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Today in Black America - April 12

POSTED: April 12, 2013, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: Emmett Ashford became the first Black umpire in Major League Baseball in 1966.

The New York Times

With Police in Schools, More Children in Court System

For Contractor in Special Ed, Huge Fees and Poor Care

Senators Agree to Start Debate on Gun Safety Measures

Editorial: The Rugged Road for Gun Control

For Swing-State Democrats, Political Liability on Gun Control Issue

New Yorkers Brace for Cuts in Unemployment Benefits

New Tool for Police Officers: Records at Their Fingertips

Cuomo’s Re-election Machinery Is Already at Work


The Christian Science Monitor


Lawmaker drops bombshell: North Korea may have nuclear missiles


Senate ends gun control filibuster, but GOP still skeptical of bill


How liberal anger at Obama budget helps the president, Democrats

Hot idea to keep African farmers planting harvests 100,000th participant


The Star Ledger

Christie tells teacher 'unions are the problem'

Poll: Christie leads Buono by 30 points, down from 42 points in February


Sweeney demands ouster of board member as coaching scandal pressure mounts at Rutgers

Arrest made in Sharpe James' mugging

Jersey City mayoral candidates get into shouting match over corruption at debate



The Detroit Free Press

Snyder's push for $1.2B in taxes for Michigan roadwork hampered by lack of specifics

Rochelle Riley: Dan Gilbert's vision for Detroit shines, but is missing some things

More cuts to city services will be part of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's budget

Separate-gender classes among changes for Southfield public high schools

Former Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick to serve on panel seeking proof of aliens


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Kroger sued for manager’s alleged attack on senior

DeKalb schools superintendent to speak in Tucker


The Washington Post

Growth of suburbs in pro-gun states changing the political calculus in Congress

Is Charlotte's Mayor Anthony Foxx headed for Washington?

Liberal Kentucky group named in leak of Sen. Mitch McConnell conversation

Va. health officials set to vote on hospital standards at abortion clinics


New Fairfax schools chief strives to stay out of news and her students’ lives

First black Cherry Blossom queen’s reign has been history-making ride


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohioans rally at the Statehouse, urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover working poor

Planned Parenthood fights move by Ohio GOP to strip funds

More charges filed in theft of millions from Cuyahoga Heights school district

School funding plan from Ohio House shows more increases for Ohio districts than under governor's plan



The Chicago Tribune

Ex-state official with baggage picked to replace Beavers

Special prosecutor will be appointed in 5 new Burge torture cases


The Los Angeles Times

U.S. judges demand state plan to ease prison crowding

Brown wants China aboard the bullet train

L.A. teachers vote 'no confidence' in Supt. Deasy

Garcetti, Greuel face off in first runoff debate


USA Today

Arrest of 3 teens in cyberbullying case opens raw wounds

High Court to decide if genes can be patented





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