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News From Around the Web: May 27 Edition

May 27th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama said that problems at the Veterans Administration must be fixed; Nigerian officials say that the military knows the location of the abducted school girls; and a federal judge has ruled that Rep. John Conyers can remain on the ballot in Michigan.

Obama says VA problems must be fixed. [NY Times]

Nigerian officials say military knows location of missing girls. [Huffington Post]

Judge allows Rep. John Conyers to remain on ballot. [BET]

California shooting sparks social media response from media. [Wall Street Journal]

Michelle Obama hosts talk on girls’ education. [BET]

Pope Francis to meet with sexual abuse victims. [CBS]

Kim Kardashian’s and Kanye West’s wedding spectacle. [Washington Post]

Miami Heat cruise to Game 4 victory. [ESPN]

Ebola outbreak spreads to Sierra Leone. [Aljazeera]

Tea Party poised to win important victory in Texas. [Newsweek]

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News From Around the Web: March 19 Edition

March 19th, 2014

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In today’s news, Vietnam War hero Melvin Morris received the Medal of Honor from President Obama; Kanye West gets probation in paparazzi attack; and two tickets win $400M Mega Millions jackpot.

Vietnam War hero Melvin Morris receives the Medal of Honor. [BET]

Kanye West gets probation in paparazzi attack. [CNN]

Two tickets win $400M Mega Millions jackpot. [Chicago Tribune]

Searchers draw blank in southern search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370. [AsiaOne]

Texas set to execute aspiring rapper for murdering studio manager. [Reuters]

Two killed as Seattle news helicopter crashes near Space Needle. [KOMO]

Obama’s Final Four: Florida, Arizona, Louisville, Michigan State. [USA Today]

How a “Happy” video in Detroit went viral. [BET]

Cameroon lawyer wins award for defending gay rights. [BBC]

Obesity genes? Fried foods worse for some people. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 14 Edition

February 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, a reprieve from the snow in the northeast is still days away; Nicki Minaj apologizes for controversial Malcolm X cover art; and Facebook goes beyond “male” and “female” with new gender options.

Northeast’s snow reprieve is still days away. [ABC]

Nicki Minaj apologizes for disrespectful Malcolm X cover art. [News One]

Facebook goes beyond “male” and “female” with new gender options. [CNN]

California bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks. [Fox]

Tickets for Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium selling for $11,000. [Daily News]

Ban on same-sex marriage struck down in Virginia. [NBC]

Few tears shed for ex-mayor Ray Nagin in the city he once led. [CNN]

Myrlie Evers-Williams steps down from NAACP board. [BET]

UN mission to visit Democratic Republic of Congo massacre site. [BBC]

Al Roker and NY mayor in debate over weather and school closing. [Daily Beast]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 29 Edition

January 29th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama seeks to reset his agenda in his State of the Union message; a grand jury in North Carolina indicted the police officer who killed Jonathan Ferrell; and Democrats see same-sex marriage as an issue that will mobilize voters.

Obama seeks to reset his agenda in State of the Union message. [BET]

Grand jury indicts cop who killed unarmed Jonathan Ferrell in N.C. [BET]

Democrats see same-sex marriage as issue that will mobilize voters. [Washington Post]

House passes abortion funding restrictions. [WTXL]

Missouri inmate Herbert Smulls gets stay of execution. [CNN]

College football players form union for athletes. [SF Gate]

Kanye West settles with teenager he punched. [showbizspy]

U.N. says crisis in Central African Republic is getting worse. [BBC]

GOP congressman Randy Webber calls Obama a “socialist dictator.” [Washington Post]

Liberia says 65 percent of its rape victims in 2013 were children. [Presstv]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 19 Edition

November 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, George Zimmerman was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend; Nelson Mandela is now unable to speak, and after the arrest of the shooter in the Renisha McBride killing, some in Detroit say the case is now on the right track.

George Zimmerman arrested for allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend. [Daily News]

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is unable to speak. [CNN]

After arrest, some in Detroit feel Renisha McBride case is on the right track. [BET]

Republicans block nominee to key appeals court. [USA Today]

Former NFL player Thomas Howard dies in car crash. [Modesto Bee]

Kanye West: President Obama used me. [Politico]

Chicago gun violence: seven wounded this past weekend. [BET]

Violence in Central African Republic spiraling out of control. [BBC]

African-American conservative joins Texas governor’s race. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 29 Edition

October 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, a federal judge rules that part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional; Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified that bankruptcy was the right call for Detroit; and complaints of discrimination against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s.

Federal judge rules part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional. [Fox]

Michigan governor testifies that bankruptcy was right call for Detroit. [NY Times]

Complaints of bias against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s. [BET]

Boston Red Sox on brink of World Series title. [Boston Herald]

Assault charge against Chris Brown reduced in D.C. brawl [CNN]

Penn State to pay $59.7 million to 26 Sandusky victims [USA Today]

Somalia’s al-Shabab commanders killed in strike. [BBC]

Two white men dress as Trayyon Martin and George Zimmerman for Halloween [America Blog]

Shaquille O’Neal announces support for Gov. Chris Christie. [BET]

Obama’s Facebook and Twitter updates hijacked in URL exploit. [CNET]

Ghana church leader warns all-night prayers threaten productivity. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 23

August 23rd, 2013

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In Friday’s top news, the Justice Department announced plans to sue the state of Texas over voter laws it says are discriminatory; the New York City Council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of two policing bills; and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed.

Justice Department to sue Texas over voter ID law. [BET]

New York City Council reverses Bloomberg veto of policing bills. [NY Times]

Egypt frees former President Hosni Mubarak as crackdown on Islamists continues. [LA Times]

Robert Mugabe sworn in for seventh term as Zimbabwe’s leader. [BBC]

Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman. [Charlotte Observer]

Bankrupt Detroit now has a stray dog problem of more than 50,000. [ABC]

Allan Iverson to officially retire from basketball. [Slam]

Kanye West sued by photographer, claiming he was assaulted. [TMZ]

Bad teeth, gum disease tied to cancer. [Bloomberg]

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News From Around the Web: July 26 Edition

July 26th, 2013

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In today’s news,  Juror B29 in the Zimmerman trial said that the shooter of Trayvon Martin “got away with murder;” Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will challenge voting laws in various states; and an Ohio gun group raised $12,000 for George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman juror: George Zimmerman got away with murder. [BET]

Justice Department to challenge states’ voting laws. [Washington Post]

Ohio firearms group raises $12K for George Zimmerman. [Orlando Sentinel]

Will Bloomberg’s veto of police monitor stand? [BET]

Anthony Weiner says he may have had online relationships with three women after Congress. [Politico]

Why breast cancer is more likely to kill Black women. [LA Times]

Caribbean nations propose slavery compensation plans. [Guardian]

San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick: a man of action and few words [LA Times]

Chiwoniso Maraire, one of Zimbabwe’s most popular singers, dies at 37. [BBC]

Google makes another TV push with $35 Chromecast device. [Wall Street Journal]

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News From Around the Web: July 15 Edition

July 15th, 2013

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In the top news, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin; President Obama called the death of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin a national tragedy; and Nelson Mandela might be discharged soon, a former South African president said.

George Zimmerman found not guilty in death of Trayvon Martin. [BET]

President Obama calls Trayvon’s death a “tragedy for America.” [BET]

Mandela could be discharged soon, former South African president says. [Fox]

Egypt freezes assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. [BBC]

Holder announces major changes to leak probe guidelines. [USA Today]

Abortion top issue again for 2014 elections in U.S. [AP]

Sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell fail tests as doping scandal hits athletics. [Reuters]

Jay-Z to tour with wife, Beyoncé. [Mirror]

Blood drive protests FDA ban on gay donors. [ABC]

Boko Haram leader calls for more attacks in Nigeria after dorm killings. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: July 11 Edition

July 11th, 2013

In today’s news, Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment, according to South African President Zuma; the defense ended its presentation in the trial of George Zimmerman; and the Texas House passed a controversial abortion bill.

Mandela is responding to treatment, South African president says. [BBC]

Defense rests in Zimmerman trial. [BET]

Texas House passes contentious abortion bill.  [USA Today]

Bush’s call for GOP to embrace immigration reform has little effect. [Washington Post]

Egypt’s foreign ministry says Morsi is being held in “safe place.” [BBC]

State rep asks Illinois governor to send National Guard to Chicago. [BET]

Eliot Spitzer leads in poll in NYC comptroller race. [Wall Street Journal]

Shaq backs down from Dwight Howard criticism. [USA Today]

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez to marry in secret location. [Mail Online]

Americans living longer, but not necessarily healthier: study. [Wall Street Journal]

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