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Today in Black America - March 8

POSTED: March 08, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Florida Republicans at Odds With Their Leader

G.O.P. Voters Are Ready for the 2012 Race. Now Somebody Tell the Candidates.

Debit Card Fees Prompt a Push Near Deadline

A Rare Bipartisan Call to Share Budget Pain


Bipartisan Group Backs Common School Curriculum

Peter King’s Obsession

Flailing After Muslims

Tapes Show Beatings by Youths in Prisons


The Detroit Free Press

Kwame Kilpatrick denies e-mail exchange in Greene case


State to investigate suspect school test scores

Rally today to protest bills that could nullify unions

Doctor is 6th to plead guilty in Detroit Public Schools kickback scheme

Education historian Diane Ravitch criticizes testing, says poverty hurts student success



The Christian Science Monitor

Why 'Wisconsin 14' are ready to return: They think they're winning

Mitt Romney tries to explain ‘RomneyCare.’ Will it work?

Obama wants Qaddafi out of Libya, but what is he ready to do?

As Ivory Coast fighting escalates, window for talks narrows

America corrects a mistake: trying minors as adults


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb to shut eight schools

Survey forecasts increased hiring for metro Atlanta, Georgia

Civil rights center to break ground in October, open in 2013

‘Sovereign citizens' seize homes


The Star Ledger

Acting education chief says N.J. to hire independent agency to analyze data on charter schools

Gov. Christie's poll numbers drop after N.J. budget address

Labor attorneys urge Legislature to abandon plan to increase N.J. employees' contributions to health benefits

N.J. bill would require local authorities, boards to maintain websites with budgets, meetings

Jury deliberations delayed in Atlantic City voter fraud case against councilman


Braun: School reform effort between Christie, Booker is against the law


The Baltimore Sun

Documents: Informant killed by police

City schools to be heavily monitored during state exams

Rawlings-Blake chief of staff resigns

Councilman Stokes to reveal his plan to cut city property taxes


The Washington Post

'Gang of 6' senators launch public campaign to support deficit reduction

Court rejects appeal challenging Obama eligibility


Rep. accused of harassment

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside


The accidental commissioner

'The matter is definitely under review,' city says


D.C. backsliding in efforts to fight AIDS, study finds


Chicago Tribune

Filmmaker says 1st name 'Usama' led to beating


Familiar faces on Emanuel transition committees


The Los Angeles Times

Short of funds, UC Riverside aims its ax

Sixteen vie for college board

The Times' endorsements of candidates, initiatives


USA Today

Teenage athletes' death raises cardiac awareness


Study: Kids prefer taste of food from cartooned packages

'Bloody Sunday' remembered in Selma








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