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Today in Black America - January 14

POSTED: January 14, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Tucson Pauses in Grief for the Youngest Victim

Girl’s Death Hits Home for Obama

A Tale of Two Moralities

A Clamor for Gun Limits, but Few Expect Real Changes

Mixed-Party Seating Urged for State of the Union

Looking to 2012, G.O.P. Is Set to Select a New Leader

Broad Racial Disparities Seen in Americans’ Ills

Internal Document Offers Peek at Plan to Replace New York City Schools

Former Student Sues College Over Stay in a Mental Ward

Muslim Picked for New Jersey Bench


Detroit Free Press

30,000 Midtown workers could get cash to live there, too

DPS's Robert Bobb stops layoffs of bus attendants for special-education students

Detroit City Council challenges mayor on Cable Commission takeover


The Christian Science Monitor

After the Arizona shooting, the civility movement sees tipping point

Illinois tax hike: Will businesses flee to Wisconsin?

From vitriol to civility: Should parties sit together at State of the Union?

From rags to riches to rehab: Is there a lesson in Ted Williams story?


Atlanta Journal Constitution

MLK snow make-up days upset civil rights groups


Baltimore Sun

Civility stalwarts welcome change of tone on Capitol Hill and beyond

Family remembers club shooting victim Gamble as jokester, family man

Police union questions mayor's faith in department


Star Ledger

Gov. Christie pushes five-year performance review for teachers

Gov. Christie proposes increase in health-care contributions for public workers

Gov. Christie plans to nominate lawyer who represented post-9/11 federal detainees for N.J. judgeship

Gubernatorial race between Cory Booker, Chris Christie, would be dead even, poll finds

Jersey City mayor says council members cost city $3.2 mil by blocking measure to switch retiree health plans

N.J. Supreme Court requests 'special master' to look into legality of Christie's education cuts

Atlantic City mayor argues for more local control in proposed partnership with state

N.J. plans Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations


Philadelphia Inquirer

Report says zero-tolerance discipline makes Philly schools less safe

Corbett nominates Tomalis to lead Education Department
 
Interim PHA chief imposes no-gifts policy for employees
 
City program to help with college-aid applications
 
Annette John-Hall: The dreaded 'n' word is back


The Washington Post

RNC finances suffer from loss of major donors

House GOP to resume health-care repeal effort, but with more civil tone

The battle over the health care bill

William Lockridge, veteran D.C. community and education activist, dies at 63

Obama administration revamps internship program some thought had gone stale

Michael Brown, D.C. Council's advocate for tax increase, owes back taxes on home

D.C. Mayor Gray raises $670,000 for inauguration, transition


Chicago Tribune

Study: Drug firms fund health advocacy groups

Watkins hopes smaller field means more notice in mayoral race

Plan would fire corrupt city workers when convicted

Police: Girl was gang-raped, men recorded cell-phone videos


The Los Angeles Times

Jerry Brown seeks to eliminate firms' ability to choose between California tax formulas

UC Berkeley chancellor's e-mail linking Tucson rampage to issue of immigration draws criticism

Arizonans put politics aside for Giffords

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