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Today in Black America - January 27

POSTED: January 27, 2014, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Opera great Leontyne Price makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on this date in 1961.

The New York Times

For Obama, Investing in Brighter Futures Remains a Tough Sell

Some Republicans Departing From Response Script

It Only Seems That Political Corruption Is Rampant

A Race for a New Mayor; a Trial for an Old One


2014 Elections Likely to Keep Capital’s Split

Lessons for de Blasio in New Jersey’s Free Pre-K

Deputy Mayor for Social Services Now Has a Boss Who Shares Her Agenda


The Christian Science Monitor

Is Barack Obama an imperial president?

South Carolina school shooting: Campuses on edge over shooters, real and imagined

Once the hunter, Chris Christie is now the prey in Bridge-gate probe


Gmail outage, from US to India, lasted 71 minutes ... but felt like days


The Star Ledger

Editorial: Christie should quit GOP governors organization


Another cover-up in Chris Christie's administration?: Editorial

As Chris Christie faces scandal, NJ Republicans wait for guidance

Jersey City to receive $6.9 million to hire or retain 49 firefighters

New mayor, council in Hillside already at odds over personnel


Two tell of attempts to pass cash to Trenton Mayor Tony Mack


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan customers behind on utility bills face shutoff, even in winter


Insurers scramble to handle call volume for health care policies

John Gallagher: You tear down the blight in Detroit, but then what?


Amber Arellano: Invest Michigan's surplus in our future by improving education

Echoes of past in black students' quest for more diversity at University of Michigan


Philly.com


'The Man' -- what people won't say about 5 years of Obama


Did potential mayoral candidate used connections for kids' school?


Pa. ranks 4th in black homicide victims, latest stats show


The complexities of race and racism in healthcare


Free trips to Africa teach local kids about their heritage



The Washington Post

Police identify mall shooter, but not his motive

The post-Obama era

Minimum wage is set to rise in Britain — and Conservatives are all for it

Republicans have a 47% chance of taking the Senate. But it may be much higher.


Can Obama lift Democrats in the midterms? Don’t count on it.

Patient groups accuse insurers of discrimination


The Chicago Tribune

New DCFS director named

Tuition hike for new students at the U. of I.'s 3 campuses

Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Too much sitting is a risk factor for heart failure, Kaiser research shows


Cleveland's Investment Schools: "Wraparound" services plans are a step closer after community meetings finish

Four takeaways from Sunday's Cuyahoga County Executive candidate forum


Traffic enforcement cameras violate due process rights: Ohio Rep. Dale Mallory


Ohio Democrats' principled focus on voting rights also has practical side


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Federal grant will create database of DNA


The Los Angeles Times


Beleaguered Oakland police see a turnaround in crime


Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel

Lawsuit takes on California teachers' job protections



USA Today

Twenty young people a day hospitalized for gun injuries




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