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Today in Black America - April 23

POSTED: April 23, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: The "Journey of Reconciliation," the first "Freedom Ride" into the Jim Crow south took place in 1947, organized by CORE.

The New York Times

Boston Suspect Is Charged and Could Face the Death Penalty

Officials Say They Had No Authority to Watch Older Suspect


In Gun Bill Defeat, a President Who Hesitates to Twist Arms


Internet Sales Tax Bill Gains Ground in Senate

New Yorkers Expect More Arrests of Legislators, Maybe Their Own, Poll Says


City Plan Sets 21 as Legal Age to Buy Tobacco


Tenants Seek to Void Deal With Owner Over Rents


The Christian Science Monitor

Boston Marathon bombing: what the suspects' arsenal reveals

Earth Day 2013: What's in danger is Earth Day, not just Earth

Environmentalists tap Palestinian schoolchildren to clean Jerusalem's holy valley


Home prices up 12 percent as investors bet on real estate


The Star Ledger

Christie to present plan to reform N.J. worker's compensation system

Rutgers-Camden panel discusses challenges faced by Camden

Lawsuit: Somerset Vo-Tech worker fired for reporting alleged violations of program for students

Democrats may negotiate final N.J. budget before voting against it

New N.J. State Police class most racially diverse in state history, attorney general says

N.J. prisons chief not concerned about halfway houses


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan charities take a hit as state scales back tax breaks; are you giving less?

Labor activist seeks to void Turkia Awada Mullin's contract as Metro Airport CEO

Snyder: Education system in Michigan, U.S. is broken

Poll: Gov. Snyder in dead heat with 2 Democrats


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

17-time felon gets 16-year prison sentence on weapons charges

Business leaders pushed pro-APS report despite flaws


The Washington Post

Court documents shed new details on Boston case

Experts: He's no 'enemy combatant'

The Post's View: The right venue for justice

Analysis of Obama’s budget finds a higher tax burden for most Americans


Job Corps ends enrollment freeze

District voters head to the polls

Most challenging high schools list


The Chicago Tribune

Charter school parents form advocacy group

Illinois Senate looking at 2-tier concealed carry system

Emanuel announces deal with Coca-Cola on recycling

Ryan cites flaws in health care reform


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland City Councilman Jeffrey Johnson to take on council colleague Eugene Miller on November ballot

Analysis: Cleveland City Council redistricting draws to a close, 'Eugene Miller factor' at the heart of contentious process

Ohio's Medicaid expansion alternative could use private insurance

Sen. Sherrod Brown asks Boy Scouts to accept gay scouts and leaders

Tri-C documents do not tell students that the two-year nursing program's accreditation has been downgraded

Cleveland School District considers using money from sale of headquarters to offer more school options downtown


The Los Angeles Times

UCLA bans cigarette smoking on campus

Brown wants to tie some funding of universities to new proposals

Foreclosure-relief funds for California going unspent

Garcetti, Greuel square off over leadership

Woodstock's opening act Richie Havens dies at 72


USA Today


USA TODAY Poll: Public support for gun control ebbs

More female servicemembers reporting sexual abuse



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