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Today in Black America - November 16

POSTED: November 16, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Rangel Inquiry Finds Evidence Beyond Dispute

With Tea Party in Mind, Republicans Have Change of Heart About Earmarks

Justice Thomas’s Wife May Be Exiting Advocacy Group

Katrina Victims in Mississippi Get More Aid

45 Years Later, an Apology and 6 Months

This Raging Fire

Court Rules Gun Use in Drug Crimes Means Added 5 Years

Leader’s Arrest Jolts a Maryland County

Opposition Growing to Bloomberg Pick for Schools


Baltimore Sun

Union meeting with Filipino teachers raises questions

State Conservation Corps launches, will teach green job skills

Problems abound for vacant homes' neighbors


The Christian Science Monitor

Charles Rangel: What did he gain by walking out of his ethics trial?

How tea party senators stared down Mitch McConnell on earmark ban

Health-care reform in GOP cross hairs

She uses paint, brushes, and volunteers to clean up graffiti and build communities


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Retiring college president worth $1 million?

Charter schools commission to consider 20 new campus ideas

Anti-death penalty activist meets with Troy Davis

Rockdale parties prompt ‘zero tolerance' policy from police


Star Ledger

N.J. gaming panel recommends merging Meadowlands, Monmouth racetracks, privatization

New Jersey education department puts hold on all school superintendent contract talks

Gov. Christie warns statewide reform is needed by end of the year at town hall in South Jersey

N.J. Supreme Court rules statement of third defendant in Newark schoolyard slayings is inadmissible

Newark waives penalties, interest on back bills


Philadelphia Inquirer

Pa. House passes bill to rescue state pension systems

HUD reported expanding audit of PHA

DRPA funneled more than $13 million to groups, some with ties to board, The Inquirer has learned

Pa. House overrides Rendell veto of school-code bill

Atlantic City overhaul clears a hurdle


Chicago Tribune

Chicago mayoral filing: Not quite a free-for-all

Big turnover likely on City Council

Fewer Latino children enrolled in preschool, study finds

Affordable housing plan advances despite Daley opposition


Los Angeles Times

Lawyers, lobbyists, politicians scramble to determine impact of Prop. 26

Illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state college tuition, court rules

Obama can't play center


The Washington Post

After 'shellacking,' Obama continues to point finger at himself

No clear favorite for 2012 GOP nomination

Bush memoir makes selective use of Iraq data

USDA: 17 million families struggled to get enough food in 2009

Shuler launches bid to oust Pelosi, become Democratic leader

Bill would place 5-year limit on welfare in D.C.

9 more arrested in Prince George's corruption probe

Some funds awarded to Pr. George's HOME program tied to corruption probe

Oh, that bra! Leslie Johnson shouldn't aspire to be an equal partner in crime


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