In today’s news, the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed for a measure to expand background checks for gun buyers; an explosion in a Texas fertilizer plant left several people dead and hundreds injured; and President Obama travels to Boston for a memorial service for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Senate blocked the drive for gun control. [NYTimes]
Mississippi man arrested for poison ricin mailings. [LA Times]
Obama to travel to Boston for interfaith service. [Fox]
Several dead and hundreds injured in Texas fertilizer explosion. [NBC]
In today’s top news, Americans are hitting the polls to choose the country’s next president, Jay-Z sings “99 problems but a Mitt ain’t one” at a last-minute Obama rally, and Beyoncé penned an open letter to President Obama on the eve of the election.
In today’s top news, The Wire cast will be hosting a fundraiser for the Obama campaign, the International AIDS conference has kicked off in Washington, D.C., and the Colorado massacre gunman may face the death penalty.
The Colorado massacre gunman James Holmes may face the death penalty. [BET]
The International AIDS conference kicked off in Washington, D.C., this week. [BET]
The Wire cast will be hosting a fundraiser for the Obama campaign at Martha’s Vineyard. [NYDN]
The European Union announces plans to vacate sanctions against Zimbabwe if a “credible” referendum is held. [Aljazeera]
Rapper Ice-T defends the right to bear arms: “That’s the last form of defense against tyranny.” [Politico]
An Olympic hopeful launches Nigeria’s first bone marrow registry. [NPR]
Team USA basketball team honors the 1992 Dream Team during close game against Argentina. [FOX Latino]
Mariah Carey officially signs on to be on the American Idol judge panel. [BET]
The Jackson family is still at odds about Katherine Jackson’s whereabouts. [CNN]
Georgia Supreme court halts the execution of a death-row inmate who may be mentally ill. [MSNBC]
In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music, the number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated and a British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush.
Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music. [BET]
The number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated. [USATODAY]
British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush. [Telegraph]
GOP donor says he wonders if President Obama’s “teleprompters are bullet-proof.” [LATimes]
President Obama raised $53 million for his campaign and the democratic party in March. [NPR]
Several U.S. Secret Service officers are on leave today after allegedly hiring prostitutes while on detail in Colombia with the president. [CBS]
A deadly weekend tornado in Oklahoma claimed six lives. [CNN]
Three elite NYPD gun-unit officers accused of treating Black suspects like “animals.” [NYDN]
The world’s armies are eying control of the natural resources buried under the melting arctic circle. [AP]
Nigeria is the third fastest growing economy in the world. [Vanguard]
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