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Today in Black America - December 4

POSTED: December 04, 2013, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: The New York Amsterdam News, one of the nation's premier Black newspapers, is founded in 1909.

The New York Times

Editorial: Keeping Shareholders in the Dark

Considering Which Head or Heads May Roll for a Troubled Website Rollout


Obama to Defend Health Law as Economic Benefit


House Votes to Extend Gun Law Without New Provisions for 3-D Printed Firearms


Pension Ruling in Detroit Echoes West to California

At de Blasio’s City Hall, Expect an Outsize Role for His Wife

Speculating on de Blasio’s Choice for Schools Chief

For New York City Fire Department, More Diversity Amid Tension



The Christian Science Monitor

With relaunch of Obamacare, relaunch of Obama's presidency (+video)


PISA test shows 'stagnation.' Is US education reform failing? (+video)

Plastic guns bill: Is Congress overlooking a fatal flaw? (+video)


Detroit bankruptcy: City 'needs help,' can file for protection, judge rules (+video)

'Cashgate' scandal shows dark side of model African state


The Star Ledger

Hundreds of lawyers join the ranks in N.J. despite tough job market

Police in Ocean County to start carrying heroin antidote


Report: One-quarter of N.J. teachers rated below levels needed to keep tenure

Trenton councilwoman to introduce resolution to encourage council and mayoral candidates to submit to credit check


Kickbacks, payoffs and deal-making: Court filing reveals more corruption allegations against Trenton Mayor Tony Mack


Hillside voters elect Garretson new mayor in runoff


The Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor: Bankruptcy ruling shocks, disappoints Detroit retirees


Bankruptcy judge gives Detroit a chance to start over — but at what cost?


Retirees brace for pension cuts in wake of Detroit bankruptcy ruling


5 pension cut scenarios for retired Detroit workers; Orr mum on extent of cuts


Orr says DIA masterpieces worth less than thought


Philly.com


Pa. coach charged with molesting boy, 13

Ads on Philly school buildings win early backing

Pa. House debates economic furloughs at schools

Camden schools seek more Renaissance applicants


The Washington Post

Welcome to the Obamacare fight’s next phase


Auditors: IRS vulnerable to fraud with Obamacare subsidies

A visual tour of self-segregation in 10 American cities

The cavernous partisan divide over U.S. global power -- in one chart


The 2012 elections, by media market


‘The Daily Show’ on the RNC’s ‘ending racism’ tweet (VIDEO)


Catania to explore running for D.C. mayor

Mizeur opts for Md.’s public-financing campaign deal



The Chicago Tribune

Unions vow legal fight after $160 billion pension fix passes


Quinn now has 2 legislative wins to fuel re-election effort

Review concludes former comptroller did no harm to city

Northwestern to start program for CPS students


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kamm's Corners residents are absent at chance to voice opinions on future of $1 billion school construction plan

Cuyahoga County Council votes for $29.6 million increase in spending on social services

Despite study, national experts still puzzled by rise in Ohio prison suicides

Eric Kearney, Ed FitzGerald's lieutenant governor pick, should quit the 2014 campaign: Mark Naymik


The Los Angeles Times


L.A. County accused of running afoul of open-meetings law

Ridley-Thomas wins special election for Assembly seat

Los Angeles council approves murals on single family homes


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Heavy turnover in Atlanta school board runoffs

Voter turnout low in school board and city council runoffs

Atlanta council passes community benefits plan, clears path for construction


USA Today

Not just Clinton: Other Dems eyeing 2016

Mandela puts up 'courageous fight' from 'deathbed'

Housing costs, public benefits alter state poverty rates








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