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News From Around the Web: July 18 Edition

July 18th, 2013

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In today’s news, more than 1,000 people rallied in Central Florida in support of Trayvon Martin; Nelson Mandela turns 95 today; and the Justice Department seeks tips on George Zimmerman for a possible civil rights action.

In Central Florida, protesters rally in support of Trayvon Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]

House votes to delay two requirements of the health care overhaul.  [NY Times]

Justice Department seeks tips on Zimmerman. [BET]

Nelson Mandela turns 95, still hospitalized. [BBC]

Morsi supporters protest over absence of Islamists in Egypt’s cabinet. [Guardian]

Bruce Springsteen: Zimmerman verdict shows racism still exists. [TMZ]

Lakers said to make a run for LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony in 2014. [CBS]

Senators reach agreement on student loan rates. [USA Today]

Tom Joyner offers college scholarship to Rachel Jeantel. [USA Today]

Lewis offers emotional appeal to restore “soul” of Voting Rights Act. [Christian Science Monitor]

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News From Around the Web: July 1 Edition

July 1st, 2013

 (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

(Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

In today’s news, President Obama and his family visited the former cell of Nelson Mandela in South Africa’s Robben Island; Egyptians, angered with the leadership of their president, are protesting in the streets in large numbers; and Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, says minorities are stopped too infrequently by police.

In South Africa, the Obamas visit Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell on Robben Island. [Boston Globe]

Millions of Egyptians take to the streets seeking Morsi’s ouster. [NY Times]

NYC mayor says minorities are stopped “too little” by police. [BET]

U.S. Supreme Court denies motion to halt gay marriages. [CNN]

In Texas, abortion battle is set to resume. [LA Times]

How much of a role have race and racism played in George Zimmerman’s trial? [Orlando Sentinel]

Free agency in basketball is highlighted with courtship of Dwight Howard. [Bloomberg]

Sarah Palin floats the idea of leaving Republican Party. [NY Daily News]

Martial arts actor Jim Kelly, known for Enter the Dragon, dies.  [CNN]

Senegal arrests former president of Chad. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 28 Edition

June 28th, 2013

In today’s news, the Senate passes a major overhaul of the nation’s immigration system; South Africans prayed all night for an ailing Nelson Mandela; and Trayvon Martin’s friend testified that the encounter with George Zimmerman was racially motivated.

Senate passes its major immigration overhaul. [LA Times]

Prayer vigil for Nelson Mandela after condition improves. [BBC]

Trayvon Martin’s friend testified that encounter was racially charged. [USA Today]

Obama heads to South Africa with Mandela on his mind. [Reuters]

Detroit’s City Council president confronting legal troubles. [BET]

Parents of hazing victim react to FAMU reinstating Marching 100. [CBS Atlanta]

New rules aim to rid schools of junk food.  [BET]

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots denied bail in murder case. [Fox News]

Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft. [LA Times]

Paula Deen dropped by Target, Home Depot, others. [Newsday]

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News From Around the Web: June 27 Edition

June 27th, 2013

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(Photo: Mathew Sumner/AP Photo)

In today’s top news, the United States Supreme Court bolstered gay marriage with landmark rulings in two cases; a witness who spoke with Trayvon Martin on the night he died said the teenager was concerned about being followed by George Zimmerman; and President Obama began a trip that will take him to Africa.

Supreme Court bolsters gay marriage with two rulings. [NY Times]

Trayvon Martin was concerned about being followed, friend testifies. [BET]

Obama begins trip to several countries in Africa. [BET]

South African president cancels trip due to Mandela’s health. [BBC]

Egypt’s President Morsi warns of effects of political divisions. [Financial Times]

Detroit manager halts councilman’s salary amid accusations of misdeeds. [Free Press]

Anthony Weiner surges to lead in Democratic mayoral race. [WNBC]

Paula Deen’s day starts in tears and doesn’t improve. [Houston Chronicle]

Larry Bird returns to Indiana Pacers after year off. [Indianapolis Star]

Brain scans suggest food addiction might be real. [WebMD]

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