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Today in Black America - April 29

POSTED: April 29, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

South Assesses Damage; Outages Are Widespread

Conservative Congressman’s Star Power Extends Beyond Florida District

Another Republican Congressman Faces a Rough Town Hall

Obama Announces Changes to National Security Team

An Exultant Trump Visits Las Vegas Republicans

Consultant to the Schools Stole Millions, Officials Say

Business Leaders, in Letter, Will Urge Albany to Legalize Gay Marriage

Audits Find Widespread Waste in Spending by State Government

The Detroit Free Press

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's cousin charged with stealing from nonprofit

Snyder's tax plan squeaks by in House, faces fight in Senate

Leaders: Boycott Jones rally in Dearborn

Bing threatens to request emergency manager if he doesn't get state aid, union cuts

Rochelle Riley: Fighting change in the schools means, duh, losing

Detroit Public Schools officials say governor's education proposals could cause exodus from district

The Christian Science Monitor

Homeless child enrolled in wrong school: What should happen to him?

Battle over Planned Parenthood heads to states, starting with Indiana

Economy cools as government spending drops. Wrong time for budget cuts?

South Africa's new Internet cable link could bring economic boom

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Deal: Recovery could take years in Georgia

Red Cross seeks donations

MARTA considers 50-cent fare hike

King disciple carries on work in nonviolence

The Baltimore Sun

School official resigns amid Sun inquiry into his college degrees

Friends, family recall Phylicia Barnes during Baltimore vigil

Maryland Politics: Cole files for city council seat, not presidency

Baltimore's last goodbye to Schaefer

The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie is set to speak at Harvard about ideas for education reform

N.J. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Mary O'Dowd as state health commissioner

Federal judge rules against Carl Lewis' claim that N.J. residency requirement is unconstitutional

N.J. agrees to give developer up to $200M in tax breaks in deal to finish troubled Xanadu

N.J. lawmakers near vote to eliminate early-release prison program

N.J. residents like their hometowns more than the state, Monmouth University poll finds

The Washington Post

Debt ceiling: More Democrats threaten to vote against raising borrowing limit

Trump’s fact-free ‘birther’-isms

Exxon Mobil profit soars along with gas prices

Is Massachusetts the next Wisconsin?

Southern storm system spawns dozens of tornadoes, killing 214 people in 6 states

D.C. landlords shun housing vouchers

Righting past wrongs in Alexandria

Events planned for MLK memorial

Chicago Tribune

Quinn wants to withhold cities' money as pressure to borrow

Pfleger's African-American supporters fear for St. Sabina's future

Promising teenage soccer player from Nigeria killed in shooting

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD ready for May Day immigrant rights rally

Bell voters OKd bonds for sports complex that remains unbuilt

Jerry Brown cancels plan for $356-million death row

High school physics teacher perfects the formula for inspiring students

Rebels with a cause: education

USA Today

Deadliest day of tornadoes in USA since 1974

Apple rejects iPhone game about smuggling immigrants

Obama honors top math and science teachers

Four agencies propose strict health limits on marketing food to kids

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