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Morning, my dear! Here’s the biggest news stories today. Enjoy your Thursday!

Obama Unleashes New Initiative Increasing Internet Access

President Barack Obama spoke in Durant, OK yesterday to announce his campaign to provide high-speed Internet to low income families. The ConnectHome Program will begin in 27 cities and a tribal nation, reaching 275,000 poor families and almost 200,000 children. Read more at The Root.

Google Celebrates Ida B. Wells

Today marks Ida B. Wells’ 153rd birthday, as noted by Google’s home search page. We at #TeamBeautiful were especially excited about the development, given Wells’ legendary work as a pioneer in using journalism as a form of social activism for the Civil Rights and suffrage movements. Read more info on Wells at the Huffington Post.

Greece Still Falling To Pieces Amid Bailout Talks

At a news conference today featuring leaders discussing their solutions to the Greek debt crisis, it was announced that the country will start receiving its financing as early as this month. However, residents are frustrated by the result of the austerity measures in the bailout deal and its deputy finance minister, Nadia Valavani, has stepped down from her post just so she doesn’t have to sign off on creditors’ demands. Read more at Yahoo News and Reuters.

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Obama Launches Internet Access Program For Poor Families & More News You Need To Know was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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