Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 11/12
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The teen, who’d stopped in a Dearborn Heights neighborhood and knocked on a homeowner’s door for help, was shot in the face, according to a report from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. Although McBride was said to have sustained injuries to her face following a car accident, the autopsy did not mention other facial or head injuries.
The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has vocally supported gay marriage, has said he would sign the measure. It will allow thousands of gay couples living in Hawaii and even more tourists to marry in the state starting Dec. 2.
Move over, Willis Tower. There’s a new tallest building in the U.S. Once the One World Trade Center in New York City is complete, it will inch out Willis Tower in Chicago as the country’s tallest skyscraper at 1,776 feet, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is set to go on the auction block. SCP Auctions says the medal could sell for upward of $1 million in the online auction that runs from Nov. 20-Dec. 7. Owens won gold in the 100- and 200-meters, the 400 relay and the long jump at the games attended by Adolph Hitler.
Edging into a broader policy role, Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to get the United States on track to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020. Mrs. Obama spoke to students Tuesday at Bell Multicultural High School just a few miles from the White House. Officials say the event is part of what will be a broader focus for the first lady on getting students — especially those in underserved communities — on track to attend college.
It’s unclear whether Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is personally against interracial marriage or simply expressing others’ opinions about it. Either way, Cohen has found himself in hot water. National pro-women’s organization UltraViolet is calling for Cohen’s termination over a comment made in his latest column about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Filmmaker Spike Lee is being sued for tweeting an elderly couple’s address out as former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman’s. Although the couple accepted a settlement of $10,000, they feel it is not enough and now they are furthering their legal action. Orlando’s U.S. District Court Judge John Antoon will decide this week whether the case will be tried in federal or state court.
Harlem Globetrotter Bull Bullard was injured during a game in Honduras as he was finishing a dunk. The entire basket came crashing down on top of him and the backboard cut him in the forehead. Bullard was able to walk off the court after the cut was bandaged.