Daily Archive: May 12, 2013

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Opinion

Dr. Boyce: The next Malcolm X must not be allowed to die

I don’t know how or why Malcolm Shabazz died last week in Mexico. I also don’t pretend that someone is better or worse than they actually were, just because they recently died. When my older brother (technically my uncle) died last year, I saw him in the exact same light after he died as I did when he was alive. There was no need to allow nostalgia to alter the truth, and no need to see him as being any different from the challenged, loving, disturbed, loyal and conflicted man he actually was.

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National

2 bodies found after NJ standoff; suspect killed

Gerald “Skip” Murphy, 38, is seen in this photograph provided by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in Trenton, N.J., Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) by Bruce Shipkowski TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A registered sex offender who barricaded himself for days in a home with his girlfriend’s three children was shot to death Sunday as police rescued the captives and recovered the bodies of their mother and another sibling, authorities said.

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Lifestyle

Dog person? Or cat person? Pets, by the numbers

It’s National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week — yes, our fuzzy overlords are so powerful, they now get simultaneous celebratory weeks. Daniel Jeremiah France is theChihuahua dog-son of Lisa France, the senior producer for entertainment for CNN.com. “I love that he is so smart that he keeps himself on a schedule,” she said. “He even tucks himself in the bed at night!” (Cnn Photo/Lisa France) by Amy Roberts(CNN) — It’s National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week — yes, our fuzzy overlords are so powerful, they now get simultaneous celebratory weeks.

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Sports

Jets’ Aboushi a rare Palestinian-American in NFL

New York Jets’ Oday Aboushi talks to the media in the locker room after NFL football rookie minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) by Dennis Waszak Jr. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The congratulatory messages flooded Oday Aboushi’s Twitter page for a few days after he was drafted by the New York Jets two weeks ago. Many were happy to see the hometown kid from the New York borough of Staten Island starting his NFL career close to his family and friends. It was the other tweets, first dozens and then hundreds, from places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia that made the enormity of the situation really sink in.