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Today in Black America - January 21

POSTED: January 21, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Volcker Resigns as Obama Adviser

The White House Looks for Work

Poll Finds Wariness About Cutting Entitlements

House Republicans Plan Their Own Health Bills

Path Is Sought for States to Escape Debt Burdens

50 Years After the New Frontier Dawned, a Toast to Kennedy

Beneath City's Falling Jobless Rate, a Less Rosy Reality

Even Bloomberg Can’t Escape Complexity of Immigration

Bronx School’s Top Ranking Stirs Wider Doubts About Rating System

Report Warns City Is Yoked to Maker of Payroll System

Detroit Free Press

Kids-TALK, a place for children to heal, opens in Detroit

Detroit light rail plan buoyed by $25M grant

Stop treating gun ownership as sacred

Baltimore Sun

Budget proposal: No furloughs, but cuts to health care, locals

Revamped oversight for addiction and mental health clinics

Officials: 2.5 million Marylanders could lose coverage if health reform is repealed

Youth counselor gets 14 years for leading gang

Baltimore County conducts its annual homeless census

Star Ledger

N.J. Senate panel advances bill that would offer vouchers for students in failing public schools

N.J. Senate committee approves tax exemption to draw more tour buses to Atlantic City

Bills would limit salaries, spending by N.J. boards, commissions

N.J. Senate panel passes bill allowing over-the-counter sale of syringes to combat HIV, hepatitis

N.J. judge upholds law requiring public workers to pay for health care

Newark leaders applaud outgoing superintendent's accomplishments, speculate on replacement

Atlanta Journal Constitution

State school superintendent offers new math option

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama’s job approval rebounds in latest polls, but can it last?

Can Obama, Congress meet minds to revamp No Child Left Behind?

Campaign finance ruling: Should Supreme Court justices have recused themselves?

Liberians, once refugees themselves, aid those fleeing Ivory Coast

The Philadelphia Inquirer

West Phila. neighbors shocked by Gosnell charges

Pa. high court nixes city law on tobacco products

Philly labor costs a top reason for lost convention business, report says

The Washington Post

Republicans trash the referees

New GOP proposal targets federal workforce

Obamas warm up to Wal-Mart

Brewer's budget cuts spark controversy after shooting

Rick Santorum invokes Obama's race on abortion

Metro Transit Police union votes 'no confidence' in Chief Michael Taborn

Prince George's ethics panel to meet Jan. 29

The Chicago Tribune

Poll: Emanuel closing in on majority

Witnesses rail against Burge on first day of sentencing hearing

Watchdog: Cook County employees were pushed to give to Stroger fundraiser

U. of I. wants to keep tuition increases in line with inflation

The Los Angeles Times

Parents angry over lockdowns at LAUSD schools

GOP's childish opposition to healthcare reform

The budget perils of mixing government and politics

UC moves toward holistic review of applicants

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