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Today in Black America - August 3

POSTED: August 03, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Spending Cuts Seen as Step, Not as Cure

Debt Bill Is Signed, Ending a Fractious Battle

Debt Fight Over, Obama Promises Action on Jobs

Republicans Seeking Election Remain Unsure About Embracing Tea Party

Hiding Behind the Budget Act

Teenager’s Path and a Killing Put Spotlight on Mental Care

Riding a Bus From the Bronx to New Cultural Horizons


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandal

APS accreditation review set

Davis optimistic in spite of APS' ‘Perfect Storm'

APD agrees to transparency

Obama nominates judge to Atlanta appeals court


The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore mayoral candidates focus on schools, crime during latest forum

Eight indicted on charges of selling fake papers in Upper Fells Point

Credit unions draw up battle plans for federal workers in debt-ceiling fight


The Star Ledger

Countywide police force proposal gains grouns as Camden signs on


N.J. auto insurance rates on the rise again

Elizabeth honors slain man trying to resist gangs and violence by renaming street in his honor

N.J. must create new sergeant selection process in U.S. Department of Justice settlement


The Christian Science Monitor

Fewer cops, more potholes: How debt deal could hit states hardest

What will debt-ceiling deal do to the fragile US economy?

Debt deal as a cry for US modesty

Muslims are the most loyal American religious group, new poll says


The Chicago Tribune

1,100 in Illinois to lose jobs by year's end

Felons found with guns now face automatic jail time

3 of 4 candidates to head CHA from outside Chicago

A search for answers in murder spike in Obama's neighborhood

District works to tout success after charter school opens


Emanuel still pushing longer school day



The Los Angeles Times

A sad fate for some Southern women


Debt deal could reduce services to Medicare patients

6 police put on leave in fatal beating

California Dream Act offers young illegal immigrant a morale boost

Protesters upset over changes at 2 South L.A. middle schools


The Washington Post

In debt compromise, old Washington triumphs

What debt debate means for 2012

Boehner grows on GOP tea partiers

Help Wanted: Stories of Unemployment


Veterans win PTSD settlement

Pr. George’s sets Sept. 20 primary

D.C. schools’ test scores are in


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ballot language for Senate Bill 5 referendum to be decided today

Kids growing up as they grow vegetables on city farms in Cleveland Botanical Garden program (videos and gallery)


The Detroit Free Press

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick ready to start anew, but freedom may not last long

Jalen Rose jogs into Oakland County Jail to start serving time in drunken-driving case


Detroit Public Schools board president Anthony Adams resigns



USA Today


Medicare, Medicaid tab continues to soar

Students, seniors may feel impact of debt deal

U.S. credit rating still could be downgraded

Half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man revealed



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