Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 8/9
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The post to his Facebook friends was as chilling as the photograph that followed it. “Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys, miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news,” said the Thursday morning post on Derek Medina’s Facebook page.
President Barack Obama gave props to 16 recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award. This civilian honor is reserved for the nation’s top contributors to the security of the U.S., to world peace or cultural endeavors. Big names like Oprah Winfrey and music legend Loretta Lynn are on the list and will visit the White House later this year with the other recepients.
President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education.
Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at Trois Pommes, a pricey Zurich boutique, refused to show her a black handbag, telling one of the world’s richest women that she “will not be able to afford” the $38,000 price tag. Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June, according to Forbes magazine.
A 10-year-old Texas girl was recently arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old boy. The girl’s mother, however, says the children were playing around. The young girl spent four days in prison before she was released. If convicted, she may have to register as a sex offender.
While Usher’s ex-wife was granted an emergency hearing Friday for temporary primary custody of her two sons with the singer, the courts did not rule in her favor. Tameka Foster Raymond called for the hearing in the wake of Usher Raymond V’s pool accident earlier this week. After both Usher and Tameka Foster Raymond took the stands, the judge dismissed her request.
LeBron James took the time to post a picture of himself handling his business as he attempted to fulfill his jury duty at the Summit Country Courthouse, according to the Associated Press. The Miami Heat player went to social media on Thursday and posted he was doing his “civic duty.” More than an hour later, though, he and the other jurors were sent home because the potential criminal trials were canceled.