VIA CNN: Not even a full week has passed since Gabourey Sidibe attended the 82nd Annual Academy Awards as a best actress nominee and we’re already questioning whether her career is over. Despite the accolades bestowed upon the actress in the past few months, it’s unclear if the film industry can go against the norm […]

VIA CNN: Superintendent John Covington called for the closing or consolidation of almost half of the schools in the Kansas City, Missouri, school district, and a school board voted Wednesday to approve the downsizing. Covington calls it the “right-size” plan,” but many residents say it’s plain wrong. A packed room of people watched the board […]

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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Amid a sea of brightly colored T-shirts and wave after wave of protest signs, Regina Holliday’s homemade banner still stuck out as she marched Tuesday in support of health-care reform. Clad in a painter’s smock, Holliday, whose uninsured husband died of cancer in the summer of 2009, waved an image of […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A civil lawsuit alleging that a Prince George’s County police officer beat a young man outside a nightclub without provocation and then collaborated with another officer to falsely charge the man was settled Monday afternoon after attorneys for both sides delivered opening arguments in Circuit Court in Upper Marlboro. The civil […]

VIA ROLLING OUT: Tiger Woods’ caddie for the past decade, Steve Williams, angrily refuted on New Zealand’s “60 Minutes” that he had any inkling that Woods was a serial marital cheater. Furthermore, Williams says had he known that Woods was such a prolific panty pursuer, he would have blown the whistle on his boss before […]

VIA CBS 3: The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how a child was allowed to direct air traffic at the nation’s sixth-busiest airport – New York’s JFK International. As CBS News Correspondent Kelly Wallace reports, the Feb. 17 incident involved a child on the radio to pilots of planes awaiting takeoff. The boy was allowed […]

VIA REUTERS: President Barack Obama will urge Congress on Wednesday to “finish its work” and send him a plan to overhaul the $2.5 trillion healthcare system that he can sign into law. The American people are waiting for the administration to lead, Obama said in excerpts of a statement he was to make later on […]

VIA CNN: Rep. Charlie Rangel temporarily stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, a decision forced by a growing storm of ethics controversies threatening the veteran congressman. The 20-term New York Democrat told reporters he had submitted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting a temporary leave of […]

VIA CNN: President Obama highlighted stronger federal efforts Monday to help lower a high school dropout rate that, according to the president, is undermining America’s future economic potential. Obama noted that the administration has committed $3.5 billion in new federal support for underperforming schools. Among other things, the Education Department is attempting to encourage states […]