Ray Nagin Faces 21 Corruption Counts

In today's link roundup: The former New Orleans mayor's charges include wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. Plus: Tiger Woods proposes to Elin again?

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Ray Nagin faces 21 corruption counts:  The former New Orleans mayor's charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering and result from a City Hall corruption investigation that has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen, the Associated Press reports.

Tiger Woods proposes to Elin again? According to the National Enquirer, at least, Woods wants to remarry his ex-wife, and he's offering a very large prenup to get her back.

GQ ranks hottest women by race: Can't make this stuff up: The list includes "Hottest Indian Chick," "Hottest Pregnant Sri Lankan," "Hottest Italian Chick" and "Hottest Chinese Chick." In addition to being somewhat jarring (to say the least), it was also inconsistent. The magazine included black and Latina celebrities on the list, but they were not identified by their ethnicity or nationality, Colorlines reports. "[B]y calling out certain women's ethnicity and not others, what they're implying is that these women are not beautiful simply because they're beautiful; they're only attractive within the context of their own ethnicity. This is qualifying their beauty and dismisses the idea that beauty comes in many different forms," one expert told the  publication.

Black kids' sugar problem from fruity drinks, not soda: Black children and teens in the U.S. are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume more than 500 calories a day of low-nutrient fruit drinks, according to a new study.

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