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Today in Black America - June 23

POSTED: June 23, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Will Speed Pullout From War in Afghanistan

The Way Out?

Drawing Down, With a Vigilant Eye on Pakistan

Gore Criticizes Obama For Record on Climate

South Africa Embraces Mrs. Obama With Fervor

Post Office to Stop Payments to Retirement Fund

Michigan Residents Sue Over Law on Emergency Management of Struggling Cities

Cuomo Secures Big Givebacks In Union Deal

Deal Will Make It Harder to Use Renovation to Free Apartments From Rent Regulation

For SUNY and CUNY, Top Lawmakers Support Plan to Raise Tuition $300 a Year

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Public Schools to post budget draft on website

Rochelle Riley: Roy Roberts: Every DPS job, contract is on the line

Proposal to restore budget cuts still a sore point for Detroit council

Lawsuit challenges emergency financial managers' broad power

Wayne State approves 6.9% tuition raise

State House OKs new congressional districts

Accused of bilking DPS of millions, Sherry Washington to testify she's no thief

The Christian Science Monitor

In South Africa, Michelle Obama helps rebuild trust and wows the young women

On Libya, Obama has angered both sides in Congress

CBO warning to Congress: national debt needs action, and soon

Rising world food prices: Can a G20 'action plan' prevent a crisis?

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

MARTA fares to jump to $2.50

Scramble before Atlanta pension vote

APS board selects leader

The Star Ledger

N.J. public workers to stage large protest over pension and health insurance reform

Assembly vote on whether to block NJN transfer to New York station is set

N.J. budget plan could help police departments and senior citizens

Braun: Parents push for laws allowing communities to vote on charter schools

Newark revises teacher hiring policy to give principals greater say in filling vacancies

The Baltimore Sun

Cheating, tampering found at 2 Baltimore elementary schools

BDC: Terms of S. Baltimore sportsplex deal were no secret

Balto. Co. Council redistricting likely to help incumbents

The Washington Post

Obama: Time for ‘nation-building’ at home

End of a surge

Robinson: Obama’s uninspired Afghan speech

The death of open government

Marine reservist linked to shootings

Wal-Mart to help fund D.C. summer youth programs

D.C. residents lament lack of jobs

The Los Angeles Times

California families take new forms

Key state Senate committee passes bill to disincorporate Vernon

Redistricting commission extends deadline for public comment

South L.A. charter schools may get a reprieve after cheating scandal

The Chicago Tribune

Heroin in the suburbs: The new face of addiction

CPS chief Brizard gets a contract — unlike predecessors — and a raise

Illinois Senate won't vote on limiting state worker unionizing

Quinn stands by opposition to conceal carry in Illinois

New DNA test puts Waukegan murder conviction under scrutiny

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Summer meal programs face challenges in feeding low-income youth in Greater Cleveland

Former employees of subprime mortgage lender indicted by Cuyahoga County grand jury

Sherrod Brown blasts Republicans for 'cuts' -- the same ones President Obama wanted

Ohio Senate removes controversial photo ID mandate for voters, but plans to move it in separate legislation

USA Today

Pulitzer Prize winner reveals he's an illegal immigrant

More young adults are living with diabetes

Critics push Obama to change faith-based hiring rules

College entrance exam ATC's validity questioned

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