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Yesterday, the White House announced that Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary Deesha Dyer will be promoted to Special Assistant to the President and Social Secretary. Dyer was recognized for her efforts to impact children from communities throughout the country. “Deesha shares our commitment to a White House that reflects America’s history, highlights our culture, and celebrates all Americans. Michelle and I look forward to working with her in this new role as we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world to the People’s House,” President Obama said in a White House press release. Dyer’s career path is nothing short of interesting. Prior to working at the White House, she was a freelance journalist who covered hip-hop culture for different publications. She also created a program that intertwined hip-hop and AIDS advocacy.

Five relatives – three men and two women – were found dead in an Arizona home as the result of a domestic dispute, according to the AP. Phoenix police and SWAT team members used a megaphone to communicate with a person inside. Witnesses say they heard the sound of gunshots an hour later. Read more here.

After getting caught up in a child abuse scandal, football player Adrian Peterson will get a second shot on the field. The running back was charged for beating his 4-year-old son with a switch. The NFL has decided to reinstate Peterson and allow him to return to the Vikings. This comes after he was placed on an exempt list, missed a disciplinary hearing, taped a phone call, and was denied a suspension appeal. Although Peterson will play again, the odds are stacked against him. He has lost all of his endorsements and has to rebuild his reputation. Read more.

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If You Don’t Know! News & Politics Roundup: Deesha Dyer Promoted To White House Social Secretary…AND MORE  was originally published on newsone.com