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Today in Black America - August 1

POSTED: August 01, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama and Leaders Reach Debt Deal

To Escape Chaos, a Terrible Deal

After Protracted Fight, Both Sides Emerge Bruised

In World’s Eyes, Much Damage Is Already Done

As Redistricting Looms, Legislators Face Anxiety, or Even Extinction

Opposing the Health Law, Florida Refuses Millions

Pa. Joins States Facing a School Cheating Scandal

Al Jazeera English Arrives on N.Y. Cable

Detroit Free Press

10 years after concealed weapons law, unclear why many in state were gun-shy

More gun licenses, more debates

2 shootings produce 2 outcomes

Rochelle Riley: Wayne County assistant executive Heaster Wheeler says he is still a civil rights activist

DNA test confirms body found burned in Detroit was missing 5-year-old girl's

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nonprofits, others sponsor school supply drives

Service set for former SCLC leader Howard Creecy Jr.

The Baltimore Sun

Mayoral candidates say little about crime during campaign

Giving African-American history a home in Baltimore County

The Star Ledger

Just passing through, young teacher gunned down in her native Newark

Loved ones mourn loss of N.J. corrections officer fatally shot after leaving a Newark social club

N.J. teens in Upward Bound program quiz Newark Mayor Cory Booker on education, community

N.J. officials didn't track the $281M spent from brownfields fund to clean polluted properties

Rutgers professor to be appointed vice chairman of Obama's historic preservation advisory council

The Chicago Tribune

Breaking the silence

In a sea of red ink, Emanuel focuses on small fixes

Emanuel paints bleak picture of city finances, but rules out tax hike

The Los Angeles Times

Ex-skinhead seen as stereotype victim by his black lawyer

L.A. County refuses to yield youth records

Investigation finds assault of hospital workers is common

Loretta Sanchez's seat appears safe under new map

Education takes a beating nationwide

The Christian Science Monitor

America's big shift right

Save Our Schools March: a teacher revolt against Obama education reform

Americans Elect launches centrist third-party bid amid Washington dysfunction

The Washington Post

Winners and losers: the debt deal

Will Obama’s gamble pay off?

A flawed debt solution

Interest groups report big money

College affirmative action back on Supreme Court’s horizon

Aching, not acting, Anwan Glover deals with his son’s shooting in Prince George’s County

Rapid, cheap HIV test finds success

USA Today

African American DNA broadens new genetic map

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