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Today in Black America - June 1

POSTED: June 01, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Edwards Not Guilty on One Count; Mistrial on Five Others


Appeals Court Turns Back Marriage Act as Unfair to Gays

Panel Approves Bill Tailored to a Wealthy Donor’s Bank


Judge Blocks Florida’s Voter Drive Rules


Recall Election Could Foretell November Vote

To Gulp or to Sip? Debating a Crackdown on Big Sugary Drinks


The Christian Science Monitor


Is John Edwards verdict the last straw for campaign finance?

GOP outlines two ways to keep rates low on student loans; Democrats see 'ruse'


Why a federal court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act

Team Obama takes attacks to Romney's home turf



The Star Ledger

State grand jury hands up indictment for Elizabeth board of education president

VIDEO: Donald Payne Jr. under fire for using Newark police to escort campaign caravan


Newark councilman wants answers for Payne campaign caravan


Gov. Chris Christie upset after Bruce Harris nomination rejected for state Supreme Court

Cory Booker administration scrambles to keep Newark water treatment plant open


Madison woman, daughter of former slaves, turns 106


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


"Wireside chat" about Atlanta transportation projects to be held Monday, June 4

Atlanta to use federal money to fight drug trafficking


Atlanta rolls out customer service initiatives


The Detroit Free Press


Mich. legislators OK general fund budget; deal struck on higher education spending

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says it's time for city to move forward and not let legal process slow down agreement

House passes bill changing kindergarten age requirement

Donna Brazile dodges Secretary of State's questions on voter fraud


The Washington Post

Edwards acquitted of charge; mistrial declared

Obama targets Romney the governor


For Warren, bump becomes hurdle

Kwame Brown: Story on wife’s debt unfair

Harry Thomas ordered to pay $353,500



The Chicago Tribune


Chicago schools battle closely studied across country

$35 million education grant threatened by merit pay standoff


CTA outlines $80 million in savings to avert fare hikes, cuts



USA Today


After years of growth, federal employment down

Neuharth: Trump is a clown who hurts Romney


Some entrepreneurs change world, make money


The Los Angeles Times

The Rev. Luter reaches across a divide

Sharing the pain: Brown, lawmakers will take 5% pay cut

Groups back test scores in teacher reviews

Group sues California over isolation of some prison inmates



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Schools Board of Education backs plan to cut teachers' holidays, professional development days


Neighborhood park dedicated to former resident who created it to keep children safe







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