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August 04, 2020

President Barack Hussein Obama, the first Black elected President of the United States, was born on this date in 1961 in Hawaii.

Today in Black America - March 4

POSTED: March 04, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: J. Ernest Wilkins is named Undersecretary of Labor by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on this date in 1954.

The New York Times

Holder and Republicans Unite to Soften Sentencing Laws

Editorial: Mr. Ryan’s Small Ideas on Poverty

Obama Budget Would Expand Low-Income Tax Break

Federal Prosecutors Looking Closely at Christie Aides, Court Papers Show

Utility Cited for Violating Pollution Law in North Carolina

In Job, Appointee Profits and Christie Gains Power

Leader’s Words Don’t Tell the Real Story

The Christian Science Monitor

Paul Ryan to propose welfare overhaul. A gift to Democrats?

EPA's new auto emissions regs 'a big deal,' industry says

No Supreme Court review for local laws against harboring illegal immigrants

Forbes' richest people: number of billionaires up significantly (+video)

The Star Ledger

GWB committee co-chair labels reported toll hike scheme 'shamefull'

In bridge scandal, attorney says FBI visited Bill Stepien's home

Chris Christie and the latest Port Authority scam: Editorial

Jeffries and Baraka square off at Newark mayoral debate

Jersey City will overtake Newark population by 2016, Mayor Fulop claims

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan moves to delete 'retarded' from laws

Wayne Co. judge may be disciplined over misconduct

Detroit police looking for missing 14-year-old girl

Detroit reaches deal $85M debt swaps settlement with banks, cites millions saved by taxpayers

Kalamazoo police make fewer stops after racial profiling study

Rattled by recent violence, NE Philly longtimers ready to fight

Public hearing set for lawsuits bill

The Chicago Tribune

ISAT boycott met with CPS saying test is crucial

Recordings detail liquor license scam involving alderman's aide

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland hires outside lawyers in lawsuit over deadly 2012 police chase

Richmond Heights school district officials indicted on charges of bribery, extortion and theft

Republican National Committee taps Ken Blackwell and 2 other Ohioans for minority outreach effort

Democratic campaign group says two Ohio congressional races are "emerging" as competitive

Cleveland and Columbus charter school concerns will be taken on by upcoming bills in the legislature

The Los Angeles Times

Major changes to LAFD's 911 response needed, report says

Gov. Jerry Brown, other lawmakers release financial reports for 2013

Judge erred in opening dependency court to media, appeals court rules

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

House approves cutting Fulton tax chief’s profits

Teen accused of molesting classmate in high school classroom

Principal charged with attempted child sex to go before judge

Bill would pave way for Beltline to enlist help from private sector for transit future

USA Today

Study: High suicide rates for soldiers in, out of war

Former tribal leader pleads not guilty in killings

Ky. Baptists lure new worshippers with gun giveaway

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