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Today in Black America - July 2

POSTED: July 02, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

American Indians Ask for Voice on Federal Court

House Passes $80 Billion War Spending Bill

Obama Urges Fix to ‘Broken’ Immigration System

Among Some, High Marks for Health Care Overhaul’s Beginnings

Judge Hears Arguments on Health Overhaul Challenge

Factory Jobs Return, but Employers Find Skills Shortage

Graduation Is the Goal, Staying Alive the Prize

Albany Approves No-Fault Divorce and Domestic Workers’ Rights

In Blow to Bloomberg, City Must Keep 19 Failing Schools Open


Baltimore Sun

Ehrlich-Kane ticket debuts

Baltimore police, feds outline gun strategy as shootings drop

Health care panel begins to outline how it will insure more Marylanders

City to gather past rape reports, claims of mistreatment through new hot line

At age 30, Harborplace shifting gears to cater more to area residents, workers

Court upholds dismissal of Holton charges


The Christian Science Monitor

Chicago to allow handgun ownership under revised gun law

Despite difficult politics, Obama pitches immigration reform

Healthcare.gov: How to figure out your health care options

South Africa takes fire for arms sales to blacklisted nations

Mortgage rates hit record lows. Why aren't Americans borrowing?

2010 Census: Why the count matters


The Washington Post

U.S. housing market remains fragile despite low mortgage rates

In war-funding vote, Democrats cast doubts on Obama's Afghan policy

Obama presses 11 Republican senators to revive support for immigration reform

Democrats shaping battle plan against Republicans for November

White House discloses wide-ranging staff salaries

Gray outlines his agenda for education in District

Fenty outlines plans to cut special-ed costs and return students to public schools

Putting my father, Thurgood Marshall, on trial

Financial crisis? No, it's just ants


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Judge dismisses Norwood ballot suit

AG candidates offer plans to change office


Detroit Free Press

Bing announces 2 Neighborhood City Hall offices to close

Detroit Police reach out for help with violence

Detroit panel tables tax break for Reeves-named project

Kwame Kilpatrick's wife, kids move out of Texas home, neighbor says


Star Ledger

Special N.J. legislative session kicks off property tax cap showdown

N.J. Democratic lawmakers challenge Gov. Christie's order for another special session

N.J. groups march in support of more compassionate immigration policies

N.J. Assembly Speaker vows 'extensive' review of Gov. Christie's property tax compromise

Newark inauguration speeches signal tense relationship between Mayor Booker, council


Philadelphia Inquirer

Nutter tells why he opposes Immigration access to arrest records

Camden mayor vows more police presence to deter drug activity


Chicago Tribune

Daley proposes new handgun ordinance

Ronald Kitchen sues Daley, Burge for wrongful conviction

Connecting with congregations

Quinn budget cuts $1 billion, leaves $13 billion hole next year


Los Angeles Times

Police guidelines underscore complexities of Arizona immigration law

Economic rebound may be losing ground, data show

Assembly passes bill providing overtime pay for farmworkers

California budget deadline passes without a budget



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