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Today in Black America - February 11

POSTED: February 11, 2016, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela is released from prison in South Africa after 27 years on this date in 1990.

The New York Times


Stakes in Nevada Rise for Clinton as Caucuses Near

Sanders Intrigues Clinton-Loving Town in South Carolina

Blow: Stop Bernie-Splaining to Black Voters

Kristof: The G.O.P. Created Donald Trump

Carly Fiorina Drops Out of Republican Presidential Race

Obama Revisits Springfield, and His Vow to Bridge a Partisan Divide

Funding Dispute Clouds Agreement Over Drug Crisis

Department of Justice Sues Ferguson, Which Reversed Course on Agreement

Kentucky Ex-Governor Aims to Halt Rollback of Health Care Changes


Federal Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence in Eric Garner Case

Cuomo’s Proposal Seeks Confidentiality for Minors With H.I.V.

Technology Manager Gets 3 Years’ Probation in CityTime Scheme

Judge Refuses to Grant Mistrial in Akai Gurley Case

The Chicago Sun-Times

Obama in Springfield: 'We have to build a better politics'

What CPS schools took the biggest cuts?

Woman struck by stray bullet dies after Heart of Chicago shooting

The Christian Science Monitor

Why some sympathize with Ferguson, despite Justice Department lawsuit

Supreme Court blocks Clean Power Plan, but perhaps not its goals

Can apprenticeships boost Millennial job prospects? Obama thinks so.

The Star Ledger

The rise and fall of Christie's presidential bid

25 reasons Chris Christie's presidential campaign tanked

Charges dropped for most accused of defrauding Bayonne school lunch program

Newark to begin towing Uber drivers at airport, train station

Jersey City affordable housing complex purchased for $40.2 million

Ex-Bergen County Dem boss asks to delay prison stint

The Detroit Free Press

Flint fuels finger pointing, political maneuvering

Facebook, feds bust Rollin 60s Crips in Detroit, arrest 12

Snyder budget: Money for DPS fix could be heavy lift

The Washington Post

He couldn’t afford to stay at Morgan State, but once he made it he gave back millions

Justice Dept. sues the city of Ferguson to force policing reform

Sirhan Sirhan denied parole despite a Kennedy confidant’s call for the assassin’s release

The great working class stagnation and the rise of Trumpism around the world

Risk of dementia is declining, but scientists don’t know why

Flint water crisis victims increasingly turn to courts but face big obstacles

Child-porn investigation widens at Prince George’s school

Virginia poll shows partisan divide on gun control, Medicaid

Some Maryland lawmakers want a say in who is state’s next schools chief

Md. Democrats pushing to strengthen state’s already strict gun laws

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland wants Tamir Rice estate to pay ambulance, life support bills (document)

Planning commission nears approval of innovative zoning aimed at transforming downtown

Special prosecutor sought in case connected to 2012 Cleveland police killing

More high-paying jobs? In Cleveland? The news is good and bad.

The government is paying to clean up lead paint in homes: do you qualify?

Ohio Supreme Court rules blood evidence may still be admissible, even if officers didn't follow handling guidelines

State superintendent search has puzzling pause as school board members can't follow their own plan

The Los Angeles Times

Retired L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca admits he lied to the FBI in the jail abuse scandal

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested as Oregon standoff holdouts say they will surrender

Taking the oath of office seriously to fight corruption in Southeast L.A. County

College freshmen are more liberal and keen on political activism, survey says

Another executive gets his wrist slapped for poisoning a community's water

USA Today

Here's how badly Clinton lost among women in New Hampshire this week

Rep. Clyburn: On Clinton's firewall and McGovern's lessons

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