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Today in Black America - September 13

POSTED: September 13, 2013, 12:00 am

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Today in Black History: Philosopher Alain Locke, the first Black Rhodes Scholar, was born on this date in Philadelphia in 1886.

The New York Times

Assad, Listing Demands, Uses Crisis to His Advantage


Boehner Seeking Democrats’ Help on Fiscal Talks


Making Administration’s Case, Kerry Finds Six Words That Spell Trouble

Tax Filings Hint at Extent of Koch Brothers’ Reach


After Mayoral Primaries, a Sharp Divide

Mayor Defends Record Amid Campaign Attacks


20% Turnout in New York Primaries


The Christian Science Monitor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologizes for two decades of police torture (+video)

Race and class: New York mayoral contest's battleground (+video)


Africa's baby-boom: Population to double by mid-century



The Star Ledger

Christie remains ahead of Buono, but slips on handling of taxes

N.J. State Police trooper charged in alleged beating of rookie squad mate in Atlantic City

Gov. Christie announces pick for replacement of Bergen prosecutor


N.J. Senate gives final passage to revised corporate tax break bill


The Detroit Free Press

The Bing-Orr divide: Mayor frustrated by 'supposed partnership' of power


Snyder says announcement on re-election plans still months away

Poll: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder jumps ahead of likely Democratic opponent in 2014 race


Flint-area community passes ordinance to ban discrimination


Community leaders come together to brainstorm ways to help Detroit


Detroit mayoral candidates pick up more endorsements as race heats up



Philly.com

SEPTA could cut 9 rail lines, 1 subway

Budget crisis shutters libraries at 2 top schools

Philly's imperiled schools: The view from Central's robotics team

Princeton aims higher at achieving diversity


The Washington Post

Kerry: U.S. ready to strike if Syria deal not reached


Probe of D.C. businessman extends to Clinton’s ’08 run


$7B in gear U.S. sent to war in Afghanistan will not return


Democrats reject GOP efforts to delay or curtail funding for health-care law


Editorial: Redskins’ name needs to go

Gray vetoes ‘living wage’ bill, sets up final showdown with D.C. Council

Donated shards recall 1963 bombing tragedy


The Chicago Tribune


Cook County Jail's inmate population rising

Australians upset about McDonald's bring fight to Chicago


Quinn seeks removal of state torture panel director

Jesse White launches bid to seek re-election as secretary of state


Mayor: 'Sorry' for Burge era


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Public Power's dysfunction and bitter relationships illuminated in contentious emails between top administrators

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor unveils plans to make Ohio courts more accessible for people who don't speak English

Lawyer, leader of Cleveland housing agency sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

Cleveland school construction plan will cost residents at least $167 million more to finish, new estimate says

Cleveland's older suburbs want more attention from Cuyahoga County



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reed to disclose Falcons stadium developments

Life without parole for Brunswick baby killer



The Los Angeles Times

Girl, 12, found dead after bullies said 'kill yourself'

State passes bill to license more drivers who are here illegally

Maldonado's top advisors off campaign team as he weighs governor bid



USA Today


Report: Obama to tap Summers as next Fed boss


N.J. teen gets 17 years in prison for killing girl










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