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Today in Black America - July 15

POSTED: July 15, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Politics Gives Some U.S. Subsidy Programs Staying Power

Behind Battle Over Debt, a War Over Government

The Debt Alarm Is Heard


New Faces, New Maps, New Battles


Republican Attacks Persist for Consumer Bureau


Tom Vander Ark’s New York-Area Charter Schools Falter



The Detroit Free Press

Detroiters get 30% fewer DPS construction jobs than promised

Judge may relax child welfare system overhaul timetable

Archdiocese to recognize program that helps ex-inmates move on with lives

Rochelle Riley: It's time for tougher penalties for crimes against elderly people



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fees coming to debit cards

Ex-KKK leader gets prison in sex sting

APS board member wants Hall to pay back bonuses

State funds 8 charter schools

Paperwork slows foreclosures


The Baltimore Sun

More city schools missing targets

Howard County officials receive complaints against Verizon

Fifth city officer pleads guilty in towing case

New regulations for food, beverage advertising toward children


The Star Ledger

Twenty-somethings take N.J. political offices by storm

Christie's trips to Salt Lake City, Iowa continue to spark speculation of plans for presidency


Man is killed in Newark's third shooting in four days

Newark's Baxter Terrace to be replaced with housing, retail space, park in $130M project

Essex County executive says Newark nonprofit child abuse center will stay open despite state funding cut


Rutgers University board raises tuition 1.8 percent, half of the school president's proposed hike



The Chicago Tribune

Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn


Some seniors to lose Illinois prescription drug help Sept. 1

No raises for CPS principals, staff


The Christian Science Monitor


Debt ceiling: financial world warns Washington to hurry up

FBI to investigate Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.: Did it hack 9/11 victims?

Palestinians' gambit for UN recognition wobbles


The Los Angeles Times

State may join mortgage meltdown probe

New state law requires textbooks to include gays' achievements

Regents approve UC tuition hike


New president for L.A. Community College District


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Geneva schools team with Spire Institute in unusual public-private partnership

Local leaders want evidence of minorities working on Medical Mart project


George Gund Foundation awards $1.4 million to support innovative schools in Cleveland


Rev. Jesse Jackson is on witness list for Akron mother jailed for illegally sending her daughters to Copley school district

Cleveland brings back five laid-off police officers


The Washington Post

Senate works on framework to raise debt limit

Some in GOP see no debt-ceiling catastrophe

Dems: ‘Cantor didn’t say a word’ in Thursday debt meeting

At prison bureau, a fear to speak up

D.C. needs to enforce housing discrimination law, report says

D.C. relaxes teacher evaluation rules

‘Martin Luther King Drive’ is coming to D.C.


USA Today


Analysis: Border not as dangerous as portrayed

How a debt default affects you

Study: Tests for heart defects in young athletes inaccurate



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