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Vybz Kartel, the Jamaican dancehall recording artist, was found guilty of murder on Thursday. The 38-year-old, real name Adidja Palmer, was found guilty in the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Kartel reportedly beat 27-year-old Williams to death after one of his guns went missing. Three others were also found guilty in the two-month trial. Read about it here…[MissInfo]

So this is happening. Again. The U.S. will allow BP to drill in the gulf, following the tragic 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused by an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, which killed 11 people. The U.S. has lifted a ban on the oil giant that prevented it from bidding on U.S. government contracts. As part of the agreement, BP will also drop its lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Read about it here…[BBC]

A law drafted in Iraq could legalize child marriages and require wives to submit to sex on their husband’s whim. The legislation, which has angered women’s rights activists (and rightfully so) would open the door to girls as young as nine getting hitched in the country. Iraqi law now sets the legal age for marriage at 18 without parental approval. Girls as young as 15 can be married only with a guardian’s approval. Read about the sick measure here…[SFGate]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is not happy with President Obama. In a public note he posted on Facebook, the social media founder denounced the government’s surveillance practices of the internet, explaining how engineers work to protect users from government agencies and adding that real reform is needed to improve security. “When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” he wrote. “The U.S. government should be the champion for the Internet, not a threat.” Zuckerberg also noted that he had called President Obama “to express my frustration,” but it appears “it will take a very long time for true full reform.” Read his note here…[Facebook]

On Thursday, a U.S. Airways Airbus A320 on its way from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale skidded off the runway when its front landing gear collapsed, damaging the nose badly. Passengers were promptly evacuated from the scene, but not before one aboard the plane captured video of the harrowing rescue. Two of the 149 passengers suffered minor injuries. Watch it here…[DailyMail]

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