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Today in Black America - February 10

POSTED: February 10, 2015, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Opera star Leontyne Price is born in Laurel, Mississippi on this date in 1927.

The New York Times

Reckoning With a Racist History

Illinois Governor Acts to Curb Power of Public Sector Unions

U.S. Seeks Felony Pleas by Banks in Currency Inquiry

Secret Service Deputy Demoted as Panel Chairman Presses for Firing

The Parent Agenda, the Emerging Democratic Focus

Working Families Party Calls on Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

New York’s New Speaker Is One of the Nation’s Most Liberal State Lawmakers

In de Blasio’s Budget Plan, an Emphasis on Public Safety and Social Programs

With Two New Judges, New York’s Court of Appeals Returns to Full Strength

To Save Money on Building Rail, Spend Money on Marketing Buses

The Washington Post

Alabama officials defy U.S. ruling on gay marriage

Hotel manager: Brian Williams perhaps 'misremembered' Katrina

Under pressure from Congress, Secret Service deputy director resigns

Democrats suffering from Clinton fatigue say they’re ready for Warren

Alabama was a final holdout on desegregation and interracial marriage. It could happen again on gay marriage.

Those with darker skin report slower police response throughout the Americas

Should legal immigrants — who aren’t citizens — be able to vote locally?

Pajama-clad students rally for later bell times ahead of Montgomery vote

Anne Moody, activist and chronicler of the civil rights movement, dies at 74

The Star Ledger

Christie spent nearly 1 out of 3 days fundraising last year, outpaced Obama

Revel casino sale likely dead as sides fail to come together

N.J. headed for 'economic suicide' without new road funds, labor leader says

The Christian Science Monitor

Does Ferguson run 'debtor's prison'? Lawsuit targets a source of unrest.

Jindal targets GOP establishment: 'America doesn't need two liberal parties' (+video)

How Arab world's newest cable news source made a splash, only to dry up

The Detroit Free Press

Fatal fire dims joy for triumphant Detroit high school

Protective mom jailed; video shows acts tied to stabbing

Officials: End of probe means new day for Wayne County

Live tonight: Mayor Duggan's State of City speech

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police officer accused of ejecting man from McDonald's for comments about NBA

Judge threatened in Heartless Felons case; prosecutor says gang member sought to intimidate jurist and family

Tamir Rice's sister says Cleveland police lacked 'decency' and 'respect' in detaining her after shooting

Panel to discuss how county legal systems handle domestic violence on Feb. 12

The Los Angeles Times

Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

California measles outbreak: 123 cases, latest is in Solano County

Study finds it cheaper for students to buy insurance than go without

The Chicago Tribune

Rauner hires sister of political director to $70K-a-year position

Prosecution rests in ex-Burr Oak employees' trial

Homeless ministry getting people off the street

Murder conviction dismissed for man who spent 22 years in prison

Philly school district predicts $80M deficit

Voters upbeat on city and Nutter in poll commissioned by Nutter

Education advocate Helen Gym joins race for City Council

USA Today

Brian Williams' account of '70s N.J. robbery questioned

Jeb Bush releases e-mails in 'spirit of transparency'

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