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What We’re Reading This Week [May 24, 2013]

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Oklahoma Tornado Kills 24, Leaves Thousands of Homes Damaged

At least 24 people, including seven children, lost their lives in what the governor of Oklahoma is calling one of the most “horrific” storms the state has ever seen.  CLICK HERE to read more. 

Chicago Board of Education Votes to Close 50 Schools

Chicago officials got the green light to shut down 49 elementary schools and one high school, resulting in the largest mass public school closure the country has ever seen. CLICK HERE to read more.

Boy Scouts Lift Ban Against Gay Youth; Gay Adults Still Banned  

On Thursday, The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay youth to join the organization. Their ban against openly gay scout leaders, however, remains in place. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Texts and Photos from Trayvon Martin’s Phone Released 

The mudslinging has gone to a new level in the Trayvon Martin case. George Zimmerman’s defense team has released text messages and photos in attempts to paint an unflattering picture of the teen. Martin was slain last year by Zimmerman, an off-duty neighborhood watch volunteer. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Yahoo! Buys Tumblr For $1.1 Billion

David Karp, 26-year-old founder and CEO of popular blogging site, Tumblr, became a billion dollars richer after selling the interface to Yahoo! CLICK HERE to read. 

Chad Ochocinco Arrested in Florida

Looks like the police have finally caught up with Chad Ochocinco. The former NFL wide receiver was arrested Monday in Florida after being wanted for a probation violation in connection to his domestic violence case involving Evelyn Lozada. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Obama’s Umbrella-Gate 

President Obama can’t catch a break. He’s ruffled the feathers of some conservatives who are saying his request to have two Marines hold umbrellas over his head and that of the Turkish Prime Minister during a rainy outdoor news conference was a breach of protocol. Why won’t they let this man live!?  CLICK HERE to read more. 

Miguel Responds to Leg Drop at Billboard Awards

After his infamous Billboard Awards performance that left a fan slightly injured, Miguel talked about what happened backstage. We don’t know what’s more painful, seeing the actual leg drop or watching him try to explain himself. CLICK HERE to watch the video. 

London Soldier Reportedly Beheaded By Terrorists 

A soldier in London was reportedly beheaded on Wednesday in what police are calling a “terrorist attack.” The two suspects, who police believe to be Muslim extremists, were shot and injured. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Arrest Warrant Issued for Reportedly Deceased Rapper

Bronx rapper, Tim Dog, who reportedly died in February, has a warrant out for his arrest. Tim Dog, who had a history of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, is wanted for his failure to pay restitution from a 2011 grand larceny conviction. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Free Burgers for Life for Charles Ramsey

Charles Ramsey is still reaping the benefits from his famous rescue of three kidnapped women and will continue to do so for a long time. Since one restaurant named a burger after him, other eateries have now jumped on the bandwagon, promising the hero free burgers for life. CLICK HERE to read more. 

HILARIOUS: Morgan Freeman Falls Asleep During Interview

For anyone who works as hard as Morgan Freeman, it’s probably difficult to find time to sleep. Well apparently, Morgan, 75, thought a live promotional interview for his new movie, Now You See Me, was the perfect time to catch a cat nap. Hey Morgan, we understand. Get it in when you can! CLICK HERE to see the video.