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Today in Black America - June 15

POSTED: June 15, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Candidates Show G.O.P. Less United on Goals of War

The G.O.P. Debate

In Visit to Puerto Rico, Obama Offers (and Seeks Out) Support

Wisconsin Court Reinstates Law on Union Rights

Wal-Mart Workers Try the Nonunion Route

Cutting the Deficit, Adding Jobs


U.S. Students Remain Poor at History, Tests Show

37% of State Graduates College-Ready, Data Show


State Lawmakers Argue Over Rent Laws as Deadline Looms


City Comptroller Is Asked to Curb Comments on Fraud Case


The Detroit Free Press

Kwame Kilpatrick in court today for hearing over book proceeds

Rochelle Riley: Lifesaving school needs a miracle of its own

Extra $30M isn't settling Detroit budget dispute

Bankruptcy not an option for cities, Gov. Rick Snyder says

Detroit city hall soap opera: Bing's office blasts ex-aide's bid for $750K


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

3 APS superintendent finalists

Church: Eddie Long, wife together

Despite budget cuts, three college presidents get salary boost


The Christian Science Monitor

Ben Bernanke: Deficit must be cut, but debt limit 'the wrong tool'

CBO director: US budget problem fundamentally different than in past


Michele Bachmann: Is she the Mike Huckabee of 2012?


Jobs-focused education leaves history in the dustbin

West Africa Rising: Liberia aims to tap riches, wean itself off aid by 2021

'Buy local' program aims to boost value of aid to Haiti



The Baltimore Sun

Parking manager 'exerted influence' on contracts, report says

Balto. Co. GOP reviews problems as leader Campbell departs

Stadium authority approves study of convention center/arena


The Star Ledger

Against own party's wishes, Sweeney pushes overhaul to pension system for N.J. public employees

PolitiFact New Jersey: Gov. Christie scrutinizes Newark's graduation rates

Christie doesn't rule out 2016 campaign run in mostly light-hearted Piers Morgan interview

Trial opens in slaying of Newark grandmother, an innocent bystander in drug-related shooting

Rutgers board members close meeting by erecting temporary wall after audience becomes angry


Ex-Department of Corrections official set to face charges of bribery, attempted extortion

Trenton law director quits after clash with Mayor Mack's administration over OPRA requests


The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel concerned about trade show defection

CPS board will vote today on fate of pay raises


Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

Embattled CHA CEO Lewis Jordan resigns


The Washington Post

Bachmann enters race with an air of success

GOP race scrambled by Romney, Bachmann

Obama courts Puerto Rican vote


GOP governors push back on Medicaid rules


U.S. life expectancy lags behind Europe

Brown ‘looking forward to closure’

D.C. tops ‘best cities for families’ list

D.C. passes $10.8B budget — with a hitch

Graduating from elementary school?


The Los Angeles Times

California to suffer housing shift, UCLA forecasters say

'Crippling' California court cuts would be 'a blow against justice,' chief justice says

DWP officials call for rate hike to cover expenses

Faced with loss of pay, Democrats are crafting alternative state budget

L.A. Unified skips school input, and its own procedures, in naming arts high


USA Today

ATF gun program missed mark

Survey: CEOs expect hiring, spending to grow

Childhood diseases return as parents refuse vaccines

Southern Baptists push to overcome racist past

Southern Baptists poised for historic election


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

State audit finds more than $46,000 may have been improperly spent at Cleveland charter school

Ex-board of revision worker Keith Headen sentenced to a year probation, 120 days of house arrest

Black Civil War veterans buried in Woodland Cemetery to get monument

Cleveland school administrators get raises but lose costlier perks



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