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Today in Black America - March 18

POSTED: March 18, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Democrats Inch Toward Securing Votes for Health Bill

Job Bill Passes in Senate With 11 Republican Votes

Fed Fights to Keep Oversight of Banks That Aren’t Big

Planned Switch to G.O.P. Stirs Governor’s Race

Running for Obama’s Old Seat, and Set on Derailing His Plans

Cocaine Sentencing Bill Advances

Another Aide to Paterson Steps Down

Planned Switch to G.O.P. Stirs Governor’s Race


The Christian Science Monitor

How two little-known offices will shape healthcare reform

Healthcare reform vote: Which Democrats are most vulnerable?

Haiti says it needs $11.5 billion to rebuild after earthquake

Midwest gets a jump on high-speed rail

Janet Napolitano halts funding for virtual border fence


Baltimore Sun

Program brings food to neighborhoods without supermarkets

Another scare arrives in city courthouse mail

Coalition presses Verizon to bring high-speed Internet service to Baltimore


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to record 10.5 percent

Black people must leave, NJ Walmart announcer says


Detroit Free Press

Colleges weigh in on new DPS schools plan, say: Count us in

An emotional day around DPS

Parents united in disbelief, anger

Kilpatrick lawyer wants out


Los Angeles Times

Jerry Brown urges unions to go on the offensive

Whitman shows her chops


The Washington Post

Democrats yet to decide on health-care bill bear the weight of Washington

GOP lawmakers, candidates pledge to repeal health-care legislation

Obama persuades Kucinich to back health-care bill

Va. set to challenge federal health-care reform legislation

Obama's Fox News interview marked by interruptions, focus on 'special deals'

Historians speak out against proposed Texas textbook changes

Two challengers appear to be making plans to run for D.C. mayor

New AIDS cases decline in District, but infection rate remains epidemic


Chicago Tribune

First black Catholic priest in U.S. up for sainthood

Some African-Americans say Obama failing to help black community

Possible suspects in girl's shooting released


Star Ledger

N.J. Democrats, state employee unions plan protests of Christie's budget

N.J. school district officials say Gov. Chris Christie budget cuts will force program, staff cuts

Sentencing is set for Lavern Webb-Washington, former Jersey City city council candidate

Newark officials announce 149 arrests in undercover drug sting at Garden Spires complex

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