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Today in Black America - September 9

POSTED: September 09, 2014, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History:  The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is founded in 1915 by noted historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

The New York Times

Respiratory Virus Sickens Children in the Midwest

Health Chief Seeks to Focus on Insurance Site

After First Plan Is Blocked, Virginia Governor Reduces Medicaid Expansion Goals

Blaming Gerrymandering Has Its Limits, as Pennsylvania Shows

Ferguson Sets Broad Change for City Courts

Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class and Poor

New York Hires Consultant to Create Rikers Island Reform Plan


Commissioner Outlines Police Training Overhaul

Black Women Find a Growing Business Opportunity: Care for Their Hair



The Christian Science Monitor

Panera restaurants submit a 'no gun' request. Will the policy work?

African Union forces accused of sexual abuse. Will anyone be held accountable? (+video)

How Obama plans to ace his big speech on ISIS (+video)


Ray Rice suspension: Is NFL really serious about domestic violence?


Philly.com

Deal reached on bill to decriminalize pot

Homeowners ask for suspension of city's civil-forfeiture program


Fattah stresses his good works

Despite challenges and looming layoffs, school's back


Star Ledger

N.J. could lose $500M by pulling out of emissions program, environmentalists say


Christie's approval rating inches up from bridge scandal low, poll finds


One year after Bridgegate, business as usual


Trenton school district wins grant for participation in school breakfast program

Ray Rice video prompts lawmaker to question entry into N.J. pre-trial intervention program


The Detroit Free Press


Police, fire officials may testify today in Detroit bankruptcy trial

DeVos family donates $1M to Michigan Republicans; Dems trail in fund-raising


EAA board interviews 4 chancellor candidates



The Washington Post

‘It’s like they are at war with innocent people’

Support grows for U.S. strikes on Islamic State


A majority of Americans say Obama’s presidency is a ‘failure’

Ferguson says it will reform its police and courts

Democrats have a depth problem. It’s largely their own fault.

First D.C. attorney general race starts taking shape

Not a penny for Richmond schools


The Chicago Tribune

Ferguson Council to meet for 1st time since fatal shooting


Rauner education plan light on specifics

State employers set to lay off more than 2,000


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Two separate analyses highlight affordability of Obamacare insurance plans now and in 2015

Northeast Ohio school districts stood up for the Common Core before the Ohio House

Testifying against the Common Core: Chagrin Falls resident Elsie Tarczy, a retired Bedford teacher

Testifying for the Common Core: Berea teacher Cara McGregor

Troopers withdraw endorsement of Ed FitzGerald

Ohio early voting ruling can be appealed by state lawmakers, federal judge says


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Potential jurors quizzed in trial of DeKalb CEO Ellis

Education secretary touts teacher diversity during Atlanta visit


DeKalb race to replace Boyer starts today


The Los Angeles Times

UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes

Opinion: U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion

Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias


USA Today


Teens arrested in video beating of mentally disabled man

McDonald launches 100-day VA reform plan



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