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Congressman Mickey Leland, a fierce advocate for the poor, was born in 1944 in Lubbock, Texas.

Today in Black America - April 18

POSTED: April 18, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Romney’s Critique of War Policy Gets a Closer Look

Joining Others in G.O.P., Boehner Endorses Romney

As Gas Prices Cast Cloud, Obama Calls for Scrutiny on Market

Panel Faults Congress for Inaction on Drilling

Court Weighs Revisions in Cocaine-Case Sentences

Studies Question the Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity

54 New Schools Will Open This Fall, Bloomberg Says

The Orlando Sentinel

Judge in George Zimmerman case expected to step aside today

Trayvon Martin case highlighted as racial profiling by Senate panel

Pastor Terry Jones to host George Zimmerman rally in Sanford

The Christian Science Monitor

Why recall target Gov. Scott Walker is taking his message to Illinois

How Marco Rubio can help Mitt Romney without spot on GOP ticket

Secret Service's Colombia scandal has election-year implications

The Star Ledger

N.J. comptroller: State Police internal investigations take too long

Gov. Christie asks again for six-month extension on filing personal income tax returns

Sen. Codey admonishes Gov. Christie for not filling empty Essex County judge seats

Fired utility authority commissioners to take Bergen County executive to court over dismissals

Some N.J. mayors say returning energy tax revenue to towns would alleviate property tax burden

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jaywalking mom appeals conviction

SCLC's Farris on the way out?

The AJC's guide to Atlanta area college graduations

The Detroit Free Press

State to crack down on all 70,000 parolees, probationers after another accused of killing

Detroit City Council members balk at pay for leaders of turnaround effort

Monica Conyers moves from Camp Cupcake to jail in Roanoke, Va.

Fired Pontiac teacher finds supporters online, at meeting

Bobby Ferguson's lawyers want jurors told: Don't confuse bid-rigging, corruption cases

The Washington Post

Review of flawed forensics held close to vest

GSA official’s wife went on trips — and taxpayers picked up tab

Hispanic voters take center stage in both presidential campaigns

A permanent gender gap problem for Republicans?

Achievement gulf in Manassas, Manassas Park

USA Today

Health centers under pressure to improve care

Broad pay disparities remain between the sexes

Holly Robinson Peete relishes autism parent role

Editorial: Secret Service scandal is no joke

Invisible Children looks to next act

The Chicago Tribune

Former head of police sergeants group pleads guilty to looting $1 million

2 lawsuits against police converging

CPS principals plan for longer school day, budget constraints

The Los Angeles Times

LAUSD considers lowering the bar for graduation

Mayor wants voters to extend sales tax to fund transit

L.A. County courts face $30 million in cuts

Program to boost AP courses at California schools

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland school board votes to trim teaching staff for next year

Proposed Ohio law steps up oversight of school, city and county treasurers

Gov. John Kasich's economic optimism could lift President Barack Obama in Ohio: Analysis

President Obama will praise Ohio job programs, note that Republicans could cut them

Ohio House Republicans move to defund Planned Parenthood

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