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News From Around the Web: Nov. 15 Edition

November 15th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama announces changes to address health care cancellations; Filipinos are starting to see food arrive after days without any; and New York’s mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio, agrees to settle the Central Park Five case.

Obama announces change to address health insurance cancellations. [Washington Post]

Filipinos without food, water for days see aid arrive. [USA Today]

NY Mayor-elect agrees to settle Central Park Five lawsuit. [IBTimes]

Derek Jeter to go from baseball to book publishing. [NY Times]

Chris Brown is out of rehab, continuing treatment as outpatient. [E online]

Renisha McBride had alcohol and marijuana in her system. [Kansas City Star]

Alleged misconduct by secret service agents revealed. [Time]

One of the Central Park Five hails Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s call for settlement. [BET]

Ethiopians surrender in Saudi Arabia after clampdown. [BBC]

FBI director warns of cyber attacks. [Washington Post]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 11 Edition

October 11th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama and Republican leaders have resumed debt talks; Americans are feeling squeezed by the government shutdown; and Kwame Kilpatrick, former Detroit mayor, was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Obama, Republicans in debt talks on two fronts. [Washington Post]

Outside national parks, feeling squeezed by the shutdown. [NY Times]

Kwame Kilpatrick, former Detroit mayor, sentenced to 28 years in prison. [CBS]

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize. [NY Times]

Judge refuses to delay start of gay marriage in New Jersey. [Washington Post]

Sybrina Fulton speaks at Florida stand-your-ground hearing. [BET]

Jason Collins, openly gay and still unsigned, waits and wonders. [NY Times]

Kanye West says he’ll attack disrespectful photographers. [TMZ]

Facebook removing option to be unsearchable by name. [techcrunch]

Malawi cabinet fired amid corruption. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 17 Edition

September 17th, 2013

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In today’s news, a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard leaves 13 dead, including the shooter; the United States and its allies are pushing for strong measures on Syria’s chemical weapons; and of the 12 candidates for mayor of Boston, five are Black and one is Latino.

Washington Navy Yard shooting leaves 13 dead, including shooter.  [Washington Post]

U.S. and allies push for strong U.N. measure on Syria’s arms. [NY Times]

In Boston mayoral race, half the 12 candidates are Black or Latino. [BET]

N.C. cop accused of shooting former FAMU football player due in court. [CBS]

Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist remarks. [USA Today]

Bill Thompson concedes to Bill de Blasio in NYC mayor’s race. [Huffington Post]

Floyd Mayweather apologizes for post ridiculing Oscar De La Hoya. [ESPN]

Veggie-heavy stress reduction regimen shown to modify cell aging. [Bloomberg]

Rwandans vote in parliamentary elections. [BBC]

Facebook and Twitter blocked again in Iran after respite. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 13 Edition

September 13th, 2013

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In Friday’s top news, Secretary of State John Kerry insists that Syria provide data on its chemical weapon arsenal, Egypt has extended its state of emergency for two months; and sororities are investigating allegations of racism at their chapters at the University of Alabama.

John Kerry insists that Syria quickly give data on arms. [NY Times]

Egypt extends state of emergency for two months. [BBC]

University of Alabama sororities investigated over segregation allegations. [ABC]

Al-Qaida leader calls for attacks inside U.S. [ABC]

Suspect in fatal hate attack denies he singled out white victims. [NY Daily News]

Jersey shore reels from boardwalk fire. [USA Today]

Sales of iPhone 5C begin for Apple and allies. [CNet]

Anticipation grows over Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya fight. [ESPN]

Is Kanye West launching a new clothing line? [Time]

Porn industry actors to educate actors on HIV. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 12 Edition

September 12th, 2013

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In Thursday’s top news, Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the driver’s seat as President Obama delays vote on military action; there were many memorials marking the 12th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks; and House Republican leaders are delaying the vote on the new budget bill.

As President Obama pauses action, Russian President Vladimir Putin takes center stage. [NY Times]

Remembering 9/11: Memorials mark 12th anniversary of attacks. [NY Daily News]

House Republican leaders delay vote on budget bill until next week. [Washington Post]

Nigeria’s president fires nine cabinet ministers. [BBC]

Chicago bans guns in places that serve alcohol. [USA Today]

In NYC, Ken Thompson faces hurdles in desire for runoff for mayor. [Wall Street Journal]

George Zimmerman’s domestic dispute is about wife’s “flying away,” her lawyer says. [ABC]

Derek Jeter’s season is over; Yankees place captain on 15-day DL. [CBS]

Florida pastor arrested before burning Qurans on anniversary of 9/11 attacks. [Washington Post]

Oklahoma school changes controversial policy banning dreadlocks. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 11 Edition

September 11th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s top news, President Obama delays a congressional vote on intervening in Syria as he opts for diplomacy; Bill de Blasio came in first in the New York Democratic mayoral primary, but may still have a runoff; and children have suffered from economic inequality since the recession.

Obama delays Syria strike to focus on a Russian plan. [NY Times]

De Blasio takes NYC Dem mayoral primary, may face runoff. [CBS]

Children suffer from growing economic inequality since recession. [Washington Post]

Apple unveils faster, cheaper iPhone. [NY Times]

Eliot Spitzer fails in New York political comeback attempt. [Reuters]

LeBron James: “I would love to spend the rest of my career in Miami.” [USA Today]

Arsenio Hall Show kicks off to big numbers. [NY Post]

Kenya water discovery brings hope for drought relief in rural north. [Guardian]

Kanye West drops in on Jimmy Fallon’s show. [USA Today]

New police video shows George Zimmerman police encounter. [CBS]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 10 Edition

September 10th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s news, President Obama sees a potential breakthrough in a proposal from Russia regarding Syria and George Zimmerman was taken into custody after a domestic dispute.

Obama sees potential “breakthrough” in Russia’s Syria proposal. [Washington Post]

George Zimmerman briefly taken into custody after domestic dispute. [CBS]

NAACP preparing committee to search for new CEO. [Houston Chronicle]

Nigeria police seek kidnappers of Archbishop Ignatius Kattey. [BBC]

Dennis Rodman to try “basketball diplomacy” with North Korea. [CBS]

San Francisco 49ers fan dies at Packers game. [ABC]

Robert Griffin III makes grand entrance on Monday Night Football. [USA Today]

With new iPhone, Apple has some catching up to do. [CNN]

School’s open in Philadelphia — but just barely. [Kansas City Star]

Police pursue fugitive Dallas rape suspect. [Houston Chronicle]

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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: Sept. 6 Edition

September 6th, 2013

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In today’s news, the American unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent; President Obama’s efforts to build support among G-20 nations for an intervention in Syria were less than successful; and South Africa’s strike gold mining workers return to work.

Unemployment rate eases to 7.3 percent. [LA Times]

Despite Obama’s pleas, G-20 nations remain deadlocked over Syria. [NBC]

South Africa’s striking gold miners return to work. [BBC]

National parks try to appeal to minorities. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s wife files for divorce, says she doesn’t recognize him. [ABC]

Ex-NFL star Hernandez to be arraigned on murder charge. [Reuters]

Electronic cigarettes growing in popularity with teens. [LA Times]

Maya Angelou to receive national Literarian Award. [BET]

Gunmen stage deadly attack on Nigeria market. [Aljazeera]

Shell to negotiate compensation for 2008 Nigeria oil spill. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 5 Edition

September 5th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama is meeting with world leaders in Russia while tensions over Syria persist; former President Bill Clinton strongly defended Obamacare; and Egypt’s interior minister survived a bomb attack.

Obama in Russia to meet world leaders amid Syria tension. [NY Times]

Bill Clinton chides states for opting out on Obamacare. [NBC]

Egypt’s interior minister survives bomb attack. [LA Times]

Ku Klux Klan meets with NAACP. [Politico]

Nigeria’s Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man, signs deal to build oil refinery. [BBC]

George Zimmerman gets speeding ticket in Florida. [CBS]

HBCU student wins voting rights battle in North Carolina. [BET]

Comedian Dave Chappelle had a rocky experience in Connecticut. [USA Today]

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger arrested after domestic dispute. [Sports Illustrated]

Faster care hasn’t cut heart attack deaths in hospitals. [USAToday]

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