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Today in Black America - March 17

POSTED: March 17, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Boehner Tries to Serve Two Masters in Budget Deal

Fight Waged With Forks Is Rejoined in Congress

E.P.A. Proposes New Emission Standards for Power Plants

Petraeus Tells Panel July Drawdown in Afghanistan May Include Some Combat Troops

Talking About Guns

Florida House Approves Ending Tenure for New Teachers

Economic Downturn Holds Fierce Grip on Border Town

Democrats Press Cuomo on Rent Regulations



The Detroit Free Press

Hundreds of mourners pay respects to 2 sisters killed in arson

Pair charged in ballot scheme


Rochelle Riley: Local officials tell what they'd do over - if they could

Detroit City Council votes to raze Ford Auditorium

Dems push to make bargaining rights part of Michigan Constitution

DPS offers $25 gift cards to get parents involved



The Christian Science Monitor


Why House Republicans are rushing to slash NPR funding

Ohio 'jobs budget': Adding insult to injury for labor unions?

Californians side with Jerry Brown in epic budget battle, poll says

As recall wave builds, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez first to go

Japan nears key fix for nuclear plant, but could it come too late?



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta to check every water meter

Southern blacks move to suburbs

Ga. jobless rate dips to 10.2

Executions on hold in Ga.

Slave names launch journey with new database


The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie calls for elimination of early-release program for N.J. prisoners

Democratic lawmaker says Christie should pay for political campaigning during taxpayer-funded events

N.J. teachers, labor leaders, parents argue for more education funding at Assembly budget hearing

UMDNJ appoints Robert Johnson as permanent dean of Newark medical school


N.J. legislative redistricting commission holds final meeting today

Gun found in Long Island home is linked to triple fatal Newark schoolyard shooting, prosecutors say

Anti-violence clergyman in Newark loses vehicle to carjackers at church parking lot

Newark council to vote on imposing tighter rules on awarding emergency contracts


The Baltimore Sun

Archdiocese stops leasing vacant buildings to charters

KIPP charter school, teachers union reach 10-year agreement

After nine years at school, UMES president to retire in August

Job hunters vie for 1,200 high-tech spots at Fort Meade event



Chicago Tribune


Quinn parole board pick quits under political heat


College Illinois managers say prepaid tuition fund is stable

Preckwinkle calls for employee sacrifices


City to offer 22 percent fewer summer jobs for youths


The Washington Post


GOP tries to steer focus back to jobs


The benefits of budget cuts?


Most Americans back women in combat roles, poll says

Death rate down, life expectancy up in U.S.

On college campuses, a gender gap in student government

Gray fires chief of staff before testimony


Gray meets with business leaders to stave off doubts

Bill aims at ‘pay to play’ in Pr. George’s


The Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers OK billions in program cuts in California budget

GOP activists are thwarting the democratic process, Jerry Brown says

UC regents hear grim predictions about the system's future

Blue Shield cancels rate hike

'The children of Reagan' reshape Congress


USA Today


U.S. donations not rushing to Japan

NPR sting raises questions about media ethics

Duncan: Low grad rate should mean no tourney

Wisconsin DA files lawsuit challenging union law

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