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Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.
New York City’s new mayor on Thursday delivered on his promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, requesting to drop an appeal of a federal judge’s order requiring reforms and reaching a deal that was praised by those who sued the city over discrimination claims. Lawyers for Mayor Bill de Blasio asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court to send an appeal to the lower court “for the purpose of exploring a full resolution.”
The snow and sleet had stopped falling and traffic was moving again around Atlanta following a crippling storm — but officials warned that ice-covered roads remained a threat for drivers Thursday morning. State officials were concerned with sub-freezing overnight lows potentially leading to layers of black ice coating roads that might appear to be safe.
Kevin Allred of Rutgers University in New Jersey is set to teach a course called “Politicizing Beyonce.” The class will be part of the university’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and aims to use the pop star’s career “as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics,” according to the school’swebsite.
If you’re a fan of Vh1’s reality show Black Ink Crew, we’ve got good news for you! Ceaser, one of the stars on the show, has recently launched the Black Ink monthly magazine. The publication features celebrity tattoos and features. The show’s third season is set to premiere this summer.
The rumor mill has been going strong on this one for a while. The record label responsible for some of the music industry’s biggest rappers, such as Notorious B.I.G. and Lil’ Kim, may be shutting down, according to sources. Diddy has reportedly been handing out pink slips to staffers as he switches his focus to Revolt TV; however, the media mogul has yet to confirm allegations. We’ll keep you posted.