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POSTED: July 18, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Across Nation, Budget Talks Stir Pessimism

Both Sides Confident on Debt Talks Despite Impasse

A Population Changes, Uneasily


Cracking a System in Which Test Scores Were for Changing

Troubles That Money Can’t Dispel

The Value of Medicaid

In Sierra Leone, Hope for Women and Children

New York City Abandons Teacher Bonus Program

How Deal to Avert Teacher Layoffs Unfolded, and What Challenges Lie Ahead


State’s Unions Press Members to Accept Deal


The Detroit Free Press

A year after stabbings, embattled Flint is fighting back


Controversial Dearborn judge Mark Somers could cost city millions

NAACP ranks DTE River Rouge plant low on 'environmental justice' meter

Detroit schools' summer job program focuses students on construction


The Baltimore Sun

10 years after Baltimore tunnel fire, much is unchanged

Debt crisis could impact Maryland


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Major businesses invested in Hall

State funds 8 charter schools

New immigration law targets fake IDs


Gingrich, Cain enjoy home state cash, but Romney paces all in Georgia

Cobb entrepreneur launches directory of black-owned enterprises


The Star Ledger

N.J. school districts face deadline to determine how to spend additional state money

Christie, Democrats to discuss restoring up to $139M in aid to N.J. cities

Mother of ninth suspect in Bayonne coma case beating arrested

Newark councilman promotes literacy in effort to reduce crime

PolitiFact New Jersey: Are N.J.'s schools among the most segregated in the U.S.?

Confidential hotline '2ndFloor' sees spike in calls every summer from N.J. youth in need of guidance

Newark public schools to remain under state control indefinitely despite improvements


The Chicago Tribune

Education reforms underfunded, Illinois schools chief warns

Emanuel to add 92 police officers to the streets

Final tribute sought for environmental activist

Young, homeless gays wander streets of Boystown

When politics head toward crisis mode


The Los Angeles Times

LAUSD to revamp social-promotion ban

California criminal database poorly maintained

Federal court upholds Lancaster council's prayer policy


UC Berkeley asks incoming students to say more than 'hello'


The Christian Science Monitor

Debt ceiling crisis: another day without resolution as the clock ticks


The Washington Post

Bipartisan Senate effort to let Obama raise debt ceiling gains momentum

Murdoch, rivals alike face questions about coverage of hacking scandal

Cordray to lead consumer agency

Va. professor is trying to save Internet history

Robo-calls show politics’ rough side

African American Civil War museum dedication honors black soldiers


The Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Women witnesses in Anthony Sowell trial criticize police, hospitals

Obama's pick of Cordray to lead consumer agency draws mixed reactions

South Euclid Councilwoman Ruth Gray starts program to feed youth and keep them occupied this summer

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson keeps pushing state for new teacher evaluation system


USA Today

Obama's trips favor 2012 'swing' states

States look to right wrong convictions

Debt-limit votes can be costly to political careers

Ford CEO sees good outlook for U.S.




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