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Today in Black America - May 16

POSTED: May 16, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Republicans Pledge New Standoff on Debt Limit

Needy States Use Housing Aid Cash to Plug Budgets

Senate Approves Extension of Export-Import Bank

Gay Prosecutor Is Denied Virginia Judgeship Despite Bipartisan Support

Backer of Common Core School Curriculum Is Chosen to Lead College Board

Slave Graves, Somewhere, Complicate a Walmart’s Path

New Drug Trial Seeks to Stop Alzheimer’s Before It Starts

Democrats' Chairman Quits, and Cuomo Will Choose a Successor

New Delay in Opening African Art Museum

The Christian Science Monitor

Democrats return fire after John Boehner's opening debt-ceiling salvo

At US border, era of fence-building, manpower 'surge' at an end

Should the police file on the man who killed Trayvon Martin stay secret?

Could Ron Paul really have an impact on the GOP convention?

The Star Ledger

Walmart customer sues for $1 million following 'black people' announcement

Jersey City-based nonprofit that assists immigrants is closing, officials confirm

Assembly Democrats lobby for tax-cutting proposal in wake of revenue shortfall

Senate Budget Committee boss: Gov. Christie's revenue estimates are off by nearly $1B

Retail workers union endorses Donald Payne Jr. in 10th District congressional race

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Schools get millions in federal grants

Atlantans give fire department high marks

The Detroit Free Press

National Alzheimer's disease plan unveiled as aging baby boomers' needs drive urgent action

Lawyers trade accusations as Ferguson bid-rigging case opens

From Twitter: Ford, Detroit Free Press honor local high school journalists

Proposal to change Detroit health department to institute to be presented to council

Snyder to sign bill allowing more online charter schools

The Washington Post

In battle over Bain and the economy, high stakes for Romney and Obama

Justice Dept. probes JPMorgan

Higher taxes on wealthy unite Dems

State Sen. Deb Fischer pulls big upset in Nebraska GOP Senate primary

Montgomery class lessons multiplying

D.C. Council reverses Gray budget cuts

USA Today

Report: Higher education linked to longer life

New effort filed to free O.J. from Nev. prison

Study to test antibody crenezumab for preventing Alzheimer's

New book aims to show executed man was innocent

The Los Angeles Times

Brown stymied by cycle of budget deficits

Assessor corruption probe widens, indictments near

Lawsuit takes aim at California's legal protections for teachers

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio welfare recipients could be drug tested under state budget amendment

Cleveland Police looking for missing 13-year-old girl

Gov. John Kasich to sign new Ohio law banning texting while driving

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