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Today in Black America - January 7

POSTED: January 07, 2013, 8:30 am

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 The New York Times

Big Companies Push the Limits of a Tax Break for Farm Swaps

Obama’s Pick for Defense Is an Ally, and a Lightning Rod

For Ryan’s Next Act, Balancing Politics With Pragmatism

Education Group Gives Failing Grades to 12 States

In Race to Fill Jackson’s House Seat, Candidates Court Chicago’s Black Clergy

G.O.P. Begins Soul-Searching After Tax Vote

Teachers Irate as Bloomberg Likens Union to the N.R.A.

Talks on Teacher Evaluations Disintegrate as Deadline Looms

The Christian Science Monitor

The New Economy: 2013: the year to find a new job – if the economy will let you

Senate freshmen: What the 14 new members bring to Capitol Hill

Obama hints at big debt-ceiling brawl, but can he win this one?

The Star Ledger

Jersey City woman was watching TV in bed when she was shot in stomach: police

Against all odds, Newark woman rose above the mean streets and now lifts other underdogs

Christie looks ahead to big victory in 2013, reflects on how Sandy changed him

Paramus Police officers injured, cursed out in confrontation with Teaneck teens

The Detroit Free Press

Real work for new Legislature won't start until after Gov. Rick Snyder's State of State address

Wayne State med students care for homeless, others on Detroit's streets

Will felon Brian Banks face challenge to being seated in Michigan Legislature?

Kilpatrick's pal Ferguson asks judge to reschedule the retrial in bid-rigging case

The Washington Post

Are ‘grand bargains’ still possible?

President Obama picks a confirmation fight. Can he win it?

Lines drawn in gun-control debate

White House weighs broad gun-control agenda

Frederick civil rights leader dies at 99

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia gets poor marks from school choice group

New evaluation pilot ‘skewed,’ with too few unsatisfactory teachers, officials say

Lawmakers face another year of spending cuts

The Chicago Tribune

House drops assault weapon ban plan, may tackle pension reform

Cook County in talks to fix its pension gap

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New Ohio law will revamp taxes on banks

Ohio Graduation Test will be replaced in two years

Local teachers apply for free gun training from a gun advocacy group

The Los Angeles Times

Customers fearing new laws pack gun show

From gang member to team player

USA Today

Bank of America reaches $10 billion Fannie Mae settlement

Veterans' jobless rate falls but remains high

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