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Today in Black America - January 31

POSTED: January 31, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Congress abolishes slavery with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. The vote in the House is 121 to 24.

The New York Times

EDITORIAL: Political Power Needs to Be Used

On Immigration, Obama Assumes Upper Hand

Governor Appoints Ex-Aide to Fill Kerry’s Seat

Federal Rule Limits Aid to Families Who Can’t Afford Employers’ Health Coverage

In Reid's Tone, Hints at Senate's Path on Guns and Immigration

Gun Advocates Take Back Seat to Calls for Stricter Laws at Newtown Forum

Governor Issues Ultimatum in Teacher-Evaluation Fight

Retail Union Backs Quinn in Mayor Race

Ex-State Senator Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

The Christian Science Monitor

Behind the falling US birthrate: too much student debt to afford kids?

US economy turns south: Why many analysts see a blip, not a trend.

Gun control: inklings of a compromise in the Great Gun Debate (+video)

With 42 homicides, Chicago sees most violent January in 11 years

Answers to gun violence may lie in nonsmoking campaigns

The Star Ledger

Attorney General-drafted bill would strengthen N.J. child pornography laws

Republicans ask N.J. watchdog agency to investigate Buono campaign spending

N.J. Chief Justice announces tougher monitoring of legal guardians for elderly, disabled

Most N.J. charter school facilities outdated, analysis finds

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Charter schools commission holds first meeting since its rebirth

Cobb settlement could allow expansion at waste transfer site

Atlanta City Council to consider requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all public buildings and schools

The Detroit Free Press

Report on the well-being of state's children is a mixed bag

Earl Fisher Hood Sr.: Pioneer in Marines and as auto supplier

Federal judge: 350 juvenile lifers in Michigan have chance at parole

Report: Michigan children less likely to die before 20th birthday, but lack economic security

It's not illegal to be drunk in your home with a gun, Michigan appeals court rules

The Washington Post

Gabrielle Giffords: ‘Be bold. Be courageous.'

NRA chief: Gun owners will resist new laws

5 Senators to watch in Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing

Governor of Mass. picks former aide for U.S. Senate seat

Black delegates tempted by GOP’s Va. Senate map

D.C. Council member questions IG’s effectiveness

D.C. region ranks among worst nationally to buy foreclosures

The Chicago Tribune

Teen girl's killing ignites widespread outrage

6 wounded in overnight shootings

Study: 40% of Ill. residents lack sufficient savings

Ryan returns home to finish sentence under house arrest

Harris drops out of race for Jackson Jr. seat

Quinn delays $500 million borrowing in wake of state's bad credit rating

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill dissents from death penalty ruling

Ohio House may again debate divisive voter photo ID issue

Cuyahoga Executive Ed FitzGerald raises $234,000 in campaign cash

Cleveland council member Joe Cimperman tells of family mental illness in hopes of increasing funding in Cuyahoga County

The Los Angeles Times

Bell city clerk testifies signatures on documents were forged

L.A. City Council sends boardinghouse proposal back to committee

California restricts hiring after dual-paycheck revelations

GOP legislators propose California school districts arm teachers

USA Today

Chicago teen who performed at inauguration fatally shot

Obama: Immigration bill should be done this year

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