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Top GOP to President: Name the cuts

Top GOP to President: Name the cuts

Seeking to raise pressure on President Barack Obama, top Republican leaders in Congress called on the White House Tuesday to introduce serious cuts in the ongoing negotiations to avert the fiscal clif

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  • Written by Ashley Killough/CNN
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Cowboys in fatal crash were ‘like brothers’

Cowboys in fatal crash were ‘like brothers’

Dallas Cowboys teammates Josh Brent and Jerry Brown Jr. were "like brothers" and "the best of friends," Brown's mother and grandmother said Monday, showing no ill will toward the man who may be responsible for the loss of their family member.

The teammates were involved in a fiery weekend car crash. Brown was killed, and Brent was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. He was released from jail Sunday on $500,000 bond.

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  • Written by Dana Ford/CNN
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A 'Black Agenda' for President Obama

A 'Black Agenda' for President Obama

WASHINGTON – After a four-hour meeting of some the best minds in civil rights, business, education and the media, dozens of Black leaders from across the nation outlined a "Black agenda" that would be presented to President Barack Obama and Congress early next year.

The leadership group was assembled by Marc Morial, president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League; Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network; Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

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  • Written by Freddie Allen, NNPA News Service
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Nelson Mandela doing 'very well'

Nelson Mandela doing 'very well'

(CNN) – Nelson Mandela, the global icon and former South African leader, is doing "very, very well" and continues to be treated at a Pretoria hospital, officials said Monday.

The 94-year-old got a "good night's rest," according to a statement on the government's website.

Doctors are going to perform more tests on Mandela, said Defense Minister Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nquakula, who spoke to journalists outside 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria.

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Christie defends Obama praise on ‘Daily Show’

Chris Christie's praise of President Barack Obama following this fall's devastating storm doesn't mean the acerbic New Jerseyite has changed his ways – it just means Obama got it right.

So said Christie in an interview on "The Daily Show" Thursday, in which the Garden State governor said his past criticism of the president wasn't necessarily at odds with his newfound appreciation for Obama's leadership.

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  • Written by Kevin Liptak/CNN
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Get on the bus for FREE

Get on the bus for FREE

Megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus service offering fares from $1, is offering 200,000 free seats for travel Jan. 9 to Feb. 28, 2013. Customers can begin booking their free seats now.

The free seats will be subject to availability for travel Jan. 9 - Feb. 28 to/from cities served by megabus.com in the USA and Canada. Travelers will need to use the promo code TRYMEGABUS to book their free seats.

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Cory Booker spending week on food stamps

Cory Booker spending week on food stamps

Hoping to break any stigmas of government assistance, Newark Mayor Cory Booker will live on food stamps this week – a challenge that first began as a Twitter conversation.

The Democratic mayor will operate on a food stamp budget of about $30 a week ($4.32 per day), roughly the same amount provided to people in New Jersey who take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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New world’s ‘richest black woman’

New world’s ‘richest black woman’

Talk show maven, Oprah Winfrey, who long reigned supreme as the world's richest black woman, has been kicked down a notch by new kid on the block, Folorunsho Alakija, according to Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service.

The newest top-ranking black female billionaire hails from Nigeria: Alakija is a clothing designer and oil tycoon who is worth somewhere in the $3.3 billion range and beats Oprah's piggy bank savings by $500 million. At last count, Oprah's media dynasty hovered in the neighborhood of about $2.7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

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