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Today in Black America - December 5

POSTED: December 05, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Pain in the Public Sector

House G.O.P. Is Split on Extension of Payroll Tax Cut

With Cain on Sideline, His Rivals Try to Prove Their Conservatism

Despite Surge, Gingrich Faces Major Hurdles

Some Cities Object to Being Carved Up by Redistricting

Cuomo Pushes New Tax Rates for Big Earners


The Christian Science Monitor

Is public support for the tea party movement fading?

Newt Gingrich surges in Iowa. Will it last?

How Herman Cain benefits from dropping out: Money and political power


Why Iran lashes out at West

Ban Germany's right-wing NPD? Neo-Nazi revelations spark debate.


The Star Ledger

To increase black presence in N.J. State Police, recruiters turn to churches


Many N.J. school board members have not complied with law requiring background checks


Ex-N.J. governor Whitman backs effort to put a bipartisan ticket on the presidential ballot


Newark police officer steals car from drunk driver, smashes into wife's car, authorities say

Rutgers chancellor focuses on counseling services available to students following suicide attempt

N.J. debt grew by 3 percent over past fiscal year to approach $38 billion



The Washington Post


Occupy D.C. standoff marks change in protest

Iowa caucuses: Four weeks out, what to watch for in the Republican race

Gingrich’s rise worries some among Democrats

Cain can still add to his war chest

Presidential pardons: A lawmaker’s support improves criminals’ odds for mercy

Federal probe complicates how D.C. Council can deal with Thomas

Johnson pursued personal business in last year of term


The Detroit Free Press

160,000 jobless Michiganders at risk of losing safety net


State district for failing schools may expand past DPS earlier than planned

Bankruptcy might be Detroit's only option, experts say


Rochelle Riley: Academic success not about race

Rochelle Riley: Detroit mayor should return to his own playbook

Detroit-born Ralph Bunche is 1st black Nobel Peace Prize winner


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Long takes leave from New Birth

Occupy Atlanta back near park

Ex-APS leader still gets paid


The Chicago Tribune

Pastor on roof joined by Occupy protesters

Preckwinkle garners positive reviews in first year

'Teach-in' preps parents, union members for fight to stop school closings


Jackson letter describes relationship with central figure in Blagojevich probe

Teen killed in West Woodlawn drive-by


The Los Angeles Times


Sheriff's Dept. leaves D.A. in the dark on jail abuse probes


Judge rules state Assembly must disclose lawmakers' budget records

Just 31% of California students pass P.E. test

Obama administration issues diversity guidelines for schools

L.A. teachers union drops legal challenge to evaluation system



USA Today

Many have little to no savings as retirement looms

NAACP targets tougher voter qualifications

Are school zero-tolerance policies too harsh?

Ky. church revisits ban on interracial couples


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