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Today in Black America - September 12

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Today in Black History: Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes the first Black woman astronaut on a space mission in the history of the U.S. space program in 1992.

The New York Times

Editorial: Diplomacy as Deterrent

A Rare View of Policy Pivots by Obama in Syria Confrontation

Blow: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Planned as Call to Act, Obama’s Speech Became Plea to Wait

U.S. and Russia Far Apart on Eve of Talks Over Syria

House Ethics Panel Continues Inquiries of 3 Lawmakers

Loud Voice Fighting Tide of New Trend in Education

Establishment Assumptions Lose Out in Mayoral Primaries

Democrats Press Thompson to Forsake a Runoff

For Hynes, History of Making Brooklyn Safer Wasn’t Enough to Survive

The Christian Science Monitor

Face of US poverty: These days, more poor live in suburbs than in cities

How Obama's pause for diplomacy on Syria spares Congress, and himself

Zimbabwe: Mugabe loads new cabinet with hardliners (+video)

'50 dirtiest' US power plants emit more greenhouse gases than South Korea

New York's 9/11 generation: how attack shaped city's children (+video)

The Star Ledger

Newark Council adopts 2013 budget with tax decrease

Corzine seeks to dismiss CFTC case over MF Global collapse

Rowan University approves $175,000 raise for President Dr. Ali Houshmand

Former Bergen County Democratic chairman indicted in alleged racketeering scheme

National Review sues Cory Booker for information on teen's death

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit may end health care coverage for retirees under 65, replace it with $125 monthly stipends

Michigan Supreme Court a better place, chief justice says

Rochelle Riley: Survivor's group gets room to grow

State courts must provide foreign-language interpreters under new rule

AFSCME endorses Benny Napoleon for Detroit mayor

Subprime lending execs back in the game

Criminal charges stun shale drilling industry

Coatesville unveils its steel memorial from 9/11

Public universities ramp up aid for the wealthy, leaving the poor behind

As City Council returns, school funding debate looms

The Chicago Tribune

CTA cutting dozens of nonunion jobs

Illinois delegation distrusts Assad

Chicago police expand foot patrols to 20 of most dangerous areas

The Washington Post

D.C. executive linked to secret 2008 aid to Hillary Clinton

Obama’s appeal to emotions seems to fall short

CIA begins delivering weapons to Syrian rebels

House Republicans delay vote on bill to fund government

Panel: U-Va. should cut some ties with state, take ‘transformative action’

Conservatives tarnish 9/11

Obama to tap Caldwell for Justice criminal division

Providing nourishment in a ‘food desert’

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Teen dead after shooting on Cleveland's east side

Shaker Heights student arrested for suspected assault in the high school

Rules for school districts to seek grants from new $250 million state fund to be available Friday

Hispanic Roundtable chair bemoans primary defeats of Cleveland's only Hispanic council candidates

Free health festival at Antioch Baptist Church this Saturday: The Frugal Patient

The Los Angeles Times

California job growth has slowed, UCLA experts say

Legislators give bill on prisons quick passage

Gov. Jerry Brown is big winner in deal to ease prison crowding

State Senate approves bill to overhaul standardized tests

USA Today

Report: U. of Ala. sororities barred blacks

Report: Data on Americans routinely shared with Israel

New York City mourns Sept. 11 victims

AT&T makes controversial connection to 9/11 anniversary

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