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Today in Black America - December 20

POSTED: December 20, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

House Set to Vote Down Payroll Tax Cut Extension


Among Legal Ranks, Shrugs for Gingrich’s Tough Talk

In Murky Republican Contest, the Clearest Target Is Gingrich

New Focus on Incendiary Words in Paul’s Newsletters


Republican Primary Projections

Editorial: The Middle-Class Agenda

Ex-Consultant to Mayor Gets Prison for Theft

State Tests Extended to About Three Hours


The Christian Science Monitor

Iraq war ends: what it was like on the last US flight out


Iraq ledger: War by the numbers


Why John Boehner can still win the tax-cut showdown

What if Ron Paul wins Iowa?



The Star Ledger

Five arrested, three sent to the hospital after melee near Dickinson High School this afternoon in Jersey City: cops

Video: Homeless man beaten in Wall by two laughing N.J. youths


N.J. officials convene to redraw congressional districts

Voters split evenly on whether sports betting should be legalized



The Detoit Free Press

How Gov. Rick Snyder, UAW President Bob King broke impasse, led way to new union deal

Crime in Detroit takes dip, FBI, police data show


Snyder enacts changes to Michigan workers comp, unemployment insurance



The Washington Post


House GOP unbending on payroll tax deal

Gingrich, Romney in dead heat among Republicans nationally, poll finds

Poll: Obama’s ratings rebounding

Republicans vie for evangelical voters

Court schedules health-care arguments

A promise. A reality. A legacy.

O’Malley signs Md. land-use order despite vehement objections


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Morehouse loses bid, will continue building neighborhood

Fulton charter school insistent on long contract, risks closing



The Chicago Tribune

Protesters threaten a sit-in at mayor's office

Students buy gifts for kids whose moms are in prison


Quinn signs budget deal to avert closings



The Los Angeles Times

Republican leaders seek to apply brakes to bullet train project

Activists celebrate closing of polluting plant near L.A. school

L.A. Unified's food for naught



USA Today

Poll: Americans unhappy with 2012 choices


Germany links serial killings to neo-Nazis

States loosen concealed carry gun laws


TLC show brings Muslims in America out in the open


Study: Arrests more prevalent among youth


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Fixing Ohio's economy still drives Gov. Kasich's agenda as he looks ahead to next year and reflects on first year in office

Cleveland Foundation announces quarterly grants: $1.5 million aimed at training family doctors for urban communities




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