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Today in Black America - June 22

POSTED: June 22, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Slow Domestic Economy Puts Focus on Cost of Two Wars

Greece and You

Huntsman Enters Race With Promise of Civility

The Deficit, Real vs. Imagined

Public Unions Take On Boss to Win Big Pensions

For New Life, Blacks in City Head to South

Albany Reaches Deal on Tax Cap and Rent Rules

Both Sides Square Off at Hearing on Charter School Suit

The Detroit Free Press

Eastern Michigan faculty: Siding with teachers' unions, refuse to work in Detroit schools

Art dealer's trial to begin in DPS corruption case

Detroit City Council, Mayor Dave Bing locked in budget impasse

The Christian Science Monitor

Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Three options weighed by the White House

Jon Huntsman enters GOP race. Is he the one Obama fears most?

Home sales at six-month low, showing weakness even in 'peak' season

West Africa Rising: Heroin, cocaine traffickers find more buyers at home

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ex-APS official: Hall ordered destruction of documents tied to cheating

Atlanta partnership makes green homes affordable

APS superintendent finalist withdraws

Reed feels optimistic about port

The Star Ledger

Democratic lawmakers introduce bills to squash deal handing management of NJN over to WNET

PolitiFact New Jersey: Cory Booker's claim about the ACLU and Newark police investigation

Prosecutor announces formation of Essex County homicide task force

Former N.J. Education Commissioner Bret Schundler is passed over to run Florida schools

Former N.J. Department of Corrections official pleads not guilty to charges of bribery, attempted extortion

36 N.J. high schools named among Newsweek's top 1000 in America

The Baltimore Sun

Petitioners hit the streets to stop tuition breaks for illegal immigrant

City reaches settlement with slots site developer

Baltimore police officer thrown off I-83, critically injured

New broadband system coming to Md.

The Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown promises Democrats alternative budget plan

California Legislature to forfeit pay, Chiang says

Redistricting commission extends deadline for public comment

South L.A. charter schools may get a reprieve after cheating scandal

The Washington Post

Obama’s task: Keep support for Afghan war

Gingrich had second line of credit

During visit to Africa, focus is on the children

Labor battle lands Obama in a bind

Black slaves, freedmen risked their lives to work as Union spies down South during Civil War

Jury selection begins in trial over police shootings on New Orleans bridge after Katrina

Are D.C. schools making the grade?

Henderson named D.C. chancellor

D.C. Council passes redistricting plan

Tax charges for ex-Barry, Jackson spokeswoman

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

College Now awards 380 Greater Cleveland students with scholarships Tuesday night

Breaking with Democrats, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson asks state budget dealmakers to adopt teacher merit pay plan

Ohio Senate Republicans add controversial photo ID requirement to election reform bill

The Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel re-evaluates take-home cars for city employees

Personal financial woes on file for Cook County recorder

Making the grade — in life — despite long odds

CPS community forums on selective enrollment admissions

Man denies racial slur, but offers to plead guilty to hate crime

USA Today

New combination of drugs offers hope for hepatitis C

Defunding efforts cause cuts in Planned Parenthood services

Michelle Obama aiming to inspire African youth

McCain 'puzzled' by anger over wildfire remark

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