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News From Around the Web: Aug. 26

August 26th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, thousands gathered to commemorate March on Washington; Egypt’s military is seeking to use religion to quell the ranks; and the Justice Department is seeking to block a school voucher program in Louisiana.

Marching for Martin Luther King’s dream: “The task is not done.” [BET]

Egypt military enlists religion to quell ranks. [NY Times]

Justice Department tries to block Louisiana’s school voucher program. [Fox]

Chicago students begin classes after school closures. [Fox]

Colin Powell calls verdict in Trayvon Martin killing “questionable.” [NY Daily News]

Ohio student says racist postings were meant as a joke. [Kansas City Star]

Arthur Ashe’s legacy on display at US Open. [NY Times]

Justin Timberlake wins top prize at MTV Video Awards. [Hollywood Reporter]

Instagram, Vine and Netflix hit by Amazon glitch. [BBC]

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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: Aug. 13

August 13th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s news, a federal judge ruled that New York’s stop-and-frisk initiative violates the constitution; Attorney General Eric Holder announced sentencing guidelines for nonviolent offenders; and North Carolina’s governor signed a sweeping new elections bill that changes voting requirements.

Federal judge rules stop and frisk unconstitutional. [NY Times]

Eric Holder announces sentencing guidelines for nonviolent offenders. [BET]

N.C. governor quietly signs sweeping elections bill. [USA Today]

In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe tells rivals to accept his re-election or commit suicide. [CNN]

Black Baltimore Orioles star says fans threw banana at him. [Think Progress]

Trayvon’s father named honorary captain of FAMU football team. [Orlando Sentinal]

Swiss clerk disputes Oprah Winfrey’s account of racism in posh store. [NY Daily News]

Teenager denied heart transplant for nonconforming and confrontations with the law. [ABC]

Gunmen kill 44 people in Nigeria conflict. [BBC]

Racial bias suit against Paula Deen dismissed. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 12 Edition

August 12th, 2013

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In the top news for Monday, President Obama signs a student loan deal; Nelson Mandela is making slow but steady improvement; and the federal Justice Department will review the case of Ramarley Graham, the unarmed teenager shot by New York police.

President Obama signs student loan deal. [BET]

Nelson Mandela making slow but steady improvement, South African government says. [Reuters]

Justice Department will review Ramarley Graham case. [BET]

Trayvon Martin mural unveiled at Florida State Capitol. [Washington Times]

Mali votes in presidential run-off. [BBC]

Usain Bolt regains 100-meter gold at World Championship. [ABC]

Chris Brown suffers seizure at L.A. recording studio. [E Online]

Poll: Many Americans only have friends of their own race. [BET]

High blood sugar linked to dementia. [NY Times]

Detroit: Is the city now becoming a seller’s market? [Crain’s Detroit Business]

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News From Around the Web: July 18 Edition

July 18th, 2013

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In today’s news, more than 1,000 people rallied in Central Florida in support of Trayvon Martin; Nelson Mandela turns 95 today; and the Justice Department seeks tips on George Zimmerman for a possible civil rights action.

In Central Florida, protesters rally in support of Trayvon Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]

House votes to delay two requirements of the health care overhaul.  [NY Times]

Justice Department seeks tips on Zimmerman. [BET]

Nelson Mandela turns 95, still hospitalized. [BBC]

Morsi supporters protest over absence of Islamists in Egypt’s cabinet. [Guardian]

Bruce Springsteen: Zimmerman verdict shows racism still exists. [TMZ]

Lakers said to make a run for LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony in 2014. [CBS]

Senators reach agreement on student loan rates. [USA Today]

Tom Joyner offers college scholarship to Rachel Jeantel. [USA Today]

Lewis offers emotional appeal to restore “soul” of Voting Rights Act. [Christian Science Monitor]

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News From Around the Web: July 17 Edition

July 17th, 2013

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In today’s news, four of the jurors in the Zimmerman trial offer their own version of the deliberations; Eric Holder denounces “stand your ground” laws; and traffic in Los Angeles is blocked by people protesting the Zimmerman verdict.

Four Zimmerman jurors say B37 does not speak for them. [LA Times]

Attorney General Eric Holder denounces “stand your ground” laws. [Washington Post]

George Zimmerman protesters peacefully block traffic in downtown L.A. [LA Times]

Food stamps play the starring role in House farm bill drama. [BET]

Stevie Wonder says he’ll boycott stand your ground states. [CNN]

Nelson Mandela granddaughter expresses hurt at family divisions. [BBC]

Tiger Woods favored at British Open. [NY Daily News]

Coroner: Cory Monteith died of overdose of heroin and alcohol. [Washington Post]

Longer time being obese leads to coronary disease. [USA Today]

Google said to weigh supplying TV channels. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: July 16 Edition

July 16th, 2013

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In the top news, Attorney General Eric Holder says he is concerned about the Trayvon Martin case; there is a strong desire among residents in Sanford, Florida, to move forward after the Zimmerman verdict; and the controversial Pennsylvania voter ID law gets another day in court.

Attorney General Eric Holder says he shares concerns about Trayvon Martin case. [Washington Post]

In Sanford, a strong post-verdict desire to move forward. [BET]

Pennsylvania voter ID law gets another day in court. [BET]

Obama toasts Bush: We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you. [NBC]

In New York, Spitzer and Weiner lead in polls. [WNBC]

Ghana deports thousands in crackdown on illegal Chinese gold miners. [Guardian]

Chris Brown speaks out as judge revokes probation. [LA Times]

Apple investigating claim that iPhone electrocuted woman. [Washington Post]

Black group rallies against immigration bill. [US News & World]

Latest bans of athletes in track taint the sport’s status. [Boston Globe]

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News From Around the Web: June 6 Edition

June 6th, 2013

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In today’s news, Attorney General Eric Holder said he has no plans to resign, despite pressure from Republicans; President Obama names a new national security team, including Susan Rice; and Cory Booker’s Senate aspirations are now on the fast track.

Eric Holder says he has no intention of stepping down. [MSNBC]

Obama names Susan Rice, two others, to national security team. [Washington Post]

Senate vacancy puts Cory Booker’s plans on fast track. [BET]

Bill Clinton among those honoring Medgar Evers 50 years after killing. [NY Times]

Six dead in Philadelphia building collapse. [CNN]

A new supermarket brings fresh hope to Detroit. [BET]

Michael Jackson’s daughter hospitalized. [CNN]

In Zimbabwe, Tsvangirai wants election delayed for reforms. [BBC]

IRS officials face grilling over lavish spending. [CNBC]

Ghana arrests 124 Chinese citizens for illegal gold mining. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2013

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In today’s news, Eric Holder’s plan for conducting meetings with reporters is troubled; American universities have shown uneven results in enrolling poor students; and the schools in Oklahoma destroyed by the recent tornado are to be rebuilt.

Eric Holder’s plan for meetings with reporters hits snag. [BET]

Universities show uneven efforts in enrolling poor. [NY Times]

Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to be rebuilt. [CBS]

Ghana set for oil production gains. [UPI]

McDonald’s CEO says he lost weight eating company’s food. [Free Press]

LeBron James explodes as Heat rout Pacers in Game 5. [USA Today]

Black candidate NY mayor would keep some of stop and frisk. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey receives honorary degree from Harvard.  []

Malcolm X’s grandson remembered at memorial service. [NY Times]

South African town accused of keeping apartheid alive. [CNN]

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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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