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Today in Black America - December 16

POSTED: December 16, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Lawmakers Agree on Spending Bill, Avoiding Shutdown

Gingrich Momentum Slows, Polls Suggest

Gingrich Push on Health Care Appears at Odds With G.O.P.

Wage Protection for Home Care Workers

In Baghdad, Panetta Leads Uneasy Moment of Closure

U.S. Finds Pervasive Bias Against Latinos by Arizona Sheriff

More Liu Donors Said to Be Examined in Fund-Raising Inquiry

Walkouts by Nurses Loom as Hospitals Seek to Cut Costs

Obesity Rate Falls for New York Schoolchildren

The Christian Science Monitor

Does defense bill's anti-terror provision deprive Americans of key rights?

Mission accomplished, really: US war in Iraq officially ends

Democrats' tough choice: shut down government or swallow GOP's bills

UC Berkeley's gift to middle-class families: a cap on college costs

The Star Ledger

Thousands of N.J. union office cleaners strike, protest in Newark over lack of new contract

Sen. Frank Lautenberg urges FDA to ban flavored cigars

Sen. Codey: Christie insulted the office of the governor

N.J. Senate passes bill that would restore $139M to cities in need

Civil rights group wants probe into death of Garfield man killed while fleeing police

New Jersey added 10,400 private sector jobs in November

The Detroit Free Press

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is back

Dearborn's 'All-American Muslim' stars say uproar did them a favor

Rochelle Riley: 'All-American Muslim' offers valuable lesson for Americans

Snyder expected to sign bill ending restrictions on number, location of charter schools in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder, unions focus on a more cooperative future

State House votes to turn down federal funds for statewide health exchange

Detroit City Council votes to cut others' pay by 10%

The Washington Post

FBI considered a sting operation aimed at then-House Speaker Gingrich in ’97

Gingrich on the defensive in final GOP debate before Iowa caucuses

A move to lift West Virginia schools, county out of poverty and pain

Sachs leads Pr. George’s hospital probe

Fairfax okays high school surveillance

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Uproar over bands' suspension

Georgia, Alabama seek stay on immigration law

Davis term as school chief extended until 2013

Court dismisses suit against APD

The Chicago Tribune

Politics wreaked havoc on retirement code

Hurd's arrest shocks, hurts Bears

Dueling ward remaps to get public review

Illinois working on new rules to measure schools

Federal court upholds Democrats' map of Illinois congressional districts

The Los Angeles Times

U.S. stands by Calif. bullet train project despite critics

Harassment claim against Inglewood legislator settled in secret, records show

Pattern of civil rights abuses alleged in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County

USA Today

Few penalties for keeping child abuse a secret

Florida A&M death puts focus on traditions

Report: Half of U.S. schools fail federal standards

Fraternity suspended after rape query

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New 'barbell' district tilts in Marcy Kaptur's favor but keeps Dennis Kucinich's base intact

Homeless, hungry, up in Cleveland and 28 other cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors says

Gun sales without background check easy on Internet, mayors group says

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