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Today in Black America - January 7

POSTED: January 07, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Republicans Are Given a Price Tag for Health Law Repeal, but Reject It

Business Background Defines Chief of Staff

Geithner Asks Congress to Raise U.S. Debt Limit Quickly

2 Environment Rules Halted in New Mexico

Georgia Facing a Hard Choice on Free Tuition

Questions Emerge About How Panel to Review Crime Statistics Will Work

City to Press for Easing of Civil Service Requirements

Detroit Free Press

Wife: Businessman Don Barden too ill to manage his finances

Rochelle Riley: Bobb's plan for 2 districts may spur real DPS dialogue

DPS board may consider U-M prof as interim superintendent

Civil Rights Commission plans forum on bullying in Detroit

U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke focused on economy

Young Detroiter learning to write happier ending

The Christian Science Monitor

Man with golden voice: A great story, but does it help cause of homeless?

William Daley: Obama signals shift to center with pick for chief of staff

Former covert CIA agent charged with leaking secrets to newspaper

Sudan referendum 101

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Senate review of ministries, including Long and Dollar, raises tax policy questions

CEO: DeKalb sewer upgrades will create 1,300 jobs

Senior adviser leaving mayor's office to lobby

Georgia legislators to face tough health-care decisions

Star Ledger

Gov. Christie lays out 5-year plan to fund N.J. road, bridge projects

N.J. Board of Education releases state standardized testing data

N.J. Gov. Christie approves toughest anti-bullying law in the country

Orange police, firefighters sue to halt 50 layoffs

Trenton feels weight of state’s hand in city decisions

N.J. Sen. Lesniak proposes sentence reduction, treatment program for nonviolent drug offenders

'Rioting' at Jersey City's Dickinson High School leads to the arrests of seven students, cops say

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Investment in education tops Rendell's list of accomplishments as governor

Memo warns Philly School District staff of penalties for leaks

D.A. clears police officer in 2008 shooting death of former Mayor Goode's grandnephew
Cooper University Hospital calls for meeting to discuss $1 homes
Innocent man imprisoned 18 years for rape-murder settles suit for $1million

Chicago Tribune

Panelists call for action on struggling schools

Braun often late paying property taxes

Democrat lawmakers push 75% state income tax increase

Boomers, embrace your inner grouch

The Washington Post

CBO says health care repeal would deepen deficit

U.S. health-care expenditures up only 4 percent in 2009, suggesting effects of recession

In Dallas, defusing a sociological bomb: Wrongful convictions

Notable passages of Constitution left out of reading in the House

Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, reduce troop strength
Pentagon moving to end 'don't ask' soon.

D.C. Democrats make pick for council seat

Gandhi warns D.C. bond rating might fall

O'Malley says he won't propose shifting teacher pension costs to counties

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. school board expected to appoint John Deasy as next superintendent

Insurance commissioner to Blue Shield: Delay rate hike

Villaraigosa won't say if he agrees with clemency for Fabian Nuñez's son

Gov. Jerry Brown set to announce elimination of education office

Education reform the union way


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