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Today in Black America - May 26

POSTED: May 26, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Voter Group Flexes Muscle in Ads Aimed at Senators

Signs Grow That Palin May Run

Democrats Put G.O.P. on Spot as Medicare Plan Fails

Edwards to Face Criminal Charges


9 States Get New Chance at Federal Education Aid


Growth in Education Spending Slowed in 2009

Assistant Commissioner Who Faked Time Sheets Is Demoted


State Ends A Practice Of Rescoring Regents Tests


The Detroit Free Press

Bing fires health department director amid corruption investigation

Detroit City Council, Bing spar over budget cuts


Fox News personality rips Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Brian Dickerson: When lofty ideals cost real money


Rochelle Riley: Talking, listening, trying to heal racism's wounds

Ex-court official testified against judge in discrimination case


The Christian Science Monitor

Senate Democrats shoot down GOP's House budget plan. Now what?


Obama's speech to British Parliament praised for strength, humility

John Edwards: his path from golden boy to persona non grata in North Carolina

Obama's British codename: Is it an insult?


First tea party, now tequila party – a Latino effort to get out the vote


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Reed ups pressure on pension reform

Modern 'Freedom Ride' a call to action

Transportation effort hits divide



The Star Ledger

Pastor's sway over his followers stirs questions as police probe Irvington girl's death

N.J. Attorney General's Office report tracks cash flow of most inquired-about charities

East Orange man searches for answers as his home is boarded up without notice


N.J. could win $50M in education funding in new round of Race to the Top competition

Paterson mayor has his salary cut by $24K



The Washington Post

Senate Republicans stick by Medicare plan

N.Y. race a wake-up call for GOP


‘Grass-roots’ group that boosted GOP financed by only 11 checks


MSNBC’s Schultz suspended over Ingraham slur

City hiring probe hits snag

D.C. residents face new taxes, fees


Ex-Pr. George’s officer admits guilt in cigarette, alcohol smuggling scheme


Chicago Tribune

CPS board OKs Brizard

Chicago casino plan fails first test in Springfield

Blago testimony could come today

Marshall High principal leading dramatic turnaround of school


The Baltimore Sun


Proposed downtown arena gets private financing commitment

Maryland gets $23 million in federal aid for small businesses

City security equipment removed from home of Sheila Dixon

Boy, 12, clinging to life after 'senseless' city shooting


The Los Angeles Times

Computer errors let violent California prisoners go free

No easy fix for California's prison crisis


L.A. County education officials OK Compton charter school


USA Today

Study blames 2,200 deaths on traffic emissions


State lawmakers work to defund Planned Parenthood




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