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Today in Black America - July 20

POSTED: July 20, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

British Panel Says Murdochs Are Blocking Inquiries

Bipartisan Plan for Budget Deal Buoys President

Cost-Cutters, Except When the Spending Is Back Home

Political Advocacy Groups Denied Tax-Exempt Status


After Budget Cuts, Defendants’ Wait to See a Judge Often Exceeds 24 Hours

Cuomo Says for Next 6 Months, He Will Focus on Creating Jobs


The Detroit Free Press

High-end items for Detroit office bought with money for poor people

Macomb County sues Kilpatrick and others, saying it was overcharged $25.5 million by Detroit for work on sewer line in Sterling Heights

State prepares to lay off hundreds if there's no deal on concessions

Teacher tenure bills now law


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Housing numbers disappoint


APS could face costly fight over jobs

Reed builds big campaign fund


The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police officer charged in drug conspiracy

Rawlings-Blake to propose 9 percent property tax cut

Md. lawmakers split vote on GOP's debt plan

Students score slightly better on state science test

City landlord pleads guilty in lead paint case



The Chicago Tribune


Teachers union sues CPS over local school council elections

Chief inspector clashes with City Hall

Emanuel seeks private consultant on plan to reshape trash pickup

Student scores inch up in geography

City lit up with another fire exam lawsuit


The Los Angeles Times


Rep. Waters calls again for ethics case to be dropped

Los Angeles charter schools have high teacher turnover

Rupert Murdoch: 'Humble,' but clueless

Man's call to 'shoot' Obama is free speech, court rules



The Christian Science Monitor


'Gang of Six' plan hailed as debt-ceiling breakthrough. What's in it?

Murdoch scandal: How are his big US media outlets covering it?

Rupert Murdoch: Scandal, phone hacking, and foam whacking (VIDEO)


When a US newspaper first felt the Murdoch touch

Obama, in stand for gay rights, calls for repeal of DOMA

Israeli activists shift from Palestinian cause to pocketbook concerns


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mt. Zion Congregational Church fights Cleveland historic district designation

Columnist Phillip Morris to moderate City Club panel on lessons learned from Imperial Avenue

3 parents threatened with prison for failing to pay child support

Girls build construction skills at summer camp


The Washington Post

New debt strategy gains support in Senate

The new party of Reagan

Editorial: A serious debt plan from the Gang of 6

Poll: Both sides get the blame

Birth control coverage proposed for most plans

Study reveals school-discipline myths

Police officers’ bargaining rights cut



USA Today


First lady, grocers team up to aid 'food deserts'

Home building spikes in June after dismal spring

National academies call for science education makeover

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