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Today in Black America - November 16

POSTED: November 16, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Insurance Mandate May Be Health Bill’s Undoing

Flubs Are Rubbing Some Republicans the Wrong Way

The Mayor Confronts the Protesters


Bloomberg-Ordered Raid Ends 2-Month Park Encampment


Middle-Class Areas Shrink as Income Gap Grows, New Report Finds

Congress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches

Witness Says Councilman Led Him to a Contractor


The Christian Science Monitor


Judge tells Occupy Wall Street: You can't sleep in Zuccotti Park anymore


Iowa poll: why Mitt Romney is delighted about a four-way tie

Wisconsin recall: How powerful super PACs could influence the battle


Africa Rising: Could a shared currency in East Africa avoid the euro's woes?

Israeli-Palestinian jolt? Why some want to dismantle PA.



The Washington Post

White House braces for debt panel failure

Perry, Cain try to do damage control

Cain bets that he can stay a Republican front-runner without acting like one

The limits of Newt’s staying power

Ready to stay in McPherson Square


Prince George’s County Council pushes slot machines issue to state lawmakers

D.C. bill makes it harder to hold illegal immigrants



The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie's approval rating remains high, poll shows


Orange council disbands city's one-man auxiliary police force, thus depriving mayor of title


$25.5M grant will assist Newark charter school expansion


5,000 students affected as missing gun in Elizabeth prompts lockdown of 7 schools

Journalists arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters demand re-entry into Zuccotti Park


The Detroit Free Press


Mayor Dave Bing expected to roll out plan to privatize bus, lighting systems in Detroit


Stephen Henderson: Detroit's clock striking midnight


Living with murder, the video documentary: Meet those touched by Detroit homicide

Kwame Kilpatrick lawyer asks state high court to intervene in book profits fight


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


License plate design already controversial

Fulton school board votes to go charter

APS training math, science teachers

Grady CEO: Safety issues fixed

CAU to host cancer research town hall meeting


The Chicago Tribune

Preckwinkle's budget on track for easy approval

Get ready for a fine time in Chicago if budget passes

Petition drive to recall Wisconsin governor formally begins


Study: Latinos will be 25% of Chicago workforce by 2015

Community groups gear up for CPS' annual changes to neighborhood schools


USA Today

11% of Congress in wealthy 1%

Blackface costume draws Miss. sorority penalty

Study: More recycling could add 1.5 million U.S. jobs


New York 'Occupy' protesters looking for new place to occupy


GOP freshmen see fundraising dwindle


The Los Angeles Times


State inmates pack county jails faster than expected


4 UC Berkeley students safe after gunman is shot in lab

Students protest at several California universities

A double standard remains

UC regents cancel meeting, cite security threats


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette joins lawmakers calling on deficit committee to consider "all options"


Reginald Brooks executed for murdering his 3 sons

Vice President Joe Biden calls SB 5 vote a victory for the middle class at stop in Euclid

Summit County collects $25 million after threatening parents with prison for failing to pay child support



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