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Today in Black America - June 16

POSTED: June 16, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

White House Defends Continuing U.S. Role in Libya Operation

Exit Near, Gates Speaks Bluntly of U.S. Allies

Nuclear Plant Safety Rules Inadequate, Group Says

Children on Medicaid Shown to Wait Longer for Care

Lautenberg Criticizes Obama on Guns

Top Agency Officials Knew of Disputed Gun Program

Southern Baptists Approve Steps Aimed at Diversity

Cuomo Gives Lawmakers Ultimatum on Rent Laws

Labor Coalition Is Divided Over Financial Rescue Plan

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ga. jobless rate holds steady

Reed vetoes money-saving measure

Mayor's pension plan protested

Who's who among APS superintendent finalists

Are minority and poor kids disciplined more harshly in Georgia schools?

University chancellor on list for interim Atlanta schools chief

The Detroit Free Press

Judge orders Kwame Kilpatrick's book profits to go toward restitution

Officials shoot down allegations of city, schools takeover plan

Bing's leadership attacked in lawsuit

Brian Dickerson: These accusations against Bing more ominous than a sex scandal

Fired worker laments loss of chance to help Detroit

The Baltimore Sun

Court OKs sale of some Superfresh stores, delays others

Baltimore City police announce shakeup in three top positions

Mayoral candidates debate education, property tax cuts

Settlement conference to be held in bias lawsuit

The Christian Science Monitor

NRC hearing raises questions about safety at nuclear plants

As economic recovery sags, would a federal budget deal hurt or help?

US guns fuel Mexico drug war? The politics behind the issue.

Obama calls for South Sudan cease-fire

White House: 'Limited' Libya operation didn't require approval of Congress

The Washington Post

Embracing a role she never wanted

Sen. Alexander suggests eliminating energy tax breaks to reduce debt

Deal near on free trade agreements

Group of 27 senators calls for faster Afghanistan withdrawal

Michelle Obama heads to Africa next week

Battling an epidemic in D.C.

Not quite making the grade

Henderson meets D.C. Mayor Gray’s school reform pledge minus Rhee’s heartburn

The Star Ledger

For some N.J. seniors, Social Security can't stave off the rising tax tide

PolitiFact New Jersey: Who's really to blame for tax hikes in the Garden State?

NJEA attacks party bosses over pension and health benefits reform proposal

N.J. pension reform deal reached between Christie and 4 top lawmakers in Trenton

Newark council members consider bringing back chief of police position

N.J. parties pick leaders for congressional redistricting panel

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois' 5 Republican freshmen reflect on first 6 months in Congress

Quinn threat to shut down construction projects bringing lawmakers back to Capitol

Report: City agency's payments to businesses owned by women, minorities 'grossly overstated'

Chicago Public Schools board rescinds teacher raises, angers union

The Los Angeles Times

Newly empowered Democrats pass budget

Wary of deficits, some Republicans shift on tax policy

Teacher quality must be Job 1 of education reform in L.A.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Heart and Soul magazine to honor WZAK radio personality Kym Sellers for her work on multiple sclerosis

Guns in bars bill passes Ohio House, Senate concurs, Gov. John Kasich to sign it

Dennis Kucinich files lawsuit against President Obama, says Libya war violates the law

USA Today

1,000 more firms targeted in crackdown on illegal hiring

U.S. births down for 3rd year; economy may be factor

Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee

Better-informed patients can help cut costs, study shows

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