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Today in Black America - February 4

POSTED: February 04, 2015, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Rosa Parks, the "mother" of the civil rights movement, was born on this date in 1913 in Montgomery, Alabama.

The New York Times

Fall in Fortunes for Pennsylvania Attorney General

Editorial: President Obama’s New Budget

Obama’s Budget Seeks to Loosen Austerity Reins

Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Has a National Message

The Tough Path Facing Chris Christie and Marco Rubio


Secondhand Smoke Exposure Drops, C.D.C. Reports

New Speaker in Albany: A Skilled Operator, Embracing Change

Train Crash Kills 7 in Worst Accident in History of Metro-North


State of City Address: Full of Ambition, but Light on Details


New York City Councilman Arrested on Corruption Charges

New York City Schools Chancellor Objects to Cuomo’s Plan for Grading Teachers



The Christian Science Monitor

Release of Rosa Parks writings reveals surprises about civil rights icon (+video)

Club for Growth: John McCain may face conservative primary challenger


Poll: Huckabee slams on Beyoncé might boost him in Iowa (+video)



Star Ledger


Christie concludes Britain trip by refusing to take questions

Legal battles rage as A.C. casinos' fates hang in the balance

Albright: Christie giving Atlantic City the Detroit treatment

Bridgeton protest marchers too late for council meeting


The Washington Post

Ferguson police first in U.S. to test alternative ‘less-lethal’ weapon

The dark side of Winston Churchill’s legacy that no one should forget




The Detroit Free Press

Ford adding 1,550 jobs, bumping pay for some employees

Detroit council wants police lease renegotiated

Detroit neighborhood streets to be cleared by midnight

Don't waste Michigan's high-tech job assets


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Charlie Sifford, pioneering golfer, dies at age 92: Tributes on social media


Greater Cleveland Congregations present police reform recommendations to mayor, U.S. attorney

Illinois sheriff posts fake ads for prostitution that nab 570 men in nationwide sting

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's charter school reform is a good start: editorial


The Chicago Tribune

Rauner to push for more prison guards, parole overhaul in state speech


The Los Angeles Times

Many California child-care centers have low measles vaccination rates

Kamala Harris: Lives ruined, women terrified in 'revenge porn' case

L.A. County to review recreational facilities and assess needs

The state's next senator, a brutal economy and campus naming rights


Philly.com


2 who would be mayor blow a deadline


Lynne Abraham shifts stance on pot possession

Standardized testing, parents, and politics: The surprising link


Paid sick leave battle returns to Council



USA Today

The 50-year-old pardon: Obama picks safe clemency cases

U.S. to destroy largest remaining chemical weapons cache

Measles outbreak, anti-vaccine campaigns worry doctors






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