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Today in Black America - August 31

POSTED: August 31, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama to Make 2nd Oval Office Speech

Obama Weighs Smaller Measures on the Economy

Homeowner’s Fight Involves Flag Tied to Tea Party

Rights Groups Sue U.S. on Effort to Kill Cleric

Incidents at Mosque in Tennessee Spread Fear

The Lives Gained by Fleeing Jim Crow

We Owe the Troops an Exit

New Chance for Peace

Who Else Will Speak Up?

Hate Crime Charges in Stabbing of a Cabdriver

New York Rebounds From Slump, Unevenly


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama to GOP: Why are you blocking small business aid bill?

Education secretary Arne Duncan: headmaster of US school reform

For New Orleans, Katrina anniversary is both solemn and festive


Baltimore Sun

Judge decides DNA evidence to be admitted in Harris murder trial

New ad attacks Jessamy's refusal to try one-witness cases

Some students return to school in state-of-the-art buildings

Student looks to answer questions on slave village

A leg up for teens in a tough job market


Star Ledger

Fired N.J. education chief Bret Schundler says he made 'Race to the Top' error

Former mayoral candidate turns down plea deal in alleged Atlantic City ballot fraud

Parents of 6 deceased soldiers sue Prudential Financial over benefits

Ex-employee of N.J.'s DYFS is sentenced to prison for $800K tax fraud


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former KSU basketball star killed in shooting

Ga. policy halts voting by illegal immigrants, backers say


Detroit Free Press

Fact finder: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing justified in AFSCME contract cuts

Court allows Detroit Public Schools to outsource security jobs

Police: Community helped nab elderly woman's alleged assailants


Philadelphia Tribune

PHA claimant wants $25,000 a day for delay

Battle lines drawn over casino near Gettysburg


Chicago Tribune

Chicago Islamic group sues Illinois State Police

Online learning attempts to make the grade in Chicago schools


Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County didn't report child deaths

Lawmakers approve bills on pension spiking, slavery, sick prisoners

L.A. Unified moves to close charter school over alleged misuse of $2.7 million

UC retirement funds face a shortfall of more than $20 billion, report says


The Washington Post

Republicans take 10-point generic ballot lead (and what it means)

Glenn Beck launches conservative news site TheBlaze.com

Glenn Beck may be unlikely leader for conservative Christians

Muslim leaders seek to unify community in wake of hostility, mosque controversy

Kwame Brown has lead in D.C. Council chairman race, poll shows

Nearly 1,100 D.C. voters cast first-ever early ballots for mayor





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