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Today in Black America - January 5

POSTED: January 05, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

As Boehner Ascends, His Power Comes With Caveats

Republicans Lower Goal for Cuts to Budget

G.O.P. Asks Businesses Which Rules to Rewrite

Birthright Citizenship Looms as Next Immigration Battle

D.C. Officials Protest Proposed House Rule

Aircraft Carrier Captain Is Removed Over His Role in Coarse Videos

Cuomo Starts Term With Some Top Jobs Still Empty

Panel Unveils Ways to Improve New Jersey’s Public Universities

How One Police Dept. Reached 2 Rulings on a Shooting


Detroit Free Press

Detroit Public Schools students, teachers eager for arrival of laptops

Detroit Medical Center offers a taste of nearly $300M in investment to come


Atlanta Journal Constitution

14 DeKalb schools on proposed closure list

HOPE, pre-k funds face cuts in new legislative session

DeKalb workers ask for furloughs, no outsourcing

Prisoners report beatings in retaliation for December protests

Georgia sees rise in flu-related deaths


The Christian Science Monitor

For Los Angeles, fewest homicides since 1967. Why the drop?

On Obama's agenda: maintain momentum and parry GOP jabs at 'ObamaCare'

GOP controls House: will 'party of no' become 'party of results?'

House GOP health-care repeal: What will that bill do, exactly?

USS Enterprise: Do lewd videos point to deeper problem for military?


Star Ledger

Gov. Christie's dismissal of county education chiefs draws criticism from N.J. Senate majority leader

N.J. higher education task force proposes plan to merge Rutgers University, UMDNJ

N.J. Supreme Court to examine Abbott decisions

N.J. lawmakers call on Gov. Christie, Attorney Gen. Dow to address 14 percent spike in homicides

Fifty Orange municipal employees face layoffs as mayor, union leaders battle during negotiatons


Philadelphia Inquirer

Ackerman asks for budget-cutting contingencies - of 20%, 25%, and 30%

Pa. new legislators convene, then take 2 weeks off

Trial set for firing over use of 'n' word

Lawmakers mapping A.C. district


Chicago Tribune

Judge: Emanuel can stay on ballot

Report questions spending by former school board chiefs

Carol Moseley Braun tax returns reveal shaky financial state

Kass: Billy Daley as Obama's chief of staff? I love it, love it, love it

New South Shore high school creates community rift


The Washington Post

GOP to act fast to undo Obama's agenda

Recitation of Constitution set in House renews debate over Founders' intentions

After losing House, Democrats will try new strategy: bipartisanship

A health-care fight Democrats should welcome

Census Bureau releases alternative measures of poverty

Gray, Norton protest loss of 'Committee of the Whole' House vote

5 slayings in 4 days jolt Pr. George's


The Los Angeles Times

Charter schools in L.A. Unified to get more special education money

UC's top leaders reject bigger pensions for top earners

Homeless patients present unique problems for Venice free clinic

'Tea party' freshmen embrace status quo

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