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Today in Black America - October 13

POSTED: October 13, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

A News Story Is Growing With ‘Occupy’ Protests

No Jobs Bill, and No Ideas

Cain’s Surge in Polls Prompts Closer Scrutiny of His Plans


In Strangers’ Glances at Family, Tensions Linger

Dip in Birth Rates Reflects Recession, Report Suggests

House Panel Issues Subpoena for Records on Gun Program


City Council in Harrisburg Files Petition of Bankruptcy

State Puts Pressure on City Schools Over English Language Learners

Questioned on Donations, Comptroller Vows Review



The Christian Science Monitor

Plan B on Obama jobs bill is to take it up piecemeal. What will fly?

Revulsion over Nigeria rape video shows power of social media

Liberia election: Voting went smoothly, but how about the results?



The Star Ledger

Controversial N.J. strip-search case heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Paterson mayor walks out after council refuses to delay hearing on Hurricane Irene OT pay

Poll: N.J. legislative elections will be referendum on Gov. Christie's performance

Man arrested with loaded assault-style weapon near scene of Monday multiple shooting in Newark

Jury begins deliberations in corruption trial of ex-Newark deputy mayor



The Washington Post

Demolitions follow wave of foreclosures

Republicans increasingly see Romney as the ‘inevitable candidate’


Editorial: Herman Cain’s deceptive tax plan

Buffett brings rich-tax fight to supercommittee


Service employees union marches in D.C.

Gray urges citizens to join voting rights march

Pr. George’s Council: Baker appointee is rude


Currie reported consulting fees on tax forms



The Detroit Free Press

Detroit owes its Washington lobbyist nearly $350,000 in unpaid fees


State Supreme Court to hear Kwame Kilpatrick case on book proceeds


Welfare recipients to get another reminder that they've lost cash assistance


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

HIV on rise among young


Kasim Reed makes top 10 of ‘Root 100′ list of notable African-Americans

Activists can stay till Monday

APS students make second attempt at visiting King memorial

Atlanta City Council schedules public hearings on redistricting



The Chicago Tribune

Speaker Madigan to block Quinn's veto on legislative scholarships

CPS to roll out high school-college hybrid


The Los Angeles Times

Report: Dozens punished for jail beatings


Bill signings show Brown's a rebel

Gov. Jerry Brown is giving unions most of what they seek

Education: Too much testing?

D.C. educator withdraws from job at downtown L.A. arts school



USA Today

Fewer people in debt seeking help

Opposition to death penalty nears 40-year high

Obama, Democrats raise $70M over three months


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Secretary of State Jon Husted rejects redistricting petitions, but Democratic group forges ahead with lawsuit


Pruitt gets extended leave before going to Afghanistan



The Baltimore Sun


Former 'Baraka Boy' pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges

Proposed congressional map draws more criticism


Howard Co. lawmaker drops controversial school board plan





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