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Today in Black America - August 19

POSTED: August 19, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

In Defining Obama, Misperceptions Stick

On a Five-State Swing, Obama Takes Aim at Republicans

Civilians to Take U.S. Lead After Military Leaves Iraq

Killings of Homeless Rise to Highest Level in a Decade

Finding New Ways to Fill the Tank

Preliminary Tests Find Elevated PCB Levels in 3 Public Schools

N.Y. Archbishop Seeks to Help on Islamic Center

The Candidate and the Charity


Baltimore Sun

Poll: 1 in 5 incorrectly say Obama is a Muslim as president's religion remains mystery to many

Ehrlich attracts more donors; O'Malley collects more cash

Bernstein raises five times more than Jessamy in contributions

City Council committee approves three agency leaders

2 teens charged as adults in Skateworks gang rape


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama's Ohio visit points to jobs divide between public, private sector

Haiti election: Struggle over Wyclef Jean's eligibility could spark crisis

Ground Zero mosque debate swirls in world capitals

19th Amendment: How far have women in politics come since 1920?


Star Ledger

Poll: Majority of N.J. voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie's job performance

N.J. police union posts billboard warning Atlantic City is unsafe after officer layoffs

N.J. unemployment rate rose slightly to 9.7 percent in July

N.J. labor unions dominate spending by special interest groups, report says

Lee Anthony Evans, accused in 1978 slaying of 5 Newark teens, may be released after bail is lowered

Enforcement on Newark curfew crackdown for youths is scaled back

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says selling Prudential Center is 'not feasible'


Detroit Free Press

Freman Hendrix resigns from charter commission

Riddle loses court bid to keep $5,500 watch

Cox: Sale won't end charitable care at DMC

Beatty talks to grand jurors


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia’s jobless rate falls slightly to 9.9% as discouraged workers give up search

Perdue to appoint investigator to look at Atlanta schools

Clayton police officer indicted in federal court


The Washington Post

To N.Y. Muslims, Islamic center near Ground Zero would be more than a mosque

Exercising new ability to spend on campaigns, Target finds itself a bull's-eye

Fewer incumbent governors are seeking reelection

Increase in suicides among Border Patrol agents causes alarm

Fenty's political fortunes tied to success of D.C. school reforms

More Md., Va. students taking ACT for college entrance, data show


Philadelphia Inquirer

PHA chief now accused of sexual harassment

FBI and IRS agents raid three prominent Philadelphia political players

N.J. report questions municipal tax-abatement deals

Pa. will lay off fewer than expected


Chicago Tribune

Uncertainty surrounds Blagojevich retrial

Lock, stock and no smoking barrel


Los Angeles Times

CalPERS investment staff receive luxury travel, gifts from financial firms

California budget progress? It's nil

California state employees furloughs to resume

Union leader says parents should know teachers' ratings

State could use federal school funding to help close budget gap

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