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Today in Black America - April 1

POSTED: April 01, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Deadlock Is Ending on Labor Board

Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretaps Were Illegal

Risk Is Clear in Drilling; Payoff Isn’t

Secretary of the Army Says He Will Not Pursue ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Discharges

Rushed From Haiti, Then Jailed for Lacking Visas

Door to Door, City Volunteers Try to Break Down Resistance to the Census

N.Y. Repeat Felon Law Is Found Unconstitutional

The Christian Science Monitor

UN Haiti conference: more than 100 countries pledge $15 billion
Could the Hutaree militia have spawned a Timothy McVeigh?

Planned Sarah Palin CSU speech stirs California protest

ICC to investigate Kenya election violence. Will leaders cooperate?

National education standards not a federal takeover of public schools

Baltimore Sun

Ehrlich tells Facebook fans of campaign kickoff

City Council president gives reporters tour of home

Only 45% of households in Baltimore have returned census forms

In face of cuts, city OKs funds for park building

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta jail workers make pleas to keep jobs

Cobb schools might have to push classroom size to 40

Census leaders worried metro Atlanta, state not keeping up

Detroit Free Press

Crews to start tearing down derelict buildings in Detroit

Detroit police force to send alerts via Twitter

6 schools make a case to stay open

The Washington Post

President Obama opens new areas to offshore drilling

Travelers with Muslim names find themselves fighting for U.S. visas

Administration seeks to change pay incentives at major firms

Obamas tout benefits of a flexible workplace

Millions of H1N1 vaccine doses may have to be discarded

Gray's bid for D.C. mayor unsettles council

D.C. Council chairman's race draws Evans, Kwame Brown

D.C. police trace shootings that killed 4 through chain of events starting with a man's missing bracelet

Star Ledger

Newark records first homicide-free month in more than 40 years

Newark nonprofit group helps fund $342K renovation of clubhouse at Ironbound park

N.J. leaders, environmental groups condemn President Obama's offshore drilling proposal

Newark Mayor Cory Booker tapped for N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic foundation

Los Angeles Times

L.A. Council, DWP fight over electricity rate hike

L.A. city employees make impassioned pleas against layoffs

Meg Whitman is doing her homework

Spending questions dog Republican National Committee

Chicago Tribune

Freed from prison, some juveniles have no place to go

Recordings show Daley, LBJ worked to stem 1968 riots

Party’s over for RNC head Michael Steele

GOP leadership in a bind

Remember Phoebe

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