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Today in Black America - May 22

POSTED: May 22, 2014, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: The U.S. Department of War established the Bureau of the Colored Troops in 1863, an effort to help the Union Army in the Civil War.

The New York Times

More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White

With New Bill, Abortion Limits Spread in South

Shinseki in Line of Fire, From the Chief

Prosecutors Investigating Grants for Health Site in Oregon

A Growing Dominican Population Begins to Flex Its Political Muscle

U.S. Sends Troops to Chad to Aid Hunt for Nigerian Schoolgirls

Rangel Has Modest Lead Over Main Challenger in Democratic Primary, Poll Finds

Inmate Attacks on Civilian Staff Climb at Rikers

Cuomo Picks Ex-Congresswoman as Running Mate

The Christian Science Monitor

Workforce of the future? Bipartisan bill would overhaul job training.

Do tea party losses show GOP establishment has learned its lesson?

NBA's case against Donald Sterling: Would it hold up in court?

House Democrats to join new Benghazi probe. Prudence, or worry?

The Star Ledger

Christie defends decision to cut pension payments against stream of criticism

Charges downgraded in Teaneck High School senior prank that led to 63 arrests

NJ Assembly to vote on bill to ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds

Mercer County officials voice support for Eric Jackson as mayor of Trenton

Two college sophomores among fourteen hopefuls vying for vacant seat on Hamilton school board

Trenton mayor hasn't signed aid agreement with state, putting at risk $5.7 million in funds

The Detroit Free Press

Look up 2013 population change for your Michigan city or town (database)

Experts: How consumers can protect themselves online

Detroit, Highland Park lose people while suburban townships see growth

Tom Walsh: Detroit matters to the nation; now can the city deliver?

Ford Freedom Award: Youths will lift Detroit's future, honoree says

Ex-Philly judge charged with corruption

Contractor calls Montco case a 'nightmare'

Hearing on cocaine in judge's chambers to continue

With homicides up, Chester mayor wants security cameras

Boy, 7, falls ill at Philly school, dies

U.S. labor secretary praises Phila. trade school program

The Washington Post

Tea party makes its last stand in Mississippi

Nevada officials dump health-care Web site vendor

Harvey Milk’s legacy

Girl’s question for shooter: ‘Why did you do this to me?’

Montgomery teachers endorse 5 council incumbents

Fairfax County’s Stuart High struggles on teacher survey

Pr. George’s facing $62.5 M budget shortfall in 2014

The Chicago Tribune

Man faces 120 years in Bucktown baseball bat beating

2 dead, 10 wounded in shootings

Protesters return as McDonald's holds annual meeting

Chief judge orders outside investigation into Cook County probation department

Judge will not postpone trial for state rep, denying potential crucial vote

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New details of past indiscretion emerge about Mayfield High School athletic trainer

Cleveland's population slips in new estimates; find census estimates for all Greater Cleveland cities

Ohio Senate approves bill to expand income, business tax cuts

Man shot by Cleveland police officer after burglary may have been unarmed, police say (video)

The Los Angeles Times

Weekly jobless claims jump to 326,000 after hitting seven-year low

Only 2 in 5 L.A. health clinics are ready for Obamacare patients

Waste facility allowed to expand, despite health concerns

Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

Grand jury blames 'bias' by feds for growth of Ventura County fire

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Morehouse student missing since Friday

Report: Atlanta the No. 1 U.S. city for new college graduates

Nunn takes victory lap with Reed, sidesteps ACA vote questions

Fulton chairman race may be headed for recount

USA Today

Senator: Race is part of criticism of Obama health law

Billionaire plans to target Republicans in seven states

Former homeless student making the grade at Harvard

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