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Today in Black America - November 17

POSTED: November 17, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

House Panel Finds Rangel Guilty

Top Republican Official, Breaking With Party Chairman, Resigns

Earmark Ban Exposes Rifts Within Both Parties

Facing Scrutiny, Officials Defend Airport Pat Downs

Tough Law Reduced Immigrants, Study Shows

Company to Drop Caffeine From Alcoholic Drinks

Pretty Good for Government Work

New York State’s Voter Turnout This Year Was Lowest in U.S.

As Bloomberg Fought Sodas, Nominee Sat on Coke Board

At Hearing, Chancellor Is but One Worry


Baltimore Sun

Alonso wants to close one school, interventions at four others

Rep.-elect Harris snagged in health care flap

Councilman seeks parking restrictions near Morgan State


The Christian Science Monitor

Death penalty for murder? Majority supports an alternative, poll says.

West Memphis Three: Three men convicted, DNA evidence reopens case

California court backs in-state tuition for illegal immigrants


Detroit Free Press

Bobb lobbies for school deficit relief

Teachers union urges DPS substitutes to reduce workload

Social homicide should be a crime


Star Ledger

N.J. schoool districts confused after state steps in to cap superintendent pay

Poverty experts discuss problems facing N.J. working poor

NJN employees receive layoff notices as N.J. moves station workers off payroll

Court refuses ex-N.J. assemblyman's entrapment claim in FBI corruption investigation

Trial of man charged with fatally shooting three people in Newark gambling hall begins


The Washington Post

House Democrats meet privately to regroup after midterm election losses

Pelosi tries to soothe unhappy House Democrats

Congressional Black Caucus dissatisfied with Pelosi's job offer for Clyburn

Trimming a bloated defense budget

D.C. will quiz doctors' HIV/AIDS knowledge to ensure better screening

Prosecutor: Langley Park liquor store owners bribed Pr. George's officials, hid cash

Fenty drops plan to redevelop Stevens Elementary


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta recreation centers reopening


Philadelphia Inquirer

Rivals strip Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans of leadership post

Health coverage at risk for working poor in Pa.

City panel says hearings on school violence heard of problems and also promise

Pa. to fund study of Phila. firefighting needs

Bar accused of racism in suit files response

Camden County's $6 million in land deals with Democratic donor


Chicago Tribune

Will residency be the Rahmstopper? Emanuel twice purged from voter rolls

Politicians helped bring Chicago's public pension funds to the brink of insolvency

Philanthropist chosen as interim chief of Chicago schools

Injecting a little cheer

Stigma, lack of treatment hinder Alzheimer's battle among Chicago Latinos

Can we give peace a chance?


Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger launches new climate-change group

Brown likely to retain most of Schwarzenegger's administration

Harris widens lead over Cooley in attorney general's race

L.A. Unified suspends 4 key consultants on school construction program

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