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Today in Black America - May 17

POSTED: May 17, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

In Georgia, Court Ruling Could Close Some Charter Schools

As the Federal Government Hits Its Debt Limit, Lawmakers Spar Over Solution

Ultimatum Holding Up Trade Deals


Trump Bows Out, but Spotlight Barely Dims


Weighing the Place of a Judge in a Club of 600 White Men


Company’s Arenas Leave Cities With Big Problems


Charter Founder Is Named Education Commissioner

Regents Add Test Results to Teacher Evaluations and Cut Some High School Exams



The Detroit Free Press

Detroit's new charter is cracking down on fraud, corruption in wake of scandals in Kilpatrick administration


Michigan's improved economy to bring state an added $429 million in revenue

New Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts pledges quick action on first day of job

Ford Freedom Awards to honor Judge Keith

Killer should surrender, says mom of slain Wayne State football player


The Christian Science Monitor

Supreme Court: No warrant needed if police discern destruction of evidence

Supreme Court declines to hear 'So help me God' lawsuit

Morganza spillway: Flooding farmland to save New Orleans


Has Newt Gingrich been on TV too long to get elected?


Poll: With gas prices high, Americans want 60 m.p.g. fuel efficiency


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Supreme Court deals blow to charter schools


The Star Ledger


N.J. to receive $913M more in tax revenue than expected

Gov. Christie hears mix of boos and cheers before he delivers Seton Hall commencement address

Youth advocate chosen to administer $100M Facebook grant to Newark schools

Facebook posts of 5 Old Bridge teens charged in fatal beating can be used in court, judge rules


Atlantic City tourism district should focus on reducing crime, poll says

Former Newark official sentenced in extortion scheme


Chicago Tribune

Emanuel calls for change, challenges Chicagoans

Council sworn in with 13 new aldermen

Kass: We need Emanuel to succeed

Emanuel's first act: Signs executive orders on ethics

Dozens of protesters greet Wis. Republican in Chicago



The Baltimore Sun

Suspect in beating at McDonald's charged with hate crime

Lead paint victim struggles for justice


Howard Superintendent Cousin to step down next year


Superfresh closings could mean up to 1,500 layoffs, most in area

Thousands of pre-k children to play, learn downtown


The Washington Post

Study: $2T needed for infrastructure

Shirley Sherrod in talks with USDA

Gingrich introduces himself to Iowa

Romney raises $10.25M in a single day

Obama lauds Memphis high school

Ex-Pr. George’s executive Johnson scheduled for plea deal hearing

MoCo to cut $25 million from schools


The Los Angeles Times

Arnold had child with member of household staff

Counties may be forced to reveal pensions


At Manual Arts High, same goals but different methods



USA Today

7 in 10 Americans say high gas prices hurt

Long-term jobless see reduction in benefits

More seniors going hungry

Americans shed mortgage debt at record pace

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