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Today in Black America - October 24

POSTED: October 24, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Jobs Plan Stalled, Obama to Try New Economic Drive


Republicans Turn Judicial Power Into a Campaign Issue


No Holiday

Cain, Now Running as Outsider, Came to Washington as Lobbyist

The Little State With a Big Mess

Why Not Occupy Newsrooms?

5-Year Inquiry on Menendez Is Terminated


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama's national security record not much political help for him

Does Mitt Romney have the GOP presidential nomination wrapped up?

Anti-illegal immigration bill stokes backlash in Alabama fields


The Star Ledger


N.J. Democrats jockey for top Assembly leadership positions as Sheila Oliver's first term ends

Comcast effort lets N.J. students in low-income families log on

Middlesex County prosecutor will offer new outreach presentation explaining basics of justice system


PolitiFact N.J.: Chris Christie gets a 'Pants on Fire' on health care reform

Feds tell Sen. Menendez 2006 probe now closed, subpoena had come in heat of election


Christie's overhaul may not save N.J. pension system



The Washington Post

Obama’s efforts to aid homeowners fall short

The Herman Cain recipe: Enthusiasm, stamina and the ‘next thing’


GOP hopefuls: Cut power of courts

Romney still not connecting with voters

Perry cites ‘long love affair’ with guns

Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show


Probe into spending at Maryland arena

Shootings bump D.C.’s homicide total for year to 95; still below 2010 tally



The Detroit Free Press

As obesity soars, state looks at pop tax, fitness push

Occupy Detroit cold and wet, but upbeat

Local produce added to DPS lunch menus


Mitch Albom: Empty houses? Needy families? Time to mix


Rochelle Riley: Boys learn to be men in a club at Detroit school

Wayne County inflated, $5.5-billion investment claim, review finds


The Chicago Tribune

After two nurses are arrested at Occupy Chicago, nurses union will protest at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office

City Council spared cruelest cuts


Family of youth who hanged himself in state custody has suit tossed out

Gang member gets 90 years for killing DePaul student

Record percentage of Illinois schools fail to meet federal targets

Gibbs praises old boss Obama on Libya, predicts re-election


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Bill lets 401(k)s be used to save homes

Ga. jobs plan slammed as waste

Oxford's racial history uncovers slave's descendants but mysteries remain

5 seek seat on Atlanta school board

Church's pride in Cain outweighs differences


The Los Angeles Times

New UC admissions rules confuse applicants

Schools rolling out new fundraisers: food truck nights

Labor groups back different candidates in race for new congressional district seat

Obama ramps up mortgage refinancing effort

Bachmann's misstatements may be trouble

Gov. Romney OKd healthcare for illegal immigrants



USA Today


States to sharply limit Medicaid hospital stays


'Disasters' strain FEMA resources

Obama reaches out to voters under 30

Holder to speak at Shuttlesworth service


Murdoch media to pay $3.2M over hacking murdered girl's phone


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Early voting begins this weekend in Cuyahoga County, but new rules cause dismay

11 Occupy Cleveland protesters arrested Friday released from jail Saturday

Notre Dame College hosts religion scholar's talk on Islamophobia





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