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Today in Black America - February 23

POSTED: February 23, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Thousands March on Capitols as Union Turmoil Spreads

Union Leader Minces No Words When Labor Issues Are at Stake

Spreading Anti-Union Agenda

A Third Judge Validates Health Care Overhaul Law

Long-Term Care Needs Changes, Officials Say

Obama Meets Small-Business Owners

Bank Closings Tilt Toward Poor Areas

Street Stops by the Police Hit a New High

Cuomo Adviser Takes Pay From Health Industry

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing: It's time to 'shape a new legacy'

Rochelle Riley: Bing must consider kids in city's revival

Ron Dzwonkowski: Bing says Detroit turned corner, but there's a long road ahead

Speech draws rave reviews, but leaves some wanting more

DPS credits Robert Bobb's overhaul for boost in grad rates

The Christian Science Monitor

Why neither side is blinking in Wisconsin's union-GOP budget showdown

Parents can't sue drug firms when vaccines cause harm, Supreme Court says

Qaddafi speech: More Saddam Hussein than Mubarak

The world's responsibility to protect Libyans

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Deal unveils cuts for HOPE, pre-K

Atlanta school system calls off its investigation

Falcons' push for open-air stadium gets lift

Atlanta fire gets $10 million in federal funds to hire 75 fighters

Shirley Sherrod honored in Atlanta

The Star Ledger

Christie challenges Democrats on making N.J. workers pay more for health benefits

N.J. businesses praise Christie's proposal for $690M in tax cuts

Christie says his proposed budget represents 'new normal' of not blindly funding commitments

N.J. Democrats to be more aggressive against cuts to schools, social services in Gov. Christie's 2011 budget

Crowds protest plan to close Newark schools, replace them with charters

Head of N.J. family check-cashing scam is sentenced to 20 years in prison

The Baltimore Sun

City seeks outside nonprofits, groups to run rec centers

A historical battle over Md. statues

Tourism agency launches campaign with Civil War theme

Free in-home kits help encourage STD testing in young people

Number of breakfasts given to Md. students increases

Chicago Tribune

Emanuel: Chicago's next mayor

A raft of promises, a boatload of problems

The city wanted a strongman — and it got one

Union battles in 3 states escalate

Uptown gang violence raises concern

Trading Places: Unemployed challenging gender roles

Union battles in 3 states escalate

The Los Angeles Times

Home prices edging toward a double dip

New state ethics watchdog may seek end to posting allegations of wrongdoing

Rizzo's defense: Everything he did in Bell was legal

Taft High parents object to district's offer to share space with charter

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