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News From Around the Web: Jan. 9 Edition

January 9th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is focusing on surveillance and the economy in today’s agenda; a march in North Carolina aims to recharge the civil rights movement; and Dennis Rodman apologizes for comments in North Korea.

Obama focuses on surveillance, the economy. [CNN]

North Carolina march aims to recharge civil rights movement. [BET]

Dennis Rodman apologizes for North Korea outburst, says he’d been drinking. [CNN]

Jahi McMath gets feeding and breathing tubes. [Time]

Swearing toddler in “thug” video taken into protective custody. [CNN]

Super PAC raises $4 million for possible Hillary Clinton run. [CBS]

Central African Republic crisis: President Djotodia future in balance. [BBC]

Federal government offers new approach to classroom discipline. [BET]

Kanye West threatens legal action against Coinye programmers. [NY Daily 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. 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: Aug. 16

August 16th, 2013

In Friday’s top news, the death toll in Egypt soars; leaders in Philadelphia are looking to reopen schools despite a $50 million shortfall; and hackers in Syria attacked the websites of the Washington Post, CNN and Time.

Egypt death toll soars as President Obama leads international condemnation. [Guardian]

Philadelphia leaders seek to reopen schools amid $50 million shortfall. []

Washington Post, CNN and Time websites hit by Syrian hackers. [BBC]

Sentencing for Kwame Kilpatrick delayed until Oct. 10. [Detroit Free Press]

Obama rodeo clown incident illustrates nation’s racial divide. [Washington Post]

Major League Baseball says replay will speed up pace of games. [USA Today]

Great-grandmother accuses San Diego mayor of sexual harassment. [Reuters]

Charges dropped against Chris Brown in hit-and-run case. [NY Daily News]

Heavy coffee consumption linked to higher death risk. [USA Today]

South Africa gang violence shuts Cape Town schools. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: July 24 Edition

July 24th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s top news, House Republicans are determined to derail many of the programs of the Obama administration; the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia says the president is “racializing” the Trayvon Martin case; and the Urban League convention in Philadelphia focuses on voting rights.

House G.O.P. sets goal of derailing Obama initiatives. [NY Times]

Virginia lieutenant governor candidate criticizes Obama for ‘racializing’ Trayvon case. [Washington Post]

Urban League convention starts with focus on voting rights and Trayvon. [BET]

Egypt bombing targets police. [Guardian]

Anthony Weiner admits online affairs continued after he left Congress. [WNBC]

Michelle Obama to address Latino group amid immigration debate. [CBS]

Dallas Mavericks add Monta Ellis to new lineup. [NY Times]

Racial gap remains in breast cancer survival rates. [USA Today]

Nelson Mandela biopic to have world premiere at Toronto. [BBC]

iPhone sales soar but lackluster earnings put pressure on Apple. [Mercury News]

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News From Around the Web: July 3 Edition

July 3rd, 2013

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is delaying implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act; as Morsi is determined to stay in office, Egypt’s army maintains its ultimatum; and the trial of George Zimmerman continues after a debate among lawyers on his criminal justice background.

Obama administration to delay part of Affordable Care Act. [USA Today]

Egypt counts down to army deadline as President Mohamed Morsi says he will not resign. [Guardian]

After debate on Zimmerman’s criminal justice education, trial continues. [Orlando Sentinel]

Former congressman William Gray remembered by Obama, others. [BET]

Democrats push Chris Christie to support same-sex marriage. [NY Times]

Despite decline, Chicago gun violence continues to trouble residents. [BET]

Howard University academic deans allege fiscal mismanagement. [Washington Post]

Nelson Mandela’s family feud over graves. [BBC]

Doctors prescribe narcotics too often for pain, CDC chief says. [LA Times]

Baseball umpire Brian Runge fired for drug violation, report says. [LA Times]

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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: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2013

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In today’s news, Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder; Detroit’s emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, says the city’s fiscal health is worse than anticipated; and two waiters were arrested for the death of Malcolm X’s grandson.

Philadelphia abortion doctor guilty of murder in late-term procedures. [NY Times]

Detroit’s emergency financial manager paints a bleak picture. [BET]

Two waiters arrested in killing of Malcolm X’s grandson. [USA Today]

Plano, Texas, elects first African-American mayor. [Pegasus News]

Lawmakers criticize Justice Department over AP phone records grab. [Fox]

Obama attends fundraisers in NY to raise money for 2014. [NY1]

Detroit NAACP sues Michigan over emergency manager. [M-Live]

Thieves target Justin Beiber concert in South Africa. [BBC]

Civil rights groups say assault on voting continues in 2013. [BET]

Ghana’s state media gets infrastructure for digital migration. [Ghana Business News]

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News From Around the Web: April 26 Edition

April 26th, 2013

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In today’s news, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing targeted Times Square; the Senate voted to end the furloughs of air traffic controllers; and the five living presidents gathered for the dedication of the Bush Library.

New York’s Times Square was next target for Boston suspects. [CNN]

Senate votes to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. [Washington Post]

George W. Bush honored by Obama and past presidents. [NY Daily News]

House Votes to Give Birmingham Bombing Victims Congressional Medals. []

Philadelphia Mayor calls for federal commission on violent crime. [Philadelphia Tribune]

House Homeland Security chief said Boston bombings were “foreign inspired.” [Wall Street Journal]

Injured Derek Jeter vows to return in 2013. [ESPN]

Vibe Magazine is sold and likely to become online only. [NYTimes]

Top Somali legal officer shot dead. [BBC]

Skylar Diggins Signs With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.  []

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News From Around the Web: April 25 Edition

April 25th, 2013

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In today’s news, The White House says it is open to the prospect of increasing funding for air traffic controllers to avoid delays; the Philadelphia abortion doctor who is on trial did not testify; and the House of Representatives voted to award a Congressional Medal of Honor on the four girls who were killed in 1963 at a church in Alabama.

The White House says it is open to reversing furloughs at the FAA. [Mercury News]

Philadelphia abortion doctor doesn’t testify at his trial. [Wall Street Journal]

House votes to award medal to girls killed in 1963 Birmingham bombing. [CBS News]

Obama headed to Texas for fundraising, Bush library opening. [Washington Post]

Detroit seems to be resigned to having financial manager. [BET]

Darfur war crimes suspect killed, defense team said. [BBC]

Congressman Ellison slams colleagues for targeting Muslims. [BET]

Detroit mayor reverses decision to close 51 city parks. [Detroit Free Press]

Obama talks dancing, saying he can “bust a move.” [E! Online]

Fury grows over rapes of underage girls in Liberia. [Front Page Africa]

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