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Today in Black America - December 16

POSTED: December 16, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Lawmakers Agree on Spending Bill, Avoiding Shutdown

Gingrich Momentum Slows, Polls Suggest


Gingrich Push on Health Care Appears at Odds With G.O.P.


Wage Protection for Home Care Workers


In Baghdad, Panetta Leads Uneasy Moment of Closure

U.S. Finds Pervasive Bias Against Latinos by Arizona Sheriff


More Liu Donors Said to Be Examined in Fund-Raising Inquiry

Walkouts by Nurses Loom as Hospitals Seek to Cut Costs


Obesity Rate Falls for New York Schoolchildren


The Christian Science Monitor

Does defense bill's anti-terror provision deprive Americans of key rights?

Mission accomplished, really: US war in Iraq officially ends

Democrats' tough choice: shut down government or swallow GOP's bills


UC Berkeley's gift to middle-class families: a cap on college costs


The Star Ledger


Thousands of N.J. union office cleaners strike, protest in Newark over lack of new contract

Sen. Frank Lautenberg urges FDA to ban flavored cigars

Sen. Codey: Christie insulted the office of the governor


N.J. Senate passes bill that would restore $139M to cities in need

Civil rights group wants probe into death of Garfield man killed while fleeing police

New Jersey added 10,400 private sector jobs in November


The Detroit Free Press


Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is back

Dearborn's 'All-American Muslim' stars say uproar did them a favor


Rochelle Riley: 'All-American Muslim' offers valuable lesson for Americans

Snyder expected to sign bill ending restrictions on number, location of charter schools in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder, unions focus on a more cooperative future

State House votes to turn down federal funds for statewide health exchange


Detroit City Council votes to cut others' pay by 10%


The Washington Post


FBI considered a sting operation aimed at then-House Speaker Gingrich in ’97

Gingrich on the defensive in final GOP debate before Iowa caucuses

A move to lift West Virginia schools, county out of poverty and pain

Sachs leads Pr. George’s hospital probe


Fairfax okays high school surveillance



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Uproar over bands' suspension

Georgia, Alabama seek stay on immigration law


Davis term as school chief extended until 2013

Court dismisses suit against APD


The Chicago Tribune

Politics wreaked havoc on retirement code


Hurd's arrest shocks, hurts Bears

Dueling ward remaps to get public review

Illinois working on new rules to measure schools

Federal court upholds Democrats' map of Illinois congressional districts


The Los Angeles Times

U.S. stands by Calif. bullet train project despite critics

Harassment claim against Inglewood legislator settled in secret, records show


Pattern of civil rights abuses alleged in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County



USA Today

Few penalties for keeping child abuse a secret

Florida A&M death puts focus on traditions

Report: Half of U.S. schools fail federal standards

Fraternity suspended after rape query



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New 'barbell' district tilts in Marcy Kaptur's favor but keeps Dennis Kucinich's base intact


Homeless, hungry, up in Cleveland and 28 other cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors says


Gun sales without background check easy on Internet, mayors group says




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