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Today in Black America - May 11

POSTED: May 11, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

House Approves $310 Billion in Cuts, but Passage in the Senate Is Very Unlikely


Editorial: The Human Cost of Ideology


Bullying Story Spurs Apology From Romney

Obama Campaign Pushes the Issue of Gay Marriage


Obama's Stance Is Significant, if Not Bold Leadership

Once Hailed as Army Pioneer, Now Battling to Stay on the Job

F.D.A. Advisory Panel Backs Preventive Use of H.I.V. Drug

In Reversal, Espada Jurors Indicate a Verdict Is Near



The Christian Science Monitor


Justice Department sues Joe Arpaio for discrimination: Is he cornered? (+video)


Panetta: No hitches in military's repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'


Trayvon Martin case: Online fund for George Zimmerman now being tapped


The Star Ledger

Obama's declaration doesn't change Gov. Chris Christie's opposition to gay marriage

Grand jury in New Brunswick fatal police shooting case does not bring charges against officers

Hess power plant gets approved for Newark's Ironbound despite outcry from residents

Prominent N.J. pastor applauds Obama but stands against gay marriage


Bill offering N.J. teachers $10K loans to live in poor communities clears Assembly panel

N.J. Department of Education deems two Mercer charter school applications as qualified


The Detroit Free Press


A simple errand turns into nightmare when 6-year-old is shot in carjacking attempt

Kwame Kilpatrick will have to pay to fight new lawsuit

Michigan 8th-graders' scores improve on national science exam, but most still below average

With video: 84-year-old security guard fatally shot outside Detroit church


New Detroit CFO has expertise to help city solve problems, Mayor Dave Bing says


Detroit proposal calls for transforming health department into an institute


The Washington Post

Evolution on gay rights was long for Obama

Biden apologizes to Obama on issue


Romney’s school pranks had edge


Harvard University isn’t only employer to describe Warren as a minority

George Clooney’s $12 million Obama fundraiser to break campaign record

Reid: Lugar ‘drummed out by tea party zealots’ for willingness to cooperate

Gay marriage is tense issue for Kaine



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

More cheating teachers punished

Carters return to Haiti building projects

State board urged not to delay vote to shut down Fulton Science Academy


The Chicago Tribune

One year in: Mayor Emanuel tightens ties with business

Emanuel, suburban mayors join forces on pension reform


Chicago teachers conduct 'dry run' for strike vote


Lawmaker says he'll fight to clear name



USA Today

Groups start voter drives earlier

Texas program links veterans to jobs


National Cathedral dedicates stone carving of Rosa Parks



The Miami Herald

Embattled longtime FAMU band director resigns amid turmoil

Pressure mounting to keep FAMU band suspended


South Florida’s private sector getting less help from the public













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