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Today in Black America - June 24

POSTED: June 24, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Budget Talks Near Collapse as G.O.P. Leader Quits

Their Temper Tantrum

Mullen Backs Afghan Pullout Plan but Calls It Riskier

New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Benefits Rollback for Work Force

Veteran of Iraq War Now Fights His Own Deportation

Officials Say Two Planned Armed Attack in Seattle

City Rejects Unions’ Offer to Help Close Budget Gap

The Detroit Free Press

DPS spent $1.6M on travel, gave raises to consultants

The DPS budget

Rochelle Riley: New plan for failing schools in DPS, state continues super's mission

Senate OKs redrawn maps of districts

Detroit Police Department lays down law on social media behavior by officers

The Christian Science Monitor

Why is Obama tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, really?

Republicans pull out of high-stakes deficit talks. What happens now?

Debt defaults as moral fault

Achievement gap for Hispanic students hasn't narrowed in 20 years

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

ATL pension deal in place?

Lawyer: Atlanta court sentences illegal

Historically black colleges discuss their role, challenges

College Park city manager quits

The Star Ledger

N.J. Assembly passes landmark employee benefits overhaul

N.J. Democrats announce proposed budget, including millionaires' tax, increased aid for schools, seniors

N.J. Assembly rejects plan to transfer NJN management to N.Y.-based WNET

N.J. Senate committee holds second hearing to examine deal giving NJN to WNET

N.J. Senate panel approves bill for $200M in tax breaks for American Dream at Meadowlands

The Baltimore Sun

2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows

Maryland group to tackle health disparities

Baltimore pastor seeks to open an on-demand methadone clinic

275-bed shelter called advance in city's war on homelessness

Nearly 30 percent of in-state tuition petition signers are Dems

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Leadership academy focuses on developing Cleveland's next generation of leaders

Greater Cleveland charities profit from $2 million unclaimed in class-action settlements

Cleveland MetroHealth hires crisis communications firm to help improve hospital's image

Cleveland planning-map changes could affect political map

The Washington Post

GOP demands meeting with Obama on taxes

Robinson: Why does the Afghan war go on?

House Republicans seek chance to rebuke President Obama over Libya

Can liberals start their own tea party?

Obama arrives in Botswana

House bill would cut D.C. funding

The Chicago Tribune

Vacant homes keep Englewood in downward spiral

Quinn says he'll use veto power to carve budget to his liking

RTA warns of transit cuts

Details on preliminary test score results released Friday

CPS schools chief aims to send a message with contract

The Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown sees little progress on budget, but insists 'I'm not giving up'

Jerry Brown says Proposition 13 could be tested if budget talks fail

USA Today

Poll: Public support turns against Libya mission

2 arrested in alleged plot to attack Seattle recruiting station

Census: Whites make up minority of babies in U.S.

Volunteers are the new city employees

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