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Today in Black America - April 20

POSTED: April 20, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Panel to Curb Medicare Finds Foes in Both Parties


Leader of Big Mortgage Lender Guilty of $2.9 Billion Fraud


Immigration Is Lead Topic as Leaders Are Gathered

Ohio County Losing Its Young to Painkillers’ Grip


In Paying $25,000 Bail, Church Seeks 2nd Chance for a Girl It Nurtured


Cuomo Helps Groups Mobilize for Gay Marriage Bill


City Vows to Fight Suits in Central Park Jogger Case


The Detroit Free Press

Metro interfaith leaders to unite against Quran-burning pastor


Program to transform metro schools aims to build on successes seen elsewhere

Detroit police officer sues Detroit News, ex-writer over dancer story


Old Michigan Bell Building to become low-income housing for formerly homeless people


$1 million to help rid Detroit homes of lead


The Christian Science Monitor


McDonald's jobs: Hiring 50,000 workers signals larger shift in economy

Obama as a chimp? E-mail gives California GOP problems it didn't need.

Why Obama is turning back to TV, despite big success in new media


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gang ‘ring leader' identified in DeKalb student's killing

Atlanta asks for reconsideration of immigration bill


Fulton's superintendent finalist meets community


Chicago Tribune

Many grads forced to settle for low-wage jobs

Quinn appointee who shied from Senate scrutiny is hired for 2nd job

Billboards that highlight black abortion disparity spark debate


Judge throws out conviction of white supremacist


The Star Ledger

N.J. voters split on Gov. Christie's performance, poll says

N.J. arts council director resigns after months-long standoff with Lt. Gov. Guadagno

Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approves Atlantic City tourism district plan

N.J. Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Oliver meet with unions to talk health care

Carl Lewis testifies in court about residency requirements to run for state Senate

Rutgers to permanently cancel annual Rutgersfest concert

Panasonic will move North American headquarters from Secaucus to Newark


After 7 years, $14M Newark South Ward Millennium Way housing project opens


The Baltimore Sun

Fewer jobs in Maryland, but more people working

Schaefer to be taken on 'final tour' of city before being laid to rest


Howard school draws crowd with magnetic exhibit at Port Discovery


Soldier recalled as family-oriented


The Washington Post

Plane carrying first lady aborts landing because of controller error

Poll finds little backing for debt remedies

Boehner’s approval rating drops

Experts say employer intimidation is fierce, but not the only hurdle to organizing farmworkers

A low blow to public servants

‘Chocolate City’ is long gone

Orange amasses big campaign cash advantage



The Los Angeles Times

LAX project will create 39,900 jobs, report says

Bipartisan support builds for corporate tax cut


Facebook expands social reporting tools and revamps its Family Safety Center



USA Today

Charlie Sheen mocks Obama at D.C. show

Massive cleanup in N.C. as tornado death toll rises to 23


Victims' families observe OKC bombing anniversary






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