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Today in Black America - November 8

POSTED: November 08, 2013, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Republican Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts becomes the first Black elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction in 1966.

The New York Times

Editorial: Judge Scheindlin’s Case

Private Hiring Brisk in Jobs Data Skewed by U.S. Shutdown

White House Puts Price on Government Shutdown

Apologizing, Obama Yields to Criticism of Health Law

$10 Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House

Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor

Court Says New York Neglected Disabled in Emergencies

Rev. Eugene Callender, Who Saw Potential of Disadvantaged School Dropouts, Dies at 87

The Christian Science Monitor

US economy at 2.8 percent growth, but what happens next? (+video)

Government shutdown didn't save money. It cost $2 billion, report says. (+video)

Obamacare not to blame for close Va. race, a top Democratic official says

US 'report card' for 2013: Student achievement creeps upward (+video)

The Star Ledger

New Jersey students among the best in nation, according to 2013 report card

36 N.J. schools listed on 4th annual College Board AP Honor Roll

Crump fires back over allegations of ethics violations

Opinion: Newark airport workers straddle poverty line

On Day 2, fugitive surrender program draws hundreds more to Jersey City

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit takes first steps to fix troubled lighting

Family wants answers after woman, 19, shot dead while seeking help

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for 'justice' in Dearborn Heights shooting

Bing Detroit says bankruptcy 'inevitable'

Leaders of Michigan cities want more secure revenue, bankruptcy forum shows

Rochelle Riley: Detroit's violence leaves blood on everyone's hands, including Mayor-elect Mike Duggan's

The truth that should destroy Christie's White House bid

District names top academic official

Eye-opener in Tel-Aviv

The Washington Post

Economy added 204,000 jobs in October

Obama: I’m sorry about canceled insurance plans

The Fix: The lowest low for Obama

After sequester, agency overwhelmed with furlough appeals from workers

Authorities indict 48 in bid to wipe out Baltimore gang

Howard University parts ways with controversial CFO

165 suicide attempts at D.C. jail in two years

The Chicago Tribune

Dominick's warns of 5,600 layoffs as stores prepare to close

Chicago cop says sergeant forced her to have sex

State pension crisis fix is pushed back again

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hundreds attend vigil for slain Cleveland firefighter Lt. William Walker (photo gallery)

Kevin Kelley chosen as next Cleveland City Council president; critics concerned he represents status quo

Inside the Common Core English classroom: Showing the evidence

Cleveland gun lawsuit: Little-known city law allows officers to hold seized weapon

Standard & Poor's downgrades Cuyahoga County's credit rating

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Attorneys: Video of Valdosta teen’s final hours doctored

Customer gets into argument and shoots up Cobb County Waffle House

Ex-DeKalb superintendent says ex-COO threatened blackmail

The Los Angeles Times

Witness' sister helps free convict in 1979 killing

DWP manager retiring amid audit of 2 controversial nonprofits

California loses another round in lawsuit over ammunition rules

USA Today

Emerging from history: Massacre of 11 black soldiers

Questions swirl around woman's shooting death on porch

U.S. loses its UNESCO voting right

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