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Today in Black America - June 13

POSTED: June 13, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Seeks to Win Back Wall St. Cash

Many State Legislators Lack College Degrees


Too Big to Fail, or Too Trifling for Oversight?


Education Secretary May Agree to Waivers on ‘No Child’ Law Requirements

Tales of the Search for a Summer Job


To Curb Malpractice Costs, Judges Jump in Early

Councilman Wants Mayors to Disclose Long-Distance Trips



The Detroit Free Press


Generous bonus just a parting gift

Detroit protesters claim Immigration and Customs agents are increasing harassment

This week in Michigan history ... First Tiger of color takes to home field


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mayor Reed on ‘Meet the Press'

Area sees big drop in foreclosures

King family aunt dies in Pennsylvania


W.E.B. Du Bois scholars prepare for future


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama looks for new ways to boost struggling job market

Slump in construction industry creates a Sheetrock ghost town

As troop drawdown nears, is NATO surge working in Afghanistan?


The Star Ledger

Two investigations launched into Elizabeth school board

Foundation that sends Newark-area students to top schools looks to expand to other cities

Trenton musicians pay tribute to rapper Kamau 'Legacy' Keita after Seaside Park beating death

Some Democrats view NJN takeover by WNET as case of political payback


Report: Newark airport screeners targeted Mexicans


N.J., Gov. Christie enter national spotlight with plan to cut $540M in Medicaid funding



The Baltimore Sun

Tuition break bill sparks high-tech petition drive

Rep. Cummings' nephew fatally shot in Va. apartment

Rolley urges vouchers, mayoral control of Baltimore schools

Phillips, last of original Harborplace tenants, to close


Jay Hancock: Ground rent law inflicts same kind of abuse it tried to fix


The Washington Post

President to make rare visit to Puerto Rico


‘It’s his race to lose’ — in New Hampshire

Obama bid to cut pediatrician training draws fire

The year in education reform


Rocketship schools: Watch for launch

Marriott plays games to fill jobs


Chicago Cubs

Emanuel to add 150 more beat cops

Man freed in Burge case struggles to build new life


Emanuel says 'head tax' cut for businesses will be in his first budget

Emanuel will wait on confidence vote for CHA CEO Lewis Jordan


The Los Angeles Times

GOP debate likely to show sharp right turn

Obama weighs scale of Afghanistan pullout

Los Angeles schools budget woes hit arts programs hard

Los Angeles technical high school is all it should be, but will soon be history

Los Angeles County Office of Education hires veteran educator as superintendent


The Plain Dealer


New Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon says helping students in urban areas is his life's mission

Ohio Senate tucks policy changes into massive state budget

Many of Ohio's nonprofit leaders worry the state's new casinos could hurt charitable gaming




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