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Today in Black America - May 20

POSTED: May 20, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Sees ’67 Borders as Starting Point for Peace Deal

G.O.P. Blocks Judicial Nominee in a Sign of Battles to Come


Deal Reached on Extension of Patriot Act

Insurers Told to Justify Rate Increases Over 10 Percent


A Former Basketball Prodigy, Bereft of All but His Memories

Don Barden, a Leading Black Businessman, Dies at 67


New York Attorney General Is Investigating Trump’s For-Profit School

At CUNY, Concerns That Overhaul of the Curriculum May Erode Academic Gains


The Detroit Free Press

Lawmakers say firing bad teachers too costly; tenure reforms sought

Snyder, Republican legislators reach deal that boosts funding to schools

Don Barden set business milestones African American businessman


The Christian Science Monitor


Study of US troops in wartime: Morale droops and 'acute stress' rises

Conditions in Atlantic ripe for big 2011 hurricane season, US says


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

ATL workers charged in thefts


The Star Ledger


Two long-time rival Plainfield street gangs call a truce, meet with mayor

Gov. Christie signs bill requiring all new public employees to move to N.J. within year of hire


Newark council freezes municipal spending until Mayor Cory Booker proposes budget

Alexander Alfaro is sentenced to 212 years in prison for role in Newark schoolyard slayings


The Baltimore Sun


Shooting victim to graduate college

Morgan State's Sakina Smith hopes to help others


Fewer Marylanders reported behind on mortgage payments

Oprah: Built in Baltimore


Chicago Tribune

Radio host Smiley 'felt bad' about role in Pfleger's suspension

Chicago State's graduates honored for persistence



The Washington Post

Senate Dems won’t release budget plan

Libya conflict sparks War Powers debate

Will 2012 be another wave election?

At Crossland High, an AP boom

Youngest member of Prince George's school board is censured


The Los Angeles Times

Budget analyst is critical of Jerry Brown's tax referendum push


Bill targets anti-fraud requirement in home aid program

Teens from juvenile probation camp learn life lessons at Solar Cup boat race


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