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Today in Black America - February 18

POSTED: February 18, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Democrats Missing, Wisconsin Vote on Cuts Is Delayed

Gov. Walker's Pretext

Administration Seeks Clarity From Judge on Health Ruling


House Spending Impasse Raises Risk of Shutdown

Planned Parenthood Financing Is Caught in Budget Feud

Digital Age Is Slow to Arrive in Rural America

Population ‘Tipping Point’ in Texas, as Hispanics Get Closer to Parity With Whites


Suit Suggests Political Party Knew of Fraud

Penalty for New York City Principals Who Save

Bloomberg Offers ‘Good News’ on New York’s Budget


Detroit Free Press

Detroit Public Library to layoff 20% of its staff


Snyder's overhaul of budget is ambitious, but controversial


Communities: Cities suffer big revenue sharing cuts



The Christian Science Monitor

Union battle echoes beyond Wisconsin: 'We’re fighting for our very existence'

Blunt and stingy, Jerry Brown suits California just fine this time around

John Boehner takes on government-funded jobs – unless they're in Ohio

Obama makes Silicon Valley pilgrimage in quest to boost US innovation

Why Uganda's 25-year ruler is unlikely to face Egypt-style protests


South Africa's now-neutral stance on Ivory Coast infuriates president-elect's camp


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Investigators blast APS 'intimidation'

Major cuts planned for HOPE

Even with addition of Reed, transportation panel's makeup upsets urban leaders


The Star Ledger


N.J. Senate passes bill allowing over-the-counter sale of syringes


N.J. parents, teachers and public officials rally to defend all-day pre-Kindergarten education

Immigration advocates gather in Newark to protest proposed Essex County detention center

N.J. Senate asks Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto to resign


Revel Entertainment gets $1B financing to finish Atlantic City casino

Former Newark resident donates $48K from dissolved nonprofit to New Brunswick hospital



The Baltimore Sun


Gay marriage has the votes to pass state Senate


Protesters chant outside as Werdesheim brothers plead not guilty to beating black teen


Healthy Howard program needs another $500,000 from county


The Washington Post


Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill

House GOP takes first shot at defunding health-care law

GOP activists in Iowa divided over Palin


Ten Commandments in school sparks a fight


11 running for D.C. at-large seat

D.C. water rates to go up

Haley Barbour's dangerous games


Chicago Tribune


Restrained Emanuel at odds with reputation

Full-court press on Emanuel in final debate


Give Emanuel the top job? Maybe not just yet

Forced school district consolidations possible under Quinn plan

Social services balk at Quinn's spending cuts


The Los Angeles Times


March runoff will decide who leads L.A. teachers union


Cash to fight blight paying city salaries in California


Los Angeles students meet a civil rights hero: Desmond Tutu

Wide-ranging roots, multicolored leaves



USA Today


Wisconsin is 'ground zero' for battle over unions

Across the South, the Civil War is an enduring conflict

Urban areas drawing young whites

Hispanics now largest minority group in Illinois




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