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Today in Black America - September 13

POSTED: September 13, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Offers Jobs Bill, and the G.O.P. Balks

U.S. Spending Billions on Rural Jobs, but Impact Is Uncertain


Perry Is Target as Republican Candidates Take Aim


Working for Less: Detroit Sets Its Future on a Foundation of Two-Tier Wages

Student Loan Default Rates Rise Sharply in Past Year


With Ruling, Mayor’s Spending May Enter Trial of Former Aide

Amid Cheating Complaints, Regents Move to Improve Test Security



The Washington Post

Suit challenges jails’ strip-search policies


HPV vaccine order haunts Perry

Romney uses his stance on Boeing union issue to appeal to conservatives


Obama proposes higher taxes for wealthy to fund jobs bill

D.C. near ‘milestone’ on mental health case

O’Malley adviser helped Currie get consulting gig

With court delays, cloud of legal woes to linger over Md. politics

Former Norton aide to seek D.C. Council seat


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama sending jobs bill to Congress. How fast will lawmakers act?

Rick Perry: unelectable or GOP's best shot? Why public and pundits differ.

Why North Carolina vote to ban gay marriage might help Obama


The Star Ledger

Bill to provide Hurricane Irene relief fails in U.S. Senate

Christie administration nixes plan that would have cut Medicaid coverage for thousands of N.J. residents

Ex-Newark Deputy Mayor steered city contracts to developer, surveillance tapes show


74 people still in shelters in flood-stricken Paterson

Sen. Frank Lautenberg heralds 2 bills to create jobs at Newark press conference

Atlantic City casino unions fight proposed pay cuts



The Detroit Free Press


Kilpatrick bribery case: Top aide's plea deal tightens screws

Cast of characters in Kilpatrick aide case


Union leader fires back at Bing over Detroit bus delays

New MEAP test standards ready for consideration



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


APS looks to regain accreditation


APS beefs up academic help

Racial bias trial bought by ex-NBAer and attorney starts for Tavern at Phipps



The Baltimore Sun


For mayoral candidates, a whirl of handshakes on last day before election

Md. Politics: Cummings presses for 9/11 inquiry of News Corp.

Debt collection firm forgives $10 million in settlement


The Los Angeles Times


Feinstein says campaign may be 'wiped out' by Durkee

Reinventing California's higher education system

In LAUSD, school starts with new rules, schedules and campuses

Bell gets free administrative aid from more prosperous cities



The Chicago Tribune

African-American groups seek to defend Democratic map in court


Quinn vetoes ComEd rate hike

CPS' school day not that much shorter than those in some suburban districts

Emanuel halts travel refunds


U. of I. places dean on leave, investigates possibly inflated admissions stats


The Star Ledger


Few states examine test erasures

Many older adults scramble to pay for food

Arizona to stop monitoring teachers' accents



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Northeast Ohio school districts take a hit in funding from the state

Norman Edwards, executive director of black contractors groups, resigns (video)

Cleveland councilman's fill-in will work for free, declines salary of up to $50,000

Presidential primary would be pushed back to May under bill introduced in Ohio Senate

Cleveland man released from prison after a decade behind bars for crime he says he did not commit (video)

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