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Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr., who led the National Urban League for 11 years, was born on this date in 1921 in Lincoln Ridge, KY.

Today in Black America - May 8

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The New York Times

A Tight Grip on AIDS

Change in Paris May Better Fit U.S. Economic Positions

Liberal Donors Will Steer Money Toward Grass Roots


Editorial: Mr. Biden’s Moment of Truth

Challenger to Rangel Lands a Prominent Endorsement

House Bill Offers Aid Cuts to Save Military Spending

Obama Hands Congress Economic ‘To Do’ List



The Miami Herald


Democrats claim Rep. West wants to bring earmarks back

Univision, ABC News to team up on English-language network


The Christian Science Monitor

Wisconsin recall election: Which Democrat will face Governor Walker?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorses gay marriage. Is Obama cornered? (+video)


Battle for women's votes: 6 flash points


The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie's approval rate highest ever amongst N.J. residents

Primary race between Democrats Steve Rothman, Bill Pascrell gets heated at Bergen debate

ACLU wins court order to block N.J.'s new driver's license rules

Gloucester County residents included in group to be repaid in foreclosure scam


Proposal to encourage construction of affordable housing in towns with top schools is backed by Gov. Christie



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Principal to tribunal: 'Not responsible'


ATL ethics nominee sails through meetings


The Detroit Free Press

Bing team is closing in on Detroit Works plan


Mom and daughter graduate together from Wayne State University

Indictment: Highland Park School District lost $170,000 to Robert Davis' fake nonprofit


2 Detroiters emerge as candidates for financial advisory board


Trayvon Martin case: Michigan native named interim police chief in Florida town plans A-to-Z review


The Washington Post

Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney

Biden comments on gay marriage expose rifts


Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney

Obama campaign to keep pressure up


House GOP proposal targets domestic spending to reduce cuts to Pentagon


The Chicago Tribune

Tribune Watchdog: Big Tobacco's clout helped push flame retardent furniture

Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program

Candidate for judge faces day in court after being accused of stealing rival's campaign signs


The Los Angeles Times

Video portrays violent death of Thomas

State, advocates disagree on future of prison healthcare




USA Today

Home health care is a profitable franchise


Wickham: Pandering trumps debate over guns

Wis. to pick Democrat in recall race

Sanford, Fla., interim chief knows community policing



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mitt Romney holds town hall forum in Euclid, where supporter accuses Obama of treason (updated)

Panel urges Cleveland to take action on obesity

Emergency rooms in Ohio agree to tighten up rules on doling out painkillers



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