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News From Around the Web: April 2 Edition

April 2nd, 2014

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In today’s news, enrollment in the Affordable Care Act reached 7.1 million, President Obama says; Muriel Bowser defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary in Washington, D.C.; and a new Michael Jackson album is being released five years after the star’s death.

Obamacare hits enrollment goal with 7.1 million sign-ups, President Obama says. [CNN]

Muriel Bowser defeats Mayor Vincent Gray in D.C. primary. [NY Times]

New Michael Jackson album coming five years after his death. [Huffington Post]

Kanye West cancels tour dates to work on new album. [CBS]

Landslide toll in Washington state rises to 28 as searchers battle muck. [CNN]

Joe Johnson scores 32 as Brooklyn Nets clinch playoff berth. [ESPN]

Georgia school finally gets racially integrated prom. [BET]

Kenyan-suspected al-Shabab recruiter killed near Mombasa. [BBC]

Mase: I’m saving rappers’ souls and could have saved Michael Jackson. [TMZ]

Ebola reaches capital of Guinea, stirring fears. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 28 Edition

October 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama pushed for investment education in a speech at a Brooklyn school; Chris Brown was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a felony assault charge; the Boston Red Sox even the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Obama pushed for education investment in trip to Brooklyn school. [BET]

Chris Brown arrested in D.C. on felony assault charge. [Washington Post]

Boston Red Sox even with St. Louis Cardinals in World Series. [Fox]

Kathleen Sebelius prepares to face the music on Obamacare. [Christian Science Monitor]

Florida men dress as Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman for Halloween. [Orlando Sentinel]

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray released from jail. [LA Times]

Macy’s says its employees not involved in ’shop and frisk’ allegations. [ABC]

NYC police commissioner said Avonte Oquendo may be dead. [BET]

Madagascar election is free and fair, observers say. [BBC]

Former South African government minister detained in New York. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 28

August 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is weighing limited strikes against Syrian forces; an economic gap remains between blacks and white 50 years after the March on Washington; and the president, entertainment giants and others will celebrate Martin Luther King’s historic speech.

Obama weighs limited strikes against Syrian forces. [NY Times]

Fifty years after March on Washington, economic gap between blacks, whites persists. [Washington Post]

Obama, Oprah and others celebrate King’s dream. [BET]

Zimbabwe outlines plans for “Disneyland in Africa.” [BBC]

Navy football rape case: victim scheduled to testify Wednesday. [ABC]

Air Force Academy’s first female leader speaks of sexual harassment. [USA Today]

Derek Jeter returns to Yankees from injury again. [NY Daily News]

Paris Jackson “doing much better” after suicide attempt. [NY Daily News]

NYC mayoral race has Black voters divided. [BET]

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers suggest. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: July 23 Edition

July 23rd, 2013

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In the top news for Tuesday, President Obama is planning to deliver a major address on the economy; following Obama’s speech on race, there has been backlash from the right; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child.

Obama is seeking to set course for nation’s economy. [NY Times]

Following speech on race, the president gets backlash. [BET]

Royal baby, heir to the British throne, is born in England. [The Telegraph]

Crowds in Brazil greet Pope Francis. [BBC]

Egypt’s ousted President Morsi abducted by army, family says. [BBC]

Denver Bronco’s Von Miller is appealing suspension.  [ESPN]

Black lawmakers to hold hearing on the state of African-American males. [BET]

Rihanna and Adele make Forbes‘ 2013 Top 30 Under 30 Earners List. [Singersroom]

Zimmerman verdict poll: Stark reaction by race. [Washington Post]

Michael Jackson’s mother says he denied prescription drug problem. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: July 2 Edition

July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama said that Africa is the next global success story; in the trial of George Zimmerman, there are varying legal opinions on how the two sides are faring; and Egypt’s president has been issued an ultimatum from that nation’s military.

Obama in Tanzania sees Africa as next global economic success. [CNN]

In Zimmerman trial, varying opinions from legal experts. [BET]

Egypt’s president faces ultimatum from military amid public protests. [NY Times]

Mandela birthday celebrations planned in South Africa. [BBC]

Ohio joins Texas in middle of abortion spotlight. [CNN]

BET Awards is top award show on cable among adults 18-49. [Wall Street Journal]

William Gray, former congressman and UNCF head, dies in London. [Washington Post]

Fallen firefighters plunge Arizona into grief. [LA Times]

Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford undergoes cardiac procedure. [The Republic]

Serena Williams knocked out of Wimbledon. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: June 26 Edition

June 26th, 2013

In today’s news, the Supreme Court barred the use of a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on Tuesday; President Obama lays out a plan to address global climate change; and the  jury in the trial of George Zimmerman sees photos of Trayvon Martin after the shooting.

Supreme Court stops use of key part of Voting Rights Act. [Washington Post]

Obama lays out broad plan to address climate change. [NPR]

Zimmerman jury sees photos of slain Trayvon Martin. [ABC News]

Cory Booker touts Newark record in first Senate ad. [Philly.com]

Family of ailing Mandela gathers in former president’s home town. [Huffington Post]

Serena Williams is chasing her sixth Wimbledon crown. [USA Today]

Nigeria hangs four prisoners in Benin City. [BBC]

Chris Brown charged with hit-and-run, tweets vigorous defense. [LA Times]

Southern University is off probation. [BET]

Michael Jackson’s son Prince to testify at wrongful death trial. [Telegraph]

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News From Around the Web: June 11 Edition

June 11th, 2013

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In today’s news, the second day of George Zimmerman’s trial kicks off; President Obama is addressing immigration reform; and Nelson Mandela’s relatives fly to his side as the former South African president remains hospitalized.

On first day of Zimmerman trial, emotion and waiting. [BET]

Seeking momentum, Obama to address immigration reform. [Reuters]

Mandela’s relatives fly from around the world to be at his bedside. [Independent]

Chicago’s murder rate declines as police focus on gangs. [NY Times]

Hillary Clinton becomes an overnight Twitter sensation. [Washington Post]

Obama administration reverses course on morning after pill. [LA Times]

Kobe Bryant settles with his mom over memorabilia. [BET]

Ghana arrests gold miners from Niger, Nigeria and Togo. [BBC]

Detroit emergency manager tells residents safety remains first. [Detroit Free Press]

Jackson family objects to Debbie Rowe becoming Paris Jackson’s guardian. [TMZ]

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News From Around the Web: June 6 Edition

June 6th, 2013

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In today’s news, Attorney General Eric Holder said he has no plans to resign, despite pressure from Republicans; President Obama names a new national security team, including Susan Rice; and Cory Booker’s Senate aspirations are now on the fast track.

Eric Holder says he has no intention of stepping down. [MSNBC]

Obama names Susan Rice, two others, to national security team. [Washington Post]

Senate vacancy puts Cory Booker’s plans on fast track. [BET]

Bill Clinton among those honoring Medgar Evers 50 years after killing. [NY Times]

Six dead in Philadelphia building collapse. [CNN]

A new supermarket brings fresh hope to Detroit. [BET]

Michael Jackson’s daughter hospitalized. [CNN]

In Zimbabwe, Tsvangirai wants election delayed for reforms. [BBC]

IRS officials face grilling over lavish spending. [CNBC]

Ghana arrests 124 Chinese citizens for illegal gold mining. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: March 18

March 18th, 2013

In today’s top news, President Obama nominates Tom Perez as next labor secretary; hundreds of New Yorkers will testify in trial challenging NYPD’s stop and frisk procedures; and Black farmers have still not been paid $1.2 billion from a 2010 settlement.

President Obama nominated Tom Perez to be his next labor secretary. [Politico]

Hundreds of New Yorkers will testify in a trial beginning Monday that will challenge the NYPD’s stop and frisk procedures. [AP]

Black farmers have still not been paid their $1.2 billion discrimination settlement from the USDA. [Monroe News Star]

Prosecutors are considering murder charges against Winnie Mandela following the exhumation of bodies of two young activists last seen at her home 24 years ago. [AP]

CNN is under fire for coverage of the Steubenville rape trial that was biased towards the convicted rapists and not the victim. [Huffington Post]

Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Michael Jackson’s personal physician, is refusing to testify in trial for a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Jackson’s mother. [CNN]

An ex-Oklahoma QB was killed in a plane crash Sunday that claimed the life of one other person. [Chicago Tribune]

Police in India’s Madhya Pradesh state say they have arrested six people in connection with the gang rape of a Swiss tourist. [BBC News]
Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic websites are reported to have been blocked in Ethiopia. [Al Jazeera]
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News From Around the Web: Oct. 12 Edition

October 12th, 2012

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In today’s top news, many Americans agree that Joe Biden won last night’s vice presidential debate, a poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama in Florida and Bobbi Kristina confirms her engagement to Nick Gordon.

The majority of Americans agree that Joe Biden won last night’s vice presidential debate. [CBS]

A poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama in Florida. [Tampa Bay Times]

Bobbi Kristina confirms her engagement to Nick Gordon. [BET]

BP and the Obama Administration are reportedly close to striking a settlement deal over the 2012 Gulf oil spill. [NBCNews]

Last Dragon star Leo O’Brien dies at 41. [BET]

Nelly was detained after drugs and a loaded gun were found on his tour bus. [BET]

Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary will hit theaters briefly beginning next week. [Hollywood Reporter]

Rapper Shyne publicly expresses his support for Mitt Romney. [MTV]

Michael Vick confirms that he does own a dog. [Grio]

Ghana’s Ashanti crown jewels were stolen from a Norway hotel. [BBC]

The European Union won a Nobel Peace Prize. [CNN]

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