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News From Around the Web: March 20 Edition

March 20th, 2014

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In today’s news, Kansas and Arizona have won court approval of changes in voting rules; Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer invitational golf competition; and Australia says debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Two states win court approval on voter role changes. [NY Times]

Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer invitational. [CBS]

Australia says debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet. [LA Times]

More than 2,000 African migrants rescued off Italy. [BBC]

Congresswoman Donna Edwards wants raise for tipped workers, too. [delmarvanow]

New Jersey student drops her lawsuit against parents. [CNN]

Chicago man charged in 19-month-old girl’s death. [SF Gate]

NY Mayor Bill De Blasio’s approval rating takes hit, poll shows. [CBS]

Vernita Gray, Illinois gay rights advocate, dies. [BET]

Chris Brown is in solitary confinement. [HollywoodGossip]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 3 Edition

February 3rd, 2014

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In today’s news, the Seattle Seahawks dominate the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl; President Obama has asked corporate executives to give long-term unemployed a fair shot; and a former aide has accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of lying about the bridge scandal.

Seattle dominates Denver to win Super Bowl 43-8.  [CNN]

President Obama asks CEOs to give long-term unemployed a fair shot. [BET]

Former aide accuses New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of lying about bridge scandal. [Washington Post]

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill former President George W. Bush. [CNN]

Central African Republic town retaken by international forces. [Reuters]

George Zimmerman to participate in celebrity boxing match. [BET]

U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says. [L.A. Times]

Egypt court acquits pro-Morsi protesters. [BBC]

In new volley in cellphone battle, AT&T cuts wireless prices. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 29 Edition

January 29th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama seeks to reset his agenda in his State of the Union message; a grand jury in North Carolina indicted the police officer who killed Jonathan Ferrell; and Democrats see same-sex marriage as an issue that will mobilize voters.

Obama seeks to reset his agenda in State of the Union message. [BET]

Grand jury indicts cop who killed unarmed Jonathan Ferrell in N.C. [BET]

Democrats see same-sex marriage as issue that will mobilize voters. [Washington Post]

House passes abortion funding restrictions. [WTXL]

Missouri inmate Herbert Smulls gets stay of execution. [CNN]

College football players form union for athletes. [SF Gate]

Kanye West settles with teenager he punched. [showbizspy]

U.N. says crisis in Central African Republic is getting worse. [BBC]

GOP congressman Randy Webber calls Obama a “socialist dictator.” [Washington Post]

Liberia says 65 percent of its rape victims in 2013 were children. [Presstv]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 28 Edition

January 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is expected to announce raising of the minimum wage for federal contractors; a second grand jury indicts the officer involved  in the shooting of Jonathan Ferrell in North Carolina; and a study says that African-Americans make up 50 percent of the nation’s homicide victims.

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors. [NY Times]

Second grand jury indicts officer in shooting of ex-FAMU football player. [CNN]

Study said Blacks are 50 percent of U.S. homicide victims. [BET]

Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar was “robbed” at Grammy Awards. [Washington Post]

Avonte Oquendo is laid to rest in New York. [BET]

Hillary Clinton says she hasn’t driven a car since 1996. [Des Moines Register]

With flowers and security, Maryland mall reopens. [NY Times]

Richard Sherman speaks about stereotypes and labels in sports. [MSNBC]

Attacks by extremists kill nearly 100 Nigerians. [ABC]

Sales of iPhones set record for quarter. [NY Times]

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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: Nov. 26 Edition

November 26th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama defends the nuclear deal with Iran; the NAACP says San Jose State hate crimes should be felonies instead of misdemeanors; and a report on the massacre at Newtown, Connecticut, leaves unanswered questions.

Obama defends interim Iran nuclear deal. [BBC]

NAACP says San Jose State hate crimes should be felonies. [San Jose Mercury News]

For Newtown victims, report leaves unanswered questions. [USA Today]

Four more charged as part of Steubenville rape case. [ESPN]

Chicago Bulls facing changes with Rose out for season. [Chicago Tribune]

Obama willing to split up immigration bill. [USA Today]

Chicago gun violence: Two dead, 12 wounded this past weekend. [BET]

Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago ousted by councilors in Uganda. [BBC]

Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z among world’s highest-paid musicians of 2013. [MTV]

In East St. Louis, a program that curbs youth violence and boosts achievement. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 1 Edition

November 1st, 2013

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In today’s news, a federal court has blocked changes to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program; President Obama has tilted the judiciary back toward the Democrats; and Cory Booker takes office as a United States senator.

Court blocks stop-and-frisk changes for New York Police. [NY Times]

Obama tilts federal judiciary back toward Democrats. [USA Today]

Cory Booker takes office as U.S. senator. [BET]

Deep cuts to country’s food stamp program kick in as Congress debates more. [Fox]

Anger over “shop and frisk” turns to street protests. [BET]

In reversal, strict Texas abortion law to take effect. [LA Times]

Jay Z, on Barneys furor, says he’s no stranger to being profiled. [NY Daily News]

Report: Obama campaign considered dumping Biden for Hillary Clinton. [CNN]

Source: Teammates bullied Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin. [Fox]

Zimbabwe court rules Robert Mugabe “insult law” invalid. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 7 Edition

August 7th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s news, President Obama was on the Tonight Show Tuesday and discussed Trayvon Martin’s death; former President George W. Bush had a heart procedure; and Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan will face each other in Detroit’s mayoral race in November.

President Obama appeared on Tonight Show, discusses Trayvon, travel alert. [E! Online]

George W. Bush undergoes heart procedure. [NY Times]

In Detroit, Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan appear to be winners of primary. [Detroit Free Press]

Romney warns Republicans against forcing government shutdown. [Fox]

Obama administration authorized series of recent drone strikes in Yemen. [Washington Post]

Pete Rose on Alex Rodriguez: Admit your mistakes. [USA Today]

CDC: Childhood obesity rates falling in many states. [USA Today]

Major fire closes Nairobi airport. [BBC]

Facebook explains how it tweaks users’ news feeds. [CNET]

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News From Around the Web: July 16 Edition

July 16th, 2013

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In the top news, Attorney General Eric Holder says he is concerned about the Trayvon Martin case; there is a strong desire among residents in Sanford, Florida, to move forward after the Zimmerman verdict; and the controversial Pennsylvania voter ID law gets another day in court.

Attorney General Eric Holder says he shares concerns about Trayvon Martin case. [Washington Post]

In Sanford, a strong post-verdict desire to move forward. [BET]

Pennsylvania voter ID law gets another day in court. [BET]

Obama toasts Bush: We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you. [NBC]

In New York, Spitzer and Weiner lead in polls. [WNBC]

Ghana deports thousands in crackdown on illegal Chinese gold miners. [Guardian]

Chris Brown speaks out as judge revokes probation. [LA Times]

Apple investigating claim that iPhone electrocuted woman. [Washington Post]

Black group rallies against immigration bill. [US News & World]

Latest bans of athletes in track taint the sport’s status. [Boston Globe]

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News From Around the Web: July 9 Edition

July 9th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is considering a complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan; the Egyptian army has killed 51 people as the crisis in that country continues; and Trayvom Martin’s father took the stand in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Obama considers full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. [NY Times]

Egypt’s army kills 51, deepening the crisis. [NY Times]

Trayvon Martin’s father takes the stand in Zimmerman case. [BET]

Chicago police chief applauds strategy, but dismayed by shootings. [Chicago Tribune]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he won’t run for re-election. [USA Today]

Jay-Z goes live on Twitter. [USA Today]

Dwight Howard’s decision creates widespread reaction. [LA Times]

Father and son pimps sentenced to three to nine years. [NY Daily News]

Mandela’s grandson will not step down as chief. [BBC]

Late nights can sap children’s brain power, research suggests. [BBC]

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