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Today in Black America - April 3

POSTED: April 03, 2014, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Human rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in 1968.

The New York Times


Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap

Editorial: The Court Follows the Money

Bringing Big Money Out of the Shadows


Collins: Surprise! The Rich Won One

Ruling Is a Win for Big Donors and Party Leaders

Iraq Veteran at Ft. Hood Kills 3 and Himself

Washingtonians Get to Know Democrat They Picked Over the Mayor

After Push by Obama, Minimum-Wage Action Is Moving to the States

Cuomo Put His Weight Behind Charter School Protections

Cuomo Drops Plan to Use State Money to Pay for College Classes for Inmates


The Christian Science Monitor

Another Fort Hood shooting: Motive unclear, but 'jihad' ruled out

Whether the IRS is ready or not, Obamacare has arrived (+video)


Supreme Court view on corruption key in lifting a campaign finance limit (+video)

Assassination of cleric 'Makaburi' puts Kenya on edge (+video)



The Star Ledger

Christie's proposed e-cigarette tax is for public health, state treasurer says


Federal Sandy audits target Jersey Shore towns' debris cleanup work

N.J. heroin crisis: Christie discusses new tool in battle against overdoses

ACLU demands 138 NJ school districts change discriminatory enrollment policies

Report: New Jersey has second highest state, local tax burdens nationwide

Newark mayoral race: Poll puts Ras Baraka way ahead



The Detroit Free Press

Oakland County seeks alternatives to 'monopolistic use' of Detroit water and sewer

Crowd severely beats pickup driver who stopped after hitting boy, 11

Bankruptcy judge OKs $120-million loan to fund Detroit public services

Woman, 20, says she was gang-raped at Detroit apartment before complex burned

Detroit police to work with OnStar to combat car theft



Philly.com

Cops: Shoplifter recognized via Facebook

Critics say charters given unfair advantage for Renaissance schools


2 Philly schools may become charters, if parents agree

Kane to ask court to unseal sting record



The Washington Post

4 dead in Fort Hood shooting

Pentagon grapples with dangerous insider threats

Fort Hood live update: Shooter was being evaluated for PTSD

‘I just need a company that’s willing to give me a chance’


Supreme Court gives wealthy donors more influence over campaigns

Editorial: Supreme Court’s destructive ruling

Democrats target newest vital demographic: Single women


In D.C. mayor’s race, Round 2 begins for Bowser

Gray’s defeat sets up nine months of political upheaval

Voter turnout for D.C. primary lowest in three decades


The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel pension plan clears first hurdle, then stalls


Transit superagency faces hurdles


NU players to vote on union April 25


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kent State University campus goes on lockdown after shot fired; suspect in custody

Cleveland prepares for next phase in competition to host Republican presidential convention

Attorney General Mike DeWine announces more than 1,000 DNA hits from rape kit initiative


Richard Cordray's federal agency accused of ongoing discrimination and retaliation

Former Cleveland charter school spent public money on steaks and plane tickets, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost finds


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Board hears Ferdinand complaint, dismisses others

Plea deal sought for Hall in APS case

Archbishop’s mansion worth millions


The Los Angeles Times

California pols, others weigh effects of McCutcheon ruling

California adds another private prison

Twenty arrested at UC Santa Cruz as teaching assistants strike


USA Today

Obama on Ft. Hood: 'Sense of safety has been broken'


Shootings at U.S. military bases over the years





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