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News From Around the Web: March 24 Edition

March 24th, 2014

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In today’s news, a change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law; the Obama administration is hunting for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony; and a religious case before the Supreme Court could affect the Affordable Care Act.

A change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law. [BET]

Obama administration to hunt for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony. [BBC]

Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more. [LA Times]

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death. [Reuters]

Upstarts Kentucky, Stanford advance to Sweet 16. [Washington Post]

Shift in support for same-sex marriage greatest among Black Protestants. [Deseret]

Aretha Franklin celebrates 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington. [Huffington Post]

Rwanda reaches for new economic model. [NY Times]

Stress may double risk of infertility in women. [Jagran Post]

Legal questions abound over same-sex marriages in Michigan. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 19 Edition

February 19th, 2014

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In today’s news, James Meredith discusses the vandals who put a noose around a statue at the University of Mississippi; the man charged in the death of a teenager says he shot to scare her; and Richie Incognito apologizes to Jonathan Martin on Twitter.

James Meredith talks about vandals who put noose on Mississippi statue. [LA Times]

Man charged in teen death says he shot to scare. [ABC]

Richie Incognito returns to Twitter, apologizes to Jonathan Martin. [LA Times]

Ted Nugent hits campaign trail after calling Obama “subhuman mongrel.” [CNN]

UN protest at Liberia-Ivory Coast forced extraditions. [BBC]

Spike Lee is director of Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” opening. [Huffington Post]

What’s at stake for Detroit’s workers and retirees? [CNN]

Fresh fighting resumes in South Sudan. [ABC]

Chicago sees rare tally of weekend gun violence: Zero. [Chicago Tribune]

Kanye West adds a verse to Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love” [Time]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 12 Edition

February 12th, 2014

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In today’s news, Michael Dunn, testifying in a first-degree murder case, said he had “no choice” but to shoot Jordan Davis; Attorney General Eric Holder urges states like Alabama to restore the voting rights of ex-inmates; and the White House launches a summit on improving education for Black youth.

Michael Dunn said he had “no choice” but to shoot Jordan Davis. [LA Times]

Eric Holder urges states like Alabama to restore voting rights to ex-inmates. [Tuscaloosa News]

House approves higher debt limit without condition. [NY Times]

White House to launch summit on improving education for Black youth. [BET]

New peace talks begin in South Sudan conflict. [BBC]

Janelle Monae wins Boombox R&B video of the year. [boombox]

Woman at GOP town hall said Obama should be “executed.” [BET]

Deadly ice and snow storm takes aim at U.S. South. [Reuters]

Liberian takes charge of country’s army for first time since civil war. [VOA]

Gov. Christie promoted GOP despite scandal at home. [NPR]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 27 Edition

January 27th, 2014

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In today’s news, at the Grammy Awards, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat Jay Z and Kanye West to win four awards; Michelle Obama picks disaster heroes and gay athlete as State of the Union guests; and a Maryland mall shooter has been identified.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win four Grammys, beating Jay Z, Kanye West. [Yahoo]

Michelle Obama picks disaster heroes, gay athlete as speech guests. [Reuters]

Maryland mall shooter identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar, journal may reveal motives. [CNN]

Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin’s bribery trial set to open. [Beaumont Enterprise]

Egypt to have presidential elections first. [CNN]

South Sudan ceasefire takes effect. [BBC]

Working poor receive the largest share of food stamps. [Liberty Voice]

Student shot outside dorm at S.C. State University. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 24 Edition

January 24th, 2014

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In today’s news, Philadelphia public schools are subject of an investigation about cheating; Arizona State fraternity’s racially charged party continues to fuel debate; and South Sudan’s government and rebels are set to sign a peace accord.

Philadelphia schools face cheating investigation. [BET]

Arizona State frat’s racially charged party continues to fuel debate. [AZcentral.com]

South Sudan government, rebels set to sign peace deal. [The News International]

Gov. Christie bridge scandal continues as U.S. attorney issues subpoenas. [NJ.com]

Justin Bieber exits jail, bail set at $2,500 after arrest. [CBS]

Three bombings rock Cairo on eve of uprising anniversary. [Haaretz]

Michigan’s governor plans to give $350 million to bankrupt Detroit. [BET]

Mary J. Blige’s father critical after stabbing. [NBC]

Bosh’s 31, LeBron’s 27 push Heat past Lakers 109-102. [Sun Sentinel]

Missouri obstructing health law, judge rules. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 17 Edition

January 17th, 2014

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n today’s news, Lawmakers in Washington are moving to restore the Voting Rights Act; “12 years a Slave” wins best picture at Critics Choice Awards; and the number of illnesses related to smoking is growing.

Lawmakers move to restore Voting Rights Act. [Time]

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: “12 Years a Slave” wins for best film. [LA Times]

The number of illnesses related to smoking grows. [NY Times]

Vice President Biden declares his faith in Detroit. [Toledo Blade]

Detroit bankruptcy judge rejects deal with banks. [BET]

Thousands of African migrants in Israel protest to demand refugee status. [BET]

No. 21 Colorado falls 69-56 at home to No. 25 UCLA. [Miami Herald]

A Nigerian man received 20 lashes for gay acts. [BBC]

Obama to nominate Black lesbian judge, first in two decades. [Politico]

Ohio executions face obstacles after unusual death. [Houston Chronicle]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 16 Edition

January 16th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are asking educators to help poor students; voters in Egypt seem to be backing the country’s new constitution; and civil suits are increasingly being pursued in cases of deaths of young Black men.

The Obamas ask educators to help poor students. [USA Today]

Voters in Egypt back new constitution, official sources say. [Reuters]

Civil suits are used increasingly in cases of deaths of young Black men. [BET]

Obama seeks to create unity with Senate Democrats in election year. [Reuters]

Oscar nominations include 12 Years a Slave for best picture. [LA Times]

Gay Nigerians arrested in four of the country’s states. [ABC]

L.A. Lakers suffer sixth straight loss. [ESPN]

Chris Brown encourages Justin Bieber to stay strong after police raid. [Hollywood Life]

Uganda troops battle South Sudan rebels. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 8 Edition

January 8th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Senate moved closer to voting on a measure to extend unemployment benefits; the War on Poverty’s legacy is mixed after 50 years; and the frigid air is blamed for 21 deaths around the country.

Senate moves ahead with measure to extend jobless benefits. [Washington Post]

Fifty years later, the War on Poverty has a mixed legacy. [NY Times]

Polar air blamed for 21 deaths nationwide. [SF Gate]

South Sudan reconciliation is possible, rebel leaders say. [BBC]

“‘The Thug Cycle” video of a Black child in Omaha stirs controversy. [BET]

Steve McQueen heckled, NY Film Critics Circle apologizes. [Entertainment Weekly]

Chicago Bulls ready to adjust after loss of Luol Deng. [USA Today]

Smoker numbers edge close to one billion worldwide. [BBC]

Angry Dennis Rodman defends North Korea visit. [USA Today]

Former Miss Venezuela, ex-husband shot dead by robbers. [People]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 2 Edition

January 2nd, 2014

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In today’s news, after a difficult year, President Obama is looking for a comeback in 2014; the United Nations is calling for a truce in South Sudan; and the legal sale of recreational marijuana has begun in Colorado.

After a rough year, Obama looks for 2014 comeback. [Fox]

United Nations calls for truce in South Sudan. [BBC]

Legal sale of recreational marijuana begins in Colorado. [Daily News]

NYC mayor de Blasio takes formal oath, asserting progressive ideals. [ABC]

James Avery, Fresh Prince of Bel Air star, dies at 68. [Daily News]

Mike Duggan assumes office as new Detroit mayor. [USA Today]

2013 ends with a big drop in homicides in Chicago. [SF Gate]

California girl to remain on ventilator until Jan. 7. [BET]

Jadeveon Clowney declares for 2014 NFL Draft. [CBS Sports]

Blizzard, sub-zero wind chills and foot of snow ready to hit Northeast. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 30 Edition

December 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, more than 1.1 Americans have enrolled in Obamacare; pressure intensifies for a ceasefire in South Sudan; and President Bill Clinton will swear in Bill de Blasio as New York mayor on Jan. 1.

More than 1.1 million enroll in Obamacare. [CNN]

Pressure mounts for South Sudan ceasefire. [Aljazeera]

Bill Clinton to swear in Bill de Blasio at NY mayor. [NY Daily News]

California church Nativity scene replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin. [LA Times]

Rapper Doe B killed in Alabama. [CNN]

Ohio teacher suspended for alleged racial remark. [BET]

Zimbabwe’s envoy to Australia seeks asylum. [BBC]

John Kerry fist bumps Snoop Dogg during White House party. [NY Daily News]

Panthers clinch NFC South title; Dolphins, Ravens out of playoffs. [LA Times]

Sonia Sotomayor to drop Times Square ball on New Year’s Eve. [Politico]

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