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Today in Black America - January 20

POSTED: January 20, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Alludes to Rights in Welcome for China’s Leader


Business Leaders Make Cut at State Dinner


House Votes for Repeal of Health Law in Symbolic Act

In an Ocean of Firearms, Tucson Is Far Away

Advocacy Group Says Justices May Have Conflict in Campaign Finance Cases

U.S. Sees Success in Immigration Program for Haitians

Bloomberg Looks Beyond Manhattan but Stays Local

Growing Criticism of Labor Leader Who Doubled His Salary

Plan Offered to Overhaul Discipline of Teachers


The Christian Science Monitor

House votes to repeal health-care reform: What happens now?

Pre-existing conditions at forefront of White House's response to health care repeal

Pentagon seeks answers to why suicides doubled in National Guard and Reserve

School shootings: In Nebraska, a proposal to arm teachers

Comcast-NBC Universal deal: Can company now crush its rivals?

Why 'Baby Doc' Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti: 5 theories



Atlanta Journal Constitution

Aimee Michael may be moved to same prison as mother

Deal: Hands off Atlanta schools, for now


Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 10.2 percent in December

HIV exposure case lands airman in prison


Detroit Free Press

Fiery JoAnn Watson vows to fight for water system

DPS: 1,250 out-of-district students want to enroll

Tigh Croff convicted in 2009 killing of burglary suspect


The Philadelphia Inquirer

70,000 empty seats in Philadelphia School District classrooms

Corbett appears set to push school vouchers


West Phila. abortion doctor charged in murder of woman, seven infants


Grand jury faults state regulators for not stopping abortion doctor charged with murders


Daytime Camden police patrols hit hard by layoffs


Star Ledger

Education group in Newark works to expand successful programs, push effective schooling practices

Christie pushes school choice, eliminating teacher tenure during pro-charter school film screening

N.J. audit finds Rutgers University does not advertise contracts, uses select list of vendors


Hundreds of police officers attend wake for slain Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz


Paterson schools partner with Harlem Children's Zone to encourage community involvement

Coalition of Jersey City clergy to rally in support of high school administrators in grade-fixing investigation


Chicago Tribune


Emanuel calls for a sales-tax swap

Quinn replaces U. of I. trustee who refused to resign

Father of Mya Lyons held with no bail in daughter's 2008 killing

Environmentalists salute Daley, challenge next mayor to do more

Religious leaders urge approval of DuPage mosque


The Los Angeles Times


Brown pleads with 200 city officials to help fix budget

Gunshots again jolt L.A. Unified schools

Nearly $72 million renewed for L.A. homeless programs

For the Arab world, the revolution will be televised, on Al Jazeera




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