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Today in Black America - April 13

POSTED: April 13, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Senators End Impasse on Extending Jobless Aid

Democrats Push to Require Corporate Campaign Disclosure

Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers

Could Health Overhaul Incentives Hurt Some?

Andrew Stern, Head of S.E.I.U., Plans to Step Down

Son of Former Congressman Enters Race to Take Rangel’s House Seat

Behind the Curtain, Cuomo Runs His Own P.R. Machine

Racist E-Mail Tied to Candidate for Governor

‘A Different Creature’


Baltimore Sun

General Assembly session ends

Mayor's new budget cuts 250 employees

Outreach center employees arrested, accused of gang ties


The Christian Science Monitor

Iran denounces Washington nuclear summit, prepares its own

Israel moves to deport 'illegal' Palestinians from West Bank

Alaska governor's race: Candidates create distance from Sarah Palin


Star Ledger

Poll finds N.J. residents question fairness of Gov. Chris Christie's budget

N.J. towns aim for at least 50K residents in Census to qualify for more U.S. funds

Teen is accused of imitating racially offensive announcement at Edgewater Whole Foods

N.J. Republicans lure big-spending candidates to run in key district elections

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. to run unopposed in Democratic primary for 3rd term

Newark voters cite jobs, schools, crime as major issues in West Ward election

New Jersey's largest children's museum will rise in Newark


Detroit Free Press

Ex-cops allege Greene cover-up

Ex-Detroit cops: Probe of dancer Tamara Greene's death hit hurdles

Bing's budget to trim waste


The Washington Post

Obama spokesman Gibbs sounds eager for future strategist role

Defining financial regulatory overhaul remains a PR battle as Senate vote nears

Attorney general Eric Holder to attend hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee

Obama considering as many as 10 candidates for high court opening

Haley Barbour's 'diddly' sense of slavery's history

Big cities, rural areas both trail on census returns

Jobless dropouts head back to school for basic skills


Chicago Tribune

Illinois hospital death rates published by state

Purse strings in Haiti


Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb adopts budget with school closings

Sears on Obama's short list for Supreme Court


Los Angeles Times

Washington Mutual created 'mortgage time bomb,' Senate panel says

San Diego assemblyman proposes tougher penalties for sex crimes

Teachers agree to shorten LAUSD school year

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