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Today in Black America - July 16

POSTED: July 16, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Pushes Through Agenda Despite Political Risks

Debate Over Arizona Immigration Law Comes to U.S. Court

Governor’s Conference to Move

Iroquois Lacrosse Team Misses Game in England

Microsoft Co-Founder to Give Away Half of His Fortune to Philanthropy

Paterson to Sign Bill Limiting Retention of Street-Stop Data


Baltimore Sun

Maryland grapples with how to evaluate teachers

Union endorses Bartenfelder, Jessamy, designates priority races

O'Malley calls immigration law expensive, problematic


The Christian Science Monitor

Why financial reform might not work as intended
 
Prescription drug abuse surged 400 percent in past decade

BP halts Gulf oil spill leak for first time as crucial test begins

In Kenya slums, women risk rape daily to get to a bathroom

Unemployment benefits claims plunge, but the good news may be temporary

Getting stuck with fake money in South Africa


Detroit Free Press

Kwame Kilpatrick accused of sexual misconduct with wife

DPS to launch police center

What I'd like the candidates to tell us


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former state lawmaker Billy McKinney dies


Star Ledger

Gov. Christie reveals plans to limit N.J. superintendents' salaries, base pay on merit

Rutgers University board approves tuition, fee hike in $2B budget plan

Councilman criticizes police handling of fatal Newark shooting

In pushback against pressure from mayor, Newark council delays vote on municipal utility authority

More than 200 Newark police officers may face layoffs due to $16.7M budget shortfall


The Washington Post

Congress passes financial reform bill

Ex-Justice official says limits on detainee questionings may have been exceeded

Same-sex marriage in District narrowly upheld by D.C. Court of Appeals

It's time for Democrats to give up the funk


Philadelphia Inquirer

Mistrial in alleged Lincoln University gang rape

Two city leaders likely to vote in favor of ICE deal on immigrants


Chicago Tribune

Blagojevich insiders traded on access, now testify for prosecution

Dying teen: 'Tell my mom that I love her'


Los Angeles Times

Meg Whitman attacks Jerry Brown on job-creation issue

L.A. City College and Trade-Technical College taken off probation


San Francisco Chronicle

State to create auditor to oversee BART police

San Jose shows way for Oakland police woes

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