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Today in Black America - July 5

POSTED: July 05, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Time in House Could Be Short for Republican Newcomers

Administration Offers Health Care Cuts as Part of Budget Negotiations

Firearms Bureau Finds Itself in a Rough Patch

Hackers Commandeer a Fox News Twitter Account


Union Shifts Position on Teacher Evaluations


It Gets Even Worse

In Hospital Report, Housekeeper’s Graphic Account of Attack

Pay Frozen, More New York Judges Leave Bench


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


To produce more minority lawyers, program focuses on teenagers

Investigation: Hall knew -- or should have known -- about cheating


The Baltimore Sun

City looks to rebound after dip on MSAs

Mortgage servicing firms meet with loud criticism

Man stabbed to death, child shot in Harbor after fireworks


African American Festival turns 35

With fewer arrests in Baltimore, fewer cases that don't stick


The Chicago Tribune

National Education Association gives President Obama an early endorsement

Obama daughters are handling spotlight with grace and poise

Once allies, Quinn now angers state worker unions


The Star Ledger

After 5 years, $12M spent Newark Triangle Park project remains a parking lot

Six are shot, two fatally, in four separate Newark incidents

Fate of school vouchers, N.J. wineries uncertain after bills died quietly behind the scenes

Gang member charged with murder of Plainfield grocery store owner

Residents fear chromium cleanup efforts at Garfield Ave. site in Jersey City might not be sufficient

Ten years ago, Glenn D. Cunningham became Jersey City's first black mayor

ACLU wants residents' help in Newark police investigation


The Christian Science Monitor

Independence Day blues? Americans sense a decline and look inward.

Obama, GOP lob rhetorical fireworks over budget and debt

Will Rick Perry join the presidential race?

Cle Ross is bringing youth baseball back to an inner city


The Los Angeles Times

Once again, it's the alleged victim on trial

Jerry Brown is working without a net

Verbal fireworks at L.A. school board meeting

After gay student's suicide, Central California district to revise harassment policies


The Washington Post

A new, shadowy breed of ‘super PACs’

HUD offers $1B to struggling homeowners

Pre-existing condition premiums cut

Is Calif.’s past America’s future?

Huge churches merge teen efforts


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland neighborhood names could be rubbed off map

Interim Cleveland schools CEO Peter Raskind leaves post as a district advocate

Cleveland's urban farmers selling their produce in the city: Whatever happened to ...?


Cleveland crime statistics show little change in 6 months, but big drop from 2006



USA Today


MLK Jr. memorial faces controversy

Feds and states combat abuse in jobless claims

Vulnerable feel pinch of Minn. shutdown


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