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Today in Black America - August 16

POSTED: August 16, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Some States Are Lacking in Health Law Authority

Obama Enters Debate With Mosque Remarks

3 Republicans Criticize Obama’s Endorsement of Mosque

Rates Fall as Market Fears Economic Weakness

Charges Dropped in Killings in Buffalo

Paterson Signs No-Fault Divorce Bill

Troubled School District Is on Road to Recovery

Triumph Fades on Racial Gap in New York City Schools

Fire and Imagination


The Christian Science Monitor

Social Security heats up as an issue for midterm elections

Obama mosque dispute: In backing plans, he parts with many Americans

Kenya referendum: How groups came together to prevent violence


Baltimore Sun

13 victims shot, 3 fatally, in violent weekend in Baltimore

Church stages protest at Catonsville's Double T Diner

City College principal steps down

Rain keeps crowds at bay during annual Africa festival


Detroit Free Press

With jobs coming to Michigan, outlook is brighter for home sales

Kilpatricks on long Greene case witness list

Detroit bishop named national head of Pentecostal Christian group

Population density to guide Detroit's destiny

Ad campaign seeks to recruit volunteers to transform Detroit

Who's who in the campaign for improving Detroit


Star Ledger

N.J. Supreme Court's refusal to hear gay marriage case raises question of Christie's influence

Former site of Sands Atlantic City casino may be sold at 70 percent discount, report says

NJ Transit commuters continue to be frustrated by recent delays, slowdowns

Vows for justice in gang rape of 7-year-old girl in Trenton fall short

Suspect denies gang rape of 7-year-old girl in Trenton

Newark faces possible downgrade of bond rating

Newark joins several U.S. towns in outsourcing jobs to curb rising personnel costs


The Washington Post

Some Democratic candidates distance themselves from Obama

AP-GfK polls show Obama losing independents

Democrats uncertain about approach to midterms

In venture with Temple U., Park Service combats looming shortage of rangers

Waste from BP oil spill cleanup has gulf residents near landfills concerned

S.C.'s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Greene indicted on obscenity charges

Young parking lot czar is the face of Ethiopian success in the D.C. area

More university students taking advantage of cheaper community college courses


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta superintendent Hall will outline plans about report


Philadelphia Inquirer

Politically connected firms reap big DRPA contracts

Low-ranking Pennsylvania schools seek School Improvement Grants

Wide disparity in Pennsylvania House staffing

Philadelphia's DASH program teaches ins and outs of recording business


Los Angeles Times

Drew University's new nursing school opens under financial cloud

Union leader calls on L.A. teachers to boycott Times

New rules may help women-owned firms get federal contracts

Some affluent areas qualify for tax breaks intended to benefit the poor

Bell's piggies deserve a pen

Homeownership to decline further, housing analyst predicts

Who's teaching L.A.'s kids?


Chicago Tribune

Brady calls on Quinn to fire prisons chief

Alpha Phi Alpha chapter celebrates 100 years of making men

Educators question significance of grades for homework


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