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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.com

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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