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Today in Black America - May 31

POSTED: May 31, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Some G.O.P. Foreign Policy Experts Are Tepid on Romney


Students Press for Action on Immigration

Governor Throws Weight Behind Senate Candidate


Rangel Forcefully Defends His Record, as a Challenger Looks On

A Gap in College Graduates Leaves Some Cities Behind

On Campus, New Deals With Banks


Comptroller Says Contractor on 911 System Billed Millions in Inappropriate Charges


The Christian Science Monitor


Taylor's 50-year sentence draws mixed reactions in Liberia (+video)

Is Donald Trump secretly supporting President Obama?

Unemployed veterans skilled in doing jobs, not in finding them



The Star Ledger

Department of Education plans to release report cards for all N.J. schools


Essex County opens Riverfront Park in Newark, a 30-year dream come true

Gov. Christie expects lawmakers to pass 'user fees' bill

Essex County lawmakers to present demands regarding N.J.'s higher education overhaul


Christie directs new lease with Israeli national airline at Newark airport


Gov. Christie vows to stand by Bruce Harris' nomination to Supreme Court



The Detroit Free Press


For 3 crime fighters, the fight to save Detroit is personal


Federal government to join discussion about rail project in Detroit

No word on when Detroit's top lawyer might challenge consent agreement

Former Washington D.C. mayor with turnaround skills gives advice to help Detroit


Detroit public, charter schools agree on standards


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Black mayors come to Atlanta for 38th annual convention


Former APS official awaits fate

Layoffs at Hosea Feed the Hungry


The Washington Post

GOP cheers Democrat’s party switch


Incumbent primary losses mount


As governor, Romney backtracked on reform in judicial nominations

First lady to campaign in N. Va. next week

Annual principal shakeup begins for DCPS

High-powered send-off for Chuck


USA Today

Friday jobs report could have large election impact


Editorial: Advice for GOP presidential nominee

2 dead in Indianapolis shooting


The Chicago Tribune

CTA outlines $80 million in savings to avert fare hikes, cuts

Tribune Voices: Blacks' views on gay marriage evolving


Charter school teachers file unfair labor complaint against network


Lawsuits filed in Cook County claiming state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional


Convict cleared in '94 Waukegan slaying; 4th time DNA trumps prosecutors


The Los Angeles Times


State voters favor tobacco tax, less sure on term limits


Cities lose fight with state for property tax funds


California neglects education of English learners, lawsuit claims


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's bid for local control of charter schools fits national push for accountability







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