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Today in Black America - June 30

POSTED: June 30, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Bank Fee Is Eliminated in Financial Bill

Spill Is Election Issue Far Beyond Gulf

White House Energy Session Changes No Minds

Kagan Follows Precedent by Offering Few Opinions

Ethnic Distinctions, No Longer So Distinctive

Jobless Aid Back on Senate Agenda

Council Weighs Hearings on Bloomberg’s Hiring

New Gifted Testing in New York May Begin at Age 3

Paterson Presses Albany on Budget

Who Will Fight for the Unemployed?


Baltimore Sun

Overtime pay part of city budget quandary

Balanced budget arrives in Baltimore after months of debate


The Christian Science Monitor

Hurricane season bears down on BP Gulf oil spill

Gulf oil spill: The story so far

Plunging Dow, consumer confidence: signs of 'double dip' recession?


Atlanta Journal Constitution

MARTA board approves service cuts

Morehouse clinic worker arrested for forgery


Detroit Free Press

Lawyer seeks Kwame Kilpatrick's deposition in Greene suit

Detroit school board to file motion against Robert Bobb

Ex-Detroit Police Officer Jerry Rivers seeks probation in bribery scandal

Cuts ahead for DPS spending


The Washington Post

Poll: Favorable views of health reform law increasing among Americans

Bill Clinton backing Romanoff in Colorado Senate race

Roberts led Supreme Court through assertive term

As Obama steps up border enforcement, advocates rethink their strategy

Like Sotomayor, Kagan distances self from one of Obama's criteria

D.C. teachers' contract is approved unanimously by council

Prince George's school board adopts budget, cutting hundreds of jobs

In Clarence Thomas's gun rights opinion, race plays a major role

William L. Taylor, 78; Washington lawyer, champion of civil rights


Philadelphia Inquirer

Small Philly schools with big hopes

Phila. summer school kicks off with almost 58,000 enrolled

$28 billion Pa. budget deal heads to Senate

Historians oppose casino near Gettysburg

Editorial: Ignoring guns' toll


Star Ledger

Gov. Chris Christie calls special legislative session on N.J. property tax overhaul

N.J. Gov. Christie says his 'core priorities' were retained in $29.4B budget

Newark Public Library faces staff, service cuts due to N.J. budget

N.J. Senate approves plan that would move NJN television station closer to privatization

Plainfield residents rally against gun violence and gangs


Chicago Tribune

City Hall could limit number of guns allowed in a home

Burge to remain free until sentencing

Lax attention to health a symptom of manhood

Program gives Chicago Public Schools teachers a lesson in history, culture

The trouble with charter schools

Ald. Beale, take a bow


Los Angeles Times

With federal stimulus funds running out, economic worries grow

Child's death illustrates L.A. County's growing problem resolving backlog of abuse cases

Obama renews immigration push

Meals programs offer hungry students a break during summer

Aiming for labor's vote, Whitman tries to divide and conquer

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