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Today in Black America - May 22

POSTED: May 22, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: The U.S. Department of War established the Bureau of the Colored Troops in 1863, an effort to help the Union Army in the Civil War.

The New York Times


Immigration Overhaul Wins Panel’s Backing in the Senate


Editorial: An Imperfect Immigration Bill Survives


I.R.S. Official Will Decline to Testify Before House Panel

Obama Pledges Storm Aid; Some in Congress Talk of Finding Cuts to Offset It

Is the Economy Saving Obama’s Approval Ratings?

Garcetti Wins Los Angeles Mayor’s Race After Long Battle

To de Blasio, City Hall Shouldn’t Be All About Manhattan

Weiner Announces Candidacy for Mayor in Video

City Agrees to Faster Cleanup of PCBs in Schools


The Christian Science Monitor


Who's to blame for murky regulation in IRS scandal: Agency or lawmakers?

IRS deliberately harassed conservatives, majority say in poll


The Star Ledger

Trenton to be featured on Swiss television documentary about failing American cities


Shavar Jeffries officially jumps into the ring for Newark mayoral contest

Barbara Buono to launch first TV ad later this month

Christie picks up major Democratic endorsement on unfriendly turf

Speaker Oliver says Christie has been less than transparent on college grant list


The Detroit Free Press

Competitor charges Mike Duggan violated residency rule in run for Detroit mayor

Financially troubled Buena Vista Schools district recalls more workers

Poll: Michigan voters support raising taxes to fund road repairs

Conyers critiques storage of oil waste in Detroit

Embattled Judge Wade McCree: Affair with witness clouded my judgment


The Washington Post

Petraeus at heart of Benghazi dispute

It's not just Republicans up in arms about Benghazi. That's a problem for President Obama.

A few black Capitol cops protest agency bias

When do teachers and big government get respect? When we need them.


Group sues IRS for stricter tax-exemption rules

Lt. gov. nominee says ‘no apologies’ for past comments on gays, abortion

Low-wage workers picket outside federal buildings



The Chicago Tribune

Boy, 16, killed in Back of the Yards neighborhood

Red Line rehab poses political challenge for Emanuel

Emanuel: School board members still weighing closings

Books draw protest at school board session

Savings from Senate pension reform plan scaled back by half


The Los Angeles Times

Garcetti is L.A.'s next mayor; Greuel calls to concede race

L.A. voters oust Trutanich as city's top attorney

Ex-Bell officials to be retried in corruption case

Ratliff holding slim lead in LAUSD race



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police gun buyback is June 15

Democratic activist Jan Roller is out, and Ohio City leader Eric Wobser might be in as early Cuyahoga County executive race intensifies

Memorial Day of Remembrance is Saturday for Cleveland's missing, murdered


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fulton settles discrimination lawsuit

Gov. Nathan Deal cites ‘rescue’ of DeKalb schools in rare graduation address


USA Today

Tiger and Sergio feud turns ugly with ‘fried chicken’ remark



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