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Today in Black America - May 5

POSTED: May 05, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Auto Safety Bill Includes Standard for Stopping

Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races

Bill Drops Fund to Shut Failed Banks

Obama Tries to Mend Fences With American Jews

Michigan High School Snags Obama as Speaker

N.Y. Court Expands Rights of Nonbirth Parents in Same-Sex Relationships

Senate President Vows to Block New Jersey Court Nominee

A Reminder About American Values


Baltimore Sun

City officers indicted in teens' kidnapping

Bottle tax wins committee approval

District 44: Keiffer Mitchell to run for House


The Christian Science Monitor

Did federal agents let Faisal Shahzad get on his plane?

Miranda rights and alleged Times Square bomber: questions linger

New Orleans without seafood gumbo? Oil spill's unsavory toll.

Citing BP oil spill, Schwarzenegger drops offshore drilling plan

On National Teacher Day, unions rail against school cuts


Detroit Free Press

Hall of Fame announcer dead at 92

Rochelle Riley: Mr. Harwell, a humble, spiritual man

Tributes, funeral set for slain officer

Court to hear arguments Thursday in Detroit schools case


The Washington Post

Obama sits down with Diane Wood in latest Supreme Court meeting

N.Y. plot brings the politics of terrorism to the forefront

Tea party groups battling perceptions of racism

Poll: Tea party platform fares best among GOP conservatives

U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study

Obama administration wants employers to keep early retirees on medical plans

D.C. Council approves medical marijuana, posing challenges for doctors

D.C. Council approves tough school lunch, exercise standards


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Witness: Slain Klan recruit shouted 'I want out'

Third Morehouse carjacking suspect arrested in court


Star Ledger

Standoff between Senate, Gov. Christie may leave N.J. Supreme Court in limbo

N.J. Sen. Sean Kean says one-digit hike in fuel tax can fix transportation budget problem

N.J. teens refuse to use red decal stickers required by Kyleigh's Law

Former Gov. Tom Kean to lead study on how to cut costs, improve N.J. colleges

Four line up to challenge Irvington mayor

Newark developer's $120M 'Teachers Village' education complex approved, to be completed 2012


Los Angeles Times

Healthcare is a headache for GOP candidates in California

New ethics rule will limit Schwarzenegger's use of donations for trips

Judge OKs California's shift of funds from redevelopment to schools


Chicago Tribune

House Speaker Michael Madigan swayed University of Illinois to admit relatives of allies, donors

Cook County Board limits Stroger's hiring powers

Some churches seek reprieve on paying for parking

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