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News From Around the Web: May 12 Edition

May 12th, 2014

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In today’s news, Michael Sam of Missouri was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is the first openly gay draftee in the NFL; a judge has paved the way for Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy; and Sean Combs received an honorary degree from Howard University.

Michael Sam selected by Rams, first openly gay NFL draftee. [NY Times]

Judge paves way for Detroit recovery plan. [NY Times]

Sean Combs receives honorary degree from Howard University. [ABC]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lagging in reelection poll. [ABC]

Boko Haram imperils Nigeria’s future. [CNN]

Chris Brown denies confessing to Washington assault. [Zee News]

Two Richmond basketball officials presumed dead in balloon crash. [Washington Post]

Father of Jordan Davis wants Michael Dunn sentenced. [BET]

Howard University reports record of 105 PhDs. [BET]

South Sudan’s army, rebels blame each other for breaking ceasefire. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: April 8 Edition

April 8th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is planning to headline a civil rights summit in Texas; the Rev. Al Sharpton is linked to spying on the Mafia; and Derek Jeter has his last home opener.

Obama to headline civil rights summit in Texas. [BET]

The Rev. Al Sharpton is linked to spying on the Mafia. [NY Times]

Derek Jeter has last home opener. [ESPN]

Chris Brown arrives in Washington via ‘Con Air’ to face assault charge. [CNN]

Washington state landslide death toll now at 33. [WWGP]

L.A. cop shot by gunman who came to station with complaint. [Washington Times]

Egypt jails four men for gay acts. [BBC]

Construction of museum for African-American music planned for 2015. [BET]

Simple blood test could detect cancer early. [Voice of America]

Oscar Pistorius: I was more into Reeva Steenkamp than she was me. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 3 Edition

April 3rd, 2014

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In today’s news, the Supreme Court strikes down limits on campaign contributions; an Iraq War veteran kills three people at Fort Hood and himself; Muriel Bowser now prepares for round two in the D.C. race for mayor after defeating incumbent Vincent Gray.

Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on campaign contributions. [ABC]

Iraq veteran at Fort Hood kills three and himself. [NY Times]

In D.C. mayor’s race, round two begins for Muriel Bowser. [Washington Post]

Ebola outbreak in Guinea said to be limited. [BBC]

Albuquerque mayor asks Justice Department to help with police. [San Jose Mercury]

Boy, 12, hangs himself after being tormented by bullies at school. [Hollywood Life]

50 Cent wants Drake and Rihanna for a collaboration. [MTV]

Michael Strahan to join Good Morning America. [Newsday]

Washington Redskins reach deal with DeSean Jackson. [NJ.com]

Gay South African tortured and murdered, teens invited to watch. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: April 2 Edition

April 2nd, 2014

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In today’s news, enrollment in the Affordable Care Act reached 7.1 million, President Obama says; Muriel Bowser defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary in Washington, D.C.; and a new Michael Jackson album is being released five years after the star’s death.

Obamacare hits enrollment goal with 7.1 million sign-ups, President Obama says. [CNN]

Muriel Bowser defeats Mayor Vincent Gray in D.C. primary. [NY Times]

New Michael Jackson album coming five years after his death. [Huffington Post]

Kanye West cancels tour dates to work on new album. [CBS]

Landslide toll in Washington state rises to 28 as searchers battle muck. [CNN]

Joe Johnson scores 32 as Brooklyn Nets clinch playoff berth. [ESPN]

Georgia school finally gets racially integrated prom. [BET]

Kenyan-suspected al-Shabab recruiter killed near Mombasa. [BBC]

Mase: I’m saving rappers’ souls and could have saved Michael Jackson. [TMZ]

Ebola reaches capital of Guinea, stirring fears. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: March 31 Edition

March 31st, 2014

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In today’s news, a contentious re-election battle is taking shape for longtime Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel; a graft case has reshaped the election for mayor of Washington, D.C.; and the impact of climate change is broad, according to the United Nations.

A contentious re-election battle looms for Charles Rangel in Harlem. [BET]

Graft case stirs race for mayor of Washington, D.C. [NY Times]

Climate change impact is broad, United Nations says. [Wall Street Journal]

Freshmen-led Kentucky powers past Michigan into Final Four. [USA Today]

Noah sails to estimated $44 million opening weekend at box office. [LA Times]

Arizona fans riot after loss to Kentucky. [NY Times]

Malaysia Airlines flight: Clock winding down on black-box battery. [CBS]

More than 20 prisoners die in Nigeria revolt. [BBC]

Gone With the Wind prequel gives life to Mammy. [BET]

Liberia confirms Ebola’s arrival from Guinea. [Aljazeera]

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News From Around the Web: March 26 Edition

March 26th, 2014

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President Obama extended the health care deadline for people in some categories; the Ebola virus is suspected to have spread from Guinea to Liberia; and Sean Combs is reverting back to Puff Daddy for his new album.

Obama administration extends health care deadline for some. [NY Times]

Ebola virus suspected to have spread from Guinea to Liberia. [Business Week]

Sean Combs reverts back to Puff Daddy for new album. [SF Gate]

Air pollution is cause of 1 in 8 deaths, health organization says. [LA Times]

Accused New York City bomb builder gets 16 years. [Newsday]

As playoffs near, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers enter “urgent” season. [Miami Herald]

Two more die in church attack in Kenya. [BBC]

FBI offers reward for information on missing 8-year-old girl in D.C. [BET]

Oklahoma girl breaks Girl Scout cookie sales mark. [AP]

Black moviegoers increase for first time in five years. [Hollywood Reporter]

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News From Around the Web: March 21 Edition

March 21st, 2014

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In today’s news, Michelle Obama goes to China and offers soft diplomacy; rough weather hampers the search for possible pieces of the Malaysian Airlines jet; and female members of Kenya’s parliament walk out over a polygamy law.

Michelle Obama rolls out soft diplomacy in China. [Washington Post]

Rough weather hampers search for possible pieces of Malaysia Airlines jet. [CBS]

In Kenya, female parliament members storm out over polygamy law. [BBC]

Obama invites CEOs from Google, Facebook to discuss U.S. spying. [Bloomberg]

D.C. police continue search for missing 8-year-old girl. [Baltimore Sun]

Serena Williams wins Sony Open first match. [Fashion Times]

Pharrell’s “Happy” draws number of dancers, including John Lewis. [Celebrity Cafe]

Study: One third of women should have annual breast screening. [Telegraph]

Norm Lewis to be first African-American to lead Phantom of the Opera. [NY1]

Can Phil Jackson save the New York Knicks? [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 10 Edition

December 10th, 2013

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In today’s news, the world pays homage to Nelson Mandela; President Obama and other American presidents arrive in South Africa for Mandela services; and George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped.

World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service. [Reuters]

President Obama, former President George Bush and Hillary Clinton share a flight to South Africa. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped, document says. [CNN]

Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on one-year mark of massacre. [Boston.com]

Six named Heisman Trophy finalists. [ESPN]

Senator Rand Paul makes a pitch for Black voters. [BET]

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced to home confinement for assaulting women. [CNN]

Kanye West slams fake interview with Nelson Mandela comments. [Business Journal]

U.S. to fly African Union troops to Central African Republic. [LA Times]

From D.C. to Maine, snow and ice to bedevil the East. [Christian Science Monitor]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 28 Edition

October 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama pushed for investment education in a speech at a Brooklyn school; Chris Brown was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a felony assault charge; the Boston Red Sox even the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Obama pushed for education investment in trip to Brooklyn school. [BET]

Chris Brown arrested in D.C. on felony assault charge. [Washington Post]

Boston Red Sox even with St. Louis Cardinals in World Series. [Fox]

Kathleen Sebelius prepares to face the music on Obamacare. [Christian Science Monitor]

Florida men dress as Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman for Halloween. [Orlando Sentinel]

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray released from jail. [LA Times]

Macy’s says its employees not involved in ’shop and frisk’ allegations. [ABC]

NYC police commissioner said Avonte Oquendo may be dead. [BET]

Madagascar election is free and fair, observers say. [BBC]

Former South African government minister detained in New York. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 16 Edition

October 16th, 2013

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In today’s news, Senate members are restarting talks as the deadline for the nation’s financial default looms; furloughed federal workers are struggling with the impact of the government shutdown; and activists rallied to “take back Chicago.”

Senators restart talks as default looms. [NY Times]

Furloughed federal workers feel pushed to the brink by shutdown. [Washington Post]

Activists rally to “take back Chicago” as mayor talks politics.  [Chicago Tribune]

Harry Belafonte sues Martin Luther King’s family over memorabilia. [Politico]

Former San Diego mayor pleads guilty to counts involving three women. [Seattle Post]

Kendrick Lamar spits fire at Drake at BET Hip Hop Awards. [Contact Music]

Cardinals take 3-1 NLCS lead over Dodgers. [Boston Globe]

Detroit emergency manager cuts health-care benefits. [BET]

South Africa suspects questioned after toddler murders. [BBC]

Study: Oreo cookies can be as addictive as drugs. [Science World Report]

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