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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:02
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It’s been a long time coming, but change is coming to Mississippi.
Lumumba defeated business Jonathan Lee, 35, 54 percent to 46 percent with 100 percent of the vote reporting.
“I think we just had a very difficult fight in order to win this office and we came out successful,” Lumumba said from his victory party at the Clarion Hotel. “I’m very proud of all of the people in my campaign who worked so diligently and I’m very proud of the people of Jackson because I think the people of Jackson have spoken and spoken very clearly.”
Lumumba served four years on the Jackson City Council before running for mayor. He spent part of the ’70s and ’80s as vice-president of the Republic of New Afrika, an organization which advocated for “an independent predominantly black government” in the southeastern United States and rep...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:49
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In the overly dramatic story entitled “An Onset of Woes Raises Questions on Obama Vision,” the New York Times reports that President Barack Obama has privately expressed his desire of “going Bulworth,” a reference to the political comedy movie of the same name starring Warren Beatty. If you don’t remember the movie, just know that it was one of many bad choices Halle Berry has made in her career — and she had really, really terrible hair in the film. Oh, and the soundtrack was full of rap songs.
Watch a clip of “Bulworth” here: <
That said, the reference speaks to Obama’s yearning to drop his lingering damns in a box and get all the way blunt with his political adversaries and pundits alike. Longtime adviser David Axelrod, whose heard the reference himself, says, “Probably every president says that from time to time. It’s probably cathartic just to say it. But the reality is that while you want to be truthful, you want to be straightforward, you also want to be practical about whatever...
Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 10:31
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(CNN) -- At least 51 people -- including at least 20 children -- were killed when a massive tornado struck an area outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, officials said.
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Seven of those children were killed at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, according to a police official.
Early Tuesday, emergency personnel continued to scour the school's rubble -- a scene of twisted I-beams and crumbled cinder blocks.
The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, in the southern part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, KFOR reported.
The preliminary rating of the tornado was at least EF4 (166 to 200 mph), the National Weather Service said.
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New York's governor expressed his sympathy for Oklahomans in the aftermath of the "horrific tornado" that swept through the Oklahoma City region on Monday.
"Here in New York we know firsthand the devastation and pain caused by natural disasters, and in difficult times like these we, more than ever, stand with our fellow Americans," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Tuesday.
-- The storm system behind Monday's twister and several on Sunday is threatening a large swath of the United States on Tuesday, putting 53 million people at risk of severe weather. In the bull's-eye Tuesday are parts of north-central Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, and northern Arkansas and Louisiana, according to the National Weather Service.
-- Oklahoma first and foremost needs donations to rebuild after tornadoes slammed the state, Gov. Mary Fallin told CNN on Tuesday.
-- More than 40,000 customers remain without power Tuesday after a powerful tornado slammed the Oklahoma City region, a utility spokesman said. More than half of those customers were in the heavily damaged suburb of Moore, according to Brian Alford, a spokesman for Oklahoma Gas & Electric.
-- Glenn Lewis, the mayor of tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, told CNN on Tuesday the rescue effort is continuing and "we're very optimistic we might find one or two people."
-- Personnel have rescued 101 people from rubble in metropolitan Oklahoma City after a tornado hit the area Monday, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management representative Terri Watkins said Tuesday morning. Watkins cited an Oklahoma Highway Patrol tally of rescues from all agencies.
-- Some of the children killed at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, during Monday's storm drowned in a basement area there, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb told CNN Tuesday morning. "My understanding, this school ... Plaza Towers, they had a basement. Quite frankly, don't mean to be graphic, but that's why some of the children drowned, because they were in the basement area," he said. Officials have said the storm killed at least seven children at the school.
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-- The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office has been told to expect about 40 additional bodies, including about 20 children, according spokeswoman Amy Elliott. The official death toll of 51 will not rise until the bodies are processed, she said. The current toll already includes at least 20 children who were killed by the storm.
-- At least 145 people have been hospitalized in the Oklahoma City, hospital officials said. The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center received 45 children for treatment on Monday, according Dr. Roxie Albrecht.
-- President Barack Obama will make a statement at approximately 10 a.m. ET after he is briefed on the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado devastation, a White House official told CNN. The statement will be delivered in the State Dining Room.
-- Obama signed a disaster declaration for Oklahoma on Monday night, a White House statement said. The declaration means federal emergency aid will supplement local recovery efforts.
-- The president told the Oklahoma governor that the federal government "stands ready to provide all available assistance" as part of the response to a series of deadly storms that have struck the Oklahoma City area, including Monday's devastating tornado.
-- Queen Elizabeth II sent her condolences to those affected by Monday's massive deadly Oklahoma tornado, saying on Twitter: "Our deepest sympathies go out to all those whose lives have been affected, as well as the American people #Oklahoma #tornado."
-- Pope Francis urged people to join him in praying for the families of those who died in the massive tornado in central Oklahoma on Monday, "especially those who lost young children," he said in a tweet Tuesday.
-- French President Francois Hollande expressed his grief over the casualties caused by the ferocious Oklahoma tornado and saluted the "mobilization" of citizens who tackled "this exceptional situation with courage and determination."
-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel passed along her condolences to President Obama over the casualties and destruction caused by the mammoth tornado that tore through Oklahoma on Monday. "The pictures of this catastrophe render us speechless and can only hint at the scope of the hurt," Merkel told the president Tuesday.
- Pakistan and Spain issued condolences to the people affected by the deadly Oklahoma tornado. "We are particularly grieved over the loss of innocent children and their teachers who were buried under the rubble," the Pakistan government said. The Spanish government said "the Spanish people, at these tragic times, feel even closer to the American people, and share their pain."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:40
Category: RTM News Reel Written by News One
Retired postal worker Melvyn Wilson (pictured) is probably one of the luckiest men on earth, because on Wednesday, he picked up his fourth winning lottery check, and this time, it was for a whopping $500,000, reports The Washington Times.
The Woodbridge, Va., resident, who has won more than $2 million, first hit the lotto jackpot back in 2004, when a scratch card fetched him $25,000.
Just one year later, Wilson struck it rich, yet again!
Two more lottery scratch cards resulted in Wilson receiving a $1 million win on one and a $500,000 prize on the other.
Two years after his last lotto windfall, Wilson decided to call it quits at the post office.
Now nearly eight years since his last big win, Wilson remains cool as a cucumber and almost appears unfazed by the excitement that a fourth win should generate. Wilson told lottery officials as he claimed his check for $500,000, “‘I’m just in the right place at the right tim...
Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 07:33
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