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Today in Black America - June 5

POSTED: June 05, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Democrats Grab a Chance to Speak With One Voice

Clinton Supports Obama at New York Fund-Raisers

House Incumbents Face Primary Pitfalls

Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

House Member’s Aide Who Wrote About Tossing Acid at Women Quits

Dashed Hopes in Queens as Convention Plan Falters

The Christian Science Monitor

Why did Dems spend so little on Wisconsin recall election? (+video)

Pew survey: Partisan polarization in US hits 25-year high

Democrats campaign for Paycheck Fairness Act ahead of Tuesday vote

Nigeria's Boko Haram a holy war? Maybe not entirely

The Star Ledger

Proposal for Rutgers to take over UMDNJ, Rutgers-Camden to merge with Rowan is introduced in state Senate

State Police beating of disabled man condemned by ACLU, lawmaker

N.J. Senate panel moves bill that would make Gov. Chris Christie inform lawmakers when he leaves state

Teen linked to attack of Morristown youth who committed suicide appears in court

Senate committee approves bill creating commission to study rising college tuition

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Job cuts, furloughs in APS budget

APS OKs leaner budget

Atlanta school board delays Drew vote

Ex-SCLC chairman guilty

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan could follow in ban on synthetic marijuana -- called K2, Spice

Feds not sold on Woodward light-rail project

Detroit pastor, hospital chief among leaders chosen to help run 8 DPS schools

In Bobby Ferguson-Kwame Kilpatrick public corruption trial, 'out-of-context' text messages challenged

The Washington Post

Republicans attack Obama’s celebrity ties

Equal pay measure expected to fail

Holder considered resigning early in Obama’s presidency, new book alleges

Supreme Court sides with Secret Service agents guarding Cheney

Hillary supporters start push for 2016

With ‘no passion for punishment,’ judge retires

Gray taps former D.C. official to head ethics board

The Chicago Tribune

Abrupt ending for state torture panel

Subject of book on CHA complex aims to turn life around after drug conviction, author says

Scheduled fare hikes for trains and buses is best policy, study says

Charter network says school for troubled youth is not closing

USA Today

Police: Cannibalism suspect had violent streak

Zimmerman lawyer seeks new bond hearing

Use of public transit is soaring in 2012

States explore new ways to tax motorists for road repair

The Los Angeles Times

Gov. Brown seeks to reduce environmental protections for rail

School clinic offers students birth control

UCLA scholarship for Sean 'Diddy' Combs' son raises eyebrows

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

United Church of Christ kicks off grassroots effort to boost Cleveland

Donations needed to repair African-American Museum roof

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