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What We’re Reading This Week [May 17, 2013]

Two Brothers Arrested in New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade Shooting 
Two brothers, with suspected ties to a neighborhood gang, face 20 counts of attempted second degree murder. The shooting left 19 people, including two children, wounded during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans. CLICK HERE to read more.

Three Fatalities, Three Rescued in Trenton, NJ Hostage Situation 
After a 37-hour hostage standoff, police rescued three children and killed the registered sex offender who held the siblings captive at gunpoint in their New Jersey home. Officers later discovered the bodies of the captives’ mother and teenage brother.  CLICK HERE to read more. 

Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy
Actress Angelina Jolie explained her shocking, yet courageous decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy in a letter in the New York TimesCLICK HERE to read more. 

O.J. Simpson Returns to Court to Bid for Re-Trial 

Sixty-five-year-old, former football star O.J. Simpson, testified in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday in an effort to have the armed robbery and kidnapping charges that sent him to prison in 2008 thrown out.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Two Men Arrested in Death of Malcolm X’s Grandson
Police have made two arrests thus far in the murder of Malcolm Shabazz, who was beaten to death following a dispute about a $1,200 bar tab while on a trip in Mexico.  CLICK HERE to read more. 

Former Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Found Guilty of Murder
Former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been charged with three out of four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four babies; he will face the death penalty. CLICK HERE to read more.

Wet Seal Settles Racial Discrimination Case for $7.5 Mil

A women’s clothing store, Wet Seal, has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. The charges were brought against them by three African-American employees who were allegedly fired due to racial bias. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Serena Williams Wins Madrid Open
It’s another day, another victory for Serena Williams as she defends her title and reigns champion at this year’s Madrid Open tennis tournament. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Oakland Police Chief Quits After Two Days on Job
After only two days on the job, former Oakland Police Chief Anthony Toribio resigned from his duties Friday. He was immediately replaced by an interim chief. CLICK HERE to read more.  

‘Be My Slave’ Photo Shoot Causes Controversy 
Designer Aamna Aqeel’s fashion spread for Diva magazine sparked race-related controversy. The spread features a White model posing with a child of color who appears to be her servant. CLICK HERE to read more.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Chad Ochocinco
Former NFL star Chad Ochocinco is a wanted man—by the police, that is. There is, reportedly, a warrant out for his arrest for violating probation terms related to his physical abuse charges against his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. CLICK HERE to read more.

Candice Glover Wins ‘American Idol’ 
Twenty-three-year-old Candice Glover was the last contestant standing on season 12 of American Idol. She’s the singing competition’s first female winner and first non-White winner since Jordin Sparks in 2007. CLICK HERE to read more.