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Today in Black America - September 3

POSTED: September 03, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in History: Pioneering civil rights lawyer and Howard University law professor, Charles Hamilton Houston, was born in 1895 in Washington, D.C.

The New York Times

DNA Evidence Clears Two Men in 1983 Murder


Editorial: The Elections Cop Invites Mischief

Alaska Race Sees Democrat Quit Campaign for Governor

Bracing for New Challenges in Year 2 of Health Care Law

The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

Louisiana: U.S. Joins Inquiry Into Death in Police Car


Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says


U.S. Health Agency Advises More Vigilance on Campuses


Widening the Lens on Blame

Grief at Staten Island School After Football Player Collapses and Dies


The Christian Science Monitor

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial has its first day in court

Federal judge takes up contentious Texas voter ID law (+video)

Why attempted coup in Lesotho presents regional dilemma (+video)

African leaders call for united front against terrorism after US strikes Al Shabab (+video)


The Star Ledger


Christie asks judge to dismiss case on pension funding cuts

As school year begins, Paterson has over 100 open teacher positions

'No drama, no chaos, no guns': Community pickup games a big hit in Trenton

Princeton University freshmen kick off their college experience by lending a helping hand in cities

As Atlantic City casinos close, ghost town replaces boardwalk empire

Atlantic City casino closings lead to mass unemployment filing



Philly.com

Sharpton gives Fattah pass in MSNBC segment

Speculation begins on a possible Fattah replacement

In Point Breeze, a protest over toy guns gets quick results


Fading slots measure A.C.'s decline


The Detroit Free Press


Tom Walsh: High-tech companies are key to Detroit's future

Attorney: Wafer wants to apologize at sentencing today for porch shooting

Backers of health law form youth outreach council in Michigan

Smiles, jitters on first day of school in metro Detroit


Activist Robert Davis pleads guilty to stealing money from Highland Park


The Washington Post

After quitting tobacco, CVS makes its next health-care moves

In the fight to bring Ebola under control, ‘the world is losing the battle’


U.S. condemns Israeli seizure of West Bank land


Complaints on facilities for border children not supported

How McCutcheon has already changed campaign finance, in 1 chart


From ACORN to Obamacare: The ebb and flow of Republican Obama critiques


Texas wants U.S. Supreme Court to help it block Confederate license plates


District says it acted appropriately in Relisha Rudd case


Muriel Bowser does housekeeper’s work for a morning

Six new committees for Pr. George’s school board


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Missing a few days of Cleveland schools doesn't hurt that much, national study reports


Ed FitzGerald blasted by local union aiming to organize Cuyahoga County fiscal office employees

1-in-30 Ohioans received a welfare check in 2012, Census report shows

Ebola unlikely at colleges, but University of Akron has been proactive and CDC now recommends screening of students, faculty and staff

Cleveland schools hire charter school advocate to help grow partnerships with charters



The Chicago Tribune


Spokesman: Chicago police considering body cameras

Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one

CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Shooting: a family affair

East Point police chief’s abrupt resignation raises question of cause

Update: Morehouse, Tech students robbed at gunpoint



The Los Angeles Times


Downtown L.A. streetcar line cost estimate is shaved by $55 million

L.A. schools Supt. Deasy defends his dealings with Apple, Pearson

Low turnout in California in November could lift prospects for GOP

Ezell Ford: LAPD watchdog urges shooting witnesses to come forward

Analysis finds California students attend school more than U.S. peers



USA Today

Ex-Air Force instructor in prison for sex assault dies

Family: Man shot while handcuffed did not commit suicide





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