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News From Around the Web: Dec. 11 Edition

December 11th, 2013

In today’s news, world leaders gathered to mourn Nelson Mandela; President Obama offers a moving tribute at the memorial in South Africa; and President Obama and Cuba’s Raúl Castro shake hands for the first time, prompting an international discussion.

World leaders gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela. [Washington Post]

President Obama offers moving tribute at Nelson Mandela memorial. [BET]

Obama and Raúl Castro shake hands as world says farewell to Mandela. [The Independent]

House, Senate negotiators reach budget deal. [Washington Post]

General Motors names first woman chief executive. [NY Times]

NY retailers unveil “bill of rights” to prevent racial profiling. [Christian Science Monitor]

Kobe Bryant better, but struggling Lakers fall to Suns. [USA Today]

Rihanna and Chris Brown reunited at rehab clinic? [Atlanta Black Star]

Kenya police in deadly ambush near Somalia border. [BBC]

State gun laws enacted in the year since Newtown. [NY Times]

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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: Dec. 5 Edition

December 5th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama tells young people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act; Nelson Mandela is not well, his family says, but is still teaching lessons; and 911 calls from the Newtown, Connecticut, attack were made public.

Obama to youth: Be responsible and sign up for Obamacare. [USA Today]

Nelson Mandela not well but still teaching lessons, his family says. [LA Times]

Newtown massacre 911 calls reveal calm, anguish and gunshots. [Reuters]

Poor Black and Hispanic men are the face of H.I.V. [NY Times]

Will Detroit’s art collection be put up for sale in bankruptcy? [USA Today]

Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas decor. [BET]

Wolves-Spurs game in Mexico City postponed due to smoke. [NBA News]

Nigeria holds trial for 500 Islamic extremist suspects. [ABC]

Actor Paul Walker died from injuries and burns, official says. [LA Times]

In attack in Kenya, four accused refused bail. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 3 Edition

December 3rd, 2013

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In today’s news, the cost of health care is seen as decreasing; the National Transportation Safety Board says that the commuter train was traveling at excessive speeds when it derailed in New York City and Washington D.C. mayor Vincent Gray announced he would run for a second term.

Cost of health care law is seen as decreasing. [NY Times]

High speed cited in fatal commuter crash in New York.  [Wall Street Journal]

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray will seek second term [Washington Post]

Hospital worker sentenced to 39 years for spreading hepatitis. [Chicago Tribune]

Key ruling on Detroit bankruptcy due Tuesday. [LA Times]

Newtown to release school massacre 911 tapes. [Fox]

NFL: Officials botched end of Redskins-Giants game. [USA Today]

Egypt overhauls constitution, empowers military. [USA Today]

In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants attack airbase. [BBC]

Beyoncé beats Kim Kardashian as America’s most-searched celebrity. [Time]

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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: June 18 Edition

June 18th, 2013

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In today’s news, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states may not require proof of citizenship for people registering to vote; President Obama defended the use of surveillance programs; and Jesse Jackson Jr. says that if both he and his wife must go to prison, he would prefer serving first.

Supreme Court says states can’t add citizenship proof for voter registration. [Washington Post]

Obama defends authorization of surveillance programs. [NY Times]

Jesse Jackson Jr. says if prison is ahead, he should go before wife. [Chicago Tribune]

White House cites progress on gun issue. [USA Today]

Controversy takes a bite out of Obama’s approval rating. [BET]

Zimbabwe journalists suffer attacks ahead of elections. [Guardian]

Family of Ramarley Graham calls anew for new grand jury. [BET]

Lil Wayne offers controversial performance stepping on American flag. [ABC]

Increasing red meat intake boosts risk of diabetes. [Medical.net]

Ethiopia, Egypt vow to ease tension. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 9

April 9th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Russell Simmons, other stars and elected officials are urging President Obama to reform the U.S. drug and criminal justice  policy; North Korea issued new war threats; and families of Newtown, Connecticut, victims want Congress to revive gun legislation that has stalled for almost four months.

Russell Simmons, Will Smith, other stars and elected officials are urging President Obama to reform the U.S. drug and criminal justice  policy. [BlackVoices]

North Korea issued new war threats on Tuesday. [CNN]

Families of Newtown, Connecticut, victims want Congress to revive gun legislation that has stalled nearly four months after the slaying at Sandy Hook Elementary School. [ABCNews]

The interest on U.S. Stafford student loans are set to double this summer. [NBCNews]

The Louisville Cardinals beat Michigan 82-76 to capture the NCAA men’s basketball title. [BET]

You can now follow former President Bill Clinton on Twitter @PrezBillyJeff. [NYDailyNews]

Organizers of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are adding multiple-choice vocabulary tests to the annual competition. [ABCNews]

A fake Cookie Monster is being charged for reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a two-year-old  tourist in Times Square Sunday. [USA Today]

A couple who kidnapped their two sons, who were in legal custody with their grandmother, have been found in Havana, Cuba. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 4

April 4th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with a non-violence campaign; Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign a tough gun control bill; and North Korea could be planning a missile launch soon.

The 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with the “50 Days of Nonviolence” campaign. [Reuters]

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign a tough gun control bill that will make over 100 weapons illegal. [CNN]

North Korea could be planning a missile launch soon, a U.S. official said. [CNN]

President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the U.S. Treasury. [BET]

The man who gunned down TV personality DJ Megatron was sentenced to 21 years in prison. [BET]

Exonerated football player Brian Banks signed with the Atlanta Falcons. [AP]

Assemblyman Eric A. Stevenson, a New York State lawmaker, was arrested on federal charges of accepting bribes and conspiring to defraud the state. [NY Times]

An Ohio judge sentenced Richard Beasley to death for the murder of three men who responded to an ad on the Craigslist website for a non-existent job. [Reuters]

Fast-food workers staged walkouts at McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants in New York City to protest wages that are “not enough.” [NBCNews]

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News From Around the Web: March 25

March 25th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Timothy Dluhos, an FDNY employee, was suspended after being exposed for racist tweets, the U.S. Supreme Court will take on affirmative action and the Miami Heat won their 26th consecutive game.

Timothy Dluhos, a FDNY employee, has been suspended after being exposed for racist tweets. [NY Post]

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take on a new case involving affirmative action. [NYTimes]

The Miami Heat won their 26th consecutive game against the Orlando Magic. [AP]

A 14-year-old suspected of shooting a baby in  Brunswick, Georgia, will appear in court. [CNN]

Jessica Upshaw, a Mississippi lawmaker, was found dead with a self-inflicted gun shot wound to her head. [MSNEWSNOW]

Residents of Newtown, Connecticut, said they are outraged over robocalls they’ve received from the National Rifle Association. [ABCNews]

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has become the second sitting U.S. senator in less than two weeks to endorse gay marriage. [CBS News]

A resident of New Jersey won the $338 million Powerball lottery ticket. [USA Today]

François Bozizé, the president of Central African Republic, fled to Cameroon after being overthrown by rebels. [ABCNews]

The U.S. has handed over to Afghanistan the only prison still under American control. [BBCNews]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 3 Edition

January 3rd, 2013


In today’s top news, Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks out about gun violence; Sandy Hook students return to school; and a tax increase ignored by the fiscal cliff deal will raise payroll taxes for an estimated 160 million Americans.

Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks out about gun violence in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. [BET]

Sandy Hook students return to school today. [NBCNews]

A tax increase ignored by the fiscal cliff deal will raise payroll taxes for an estimated 160 million Americans. [L.A.Times]

Philadelphia plans to close nearly 40 schools amid financial trouble. [BET]

A Wisconsin state senator dubs Kwanzaa a fake holiday that Blacks don’t care about. [BET]

A Wisconsin ninth grader was arrested for giving a noose and a KKK symbol to a Black classmate. [Daily Caller]

A Maryland school suspended a 6-year-old boy for making a gun gesture with his hands and saying, “Pow.” [Daily Caller]

Metrics show that large numbers of Black moviegoers are supporting Django Unchained. [Hollywood Reporter]

Blue Ivy was voted 2012’s worst celebrity baby name. [Grio]

Central African Republic awaits the outcome of talks between rebels and the government. [AP]

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