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Today in Black America - October 13

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The New York Times

7 Miners Hoisted to Freedom in Chile

A Freshman in Trouble

Judge Orders U.S. Military to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Justices Turn Down Appeal Over Speech Ejections

F.C.C. Wants to Stop Cellphone ‘Bill Shock’

Rhee, Washington Schools Chancellor, to Resign

Lauded Harlem Schools Have Their Own Problems

N.Y. Faces $200 Billion in Retiree Health Costs

First-Round Victory on Health Reform


The Christian Science Monitor

Foreclosed homes: three potential fixes for the crisis

Is President Obama a hypocrite on campaign finance? Karl Rove says so.

In West Virginia race, both candidates running against Obama

India, South Africa could complicate US agenda in UN Security Council

A new Israeli settlement freeze? What's behind Netanyahu's offer.


Baltimore Sun

False signatures cloud Maryland foreclosure cases

City Council president's office improperly hired contractor

Clerical error nearly keeps man 14 extra years in prison

State Center renewal planned as model of 21st-century design


Detroit Free Press

Heart attacks in youths: a fight against a silent killer of children

Cass Tech student collapses, dies during school

Feds, Bobby Ferguson agree: more time needed

Ex-drug prosecutor faces perjury, misconduct trial


Star Ledger

N.J. school funding scores high marks, but does not account for Christie's $820M budget cuts

Gov. Christie calls on N.J. lawmakers to take up reform packages

Federal authorities arrest high-ranking N.J. corrections official

Atlantic City casino gambling revenue drops 12 percent in past month


The Washington Post

At GWU town hall, Obama uses new technology to deliver a familiar message

Obama's Carter problem

Can Obama deliver the black vote?

Michelle Rhee to announce resignation as D.C. schools chancellor on Wednesday

Michelle Rhee will leave plenty of unfinished business in D.C.

What Michelle Rhee did and didn't do for D.C.

D.C. employment and pay gaps widening, study shows


Philadelphia Inquirer

Three Philadelphia officers cleared in fatal shooting

Philadelphia Free School aims for democratic education model


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Candidates for governor spar over ethics, energy, flag

State Supreme Court hears case over charter school funding


Chicago Tribune

Daley to 'punt,' leaving long-term woes to successor

Blue Ribbon success

Center where kids died gets monitor


Los Angeles Times

Whitman and Brown's final debate a contentious one

LAPD releases details on officer shooting of Watts man

Long Beach schoolchildren are a model for healthy eating

L.A. school board votes to proceed with plant manager cuts






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