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Today in Black America - December 27

POSTED: December 27, 2013, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. Charles Drew creates a pioneering blood bank in NYC in 1941. Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination).

The New York Times

New York City’s Police More Diverse, but Blacks Lag

New York Soon to Trail Florida in Population

With Health Law Cemented, G.O.P. Debates Next Move

Vista Workers Told Their U.S. Health Plan Fails Test

Policing the Projects of New York City, at a Hefty Price

The Christian Science Monitor

Shifting Obamacare deadlines are giving insurance industry fits

Why China is stepping up its presence in Detroit auto industry

US rescue operation in S. Sudan to test post-Benghazi Marine reaction force

UPS, FedEx delays turn white Christmas into 'wait' Christmas

The Star Ledger

90K in N.J. about to lose unemployment benefits

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's incarcerated brother claims kickbacks are on tap at Water Works

Legal groups push for time limit on bringing N.J. criminal cases to trial

Condition of Amiri Baraka, former N.J. poet laureate, said to be improving

Newark teen killed in Christmas shooting was an 'angel,' family says

The Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley: Science Center boss wants to be a part of Detroit's comeback

Detroit's retirement systems to challenge renegotiated swaps settlement with banks

Thousands still without power across Michigan; more snow, warmup coming

9 deputies reassigned to Wayne County jail to ease OT crisis

GWB letter: Smoking gun in Christie admin. scandal?

In South Philly, community policing helps cut shootings in half

Apartment building designed for homeless and low-income families

Phila. district joins field with own cyber school

The Washington Post

Hospice firms draining billions from Medicare

Obama signs defense law, calls it a ‘welcome step’ toward closing Guantanamo Bay prison

Where the 1.3M people losing unemployment aid this week live

Panel lets Postal Service raise stamp prices for 2 years

In Fairfax, students’ IB exam scores rise as AP scores dip

Can an elevated park unite residents split by the Anacostia?

The Chicago Tribune

Man charged in Christmas Eve crash that killed daughter

Concealed carry law a maze of possession rules

U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions

Few details on new gun-sale process

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio missing persons identification initiative determines woman's identity after 17 years

Tampering charge against president of company serving dozens of Northeast Ohio police departments dropped

University Hospitals announces merger with Parma and Elyria hospitals

The Los Angeles Times

State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

BofA legal bills grow to staggering amount over mortgage fiasco

Ex-employee accuses lobbying firm of directing illegal contributions

UC forging ahead with cross-system online courses

USA Today

Cutoff in federal jobless aid looms Saturday

Obama wants to try Gitmo prisoners in U.S.

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