CNBC Anchor: Apple Wants Beats for Its ‘Hip Hop, African-American Cool’ Factor

Apple Wants Beats for Its ‘Hip Hop, African-American Cool’ Factor

On Thursday night, news broke that Apple is in talks to acquire the Beats Electronics brand for $3.2 million. Beats is perhaps best known for its Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, but also recently launched a streaming Beats Music subscription service. But why does Apple, which has historically stayed away from major acquisitions like this one, want to buy the company for such a large sum? Continue reading

WATCH: First Lady Michelle Obama “Outraged and Heartbroken”; Calls for Release of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls In First Solo Address

(Photo11: European Pressphoto Agency)

(Photo11: European Pressphoto Agency)

Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an “unconscionable act” carried out by a terrorist group she said is determined to keep them from getting an education — “or grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.”

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds “Under God” Phrase In Pledge of Allegiance

Andrew Hall, an atheist and father, demonstrates on Sept. 4, 2013 outside the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He says recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools should be deemed unconstitutional in Massachusetts. Photo by G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Andrew Hall, an atheist and father, demonstrates on Sept. 4, 2013 outside the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He says recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools should be deemed unconstitutional in Massachusetts. Photo by G. Jeffrey MacDonald

The highest court in Massachusetts upheld the legality of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance on Friday (May 9), dealing a blow to atheist groups who challenged the pledge on anti-discrimination grounds.

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