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Today in Black America - December 9

POSTED: December 09, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

A Wartime Leader Ends a War He Never Wanted

Holder, Grilled on Gun Inquiry, Says He Won’t Resign

Senate Stops Consumer Nominee

Gingrich, Ahead in Polls, Is Still Selling Books

Perry’s Anti-Gay Rights Focus Is Divisive Even to Staff

Tax Plan Passed, Legislature Faces Smaller Budget Gap

Auto Club and Port Authority Fight in Court Over Rise in Toll

12 With Low State Test Scores Are Put on School Closing List



The Christian Science Monitor

Jon Corzine downfall: Even after 2008, banking sector has untamed risks. (VIDEO)


Africa reacts to Obama's pro-gay rights foreign policy

Remains of hundreds of fallen American soldiers sent to landfill



The Star Ledger


Corzine expresses regret, but stands strong throughout testimony on collapse of MF Global

Gov. Christie pushes to end payouts for public employees' unused sick days

Brother of Newark's Inspector General killed in shooting

Assembly committee examines bill that would add N.J. school board elections to November general elections

Suspended East Orange health inspector indicted on bribery charges


The Detroit Free Press

Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is hiding his assets, Wayne County prosecutor says

Ban on benefits for domestic partners of state workers heads to Snyder

Lawsuit says new state House maps unfair to minority voters


Rochelle Riley: Oddly shaped congressional district a chance for regional unity



The Washington Post

At Virginia Tech, a haunting day of mayhem


Romney supporters slam Gingrich’s leadership skills, vanity, reliability

Nominee blocked, Obama lashes out at GOP

Ravitch: ‘Miracle schools’ not so miraculous after all

D.C. education agency questioned

O’Malley comes out swinging


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Sen. Robert Brown dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound


The Chicago Tribune

Federal judges uphold Democratic map for General Assembly

Madigan: Blagojevich shouldn't get state pension

Study details societal ramifications for high school dropouts


The Los Angeles Times

Mayor's office knew about payout to fired exec, agency chief says


California trails in online tools for voters, study finds



USA Today

States expand lucrative pensions to more jobs

Will Cain's flame-out hurt black conservatives?


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

David Whitehead leaving Cleveland Metroparks board of commissioners

More than 800 celebrate Cleveland schools', teachers union's decision not to implement proposed major cuts

FBI agent, CHMA board chair confronted Phillips-Olivier in 2008 -- he lied to both, they testify





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