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Today in Black America - April 11

POSTED: April 11, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

In Martin Case, Tough Choice Looms for Prosecutor

Chicago: Former Mayor Will Testify on Accusations of Police Torture


Santorum Quits Race, Clearing a Path for Romney


Romney Turns Attention to Obama, Focusing on Women’s Job Losses

Obama Goes on Offensive Over Taxes on Wealthy

Video That City Destroyed Is Cited in Inmate’s Lawsuit

New State Office to Review Questionable Convictions


Rangel Speaks Well of His Election Chances, and of His Rival


The Christian Science Monitor


George Zimmerman saga's bizarre twist: lawyers have 'lost contact' with him

What the 'Buffett rule' reveals about Obama tax reform plans

How Rick Santorum wins by dropping out of presidential race


Hillary Clinton for president? Eight Democrats who might run next time.


The Star Ledger

Congressional investigators question why Gov. Christie canceled Hudson River rail tunnel

Insurance broker pleads guilty to bilking Perth Amboy school board out of $2.5M

Newark paid out $10.8M for police at Prudential Center

Suspect in Old Bridge teen 'wilding' murder seeks new lawyer

Gov. Christie: Nation turning into 'people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check'

Oops! Rutgers accidentally names its new president through website picture



The Miami Herald

Decision in Trayvon case expected by Friday

Attorney: Zimmerman defense fund website is real


School system makes case against controversial charter school


The Detroit Free Press

U.S. citizen or not, University of Michigan may charge in-state rate


Civil rights leaders rally for Pontiac teacher fired after Trayvon Martin student fund-raiser

More layoffs, drastic cuts glimpse of new fiscal reality for Detroit

Racial slur regarding Trayvon Martin put on portable road sign in Detroit


The Washington Post

Poll shows more Americans expect a partisan ruling on health-care law

Zimmerman’s lawyers withdraw from Trayvon Martin shooting case


Book: McNamara long skeptical of Vietnam War

With Santorum out, Romney shifts focus

By quitting, Santorum saved chance to run again

Region’s unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent

Jim Dickerson’s vision for Washington includes affordable housing for everyone


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

APS board votes to close 7 schools

Ga. grad rate down to 67.4%

2 plead guilty in militia conspiracy


Atlanta City Council's community development committee to hold work sessions on parks, other topics


The Chicago Tribune

Rep. Smith indicted but refuses to step down

Longer CPS school day plan cut by 30 minutes

Daley to testify in police torture lawsuit


Preckwinkle ices ICE proposal


USA Today

Trayvon prosecutor to release new information

Alabama donates $100K to promote civil rights tourism



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Review hearing for obese 9-year-old Cleveland Heights boy postponed to May 10th

Environmental group sues state agency for failing to turn over public records of new drilling program

Conservative group places TV ads in Ohio to target Obama on gas prices (videos)


State Board of Education urges collaboration, but stops short of endorsing Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's school plan










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