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Today in Black America - July 27

POSTED: July 27, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Meetings Indicate British Officials’ Links to Murdochs

Vote on Boehner Plan Delayed Amid Opposition

Boehner Plan Falls Short of Advertised Cuts, Says Budget Agency

After Aiding Republicans, Business Groups Press Them on Debt Ceiling


Security Council Debate Offers Preview of Palestinian Bid


Children’s Services Leader Leaving After 7 Years

Scant Evidence to Link 9/11 to Cancer, U.S. Report Says


The Detroit Free Press


Survey: Nearly 30% of state teachers report pressure to cheat

Feds charge man with sending hate mail, noose to interracial Detroit couple

Bing fires 3 managers over misspending of $210K in federal funds for the poor

Monica Conyers to leave jail briefly in November to testify in Detroit


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Graves, Broun stand firm against debt vote; Georgia colleagues more cautious

University System expands programs while other agencies cut millions

City Council committee OKs $200K settlement for strip search


The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Co. schools hire, but teachers cut

Fire academy head transferred in wake of cheating scandal

New Maryland plan targets cancer deaths

Md. Politics blog: Rolley rolls out plan to cut property taxes


Low birth weight babies' chronic conditions stabilize in teens


The Christian Science Monitor

Recovering US job market is leaving black men behind


Wealth gap widens: Whites' net worth is 20 times that of blacks'

How Congress's high-stakes brinkmanship became the new normal

Obama's call for Americans to chime in on debt-ceiling deal



The Star Ledger

Project to find homes for Newark's homeless gains steam

N.J. Council on the Arts forced to make cuts across-the-board to save Newark Museum

N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission looks into report of customers waiting outside office in intense heat

East Orange mayor denies sexual harassment claims by former research assistant



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Rep. Dennis Kucinich's request to study proposed oil pipeline rejected by House

Stanley Miller, Cleveland NAACP executive director, leaving post to head charter school

Ohio issue against federal health care measure will go on fall ballot


The Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles County retiree group won't reveal pension information

Brown signs California Dream Act

In South Africa, residents worry as developers eye 'bad buildings'



The Washington Post

Boehner, Reid appear to have given ground

Christian groups weigh in on what to cut

The fight for the middle class

Obama loses more support on job front

When Christianity becomes lethal


Just who is ‘America’s Presidential Historian’?

The middle class is being bamboozled and taken to the cleaners — by both parties

For Prince George’s, redistricting prompts questions of identity


USA Today

Debt-ceiling debate wearing on Americans

Eco-friendly cigarette ads irk tobacco foes

Gun-maker to pay $600K in death lawsuit

Michelle Obama praises McDonald's

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