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Today in Black America - October 28

POSTED: October 28, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

A President Trying to Work the Levers He Still Possesses

In Small Burst of Bipartisanship, House Passes Two Pieces of Jobs Bill

Rise in Medicare Premium Is Lower Than Predicted


Critics See ‘Chilling Effect’ in Alabama Immigration Law

Obama Backers Tied to Lobbies Raise Millions

Officer Says He Thought Someone in Sean Bell’s Car Was Returning Fire


Bipartisan Accord in Connecticut Yields a $626 Million Jobs Package



The Christian Science Monitor

US economy grew at 2.5%. Will that quiet talk of a double dip?

If Rick Perry skips debates, will Mitt Romney be next?

Bipartisan plea for $4 trillion in deficit cuts: why it could work


The Star Ledger

In uproar over alleged police brutality, New Brunswick residents call for mayor's resignation

Judge fighting Christie's pension, health benefits asks N.J. Supreme Court to review case

Budget committee approves request for $1.3B for N.J. transportation projects

Newark police arrest second teen in connection with brutal beating of city high school student

Irvington girl, 17, is fatally shot in Newark


Gov. Christie to travel to Mississippi to campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidate


The Washington Post

Fears of new recession ease as economy grows

Boehner rejects Democrats’ proposal to slash $3 trillion from future U.S. debts

Without federal stimulus help, states find Medicaid straining their budgets

Rich rewards

Lobbyists pour money into GOP race

Napolitano: Hackers have ‘come close’ to major cyberattack

Va. Democrats: GOP scaring voters with texts


Democrats focus on guns in Va. election

Wife says she let Sen. Currie down


The Detroit Free Press

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano suspends a third aide in widening scandal


Drug dealer occupies historic Detroit house for sale; neighbors, police move him out


Controversial charter school bill OK'd by state Senate


State leads U.S. in court election spending


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Occupy Atlanta digs in at King Center

Occupy Atlanta says it will regroup; may return to Woodruff Park

ATL has biggest income inequality

Jobless rate stays the same

DeKalb schools consultant to cut jobs


The Chicago Tribune

Legislation aims to correct part of 'sub for a day' pension loophole

Illinois Senate Executive Committee advances tax break measure for Chicago's financial exchanges


Illinois House votes to stop labor leader pension abuses


The Los Angeles Times


State says 1,000 care facilities match sex offender addresses

Gov. Jerry Brown risks backlash on pension plan


The retirement system overhaul at a glance



The Houston Chronicle

Former Houston meteorologist gets 350 hours community service for fake rape claim


Higher ed board cuts physics degrees at TSU and Prairie View A&M

Texas had “discriminatory purpose” in adopting redistricting maps that harmed minorities, Justice Department charges

Houston Rep. Al Green wins approval of amendment targeting securities fraud



USA Today

Advanced degrees eyed for fire chiefs


U.S. to study cancer risks near nuclear sites


Retired justice Stevens talks ethics, Thomas


White House hails new growth data

Obama never said 'leading from behind'

Group seeks challenger to Obama, GOP



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kent State professor comes under fire for shouting 'Death to Israel' during diplomat's speech

Anti-Issue 2 group raises more than twice as much money as supporters of new collective bargaining law


Republicans may be ready to draw new congressional lines unifying cities





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