Daily Archive: June 19, 2013

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National

Atlanta radio station fires three hosts for mocking ex-Saints player Steve Gleason

Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason announces a draft pick during the third round of the NFL Draft, Friday, April 26, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) by Greg Botelho (CNN) — If he had been listening from his car Monday morning, radio veteran Steak Shapiro knew what he would have thought of a bit mocking a former New Orleans Saint now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. “I would have been offended.” Why? The now former host of “Mayhem in the AM” on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone offered up plenty of reasons in an interview Tuesday with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. And none of his descriptions of the now infamous two-minute radio bit were positive.

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National

Man pleads not guilty in NYC hate-crime shooting

Mark Carson was shot point-blank in Greenwich Village on May 17 by an unidentified gunman. (Facebook Photo) NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Black gay man in New York City’s Greenwich Village after taunting him with slurs has pleaded not guilty. Elliot Morales entered the plea Tuesday as prosecutors alleged that shortly after his arrest he admitted shooting the victim.

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Opinion

That intelligence agencies monitor our calls and Internet usage shouldn’t come as a surprise

by Shannon Williams Maybe I am gullible. Maybe I am unrealistic. Or perhaps I am just plain stupid, but I never thought the government was not viewing our emails or listening to our conversations. Not once have I thought that when I send an email no one sees that message but me and the recipient. The same applies to the items I look up on computers or even text messages I send – I always figured that the federal government had access to those things. And guess what? I am completely OK with that.

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People

With Samsung, Jay-Z’s business continues to boom

Jay-Z at “The Great Gatsby” world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file ) by Mesfin FekaduAP Music WriterNEW YORK (AP) — He really is more than a businessman. Jay-Z’s partnership with Samsung for his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer — who famously rapped “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” — continues to leverage his enduring popularity into a successful brand.