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Today in Black America - January 30

POSTED: January 30, 2014, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Franklin A. Thomas was named president of the Ford Foundation in 1979, the first Black to run the philanthropy.

The New York Times

Christie Allies Pushed Mayor on New Jersey Project

Study Finds That Obesity Takes Hold Early in Life

Editorial: Secrecy Behind Executions

Blow: The Incredible Shrinking Presidency

Touring States, Obama Pushes Modest Agenda

Obama Orders Creation of ‘MyRA’ Savings Accounts

Threat by Staten Island Lawmaker Adds to a Reputation as Hot-Tempered

U.S. Will Finance Devices to Track Children With Autism

The Christian Science Monitor

Supreme Court lifts execution stay over lawyer's opposition to lethal drug

Obama pollster: Press has it wrong on Obamacare polls

State of the Union speech: Did Obama give up on Congress? Not exactly. (+video)

State of the Union: How are voters reacting to Obama's speech?

The Star Ledger

Christie asks Obama to extend Sandy housing assistance program

Chris Christie's Port Authority appointee David Samson's judgment defended amid scandals

NJ may soon lead nation in foreclosures

Witness in corruption trial says Trenton Mayor Tony Mack approved the letter offering deal for garage site

NJ Sen. President Stephen Sweeney to press plan to get towns to merge, share services

The Detroit Free Press

DIA's $100M pledge to rescue fund helps clear path to bankruptcy resolution

Ex-Kilpatrick fundraiser Emma Bell in court for tax sentence

Trial date set for suspect in U-M med student death

Street-lighting overhaul is speeded up for Detroit neighborhoods

Fund-raising website 'to free Kwame Kilpatrick from prison' on feds' radar

Man kept virtual hostage - until one phone call

Proposal: Give racing $$$ to Pa. schools

Council aides drafting ethics rule

School-shooting victim voices fears of returning to Logan charter

The Washington Post

Clinton holds big Democratic lead, poll finds

Low-income students falling behind on reading proficiency

GOP races to prove it has plan to help the middle class

Obama’s wage promise answers calls of growing movement

Obama’s minimum wage plan has more statutory authority than prior ‘unilateral’ actions

Man dies after not getting quick aid from firefighter

Teachers oppose Va. bill challenging mainstream science

Teen pregnancies stay stubbornly high in poor D.C. wards

The Chicago Tribune

After scandal, Metra board poised to select new CEO

Illinois 'making a comeback' says Quinn in speech

Emanuel defends new charter schools

CPS chief's letter makes some parents testy

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Police release 911 calls from fatal Crossburn shooting of five-year-old Jermani Brooks

Ohio State University expected to name new president Thursday

Toledo's Jack Ford confirms talk about running for lieutenant governor on Todd Portune ticket

Legislative Democrats ask federal prosecutor to examine law firms' contributions to Mike DeWine

College textbooks are too expensive, say students, and they want other options

Cleveland's West Side to have a high-performing high school: an early college high school run by Bard College

The Los Angeles Times

Sheriff Lee Baca was consumed by crises

Democrats may take action against Sen. Wright

Jerry Brown's approval rating reaches new high, survey finds

Few L.A. teachers get bad ratings, trial documents show

Cal State head proposes $50 million for an increase of swift graduations

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Students finally get home after sleeping at school; more closures announced

Gov. Deal, Mayor Reed apologize for mistakes leading to traffic jam but resist ‘blame game’

USA Today

Economists see bright GDP report Thursday

How raising the minimum wage would affect the economy

Study: Kids' obesity risk starts before age five

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