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News From Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is reviewing clemency procedures; Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day; and a Republican legislator is seeking to cut off Attorney General Eric Holder’s salary.

Obama administration will review clemency process on granting pardons. [USA Today]

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. [ESPN]

GOP legislation would cut off Attorney General Holder’s salary. [Fox]

Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety. [CNN]

Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court. [Washington Post]

New York police end Muslim surveillance program. [Detroit Free Press]

Runner from Sierra Leone is missing in England. [BBC]

Pharrell Williams cries “Happy” tears. [CNN]

President Obama has moment of silence for Boston Marathon victims. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius faces uphill battle in murder trial, experts say. [NBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 27 Edition

March 27th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama has his first meeting with Pope Francis; Morehouse College is hosting a White House summit on Black male success; and Oprah Winfrey launches a national tour.

President Obama has first meeting with Pope Francis. [USA Today]

Morehouse to host White House summit on Black male success. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey launches Arena Tour of Uplift. [LA Times]

More objects spotted by satellite in Malaysia Airlines hunt. [CNN]

Former San Francisco education official accused of murder-for-hire. [SF Gate]

Rand Paul wants donors to know he’s prepared to run for president.  [The Wire]

Northwestern University players win bid to unionize. [ESPN]

Guinea Ebola outbreak: Bat-eating banned to curb virus. [BBC]

Apple wants Emojis to be more racially diverse. [BET]

Ballistics and screams threaten Oscar Pistorius’s defense. [ABC]

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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: Dec. 16 Edition

December 16th, 2013

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In today’s news, Nelson Mandela is laid to rest in his home village in South Africa; the murder rate in Chicago is on track to be the lowest in almost 50 years; and the victim of the Colorado shooting clings to life.

Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South Africa. [LA Times]

Chicago murder rate on track to be lowest in nearly 50 years. [BET]

Victim of Colorado school shooting clinging to life. [USA Today]

Pay for U.S. college presidents continues to grow. [NY Times]

Beyoncé’s surprise release is a stroke of marketing genius. [Boston Globe]

Central African Republic president offers peace talks. [BBC]

Rudy Gay leads Kings past Rockets in first home game since trade. [USA Today]

12 Years a Slave a wins African-American Film Critics’ movie of the year. [RTV]

Breast cancer drug can also prevent cancer, study finds. [NBC]

Teen charged with raping elderly nun. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 10 Edition

December 10th, 2013

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In today’s news, the world pays homage to Nelson Mandela; President Obama and other American presidents arrive in South Africa for Mandela services; and George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped.

World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service. [Reuters]

President Obama, former President George Bush and Hillary Clinton share a flight to South Africa. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped, document says. [CNN]

Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on one-year mark of massacre. [Boston.com]

Six named Heisman Trophy finalists. [ESPN]

Senator Rand Paul makes a pitch for Black voters. [BET]

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced to home confinement for assaulting women. [CNN]

Kanye West slams fake interview with Nelson Mandela comments. [Business Journal]

U.S. to fly African Union troops to Central African Republic. [LA Times]

From D.C. to Maine, snow and ice to bedevil the East. [Christian Science Monitor]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 21 Edition

November 21st, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama, former president Bill Clinton and their wives paid tribute to John F. Kennedy; the first artifacts arrived at the Smithsonian’s African American History Museum; and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a same-sex marriage bill into law.

Obama, Bill Clinton pay tribute to John F. Kennedy. [BET]

First artifacts arrive at Smithsonian’s African American museum. [Washington Post]

Illinois governor Pat Quinn signs gay marriage bill into law. [Chicago Tribune]

Congresswoman Grace Meng attacked, robbed. [Washington Post]

Chris Brown gets 90 days in anger rehab; rock-throwing revealed. [LA Times]

James McBride wins National Book Award for fiction. [USA Today]

Kanye West slams Zappos for its product. [Daily News]

76ers waive former No. 1 pick Kwame Brown; sign 2 free-agent guards. [Washington Post]

Democratic Republic of Congo officers in rape and war crimes trial. [BBC]

Sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe causes new cholera risk. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 20 Edition

September 20th, 2013

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In Friday’s top news, Republicans in the House passed steep cuts in the nation’s food stamp program; Pope Francis says the Catholic Church focuses too much on divisive rules on abortion and gay congregants; and scores have been killed in Nigeria after the ambush by Boko Haram.

House Republicans pass deep cuts in food stamps. [NY Times]

Pope warns church on divisive rules on abortion, gays. [ABC]

Scores dead in Nigeria after Boko Haram ambush. [BBC]

Retirees plead with judge to end Detroit bankruptcy proceedings. [Detroit News]

Beyoncé, Jay Z top highest-earning celebrity couple list: Forbes. [Chicago Tribune]

Candace Parker expected to win WNBA most-valuable-player award. [LA Times]

The Butler hits $100 million mark at the box office [EURWeb]

Wall Street watching early iPhone sales nervously. [USA Today]

Overwhelming burden, cost of Alzheimer’s to triple, report says. [CNN]

Discovery of first Black female novelist. [The Root]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 29

August 29th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama spoke about the challenges facing the nation at the anniversary of the March on Washington; Oprah Winfrey and Jamie Foxx were among the celebrities at the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech; and New York police have labeled mosques as terrorist organizations, a report says.

“Because they kept marching, America changed,” Obama says on anniversary. [Washington Post]

Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx speak at March on Washington event. [Hollywood Reporter]

New York police labeled mosques as terrorist organizations, report says. [Christian Science Monitor]

UN peacekeeper dies in Congo battle. [BBC]

George Zimmerman’s wife strikes deal in perjury case. [NY Times]

Venus Williams out in second round at U.S. Open. [ESPN]

California launches drone to fight wildfire. [CBS]

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

Nintendo cuts a dimension from a device aimed at youths. [NY Times]

Nigeria floods test government’s disaster plans. [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: Aug. 27

August 27th, 2013

In Tuesday’s top news, President Obama is considering a limited military strike in Syria; in New York City, two candidates for mayor are in a two-way race for the Black vote; and the Department of Homeland security suspends an employee with a racist website.

President Obama considering limited military strike in Syria. [Washington Post]

In New York, mayoral rivals in 2-way fight for Black vote. [NY Times]

Homeland security suspends employee with racist website. [BET]

Instant competition for Apple’s iPhone trade-in program. [Forbes]

George Zimmerman seeks $200,000 payback from Florida taxpayers. [NY Daily News]

Serena Williams demolishes Francesca Schiavone at U.S. Open. [Reuters]

The Butler continues box office reign. [Hollywood Gossip]

Charleston, S.C., restaurant apologizes after kicking out Black patrons. [BET]

U.S. schools are getting healthier, CDC says. [KVNU]

Sudan peacekeepers missing in floods. [BBC]

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