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Today in Black America - November 12

POSTED: November 12, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Daisy Lee Bates, the force behind the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, was born in 1914.

The New York Times

Back and Forth in Undecided Virginia Attorney General Race

Michelle Obama Edges Into a Policy Role on Higher Education

Supreme Court to Take Up Challenges to Union Practices

‘Super PAC’ Gets Early Start on Pushing for a 2016 Clinton Campaign

A New Firm Sets Out to Secure Women’s Votes for a Vulnerable G.O.P.

Blighted Cities Prefer Razing to Rebuilding

For de Blasio, Contract Talks Offer Problem

The Christian Science Monitor

Will Chris Christie run for president? 'Who knows?' (+video)

The Star Ledger

Poll: Voter say Christie will run in 2016, but unsure how his persona will play

Chris Christie paid former Mitt Romney advisers $46K, report says

Bob Dole: Conservatives will "hold their nose and vote" for Christie

Feds helped 31,500 New Jersey homeowners salvage their mortgages

Analysis of 'Nation's Report Card' shows some New Jersey students lag behind

The Detroit Free Press

Mitch Albom, Damon Keith draw celebs, stars to celebrate racial harmony — and their new books

New details emerge on Renisha McBride's accident in hours before her slaying

MSU research team to study new grain for Africa

10 Michigan women deserve to be freed from prison, group says

Revel casino to be sold?

Wynn kills Philly casino proposal

Philly fared better than many cities during recession

AC mayoral race comes down to provisional ballots

Nutter trade mission ends with plans for collaboration

The Washington Post

About 40,000 have signed up for plans on

Robinson: The U.S. is better off than you think

Demographic facts about the 113th Congress

Democrats are looking to expand the 2014 House map. Here’s where.

UDC may disband sports, enact other cuts

Democrat takes lead in Virginia attorney general race

Late-starting Gray campaign would be risky

State employees union to endorse Brown for Md. governor

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago State University wants faculty blog shut down

City hit with 1 more debt downgrade of bonds

'Everybody is in shock.' Woman charged in death of granddaughter, 8

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Municipal income tax reform bill set to move ahead despite opposition from local governments

United Way of Greater Cleveland and Cuyahoga County launch helpline for local veterans

U.S. Rep Marcia Fudge endorses Armond Budish for Cuyahoga County executive

Public Auditorium site of final salute to Lt. William Walker, Cleveland firefighter gunned down by unknown killer

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Braves plan to build new stadium in Cobb

Reed: City is “unwilling” to give Braves $450 million

Atlanta calls off vote on K-8 school

Vigil, funeral set for 10-year-old found dead in trash can

The Los Angeles Times

Climate change report depicts a planet in peril

GOP losing ethnicity, age battle in California

Push is on to close college gap for California's Latinos

USA Today

Pro-Democratic super PACs outspend conservatives

Scams sprout with rollout of Obamacare

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