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Today in Black America - January 19

POSTED: January 19, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Democrats Make a Case for the Health Care Law

Basic Questions, Elusive Answers on Health Law

No Fifth Term for Lieberman

Obama Orders Review of Business Regulations


Clinton Campaigns for Emanuel in Chicago

Poverty and Recovery

In Annual Speech, Mayor Will Try to Put 3rd-Term Troubles Behind Him


$10 Million to Provide Extra Help in Schools



Baltimore Sun

Family of Marine shot by city officer files $270 million lawsuit

FBI: Tests link 3 incendiary letters sent to state, federal officials

GMAC dropping 250 Maryland foreclosure cases

Applications on the rise for teaching positions in city


The Christian Science Monitor

Health-care reform: How Democrats plan to crash House GOP's repeal party


Democrat Kent Conrad says he'll retire: big opportunity for GOP in Senate

Sarah Palin: Center of the GOP universe?

West Africa Rising: World Bank predicts more rapid growth



The Washington Post

Sargent Shriver dies at 95

New Justice unit set up to police misconduct

Palestinians raise flag over D.C. office

A new tone in health-care debate

More Americans oppose health-care law

Black leaders regroup on childhood poverty

Meet the woman who's chronicling the unlawful taking of human life in the District

Confederacy group sees insult in Va.


Star Ledger

Camden struggles with lack of manpower due to police, firefighter layoffs

Newark schools superintendent Clifford Janey to step down


N.J. lawmakers agree Newark, Jersey City should be consolidated into 2 legislative districts

N.J. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to make doctors responsible for preventative health care

School bus hit by gunfire in Newark

Newark program benefits residents who save part of tax refund

Jersey City mayor and police union's exec board reach deal to avert layoffs


The Philadelphia Inquirer

FCC, Justice approve Comcast-NBCU merger - with conditions

Axes fall for police, firefighters in Camden

Corbett sworn in, citing the 'pending storm' of a budget deficit

Laborers' union backs Nutter for reelection

PHA chief set to meet with federal investigators Feb. 1


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Public Schools put on probation


The Chicago Tribune


Clinton: Chicago needs Emanuel as its next mayor


Father charged in slaying of daughter

Schmich: Filming life, death of Cabrini-Green

Program uses journalism to break down barriers

Spike Lee accuses Italian critics of double standard


The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Unified to review search policy in wake of Gardena High shooting

Bomb found along Spokane's MLK parade route

Chinese American mayors overcoming Bay Area's history of discrimination


Detroit Free Press

Poll: Michiganders looking up

Remember Nate Abraham? He has grown up and is in trouble -- again



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