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    Study: Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risks in Black Women

    Two hours or more per week of vigorous exercise, such as aerobics and running, reduced breast cancer risks in postmenopausal Black women by 64 percent, according to researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center...

    Rutgers Student Jumps to His Death After Roommate Posts Sex Tape Online

    An 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University recently committed suicide after his roommate filmed him having sex with another man in their dorm room. Tyler Clementi took his own life on Sept. 22 by jumping off...

    ACLU Says Grambling State’s E-mail Policy Violates Free Speech

    Grambling State University (GSU) is in a constitutional controversy with the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education over a recent e-mail sent by its president. According to...

    Judge declares mistrial in Buju Banton drug case

    TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A Florida judge this week declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District...

    Makau of Kenya wins Berlin Marathon

    BERLIN (AP) _ Patrick Makau of Kenya won the 37th Berlin Marathon on Sunday, but failed to break the world record set on the course two years ago. Makau ran through the rain-soaked German capital...

    Kenya says West wasting money on anti-piracy ships

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kenya's foreign minister said Saturday the millions being spent to fight pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia should be spent instead on helping the country become a functioning state. Moses...

    Hundreds of medical workers strike in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hundreds of medical technicians, nurse's aides and other support staff at Jamaica's major public hospitals went on strike Monday to demand pay raises and allowances they say haven't been paid...

    Pirates seize cargo ship off Somalia’s coast

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union's anti-piracy force says Somali pirates have hijacked a cargo ship carrying steel bars and wires off the coast of Somalia. The force said in a statement that the...

    Facebook Founder’s $100 M Gift to N.J. School System Scrutinized

    After pledging to give Newark, N.J., public schools $100 million on a recent “Oprah” appearance, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 26, has come under scrutiny by business analysts who say the move, which will create...

    Police: Man Arrested in Slaying of Teenage College Student

    On Sept. 27, East Orange, N.J., police arrested 25-year-old Nicholas Welch in connection with the shooting death of Jessica Moore, 19, a student at Seton Hall University in nearby South Orange. Moore, a Disputanta,...

    Celebrated Music Pioneer Dick Griffey Dies

    Venerated music industry titan Dick Griffey died Sept. 24 in Los Angeles from complications of quadruple bypass surgery, according to a press release issued by his family. Griffey founded SOLAR Records in the late 1970s...

    New-Look Democratic National Committee Looks to Retain Political Control

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) unveiled a new logo and tagline during the week of Sept. 20 as part of an effort to protect the party’s congressional majority in this year’s midterm election. Party leaders...

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