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Today in Black America - December 12

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Today in Black History: Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

The New York Times

Editorial: Hiding Bad Policy in a Budget Bill

House Narrowly Passes Bill to Avoid Shutdown; $1.1 Trillion in Spending

C.I.A. Director Defends Use of Interrogation Tactics, Avoiding Issue of Torture

Poll Finds That More Americans Back Gun Rights Than Stronger Controls

Ohio: Cleveland Mayor Contests Report on Police

Detroit Is Out of Bankruptcy, but Not Out of the Woods

In Brooklyn Gun Cases, Suspicion Turns to the Police

John King Jr., New York State’s Education Chief, to Leave Many Policy Wars Behind

Bridge Scandal Prosecutors May Use Obscure Fraud Law to Charge Christie Associates

The Star Ledger

Protesters liken Camden to Ferguson during march on city offices

Federal charges in Bridgegate may be brought under fraud law, report says

N.J. sex offenders should not make minimum wage while in custody, official says

Brookdale Community College trustees vote to cut 47 jobs

Trenton police director looks to mend relationship between force, community

Penn president gets heat for 'Die In' stance

Apprenticeship programs vie for $100 million

Peaceful Camden protest highlights Garner, Brown deaths

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama and House Republicans join forces to pass $1.1T budget

How current events might play into America's shift in favor of gun rights (+video)

Drug-testing welfare recipients: War on drugs or war on the poor? (+video)

Obama and House Republicans join forces to pass $1.1T budget

The Washington Post

Post journalist captured images of sorrow, dignity

House approves spending bill just before deadline

House staffers join in solidarity with police protests

Why Matt Drudge and Lucianne Goldberg still rule the conservative media roost

Panel will vet potential Barry memorials

An eye-opening description of one state’s failed school funding system

The Detroit Free Press

Brandon teen charged with on-line threats to teachers

Wright Museum finds firmer ground

3 families still hope, plead for breaks in daughters' cases

The Chicago Tribune

DCFS chief fields queries from child welfare panel about residential care

Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor

Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race

The Los Angeles Times

CHP chief says officer aimed gun at protesters after partner was attacked

Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kasich's balanced-budget tour: Editorial Board Roundtable

Lawmakers close to reaching deal on bipartisan redistricting reform

Kasich's balanced-budget tour: Editorial Board Roundtable

Bipartisan redistricting reform passes Senate in historic vote

Poll shows more Americans support gun rights over gun control

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta approves higher class sizes. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

USA Today

Rudin, Pascal sorry for racially insensitive e-mails

Congressional staff protest deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

12 sailors implicated in submarine shower scandal

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