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Singer and Academy Award nominated actress Ethel Waters, a winner of the NY Drama Critics Award, was born in 1896 in Chester, PA.

Today in Black America - July 8

POSTED: July 08, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Pre-emption, Not Profiling, in Challenge to Arizona

Obama Asks Court to Reinstate Ban on Deepwater Drilling

Veterans Affairs to Ease Claim Process for Disability

Now Recorded on Film, Memories of ‘the Black Y’ Provoke Smiles and Tears

Off-Track Betting’s Defunct Rescue Plan Was a Winner for Consultants


Baltimore Sun

Wells Fargo to shut subprime lending unit, close 19 Md. stores

O'Malley unveils education plan

10 city recreation centers to open for longer hours

Commander tapped to oversee sex offense unit opts to retire


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama touts bright spot in the US economy: rising US exports

Obama and recess appointments: He's not the only one to make them often

Postal Service woes: First-class stamps may climb to 46 cents

Summer reading gets plug from US officials to keep kids sharp


Detroit Free Press

Lead-poisoned kids left untreated in Detroit

Change in treatment protocols for Wayne County children with high lead levels

Prosecution of lead-poison cases tied up

Detroit Public Schools, students benefit from construction jobs

Detroit Public Schools tries something new: A school run by teachers

Kwame Kilpatrick deposition in Tamara Greene lawsuit to be arranged


Atlanta Journal Constitution

80 educators could face discipline in CRCT investigation

Council members walk the path of potential streetcars

CNN fires Middle Eastern editor over tweet


The Washington Post

Van Jones isn't looking back in anger

Homeland Security to visit Fla. TSA offices to investigate harassment claims

Groups say time is now for public financing push

Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah may follow Arizona's lead on immigration law

D.C. schools chancellor plans to expand use of standardized tests

After man vanishes with cash for D.C. league, another fights to save it

Some College Park, Md., residents still waiting for census to count them


Star Ledger

Port Authority chooses NY-based firm to co-manage new World Trade Center building

Gov. Christie to borrow $1.4B to fund N.J. transportation projects

N.J. Democratic chairman calls for GOP group advocating property tax cap to disclose donors

N.J. mayors tell Assembly panel 2 percent property tax cap will burden towns

Irvington to rehire laid off cops and firefighters


Philadelphia Inquirer

Audit: State has wasted millions on unused phones

Philadelphia University: ‘A special place’ waits for Specter


Chicago Tribune

Jesse Jackson Jr. knew of $1 million offer for Senate seat, prosecutors say

One year later, effects of Burr Oak Cemetery scandal linger

Back-to-school shoppers to get tax break

Chicago police officer killed with own gun


Los Angeles Times

BankSimple's founders pitch an online bank with no branches and no fees

African American groups seek ouster of California NAACP head for stance on legalized marijuana

Cases against soldiers have Israel wondering

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