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Today in Black America - March 9

POSTED: March 09, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Expounding on a Theme, Obama Visits Boston School

In Florida, Push to Link Teacher Pay to Student Performance

Memphis Votes for County to Run Schools

AARP Sues U.S. Over Effects of Reverse Mortgages

For Lawmaker Examining Terror, a Pro-I.R.A. Past

Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town

City Housing Official Quits After Using Official Letterhead on Behalf of Friend’s Son

Even a Wealthy Suburb Faces Pressure to Curb School Taxes

New Strategy Weighed for Failing Schools

For Hoboken, a Day of Revelry Is Overwhelmed by Lawlessness

The Detroit Free Press

Boisterous protesters jam-pack state Capitol in Michigan

Michigan education chief's contract renewed till '14

Rochelle Riley: Michelle Rhee is a voice Michigan needs to hear

Sam Riddle, Bernard Madoff in same prison in North Carolina

The Christian Science Monitor

Is a US debt crisis two years away? Commission chairs call for a fix 'now.'

What happens if Congress doesn't rein in national debt?

America corrects a mistake: trying minors as adults

NPR executive calls tea party 'seriously racist,' most Americans 'uneducated'

Arab women: this time, the revolution won't leave us behind

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

500 parents protest art, music, PE cuts in Clayton schools

Grady urged to justify clinic closures

Conflict of interest could halt Atlanta pension vote

The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie announces Superior Court judge nomination before bar association finishes review

N.J. Law Department pulls in $196M, but opens fewer cases

N.J. offers Citibank $12 million tax break for jobs

Essex County freeholder Samuel Gonzalez to step down after reaching deal in election fraud case

Reputed Bloods member accused of fatally shooting 4 people, setting fire to Irvington house to hide crime

Jury may be close to verdict in Atlantic City councilman's voter fraud trial

The Baltimore Sun

More foreclosure irregularities alleged

Baltimore leaders mark 100th anniversary of Mitchell's birth

Bill hearing to keep KIPP charter school in Baltimore postponed

The Washington Post

Fla. Republicans set to make it harder for ex-felons to vote

Japanese Americans slam King's Muslim hearings

Who's the radical now?

Fuel for the bigots

More than half of California children Latino, census shows

Supreme Court opens way for prisoners to try to gain access to DNA evidence

Sulaimon Brown probes continue

Firm says the District owes it $10 million

Chicago Tribune

Gov. expected to sign execution ban

Former Chicago Bear testifies he had sex with defendant the night before slaying

Interim CPS chief plans for the long haul but hasn't talked to Rahm Emanuel

Special education programs begin to feel budget pinch

Idaho passes Republican bill to curb union rights

The Los Angeles Times

Voters in Bell recall 4 council members, elect 5 new ones

L.A. council incumbents, 9 of 10 ballot measures ahead

Bernard Parks narrowly reelected to L.A. council

Census signals gains for minorities, less L.A., San Francisco power

USA Today

More Hispanics choose white as race for Census

21 priests in Philadelphia put on leave over alleged child sex abuse

Underwater mortgages rise as home prices fall

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