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Today in Black America - February 18

POSTED: February 18, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Democrats Missing, Wisconsin Vote on Cuts Is Delayed

Gov. Walker's Pretext

Administration Seeks Clarity From Judge on Health Ruling

House Spending Impasse Raises Risk of Shutdown

Planned Parenthood Financing Is Caught in Budget Feud

Digital Age Is Slow to Arrive in Rural America

Population ‘Tipping Point’ in Texas, as Hispanics Get Closer to Parity With Whites

Suit Suggests Political Party Knew of Fraud

Penalty for New York City Principals Who Save

Bloomberg Offers ‘Good News’ on New York’s Budget

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Public Library to layoff 20% of its staff

Snyder's overhaul of budget is ambitious, but controversial

Communities: Cities suffer big revenue sharing cuts

The Christian Science Monitor

Union battle echoes beyond Wisconsin: 'We’re fighting for our very existence'

Blunt and stingy, Jerry Brown suits California just fine this time around

John Boehner takes on government-funded jobs – unless they're in Ohio

Obama makes Silicon Valley pilgrimage in quest to boost US innovation

Why Uganda's 25-year ruler is unlikely to face Egypt-style protests

South Africa's now-neutral stance on Ivory Coast infuriates president-elect's camp

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Investigators blast APS 'intimidation'

Major cuts planned for HOPE

Even with addition of Reed, transportation panel's makeup upsets urban leaders

The Star Ledger

N.J. Senate passes bill allowing over-the-counter sale of syringes

N.J. parents, teachers and public officials rally to defend all-day pre-Kindergarten education

Immigration advocates gather in Newark to protest proposed Essex County detention center

N.J. Senate asks Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto to resign

Revel Entertainment gets $1B financing to finish Atlantic City casino

Former Newark resident donates $48K from dissolved nonprofit to New Brunswick hospital

The Baltimore Sun

Gay marriage has the votes to pass state Senate

Protesters chant outside as Werdesheim brothers plead not guilty to beating black teen

Healthy Howard program needs another $500,000 from county

The Washington Post

Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill

House GOP takes first shot at defunding health-care law

GOP activists in Iowa divided over Palin

Ten Commandments in school sparks a fight

11 running for D.C. at-large seat

D.C. water rates to go up

Haley Barbour's dangerous games

Chicago Tribune

Restrained Emanuel at odds with reputation

Full-court press on Emanuel in final debate

Give Emanuel the top job? Maybe not just yet

Forced school district consolidations possible under Quinn plan

Social services balk at Quinn's spending cuts

The Los Angeles Times

March runoff will decide who leads L.A. teachers union

Cash to fight blight paying city salaries in California

Los Angeles students meet a civil rights hero: Desmond Tutu

Wide-ranging roots, multicolored leaves

USA Today

Wisconsin is 'ground zero' for battle over unions

Across the South, the Civil War is an enduring conflict

Urban areas drawing young whites

Hispanics now largest minority group in Illinois

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