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News From Around the Web: Feb. 26 Edition

February 26th, 2014

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In today’s news, a rally to remember Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis is planned for Times Square in New York; President Obama is pushing for a $300 billion transportation plan; and Jason Collins’ No. 98 jersey is the top seller on the NBA’s website.

Rally to remember Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis to be held in New York. [BET]

Obama to push for $300 billion transportation plan. [LA Times]

Jason Collins’ No. 98 Nets jersey is top seller on NBA.com. [CNN]

Egypt names industrialist and minister as premier. [NY Times]

Delta Airlines joins Apple and others in opposition to anti-gay laws. [Bloomberg]

Kanye West offers 10 years of hits on Late Night. [MTV]

Most Americans support same-sex marriage. [NBC]

Most Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run in 2016; Republicans lukewarm to Gov. Christie. [USA Today]

Obamacare enrollment at 4 million, president says. [Fox]

Uganda police stop protest by opponents of miniskirt ban. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 9 Edition

December 9th, 2013

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In today’s news, four American presidents are scheduled to attend memorial services for Nelson Mandela; the late South African leader received praise from his onetime jailer; and Black unemployment fell to 12.5 percent in November.

Four U.S. presidents to attend Nelson Mandela memorial. [Christian Science Monitor]

Nelson Mandela’s jailer praises him. [Politico]

Black unemployment rate fell to 12.5 percent in November. [BET]

Icy weather turns fatal; more than 2,000 flights canceled. [LA Times]

Rand Paul says seriously thinking about 2016 White House run. [Chicago Tribune]

Jay Z leads the pack in Grammy nominations. [NY Daily News]

Matt Prater hits record 64-yard field goal. [ESPN]

France to start disarming Central African Republic fighters. [Reuters]

HIV virus returns after cure hope rose. [Boston Globe]

Pro-Morsi protest women freed after Egypt court ruling. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 15 Edition

November 15th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama announces changes to address health care cancellations; Filipinos are starting to see food arrive after days without any; and New York’s mayor-elect, Bill de Blasio, agrees to settle the Central Park Five case.

Obama announces change to address health insurance cancellations. [Washington Post]

Filipinos without food, water for days see aid arrive. [USA Today]

NY Mayor-elect agrees to settle Central Park Five lawsuit. [IBTimes]

Derek Jeter to go from baseball to book publishing. [NY Times]

Chris Brown is out of rehab, continuing treatment as outpatient. [E online]

Renisha McBride had alcohol and marijuana in her system. [Kansas City Star]

Alleged misconduct by secret service agents revealed. [Time]

One of the Central Park Five hails Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s call for settlement. [BET]

Ethiopians surrender in Saudi Arabia after clampdown. [BBC]

FBI director warns of cyber attacks. [Washington Post]

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News From Around the Web: April 3

April 3rd, 2013

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In today’s top news, Rutgers University fired head basketball coach Mike Rice, Nelson Mandela is making progress in seventh day at hospital and former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools reported to jail and was released on bond in cheating scandal.

Rutgers University fired head basketball coach Mike Rice after ESPN broadcast a video showing him physically and verbally abusing players. [CNN]

Nelson Mandela is making progress as he spends the seventh day at the hospital. [BET]

The former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools reported to jail on Tuesday for cheating scandal. She was released on bond on Wednesday morning. [CNN]

President Obama will attend this month’s dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas. [USA Today]

Rev. Al Sharpton kicks off the National Action Network convention in New York City. [BET]

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry hospitalized after experiencing a drop in blood sugar. [AP]

President Obama and Michelle Obama were moved after viewing 42, a movie about Jackie Robinson. [AP]

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that will regulate the production, processing and sale of marijuana. [USA Today]

North Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill declaring that the state has the power to establish an official religion. [NBCNews]

Four sisters aged between 19 and 24 in north India received burns after two men on motorbike splashed them with acid. [Al Jazeera]

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News From Around the Web: April 1

April 1st, 2013

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In today’s top news, all of Urban Prep Academy’s senior class is college-bound for the fourth year, Louisville’s Kevin Ware is recovering from surgery after a gruesome leg injury and the White House is expecting 35,000 people at the 135th Easter Egg Roll.

Urban Prep Academy, an all-Black male charter school in Chicago, is sending all of its students to college for the fourth year. [Chicago Sun Times]

Louisville’s Kevin Ware is recovering from surgery after a gruesome leg injury in last night’s game against Duke. [ABCNews]

A crowd of 35,000 is expected to show up to the White House lawn for the 135th Easter Egg Roll. [NBC Washington]

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for James Holmes, who was accused in last year’s movie theater massacre in Colorado. [Washington Post]

Philip Banks III, an African-American, is the new highest-ranking uniformed officer in the NYPD. [The Grio]

The Supreme Court is weighing in on race as they address the affirmative action and voting rights cases. [AP]

Conservatives attack Google for using its homepage to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday and not Easter. [Politico]

Elwin Wilson, a former KKK supporter who apologized for years of violent racism toward Blacks, has died at 76. [AP]

The number of female tourists arriving to India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months since the fatal Delhi rape. [The Guardian]

An Afghan teenager killed an American soldier by stabbing him in the neck while he played with a group of local children. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: March 28

March 28th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Nelson Mandela is hospitalized again, George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara believes Robert Zimmerman’s controversial tweets will harm defense and two Georgia teens have been indicted for the murder of a 1-year-old.

Nelson Mandela was hospitalized again for a lung infection. [BET]

George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’ Mara believes Robert Zimmerman’s tweets about Trayvon Martin will harm the defense. [CNN]

Two Georgia teens have been indicted for the murder of a 1-year-old. [CNN]

A rally will be held in D.C. on Good Friday to increase national awareness of racial disparities in incarceration. [Afro American]

In the stop-and-frisk trial, a NYPD officer testified that he detained and taunted an innocent 13-year-old. [Wall Street Journal]

Search warrants say Adam Lanza killed 26 people and himself in five minutes in the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre. [USA Today]

Miami Heat’s winning streak ends with loss to the Chicago Bulls, 101-97. [ESPN]

Jamie Foxx will play the president in the upcoming action film White House Down. [The Grio]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 6 Edition

December 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Jay-Z and Kanye West lead 2012 Grammy nominations; Alicia Keys’ new album, Girl on Fire, takes the number-one spot on the Billboard charts; and a Texas  high school student allegedly shot himself while sitting in the back of a police cruiser.

Jay-Z and Kanye West lead 2012 Grammy nominations. [BET]

Alicia Keys’ new album, Girl on Fire, takes the number-one spot on the Billboard charts. [BET]

Police in Texas say a high school student shot himself while sitting in the back of a police cruiser. [AP]

A New York TSA screener has been accused of stealing iPads from passengers’ luggage. [NBCNews]

Forbes names Eddie Murphy the “most overpaid actor in Hollywood.” [BET]

Marijuana smokers in Seattle sparked up outside the Seattle Space Needle in celebration of the drug’s legalization. [USATODAY]

Barefoot “homeless” man famously given boots by NYPD officer has an apartment. [CNN]

Afghan president Hamid Karzai accused the U.S. of creating the country’s insecurity. [NBCNews]

Mali’s rebels agree to respect the country’s “national unity.” [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 22 Edition

August 22nd, 2012


In today’s top news, a Washington man accused of making an email threat against President Obama was arrested, Nike will sell its latest LeBron James sneakers for $300 and Rep. Todd Akin says he will remain in the Missouri senate race after his “legitimate rape” comments.

The Secret Service arrested a Washington man accused of making an email threat against President Obama. [NBC News]

Nike will sell its latest LeBron James sneakers for $300. [ESPN]

Congressman Todd Akin says he will remain in the Missouri senate race after his “legitimate rape” comments caused a firestorm. [Reuters]

Kanye West is rumored to be considering a seat at the American Idol judges table. [BET]

A poll shows New Yorkers opinions about Stop-and-Frisk are divided along racial lines. [BET]

A woman held captive in a Philadelphia basement for a decade sues the city. [CNN]

A referee at the U.S. Open has been charged for allegedly murdering her husband with a coffee cup. [GMA]

Mike Tyson sympathizes with Chad Johnson amid his swirl of domestic violence related issues. [BET]

China has replaced the U.S. as Nigeria’s top crude oil importer. [This Day]

Federal authorities destroyed more than $1 billion worth of marijuana plants found growing on federal lands. [CNN]

A South African farm worker is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 10 Edition

April 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case has decided not to use a grand jury, a Michigan road sign is hacked to display “Trayvon a N—-r” and police say both  Tulsa shooting suspects confessed to their crimes.

The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case has decided not to use a grand jury. [BET]

A Michigan road sign is hacked to display “Trayvon a N—-r.” [MSNBC]

Police say Tulsa shooting suspects confessed to crimes. [Reuters]

Think Like a Man producer is confident that the film will be No. 1 at the box office on April 20. [BET]

A Washington seventh grader took control of his school bus after the driver collapsed. [MSNBC]

Study: Blacks and Latinos less likely to be prescribed antidepressants. [UofM]

Rapper Eve says she is close to releasing her first new album in 10 years. [BET]

Early dental x-rays for children may be linked to brain tumors. [ABC]

Mali coup leader rejects assistance from foreign troops. [BBC]

Syria has begun withdrawing troops from cities in accordance with the U.N.-backed peace plan. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: March 19 Edition

March 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, police release Trayvon Martin 911 tapes, top leaders gather in D.C. for BET’s Leading Women Defined conference and Mitt Romney wins primary victory in Puerto Rico.

Police release Trayvon Martin 911 tapes. [BET]

Top leaders gather in D.C. for BET’s Leading Women Defined conference. [BET]

Mitt Romney wins primary victory in Puerto Rico. [BBC]

Sugary drinks and sodas linked to heart disease in men. [BET]

Despite progress, one in four high school students drop out. [AP]

The Temptations sue iTunes over royalties. [Billboard]

Kony 2012 director detained and hospitalized. [NYT]

Data shows Nigerians are the most educated in the U.S. [HoustonChronicle]

Slavery still alive in Mauritania. [CNN]

Virginia student told to read Langston Hughes poem “Blacker.” [WAMU]

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