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Today in Black America - September 16

POSTED: September 16, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Social worker and National Urban League leader Lester Granger was born in 1896 in Newport News, Va. and raised in Newark, New Jersey.

The Charlotte Observer

Questions surround fatal police shooting

Teammates, family grieve shooting victim


The New York Times

Democrats’ Unease Recasts Fed Contest as Summers Exits


Arms Deal Leaves Rebels Deflated and Lifts Assad Forces

Brief Respite for President, but No Plan B on Syria


Editorial: The Syrian Pact

Thompson Still Dispensing Handshakes and Smiles

Whistle-Blower’s Letter Led to Charity’s Firing of Chief Executive

Police Bullets Hit Bystanders, and Questions Rise Yet Again


The Christian Science Monitor

Five years after Lehman bankruptcy: Will we see the next crisis coming?

NPR buyouts: A 10-percent staff cut to reduce deficit


War in Syria: The stakes for Iran

Summers withdraws from Fed consideration. Janet Yellen leading candidate (+video)


The Star Ledger


At Little Falls rally, Buono says Christie giving women a bad deal

Newark slayings: 16-year-old Irvington girl killed was 'just a baby'


Newark police search for gunman who opened fire on officers

Newark residents say house owned by Cory Booker is in disrepair, filled with squatters


N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie's poll numbers dip slightly; Rand Paul slams Booker


Former Atlantic City police chief's discrimination lawsuit to begin today



The Detroit Free Press

$1.2M deal approved in lawsuit over alcohol-withdrawal death of inmate

National Main Streets Conference coming to Detroit

Detroit Public Schools' new policy seeks to get tough on truancy

Cut-rate vehicle registration fees cost Michigan millions, lawmakers say

Rochelle Riley: Elderly victim gives Mayor Bing new resolve against crime



Philly.com

Philly Archdiocese to review 46 parishes

Nuisance bars in West Philly or are neighbors racist?


Study of casinos raises alarm on secondhand smoke

Birmingham and the history of civil rights


The Washington Post

Larry Summers withdraws as Fed chief candidate

Obama, Boehner both enter next debates with a weakened hand


Obama’s strained tie with antiwar movement

Joe Biden: The anti-Hillary?

Past presents both pride and peril for Hillary Clinton


Alabama church marks 50th anniversary of bombing

At region’s law schools, a struggle to get students


D.C. Mayor Gray defends ‘living wage’ veto

Cuccinelli and Jackson tell crowd they’re running together


The Chicago Tribune


More Americans identify as 'lower class'

Emanuel touts plans for school amid concerns about environment

Bill Daley rips Quinn, defends his Democratic credentials

CTA rolls out safety campaign

Former Stroger aide says he didn't accept kickbacks



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland mayoral candidate Ken Lanci holds 'Faith, Hope & Love' event

Should JobsOhio be viewed as public or private? Some points and counterpoints in the debate

Enrollment at area universities generally stable; community colleges see decline

State's new $250 million Straight A Fund guidelines require applicants to prove long-term sustainability or cost savings


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Officer charged after shooting of ex-FAMU player

Alabama church marks 50th anniversary of bombing

Errors plague school testing: AJC Investigation


The Los Angeles Times


State poised for new powers to fight prescription drug abuse

Education secretary tones down criticism of California

L.A. Unified seeks to end confusion and fights over parent trigger law


Labor and business each a winner in 2013 legislative year


California lawmakers got a lot done in the last session


USA Today


Poll: Confusion over health law

World remembers four girls on bombing anniversary


Report: Over 65,000 U.S. bridges in need of repair







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