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Today in Black America - June 8

POSTED: June 08, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Weiner Faces Calls to Resign and Tries to Make Amends

Nurses Rally for Health Care Funding

One-Party Rule in 2 States Sends Them Off in Opposite Directions

Pawlenty Calls for Greater Tax and Spending Cuts Than G.O.P. Rivals

Democratic Rule Remakes Connecticut’s Legislative Face


The Detroit Free Press


Cheating politicians find risk too hard to resist

Worthy aims to make sure Kilpatrick gives up book profits

Wayne Co. jury tells Blackwell to repay $264,000 to Highland Park

FBI works to ID man involved in hate crime at Detroit gas station

Michigan Senate approves Detroit population, tax bills

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing preps for layoffs, decries override of budget veto


The Christian Science Monitor

Ghana takes steps to avoid oil curse

US, worried about Al Qaeda in Yemen, urges Saleh to step down immediately

Germany to phase out nuclear power. Could the US do the same?

Fukushima meltdown could be template for nuclear terrorism, study says


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta court becomes health care battleground

In D.C., Deal and Reed work to build confidence in Georgia

Survey: Nearly half of Georgia farmers report labor shortages

Interim superintendent likely for APS

Fulton officials look at massive school building, renovation work


The Baltimore Sun


Balto. Co. extends deals with unions to hold down labor costs

City Council gives OK to limited school facilities bill


Baltimore Mayor: How much have potential candidates raised?



Chicago Tribune

McCarthy's appointment as top cop up for council vote

New CPS chief's salary set at $250K

On race and crime in the City of Tribes

When a news story omits race, do we really know any less?


Fenger beating: 5 murder convictions later, all that's left is sadness



The Washington Post

Abroad, Wal-Mart works with unions

Timothy Geithner, the persuader

Senate set to vote on debit-card swipe fees

Is it back to the bad old days for the District?

Some on D.C. Council urge Thomas to step down


Va. redistricting and minorities


The Star Ledger


Atlantic County could see three-way Senate race

Roselle mayor loses re-election bid in wake of insurance fraud charges

N.J. high school graduation rate is highest in the nation, review says

Prom dress charity searches for new home after eviction from rent-free Newark office space

Carl Lewis advances through uncontested primary for N.J. Senate seat


Gov. Christie criticizes N.J. Supreme Court, responds to questions on his education reform plan



The Los Angeles Times

California budget talks hit an impasse over three-month tax extension

First deadline to cut prison population looms


L.A. wants right to ignore illegal immigration enforcement plan

51 indicted in Azusa gang's 'terrorizing' of blacks

A search for truth brings justice


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge upset about Huron Hospital closing by Cleveland Clinic

National Democrats target Mandel, Coughlin and Blackwell over Medicare

Missing video in Cleveland's controversial use-of-force case existed all along, but police officials say it's not a public record

Cleveland School Board names Eric Gordon its new CEO


USA Today


Feds seek to close African-American health gap

Adult vaccines can prevent future health costs

Minority kids spend more time on electronic media

Many with HIV don't know they have it





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