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Today in Black America - September 18

POSTED: September 18, 2014, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Booker T. Washington delivers his "Atlanta Compromise" speech at the Atlanta Cotton Exposition in 1895.

The New York Times

Blow: On Spanking and Abuse

Dyson: Punishment or Child Abuse?

Women’s Views on N.F.L. Dim in Wake of Violence

Obama’s Handling of Terrorism Faulted by More Americans

Multinational Companies Court Lower-Income Consumers

F.T.C. Wary of Mergers by Hospitals

Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

After Nearly 23 Years of Legal Struggle, a Conviction Is Reversed

New York State Judge Rejects Word in Redistricting Ballot Question

The Christian Science Monitor

Outrage over Adrian Peterson masks deeper acceptance of corporal punishment

Fed sees no interest rate hike until 2015, but it's getting closer (+video)

Amid outcry, South Sudan backtracks on threat to expel foreign workers

Nigerians brace for elections amid north-south rift and Boko Haram

The Star Ledger

Politician accused of mooning patrons and hurling racist slurs drops out of race

N.J. 1 of 3 states with increase in poverty last year

N.J. pays highest cost per mile for some of the country's worst state roads, study finds

Atlantic City close to outlawing sale of realistic toy guns

The Affordable Care Act turns 1: How N.J.'s medical landscape is changing

NRA gets involved in a suburban congressional race

Principal's exit a big blow for school district

US to train veterans to install solar panels

The Detroit Free Press

Lawmaker to seek moratorium on new charter schools

Michigan incomes rise 1.7%, poverty levels unchanged

Building board member defends 2 charged in jail probe

City's new streetlights pass 20,000 mark

The Washington Post

House backs Obama’s Iraq-Syria military plan

Less than 1 percent of voter registration forms turned in by a Georgia group accused of fraud are actually fraudulent

Americans say local governments waste 37 cents of every dollar. That’s the good news.

If there was ever a time when people regularly voted across party lines, it wasn’t recently

Black women’s groups challenge lack of diversity in NFL domestic advisory panel

Study: Online gun sales open to felons

Bowser holds double-digit lead over rivals in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

D.C. lawmaker still waiting for answers on primary vote-counting delay

The Chicago Tribune

Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion

Rauner, Quinn ramp up ethics barbs in Illinois governor race

Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Not debating, but statewide candidates appear together in Thursday forum (live coverage)

Ohio income up; poverty, uninsured rates down; find city, county, state estimates (database)

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson touts lakefront development plan on Goodtime III

Reps. Jim Jordan and Marcia Fudge oppose U.S. aid to anti-ISIS rebels

Ed FitzGerald's former treasurer nominee violated Cuyahoga County's ethics policy, inspector general finds

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Unified survey finds little use of iPads' curriculum

Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system

CalPERS can't kill hedge funds

Convoluted residency law makes no sense

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Company paid DeKalb CEO Ellis to keep its contract, witness says

Atlanta CFO Jim Beard leaving for Florida job?

State says 25 voter applications of 85,000 “confirmed” forgeries

Reed: Braves need to make Turner Field plans known

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