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  • Tiger Woods Hires Former Bush P.R. Chief For Comeback

    Tiger Woods has hired Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush, to help organize his comeback. According to the New York Post, Woods may return to golf at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. on March 25. “They were in his living room this week going over a ...

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  • African American Man Held in Yemen

    A N.J. man is in custody in Yemen for allegedly killing a bodyguard and having ties to al-Qaeda, Newsone.com reported. Sharif Mobley, 26, is suspected of being a member in the same branch of al-Qaeda that attempted to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas day. He is accused of killing a ...

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  • Tiger Woods Hires Former Bush P.R. Chief For Comeback

    Tiger Woods has hired Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush, to help organize his comeback. According to the New York Post, Woods may return to golf at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. on March 25. “They were in his living room this week going over a ...

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  • Local Orthopedic Surgeon Forms Non-profit

    Through a partnership with five of her peers, local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rinelda Horton has created Women Orthopedist Global Outreach, a not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization. WOGO is the newest team of Operation Walk, a 16-year non-profit medical service organization. The ...

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  • Hometown Hero: Mo’Nique Goes for Gold at Oscars

    Dressed in a ruched royal blue gown with a delicate white gardenia adorning her upswept tresses, actress/comedienne Mo’Nique embodied old-school glamour at the 2010 Oscars. As she accepted her award for best supporting actress in Precious, the Baltimore County, Md. native thanked her ...

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  • Education Secretary to Enforce Civil Rights Laws

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced this week that his agency will increase enforcement of civil rights laws in colleges and schools, according to a press release. By doing so, Duncan allegedly hopes to show the marked differences between his policies and those of his Republican ...

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  • U.S. Troops Withdraw from Haiti in Large Numbers

    American troops are leaving Haiti while the capital city, and much of the surrounding areas, still remains in ruins, according to The Associated Press. The United States’ withdrawal marks the end of Haiti’s most public international aid, even while the city remains in economic and ...

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  • Bank of America to Help Customers Avoid Overdraft Fees

    Bank of America announced this week its intentions to help customers avoid overdraft fees on debit card purchases. Starting this summer, the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank will only authorize single debit card transactions at the point of sale if a customer has enough money in their account at the ...

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  • Georgetown’s Austin Freeman Develops Diabetes

    Georgetown junior guard Austin Freeman has been diagnosed with diabetes. Doctors don’t believe the condition will affect his basketball career, however. Freeman, Georgetown’s leading scorer at (17 points per game) complained of a stomach virus before a home game against Notre Dame ...

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  • Howard Dean to Head American Dental Education Association

    Dr. Leo E. Rouse, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, was named president-elect of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) March 3, according to a press release. Rouse will become ADEA president in March 2011. Rouse currently chairs the ADEA Council of Deans and serves ...

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  • Towson U. Professor Fired for Racial Slur

    Towson University has fired Professor Allen Zaruba for using the “N-word” during class. Zaruba, 58, used the racial slur in referencing himself as a worker on a “corporate plantation.” He said he takes full responsibility for using the word, but thinks the university may ...

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