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Today in Black America - April 21

POSTED: April 21, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Financial Debate Renews Scrutiny on Banks’ Size

Senate Bill Sets a Plan to Regulate Premiums

Democrats Top G.O.P. in Fund-Raising for Midterms

Senate Takes Steps on Backlog of Nominations

Districts Warn of Deeper Teacher Cuts

Bill to Give Washington a Vote Stalls

Transit Cuts Are Protested in Atlanta

Bloomberg Said to Rely on Financier Under Fire

Deal Reached That Averts a Walkout by Doormen

Title IX, Back on Track

Baltimore Sun

State’s teachers praise national standards

City Council to consider Walmart zoning

Atlanta Journal Constitution

SCLC factions battle for control of bank accounts, leadership positions

Georgia Voter ID law upheld again

The Washington Post

Dorothy I. Height, founding matriarch of U.S. civil rights movement, dies at 98

Once critical of financial regulation bill, Republicans change their tone

Suspecting politics in Goldman Sachs charges, Rep. Issa asks SEC for information

Congressional leaders shelve D.C. voting rights bill

Problem over health coverage for Capitol Hill is resolved

Mayors press Warner, Webb to support closing gunshow loophole

NRA gun-safety program for Va. grade schools criticized

D.C. Council unanimously backs medical marijuana in preliminary vote

Detroit Free Press

Jail looms for Kilpatrick, but court awaits key report

Kilpatrick's wife wants her money

A look into what judge's ruling means

Despite flaws, many love life in metro Detroit, survey says

Los Angeles Times

L.A. bus, rail fares may increase

Governor faces tough choices on Arizona's two toughest issues

Arizona gives 'birthers' a dim flicker of hope

Star Ledger

N.J. voters reject school budgets in heated elections

Essex County voters approve all but 4 school budgets

N.J. school elections Q&A: What happens when school budgets fail

Poll finds New Jerseyans support consolidating municipalities as a way to cut costs

Chicago Tribune

Weis: Computer-assisted team to combat summer crime

Rahm Emanuel not a cinch to succeed Mayor Richard Daley

Subtract boys, add confidence

Eyes on the prize: A good job

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