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Today in Black America - January 5

POSTED: January 05, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs

Appointment Clears Way for Consumer Agency to Act

Bachmann Says She Will Not Continue in the Race

A Bit of a Balancing Act for Republicans Critical of Paul

In New Strategy, Panetta Plans Even Smaller Army

Productive and Popular, but Facing a Challenge in Remaining So

Cuomo Vows New Push to Improve Education

The Christian Science Monitor

Rick Santorum: Will Iowa 'rocket boost' propel him in New Hampshire?

Big Three report booming sales for 2011 as Americans unload old cars

Why did Michele Bachmann's campaign crater?

The Star Ledger

N.J. lawmakers scramble to pass bills as legislative session comes to a close

Jersey City man, 19, charged in bloody attack on line at Newport mall for Air Jordan sneakers

In response to recent violence, Trenton police dept. institutes violent crime task force, adds detectives to anti-crime unit

Di Ionno: As James Baxter Terrace is razed, Newark loses a part of its history

The Detroit Free Press

Metro homeowners, renters seek crackdown on shoddy rental properties

Drug tests for welfare? Snyder's office says it's too early to tell

Detroit Police Department to issue layoff notices Jan. 23

Oakland County Democrats to sue over redrawn district maps

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Airport contracts protested

Lawmaker: 8 Georgia college campuses could merge into 4

The Chicago Tribune

Quinn to sign pension abuse reforms into law

Ex-Bear indicted in federal drug case

New report chronicles misconduct within CPS

City Hall shuts down rally to save South Side schools

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. County crime declines despite weak economy

Arson suspect could spend life in prison

Assemblyman says he mistakenly brought gun to flight

Cash crunch puts California in the cheap seats in 2012

The Washington Post

‘Bland.’ ‘Liberal.’ The Romney jabs are flying.

Romney vs. Obama on job creation

Michele Bachmann exits the GOP race as she entered it

The quirks with super PAC cash

Do schools need a longer school day? A debate

Pr. George’s faces $125 million deficit

Council Member Barry launches reelection bid

USA Today

Obama to unveil strategy for leaner military

Police kill 8th-grader brandishing pellet gun at school

White House launches youth jobs program

George Lucas' 'Red Tails' salutes Tuskegee Airmen

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

President Barack Obama's Shaker Heights visit sets up election-year rumble with Congress

President Obama visits Cleveland home of William and Endia Eason, walks away with sweet potato and peach pies

Democrats file lawsuit over new Statehouse legislative districts with Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio history museum plans 2nd 'Controversy' show

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