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Today in Black America - December 16

POSTED: December 16, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Democrats Yield as Senate Passes Tax Package

Afghan Report Sees July Troop Pullouts Despite Perils

Obama Tries Charm Offensive on Group of Top Executives

Health Suits Stir Concerns on Court Partisanship

With Alzheimer’s Patients Growing in Number, Congress Endorses a National Plan

The Politicization of a Respected Court

Espada and Son Plead Not Guilty to Embezzling From Health Network

Baltimore Sun

Bill Cosby to raise money for city mayoral challenger Otis Rolley

O'Malley provides grim preview of budget

Report recommends taxes, partnerships to fund city school facilities

State insurance officials to vote on rules for descriptions of health policies

The Christian Science Monitor

Health-care reform: Battleground shifts to Florida courtroom

Why House Republicans might vote against Obama tax deal

Tax-cut deal barely dents Obama’s high support among liberals

In Kenya, the deep pull of land drove grievances – and ethnic violence

The six men accused of inciting Kenya's post-election violence

Detroit Free Press

Kwame Kilpatrick, dad and aides extorted, bribed, took kickbacks, feds charge

Time line: How the FBI probe of Detroit unfolded

The Kilpatrick Enterprise: How the feds say he profited

Kilpatrick case will take months to get to jury -- if ever, experts say

Reactions from latest Kilpatrick news

Probe of Detroit's pension funds continues

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia’s unemployment rate jumps to 10.1 percent

More sales taxes, less income taxes likely recommendation

Students prep to challenge HOPE changes

Prisoners' protest over. For now.

Fulton DA meets with clergy over APS probe

Hall: defense lawyers will not disrupt classes

Star Ledger

N.J., local school boards battle over superintendent contracts

Top N.J. Assembly Democrat, Republican battle over unemployment benefit remarks

Apology not accepted: DeCroce's unemployment comments show he's clueless

Community Survey results paint N.J. as wealthy, heavily populated with immigrants

Employees protest plans to privatize N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway jobs in Woodbridge

N.J. Senate panel approves tax breaks for historic building rehabilitations, limos, movie studios

Two killed in bloody 13 hours in Newark's South Ward

The Washington Post

Americans hate Congress more than ever

Obama, business leaders promise to work together

In tax-cut bill, $55 billion for a host of industries

Senators were for earmarks before they were against them

Native American leaders express mixed views on Obama administration's progress on promises

Nervous Anacostia residents ask for help after crime spree

Philadelphia Inquirer

President's House - with memorial to enslaved Africans - opens on Independence Mall

Ex-owner of West Oak Lane eatery Relish sues Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp.

"Stand strong," defenders urge Ackerman in dispute over her contract decision

School District agrees to U.S. guidelines on South Philadelphia High

Harrisburg qualifies for state aid program

Los Angeles Times

California Legislature wants a say in public university budgets

California Board of Education seeks probe of Compton charter campaign

L.A. teachers union won't accept pay cuts, 'value-added' evaluations

Kamala Harris’ star-studded transition team

Redistricting panel set amid debate over expertise

Chicago Tribune

What's in Emanuel's basement?

Watchdog awards $556,000 to Cook County Forest Preserve job applicants, workers

Critics force CPS to table charter vote

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