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Today in Black America - August 9

POSTED: August 09, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

A Wave of Worry Threatens to Build on Itself

Stocks Suffer Sharpest Drop Since 2008

Past Time for a New Agenda


Perry Signals Intent to Enter Race, Sending a Jolt to G.O.P. Candidates

Rioting Widens in London and Spreads Elsewhere

Video Intensifies Interest in a Mississippi Killing

Hotel Housekeeper Sues Strauss-Kahn

Fire Dept. Reduced Bias Unit While Being Sued for Bias


The Detroit Free Press

Lawyer for 2 attorneys fires back in Rosa Parks case

Michigan educators push for more online options

Sides battle over Kwame Kilpatrick's book profits

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine opens with 50 students


Livonia officials seek help finding men in racial slur case


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Implicated workers may cost APS $6M

Dem: GOP 'purging' white Democrats

Seniors benefit as Marietta remakes public housing


APS takes $6 million from savings to pay accused teachers

Texas school board removes ex-APS official

Atlanta school board picks new, temporary member


The Baltimore Sun

Vote expected Tuesday on Balto. Co. school facilities policy


City tries to sweeten casino deal


City mayoral candidates focus on schools, education


The Star Ledger

U.S. Rep. Rothman aims to bring 2016 Democratic National Convention to N.J.

How much did Gov. Chris Christie know about the Port Authority's proposed toll hikes?


Protest in Jersey City against toll and fare hikes proposed by Port Authority

New Brunswick school group partners with national nonprofit to support public school reform


Stephen Sweeney, Sheila Oliver denied endorsement by N.J.'s largest teachers union


The Christian Science Monitor

Rating falls, markets plunge, critics rage. But tea party isn't blinking.

There's still time for a debt fix 'do over'

Appeals court allows US citizens' torture suit against Rumsfeld

Bad news for Obama in Gallup polls – even before stocks plummeted

Public-school losses: private schools' gain


The Chicago Post


Teen questioned in girl's slaying

Chicago cop boss shakes up command structure

Democrats protect their own in state legislative remap

Durbin says tax reform must be part of future deficit talks

CPS promises longer school day this year



The Los Angeles Times

In surprise, San Francisco's interim mayor enters race

Bid for more Latinos on L.A. County board sets up fight

Jerry Brown OKs potential change in awarding electoral votes


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Grant will allow local organizations to expand programs to encourage high school students to enter college: Higher Education


The Washington Post

Investors remain wary despite reassurances

In capital, a bull market for blame

Debt ‘super committee’: Who will it be?

S&P downgrades the GOP


Tour stirs debate about Obama policies

Va., Md. may ask for No Child waiver

Did D.C. test scores fall as security against cheating tightened?


West to quit D.C. elections board


USA Today


Twin Cities lead nation in giving back to communities

U.S. to give $100M in Somalia famine funding







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