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What We’re Reading This Week [April 26, 2013]

Maya AngelouEarthQuake Strikes China

An earthquake rocked the South-Western province of Sichuan in China on Saturday April 20. Measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, the quake killed over 189 people and left an estimated 100,000 people homeless. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Anchorman Fired First Day For F-Bomb

A.J. Clemente, a graduate of West Virginia University, dropped the F-bomb during his first day as a broadcaster on KFYR. The rookie anchorman was later fired for the off-camera outburst.  CLICK HERE to read more. 

15-Year-Old Shot Blocks From Obama’s Home

Cornelius German, 15, was found shot and killed just four blocks away from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home. In addition to the tragic death of German, at least six other people were injured in the city on Monday. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Maya Angelou Released From Hospital 

Maya Angelou, a pioneer in African-American literature, recovered this week after a brief stint in the hospital. The 85-year-old was advised to forego any travel for at least a month. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Man Who Poisoned Obama’s Letter Released

Paul Kevin Curtis, the man charged with sending poisoned letter to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, April 23. FBI agents found no ricin or any other physical evidence tying him to the mailings. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Three Murder Charges Dropped In Philly Abortion Doc Case

A judge dismissed three murder charges against Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The Philadelphia abortion provider still faces charges that he killed a patient and four babies that were allegedly born alive. If convicted, Gosnell may face the death penalty. CLICK HERE to read more. 

AP’s Twitter Hacked

A group know as the Syrian Electronic Army cracked into AP’s Twitter account. The hoax tweet about President Obama being injured in a White House attack that was sent out to AP’s more than a million followers led to brief crash in the stock market. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Desmond Tutu Hospitalized 

South African Civil Rights activist and retired archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized for a persistent infection. The 81-year-old will undergo a non-surgical treatment that is expected to take five days. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Ray Allen Makes NBA Career Playoff Record

Ray Allen of the Miami Heat broke the NBA career playoff record for 3-pointers. Allen’s five 3-pointers against the Milwaukee Bucks gave him 322 for his career, two more than the previous record holder Reggie Miller. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Beyonce H&M Ad Reveals New Music

Beyonce gave fans a taste of her latest music in a video for her collaboration with clothing company H&M. “Standing On The Sun” is anticipated to be on her upcoming album. CLICK HERE to read more. 

VIBE Magazine Sold to SpinMedia 

SpinMedia has bought VIBE magazine along with its web components and Vibe was originally founded in 1992 by Quincy Jones. CLICK HERE to read more.