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News From Around the Web: Jan. 31 Edition

January 31st, 2014

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In today’s news, executives from Wall-Mart, Apple and other companies are joining an effort by President Obama to help long-term unemployed Americans; New York mayor Bill de Blasio will settle the city’s suits on stop-and-frisk tactics; and Rutgers University is offering a class on Beyoncé.

Wal-Mart, Apple, others join Obama effort to aid long-term jobless. [Bloomberg]

N.Y. mayor says city will settle suits on stop-and-frisk tactics. [NY Times]

Rutgers University offers class on Beyoncé. [NY Post]

Black House members urge Obama to name African-Americans federal judges. [Montgomery Advertiser]

Georgia governor extends state of emergency after snow. [WRDW]

Dwight Howard, Roy Hibbert headline All-Star reserves. [USA Today]

Super Bowl halftime show will take viewers to (Bruno) Mars. [NBC]

U.S. to seek death penalty in Boston bombing case. [Washington Post]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe gets top position at African Union. [SABC]

Ivory Coast artist Frederic Bruly Bouabre is dead at 91. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 21 Edition

January 21st, 2014

In today’s news, Americans honored Martin Luther King with a day of service; a judge struck down Pennsylvania’s photo ID requirement; and the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will face each other in the Super Bowl.

Americans honor MLK with “A Day On, Not A Day Off.” [Time]

Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters. [BET]

Super Bowl 2014: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos. [Washington Post]

Federal offices to close amid winter weather. [Washington Post]

Embattled Gov. Christie to be sworn in for second term. [Reuters]

Beyonce, Jay Z to perform at Grammy Awards. [Billboard]

Woman chosen to lead Central African Republic out of mayhem. [NY Times]

Leading Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina comes out as gay. [BBC]

Sarah Palin: Obama should stop playing race card. [Detroit Free Press]

NYPD commissioner says stop-and-frisk problem is solved. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 6 Edition

December 6th, 2013

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In today’s news, Nelson Mandela, iconic South African leader, is dead at age 95.

Nelson Mandela dies at age 95. [BET]

Nelson Mandela: A brilliant life of noble conviction. [BET]

Nelson Mandela: Kim Kardashian and other stars’ heartfelt tributes on Twitter. [Mirror]

U.S. jobless rate drops to 7 percent. [Washington Post]

France sends reinforcements after clashes in Central African Republic capital. [CTV]

In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle. [Boston Globe]

William Bratton to lead New York police for second time. [NY Times]

Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls easily handle Miami Heat. [ESPN]

ICC denies request to stop trial of Kenyan president. [VOA]

U.S. pregnancy rates slide, near record lows. [Washington Post]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 4 Edition

November 4th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama campaigned in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe in the state’s highly watched governor’s race; a court decision to delay reforms in New York’s stop-and-frisk has disappointed many elected officials and activists; and the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport has reignited the debate on armed airport officers.

Obama at home on campaign trail for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. [USA Today]

Officials and community groups disappointed with stop and frisk decision. [BET]

Los Angeles airport shooting renews debate on armed officers. [Wall Street Journal]

Sen. Lindsey Graham renews vows to block Obama nominees. [Washington Post]

Black driver makes history with NASCAR win, car gets towed. [USA Today]

Jay Z debuts men’s fragrance. [UPI]

Ghana is fast becoming a hub for African-Americans. [Grio]

Kerry Washington dominates Saturday Night Live. [Access Hollywood]

Rich collection of African-American history comes to Baltimore. [CBS]

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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: Oct. 30 Edition

October 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is playing defense on the Affordable Care Act; the New York attorney general is investigating allegations of discrimination by Barneys and Macy’s; and one year after Hurricane Sandy, some officials warn another storm could do great harm.

White House is playing defense on Obamacare. [Politico]

NY attorney general to investigate “shop and frisk.” [NBC]

On Sandy anniversary, leaders warn another storm could have dire impact. [NY Daily News]

Chris Brown enters rehab facility. [USA Today]

Jesse Jackson Jr. goes to prison. [Chicago Tribune]

Trayvon Martin’s mother testifies against “stand your ground” laws. [Fox]

Derrick Rose returns with gusto, but Heat foil Bulls. [USA Today]

In Detroit, testimony and anger over bankruptcy filing . [BET]

Kenyan soldiers jailed for their role in mall attack. [BBC]

Brown University students boo NY police chief over stop-and-frisk. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 19 Edition

September 19th, 2013

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In Thursday’s news, officials say they never learned of the doubts police had on the stability of the Navy Yard gunman; House Republicans have united around using the threat of a government shutdown to end Obamacare; and Michelle Obama is pushing for ads for healthy foods for children.

Officials never learned of police doubts on Navy Yard gunman’s stability. [NY Times]

House Republicans unite around the threat of a government shutdown. [LA Times]

Michelle Obama pushes for ads for healthful foods for kids. [LA Times]

Young leaders stand their ground on racial profiling. [BET]

Facebook “liking” is protected free speech, federal court says. [Washington Post]

Nigeria unrest continues as scores killed in Borno state. [BBC]

Trent Richardson is traded to Colts. [ESPN]

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton dies at 70. [Washington Post]

Test of Alzheimer’s drug gets large federal grant. [NY Times]

Civil rights icon John Lewis to preach at historic Washington church. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 18 Edition

September 18th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s top news, the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has exposed some screening lapses; stop-and-frisk reforms will go on; and Rwanda’s ruling party has won a large victory in the country’s parliamentary elections.

Shooting at Washington Navy Yard exposes screening lapses. [Wall Street Journal]

Judge denies Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s request to delay stop-and-frisk reform. [BET]

Rwanda’s governing party wins large victory in parliamentary elections. [BBC]

Mom of N.C. man shot by cop forgives, but wants justice. [CBS]

D.C. Council censures Marion Barry over cash gifts. [ABC]

Super Bowl top tickets to cost more. [NY Times]

Healthy living may slow aging in cells. [CBS]

iPhone 5c pre-orders reportedly top iPhone 5. [BGR]

New Jersey Seaside Park fire blamed on faulty wiring. [NBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 9 Edition

September 9th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, President Obama faces an uphill battle getting congressional approval for a strike on Syria; Benjamin Jealous plans to step down as president of the NAACP; and staffing cuts in the Philadelphia public schools have created uncertainty among parents.

President Obama faces an uphill battle with Congress on Syria strike. [USA Today]

Ben Jealous to step down as head of NAACP in January. [BET]

Staffing cuts create uncertainty for Philadelphia schools. [Washington Post]

Somalia aims to get a million more children into school. [BBC]

Bloomberg says de Blasio is running a racist campaign for NY mayor. [USA Today]

Arsenio Hall Show returns after a nearly 20-year hiatus. [NY Times]

Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka for fifth U.S. Open title. [LA Times]

E-cigarettes as effective as nicotine patches. [BBC]

NSA can crack most Web privacy encryption, records show. [UPI]

Kanye West announces fall “Yeezus” tour, Kendrick Lamar to open. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 28

August 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is weighing limited strikes against Syrian forces; an economic gap remains between blacks and white 50 years after the March on Washington; and the president, entertainment giants and others will celebrate Martin Luther King’s historic speech.

Obama weighs limited strikes against Syrian forces. [NY Times]

Fifty years after March on Washington, economic gap between blacks, whites persists. [Washington Post]

Obama, Oprah and others celebrate King’s dream. [BET]

Zimbabwe outlines plans for “Disneyland in Africa.” [BBC]

Navy football rape case: victim scheduled to testify Wednesday. [ABC]

Air Force Academy’s first female leader speaks of sexual harassment. [USA Today]

Derek Jeter returns to Yankees from injury again. [NY Daily News]

Paris Jackson “doing much better” after suicide attempt. [NY Daily News]

NYC mayoral race has Black voters divided. [BET]

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers suggest. [BBC]

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