recalls hundreds of thousands of airbags. [MSNBC]

NYC Mayor admits he “smoked up” in college. [MSNBC]

Some McDonald’s to charge for Happy Meal toys. [CSM]

First Family lights national Christmas tree. [Reuters]

Cain accuser’s “heart bleeds” for his wife Gloria. [CNN]

A Gambian woman will take over as prosecutor for the ICC [BBC]

Rich nations pledge climate donations to developing world. [AJE]

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McDonald’s Denies Responsibility for Hero’s Medical Bills

February 28th, 2009

A McDonald’s employee who was shot while protecting a woman at the restaurant has been dissed by the burger chain. Nigel Haskett, 22, was working his shift in Little Rock, Ark. last summer when a man came in and attacked a woman. Haskett jumped between the two and tussled with the man, forcing him out of the restaurant. But he returned inside the store with a chest wound after the suspect shot him. Haskett survived and underwent extensive medical treatment. But Mickey D’s refuses to help him with the expenses, saying his injury occurred outside the realm of his job duties. A police spokesman describing Haskett’s actions says he literally came to the woman’s “rescue.” The owner of the restaurant where Haskins worked has said he’ll cover the hero’s bills with his own cash.

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