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Today in Black America - April 2

POSTED: April 02, 2015, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: "What's Goin' On!" - Legendary Motown soul music singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye was born in 1939 in Washington, D.C.

The New York Times


States’ Rights Measures Expose Split in G.O.P.’s Ranks

Gunmen in Kenya Mount Deadly Attack on University

California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions


Blow: Religious Freedom vs. Individual Equality

Former I.R.S. Official Won’t Be Charged for Refusing to Testify

The False Hope of a Limited Government, Built on Tax Breaks

Senator Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

New York State Budget Is Passed Just After Deadline


The Christian Science Monitor

Atlanta educators convicted of racketeering in test cheating scandal (+video)

In backlash to Indiana law, an astonishing reversal in American politics (+video)

Does barbaric Georgia prison cell photo depict an American Abu Ghraib?



The Star Ledger

Menendez: 'I will be vindicated'

Editorial: Resign and spare us the drama

Christie breaks silence on Indiana 'religious freedom' law

Rutgers President Robert Barchi says facilities plan for athletics expected to be presented in June


How hard is PARCC? Some students say it's easy, rep tells state board


The Washington Post


At least 15 people killed after gunmen storm a college campus in Kenya


From humble beginnings to alleged 5-star Paris hotel suite


Editorial: Candidates who mock the law

The auto industry bailout was a success


California governor orders state’s first-ever mandatory water cutbacks


Nearly half of all pre-schoolers with ADHD are on medication

Va. governor meets with black leaders in Charlottesville, urges ABC reforms

Johns Hopkins faces $1 billion lawsuit for role in STD study in Guatemala



The Detroit Free Press


Michigan nonprofit gets $5.2 million to boost fresh food

Evans: Merging departments will save $3 million a year

Attorney: Inkster cops lied about drugs after beat down


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Police Chief: Officers could do more community policing if they weren't 'bogged down' by calls for service


Proposal to repeal Cuyahoga County's $100 college savings account program gaining traction

Cleveland Public Safety Director Michael McGrath apologizes for police detaining teen with Down syndrome

Gov. John Kasich vetoes transportation budget language that critics said would deter voting


The  Chicago Tribune

CPS employee charged with sexual abuse

1 dead, 4 wounded in separate shootings across Chicago

Unions, progressives try to shape City Council

Garcia hits Emanuel on homicide increase


The Los Angeles Times

Universities add degree programs while spurning fads

Literacy gap between Latino and white toddlers starts early, study shows

L.A. County supervisors vote 5-0 to study raising the minimum wage


Philly.com

Pressure to alter fatal Philly fire report?

Mayoral Candidates forum on 'equitable development' takes a raucous turn

Ex-drug dealer says narcs threatened him on 19th-floor balcony


USA Today


NYPD detective moved after tirade against Uber driver






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