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Today in Black America - December 8

POSTED: December 08, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Eyeing 2012, White House Presses Europe on Debt

In Iowa, Gingrich Is Gaining Favor, New Poll Shows

New Romney Ad Turns Up Heat on Gingrich


Democrats See a Two-Horse G.O.P. Race, Adding a Whip

New Orleans Struggles to Stem Homicides


Florida Budget Adds to School Spending

Florida: Punishment Delayed in Drum Major’s Death

Behind Rapid Deal on Taxes, Stealth Maneuvering by Cuomo


New York’s Math Scores Dip on U.S. Student Tests, Diverging From Trend in Other Big Cities


The Christian Science Monitor


Why Republican efforts to corral Jewish vote may come up short

Payroll tax cut: proposals galore but consensus eludes


Students in big-city schools show gains in latest NAEP 'report card'


Democracy dial-back? Egypt military moves to hem in new parliament



The Star Ledger


Christie: Obama 'has made America smaller in the eyes of the world'

UMDNJ nurses' lawsuit against abortion training headed back to court early

New SCI report: 30 criminals found work in N.J. after being barred from the trash business in N.Y.



The Detroit Free Press

Stephen Henderson's blog: Charter proponents compare public schools to slavery

Gov. Rick Snyder supports a consent deal for Detroit


Detroit schools climb slightly in NAEP test scores


Bing demands 10% wage cut for Detroit police as leaders of officers union step down


Snyder tells young people: Forget Chicago, be part of changing Detroit



The Washington Post

In the District, whites make three times the income of blacks


Obama rightly targets inequality

Obama’s New Square Deal

Remains of hundreds of troops left in landfill


Gingrich, Romney on collision course for Jan.


On Hill, partisanship no longer taboo

Kaine stands by Obama, despite polls


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta charity has served 20M meals


Ga. ranked 37th in health

Atlanta Public Schools sees boost on national exam

Atlanta City Council redistricting hits snag


The Chicago Tribune


Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

Judge to Blago: 'You wanted to use your powers to do things only good for yourself'

Quinn berates man he once defended


Federal judges uphold Democratic map for General Assembly

Pensions probe focuses on Chicago union officials

Study details societal ramifications for high school dropouts


Family springs into action after North Chicago man dies after police encounter



The Los Angeles Times

California health spending per person near lowest in U.S.


USA Today

FAMU president's future in question after death

Crowded ERs help urgent care centers thrive


Prosecutor ends 30-year quest to execute ex-Black Panther

Cities moving beyond segregation


Jerry Sandusky arrested on new sex abuse charges


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joins effort to block political robocalls on cellphones

Cleveland officials unveil design of African-American cultural garden


Cleveland schools' tentative deal with teachers will save about $7 million to restore some cut programs


Federal prosecutors begin to tally the cost of corruption of CMHA's Phillips-Olivier


Cleveland still ranks low in math and reading on 'Nation's Report Card'






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