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News From Around the Web: Aug. 7 Edition

August 7th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s news, President Obama was on the Tonight Show Tuesday and discussed Trayvon Martin’s death; former President George W. Bush had a heart procedure; and Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan will face each other in Detroit’s mayoral race in November.

President Obama appeared on Tonight Show, discusses Trayvon, travel alert. [E! Online]

George W. Bush undergoes heart procedure. [NY Times]

In Detroit, Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan appear to be winners of primary. [Detroit Free Press]

Romney warns Republicans against forcing government shutdown. [Fox]

Obama administration authorized series of recent drone strikes in Yemen. [Washington Post]

Pete Rose on Alex Rodriguez: Admit your mistakes. [USA Today]

CDC: Childhood obesity rates falling in many states. [USA Today]

Major fire closes Nairobi airport. [BBC]

Facebook explains how it tweaks users’ news feeds. [CNET]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 6 Edition

August 6th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s news, Alex Rodriguez receives a one-season suspension from Major League Baseball for drug use; the U.S. responds to terror threat by evacuating non-essential personnel from embassy in Yemen; and voters in Detroit go to the polls for a mayoral primary.

Alex Rodriguez hit with drug suspension through 2014. [CBS]

As terror threat continues, U.S. evacuates personnel from Yemen. [Washington Post]

Detroit voters go to polls today in crowded primary for mayor. [BET]

Ariel Castro’s dungeon home to be demolished. [Sky News]

NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrates one year on Mars. [Fox News]

Oprah Winfrey compares Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till. [Entertainment Weekly]

Hadiya Pendleton’s parents press on with their foundation. [BET]

Nelson Mandela gets apology over bill blunder threatening utility cutoff.  [BBC]

Nigeria town of Gamboru Ngala under curfew, blasts hit another. [AFP]

Founder and CEO of Amazon buys The Washington Post. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: August 5 Edition

August 5th, 2013

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In today’s news, amid bankruptcy, Detroit prepares for a crowded primary for mayor with a field of 16 candidates; the State Department has extended its closure of several embassies around the world; Robert Mugabe wins Zimbabwe election with opposition leaders claiming reprisals.

Detroit prepares for crowded primary with 16 candidates for mayor. [NY Times]

State Department extends embassy closure amid terror threat. [NPR]

Mugabe wins Zimbabwe election as opposition claims reprisals. [BBC]

Suspension of Alex Rodriguez is expected by Major League Baseball. [USA Today]

Ted Nugent: Trayvon got what he deserved, protests planned in response. [Think Progress]

B. Todd Jones confirmed as head of federal ATF. [BET]

A six-year-old boy among 21 shot in Chicago over weekend. [NBC]

Inscription on King Memorial removed after criticism. [BET]

Jay Z debuts ‘Picasso Baby’ video. [USA Today]

After Firestone win, PGA looms for Tiger Woods. [ESPN]

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News From Around the Web: July 31 Edition

July 31st, 2013

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In today’s news, the American economy expands at a modest 1.7 percent in the second quarter; fast food workers are protesting for higher wages; and voters in Zimbabwe are participating in a crucial national election.

U.S. economy expands at a modest 1.7 percent in second quarter. [Washington Post]

Fast food workers protest for higher wages. [BET]

Zimbabweans vote in critical election. [NY Times]

Film academy elects first African-American president. [LA Times]

Bradley Manning acquitted of most serious charge, convicted of other charges, including espionage. [LA Times]

Egypt’s former leader Morsi is said to be in good health. [BBC]

Detroit Pistons to acquire Brandon Jennings. [ESPN]

Bloomberg loses fight for sugary drink limits. [Wall Street Journal]

Alzheimer’s disease linked to poor dental health. [Medical News Today]

Archaeologists seek to uncover early settlements of free Blacks. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: May 28 Edition

May 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama honored fallen troops during a Memorial Day event; there has been a slowdown in the efforts to create diversity in elite careers; and the Tea Party gets a bump after the controversy about being targeted by the IRS.

Obama honors fallen troops on Memorial Day. [Washington Post]

Racial diversity efforts slow for elite careers. [NY Times]

Tea Party gets a bump after being targeted by IRS. [Fox]

Brooklyn Bridge closed briefly after car scare. [CBS]

Supreme Court set to rule on gay marriage, affirmative action. [Newsmax]

Kentucky church drops scout program after admission of gay youth. [USA Today]

African leaders accuse International Court of “race hunt.”  []

Key Nigerian governor suspended by ruling party. [BBC]

Arrest made in killing of 6-month-old in Chicago. [Chicago Tribune]

Blacks are disproportionately affected by natural disasters. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: May 8 Edition

May 8th, 2013

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In today’s news, the United States is weighing an overhaul of wiretap laws to extend to the internet; President Obama will dine with congressional Democrats; and more than 50 people were killed in a militant raid in Nigeria.

America is weighing overhaul of wiretap laws. [NY Times]

Obama to dine with House Democrats. [USA Today]

More than 50 killed in Nigeria militant raid. [BBC]

Florida A&M names alumnus as new band director. [USA Today]

Delaware becomes 11th state to approve same-sex marriage. [Fox]

Catholics in Kenya oppose advertisement for condoms. [BBC]

Ja Rule released from prison. [TMZ]

Leader of Black farmers strikes back at New York Times article. [BET]

Louisiana Supreme Court rules voucher funding violates state constitution. []

Cleveland dishwasher becomes national hero in kidnapping case. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: April 26 Edition

April 26th, 2013

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In today’s news, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing targeted Times Square; the Senate voted to end the furloughs of air traffic controllers; and the five living presidents gathered for the dedication of the Bush Library.

New York’s Times Square was next target for Boston suspects. [CNN]

Senate votes to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. [Washington Post]

George W. Bush honored by Obama and past presidents. [NY Daily News]

House Votes to Give Birmingham Bombing Victims Congressional Medals. []

Philadelphia Mayor calls for federal commission on violent crime. [Philadelphia Tribune]

House Homeland Security chief said Boston bombings were “foreign inspired.” [Wall Street Journal]

Injured Derek Jeter vows to return in 2013. [ESPN]

Vibe Magazine is sold and likely to become online only. [NYTimes]

Top Somali legal officer shot dead. [BBC]

Skylar Diggins Signs With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.  []

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News From Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the bombings at the Boston Marathon dominated the headlines; North Korea continued to issue provocative threats, saying it would attack South Korea without notice; and the first Black woman in the House of Commons has criticized the level of pomp at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

Three people were killed and more than 130 others were injured by two explosions at the Boston Marathon in what the White House has called an act of terrorism. [BET]

Boston hospitals, known for their research and innovations, faced a scene more like a war zone after the marathon. []

North Korea vowed “sledge-hammer blows” against South Korea, saying attacks will start “without notice.” [Daily Mail]

The pomp of the funeral services of Margaret Thatcher has been criticized by Diane Abbott, the first Black woman to be elected to the House of Commons. [The Guardian]

In a sign of the changing media landscape, reporters at Inside Climate News, a small nonprofit in Brooklyn, won a Pulitzer Prize. [Brooklyn Eagle]

The press is now descending on the case of a Philadelphia doctor on trial for performing late-term abortions and for the death of a pregnant woman. [NYTimes]

The police officer fired for possessing shooting targets resembling Trayvon Martin said they were meant as training aids for “no-shoot” situations. [KTLA]

Africa is a ripe market for the internet and technology, according to a top internet executive on the continent. [BET]

The son of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade was arrested on suspicion of corruption. [BBC]

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi gets a reprieve from closing thanks to a federal judge. [AP]

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News From Around the World: April 15 Edition

April 15th, 2013

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In today’s top news, divisions between the political parties are undermining the prospects for a bipartisan plan to extend background checks for gun buyers; the surgeon who worked on Kobe Bryant’s Achilles’ tendon says the basketball player should be back next season; and the small Black city of East St. Louis is wrangling over a church and state issue.

Deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans are threatening a bipartisan plan to extend background checks for gun buyers. [NYTimes]

The doctor who operated on Kobe Bryant’s Achilles’ tendon expects the Lakers star to be back on the court next season. [Los Angeles Times]

The small Black city of East St. Louis, Illinois, wrestles with separation of church and state. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

The judge in the trial of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has withdrawn from the case. [BBC]

A New York man jailed for four decades for a murder he says he didn’t commit is freed. [WPTVNews]

Niger is rapidly emerging as a partner to the U.S. in fighting terrorism in Africa. [Washington Post]

The film about Jackie Robinson’s historic rise to Major League Baseball was the weekend box-office champion. [Fox]

A new national ad campaign seeks to push for making the right to vote part of the Constitution. [BET]

A Florida police officer accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired. [AP]

New York State’s tough new gun control laws requiring assault weapon registration is now going into effect. [Wall Street Journal]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 5 Edition

February 5th, 2013

In today’s top news, a DOJ memo reveals the U.S. can order drone strikes on Americans; the NFL says Beyoncé did not cause the Super Bowl blackout; and lawyers in the Trayvon Martin case continue to argue over when George Zimmerman’s murder trial will begin.

A DOJ memo shows that the U.S. can order drone strikes on Americans it believes are connected to al-Qaeda. [NBCNews]

The NFL says Beyoncé did not cause the Super Bowl blackout. [BET]

Lawyers in the Trayvon Martin case are arguing over when George Zimmerman’s murder trial will begin. [BET]

A $400k reward has been announced for information about the Hadiya Pendleton shooting. [BET]

Pakistan’s tourism board plans to build an amusement park in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed. [NBCNews]

Malcolm X’s grandson was arrested by the FBI while en route to Iran. [PressTV]

A study shows Google displays more ads related to criminal activity when “Black names” are searched. [BBC]

The NYPD is defending its undercover spying on Muslims. [AP]

A Chinese tech company has unveiled a new Windows smartphone made specifically for use in African countries. [BBC]

Malian forces captured al-Qaeda fighters in Northern Mali. [AJE]

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