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Today in Black America - May 1

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The New York Times

In Fight Over Obama Health Law, a Front in Minnesota

Ties to Romney ’08 Helped Fuel an Equity Firm

Obama and Romney Spar Over Death of Bin Laden


Tasers Pose Risks to Heart, a Study Warns

In Oakland, Officials Say Police Used Illegal Tactics

Lawmaker Sees New Crisis at Texas Youth Lockups

Quinn Quits Wage Rally After Bloomberg Is Insulted


High Turnover for Charter School Principals, Report Says


Cuomo Forms Panel to Make 'Action Plan' for Education



The Orlando Sentinel


Zimmerman's defense team launches new website, social-media accounts

George Zimmerman: Could case set precedent?


Congressional, legislative districts OK'd by Justice Dept.


The Christian Science Monitor

US Senate race in Virginia shaping up as national battleground


Why stock market is spinning its wheels despite positive trends

Bishop Tutu urges peace in upcoming Lesotho elections


Report: Ethiopians could still go hungry despite economic gains

Mama Hope uses humor to change the West's view of Africa



The Star Ledger

Christie says Romney 'might be able to convince' him to accept VP nomination


Gov. Christie: Teachers, public employees should take days off to serve in Trenton

Gov. Christie says he has full confidence in A.G. handling of probe into N.J. state troopers 'Death Race 2012'

Gov. Christie introduces new N.J. high school testing program


Christie rejects assemblyman's repeated requests to debate tax relief


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

APS faces $47M shortfall

Atlanta proceeds with airport contracts


Atlanta budget plan cuts $26M

Tribunal dismisses APS teacher

Sweeping changes for schools


The Detroit Free Press


Detroit City Council: We must consider residents for financial board

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing back at work, heads to transit center


Detroit police: Homicides down, other crime up slightly


Many infants still too small, but report says health is improving


The Washington Post

Living with the parents is a drag — for young adults and the economy

Robinson: The Republican war on voters

Dream on, Republicans


Republicans ‘more loyal to party than to country,’ authors say in new book

Former attorney general: Censure Marion Barry

D.C. AG seeks to block Graham probe of Harry Thomas Jr. case


The Chicago Tribune

Mayor's ethics panel offers tweaks, plans to take bigger steps

Residents torn over Preckwinkle's push to end Cook County's unincorporated areas

Cook County says suburb owes $6.6 million


Blagojevich's summer jobs program called 'disaster'

Lawmaker pleads not guilty, assails federal prosecutors


The Los Angeles Times

CalPERS finds Vernon wrongly raised officials' pay


USA Today

Smelter study paves way for lead threat hearings


Type 2 diabetes tougher to treat in teenagers


Wickham: Edwards is victim of political Puritanism

Zimmerman gets social media boost


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County kicks off Health Alliance with 21 cities, 19 organizations

Cleveland State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University partner for better health care

New studies show benefits of every-other-year breast cancer screening in women ages 40-49





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