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Today in Black America - December 10

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The New York Times

Obama Weighs Tax Overhaul in Bid to Address Debt

Senate Leaders Unveil Package of Tax Cuts

House Passes Bill Averting Cut in Medicare Reimbursements

More U.S. Rail Funds for 13 States as 2 Reject Aid

Jury Convicts 3 Officers in Post-Katrina Death

Life Expectancy Drops Slightly, Bucking Established Trend

Hispanic Farmers Feel Shortchanged by Settlement Offer

New York City Sues State Over the Cost of Housing Juveniles in Prisons

Governor-Elect Turns to Longtime Aides as He Fills Top Jobs in His Administration

Educator Is Said to Have Rejected Chancellor Job

Hate Charges for 2 Accused of Attacking an Imam


Baltimore Sun

After 27 years on City Council, Agnes Welch retires at 86

Economist: Tax cut deal short-term help, long-term pain in Md.

Design for new Social Security campus unveiled


The Christian Science Monitor

House Democrats say Obama caved on tax-cut deal. Are they wrong?

DREAM Act news: With bill stalled in Senate, what happens next?

KFC aims to double revenue in Africa by 2012. The colonel would be proud.

UK taken aback by fervor and staying power of student protests

Rabbis tell Israeli Jews not to rent to Arabs; even Holocaust museum frowns


Detroit Free Press

Moving Detroiters might be costly for city, some say

Dave Bing says there'll be incentives for Detroiters to move

Trial date set in bid-rigging scheme

Ferguson bid-rigging trial: Jan. 11 deadline set to read tons of evidence


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta could have settled gay bar lawsuit in February and saved taxpayers $1 million

Dr. Gloria Rackley Blackwell, 83: Retired Clark Atlanta professor and civil rights activist

Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP


Star Ledger

Gov. Christie, N.J. Democrats reach 'tool kit' deal on union arbitration reform

Ex-carpenters union manager gets prison for $85K credit card bill on go-go bars

NJN could get funding to stay on air as lawmakers weigh network's fate

Former Newark official admits to attempted extortion, accepting $10K bribe

Mayor Cory Booker pledges 'innovative strategies' to combat Newark's credit rating cut


The Washington Post

No sign of Senate action on Justice nominee Cole

Tax fight puts Schumer at odds with Obama

Democrats have no choice but to accept an irresponsible tax deal

Threats continue for IRS workers, families

Small-business contracts under scrutiny from several federal agencies

Gray announces more appointments

Cardin proposes moving New Beginnings facility to Walter Reed campus

Abolitionist Douglass's words inspire competing student orators


Philadelphia Inquirer

For Medal of Honor winner Hudner, Army-Navy coin toss continues history

Philadelphia Housing Authority marks project's end without Carl R. Greene

Camden will use $4 million port payment to reduce layoffs


Chicago Tribune

Cabrini-Green's sad saga ends as last family leaves last high-rise

Debates join ballots on campaign stage

Cook County Jail opens facility for pregnant inmates, new moms

Obama's new BFFs in the GOP


Los Angeles Times

California students get new protections against public school fees

Villaraigosa takes on teachers union

Schwarzenegger's proposal for plugging budget shortfall stalls

James Moody dies at 85; jazz saxophonist and flutist





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