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Today in Black America - January 16

POSTED: January 16, 2015, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1978 NASA names Maj. Frederick D. Gregory, Maj. Guion S. Bluford and Dr. Ronald E. McNair for space missions.

The New York Times

Perry Exits Texas Stage Making a Case for His Past, and His Future

Republicans Resist Obama’s Move to Dismantle Apparatus of Deportation

Cash Is Piling Up for Ben Carson, With a Tea Party Tilt

Oklahoma Executes First Inmate Since Slipshod Injection in April

A Call to Better Track Police Use of Guns

Governor of Michigan Vetoes Bill on Guns

Judge Dismisses Brooklyn Gun Case as Police Are Investigated

Voters Disapprove of Police Officers’ Protests and Work Slowdown, Poll Finds

Group Urges New York City to End Credit Checks by Employers

Cuomo Selects Another Democrat for New York’s Highest Court

The Christian Science Monitor

Obama takes executive action on paid family and medical leave (+video)

Oklahoma to resume executions, as use of death penalty declines across US

Activists shut down Boston area highway: Protests too reckless?

Social Security disability funds running low: how Democrats would solve problem

The Star Ledger

Baraka asks for Newark superintendent's resignation – again

Assembly panel passes bill challenging Christie plan to return disabled to N.J.

Ex-Christie commissioner joins lobbying firm that recently employed current commissioner: The Auditor

Essex Exec's $741M budget calls for 2 percent county tax increase

Employees should get guilt-free day off during emergencies, N.J. lawmaker says

Clout: The mayor's race is a snooze-fest

Camden bishop leads inmates in prayer

Phila. district spends less per pupil than most other cities

Fattah Jr. floods court with defense filings

The Washington Post

RNC aims to tighten up presidential debates

On views of Bill de Blasio and police, Staten Island is an island unto itself

Will the FCC’s net neutrality decision cost Americans $15 billion in new taxes? Nope

For the first time since 2009, more people think Obama has helped the economy than hurt it

Obama tells agencies to advance sick leave for feds’ new children

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

The Detroit Free Press

100% of seniors at Detroit school get college offers

Governor vetoes gun bill criticized by women's groups

Detroit police find girl, 3, abducted from daycare

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

First GOP presidential debate might be in Cleveland

Summit County jail needs more money to operate effectively: editorial

Ohio teacher convicted for showing to H.S. students the graphic movie 'The ABCs of Death'

Three takeaways from Case Western law school panel about race, police use-of-force tactics

Faith is now optional to be a "faith-based" group in Gov. Kasich's student mentoring program

The Chicago Tribune

On MLK birthday, Chicago 8th-graders rally for justice

Rauner to post political hiring list online

Demo Day: Ideas for children in poor schools, women in poor countries

The Los Angeles Times

Effort would consolidate L.A. elections with state and federal voting

USA Today

North Miami police use faces of black men as targets

Obama to host 'Selma' screening, a day after Oscar snub

Jindal doubles down on Muslim 'no-go zones' in Europe

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bond to pay $15,000 ethics settlement

Atlanta ranks third in STEM employment growth

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