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Today in Black America - August 25

POSTED: August 25, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Eastern States Dominate in Winning School Grants

Sherrod Turns Down Job Offer

Job Losses Over Drilling Ban Fail to Materialize

Housing Market Plunged in July, Fueling Anxiety

Murkowski of Alaska Locked in a Tight Senate Race

N.Y. Political Leaders’ Rift Grows on Islam Center

Morgenthau Held Stock In Company Rangel Aided

Racial Patterns Are Found in Recent School Budget Elections

New York Wins Nearly $700 Million for Education

Baltimore Sun

Latino activists demand written policy barring immigration questions

Girl, 14, charged with murder in suspected gang initiation

Baltimore gets 'C' in grading of education 'reform-friendly cities'

City schools at center of recent controversies get new leaders

Federal oversight of youth lockup ends

The Christian Science Monitor

Death row inmate Troy Davis: Judge upholds conviction

How does a $578 million school get built amid cuts, layoffs in L.A.?

Which cities are most willing to tackle education reform?

Record plunge for home sales could weigh heavily on economic recovery

Wyclef Jean appealing Haiti election ruling, says 'trickery' used

Star Ledger

Error on 'Race to the Top' application costs N.J. $400M in federal funds

Gov. Christie vetoes bill giving N.J. businesses bordering eligible areas access to low-interest loans

Newark councilmen request federal review of fatality involving police detective

Newark council proposes selling city properties to close budget gap

The Washington Post

Meek wins Florida Democratic Senate primary

McCain defeats conservative primary challenger

As midterms loom, Democrats work to shore up faltering recovery

Shirley Sherrod turns down USDA job after video controversy

NIH cannot fund embryonic stem cell research, judge rules

Phil Mendelson's challengers try to break through a 12-year legacy

Vincent Gray's first D.C. mayoral race TV ad attacks Adrian Fenty for 'cronyism'

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Judge rejects Troy Davis' innocence claim

Race to the Top win means $400 million for Ga.

Councilman challenges new Atlanta code compliance director

Detroit Free Press

Kwame Kilpatrick's father agrees to testify in Greene lawsuit

DPS ordered to rehire 226 fired safety officers

Philadelphia Inquirer

Greene's 306K job in doubt

Penn State to lead 'energy innovation hub' at Navy Yard

Rules on conflicts of interest, political dealing top DRPA board meeting agenda

Philadelphia Housing Authority paid $33 million to politically powerful law firms

Pa. and N.J. fall short in bids for Race to the Top education funds

Los Angeles Times

California Senate OKs sex offender bills

U.S. schools chief to push disclosure of education data

Cal State may be mixing public and private funds in nonprofit foundations


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