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Today in Black America - August 12

POSTED: August 12, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

8 From G.O.P. Trade Barbs at Iowa Debate

Fact Check: The Republican Debate


‘Corporations Are People,’ Romney Tells Iowa Hecklers Angry Over His Tax Policy

Pelosi Appoints 3 on Her Team to Complete the Deficit-Reduction Committee


Pennsylvania: Former Judge SentencedIn Bribery Tied to Juvenile Court


TV Reporter’s Conviction Is Reversed


The Detroit Free Press


Amid cuts, Detroit Public Schools CEO Roy Roberts defends $40,000 SUV for his use

Detroit Public Schools chief Roy Roberts to oversee Michigan's new Education Achievement Authority

Rochelle Riley: Skin color is no way to judge character

Judge rejects computer probe



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cop acquitted in shooting unarmed man

Atlanta school kids angered

Fulton DA: No conflict in APS probe

Coca-Cola Foundation gives grants to local organizations


The Star Ledger

Three South Jersey schools apply for teacher evaluation pilot program

Newark activists start 381-day protest calling on U.S. government to institute jobs program


N.J. gets $11.5M in federal funds for shelters, housing assistance, HIV/AIDS services

Newark schools employee is appointed to fill vacant Essex County freeholder seat


The Baltimore Sun

Mighty Baltimore to lose influence in redistricting

Pugh proposes police audit, more options for youth

Flu vaccinations pushed for employees at Maryland's hospitals


The Christian Science Monitor

Who's who on Congress's debt 'super committee'

What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Democratic proposals.

'Kids for cash' judge sentenced to 28 years for racketeering scheme

Cameron denounces UK rioters as 'immoral.' But he's under fire, too.


The Los Angeles Times


California reports eighth-grade dropout rate for first time

Fullerton police saw beating video before writing reports

Memphis student, 17, charged in slaying of principal


The Chicago Tribune


Hearings urged for 15 inmates in Burge-torture cases

First-day attendance is up for CPS' year-round schools

Quinn appoints Alexi Giannoulias chairman of community college board


Safe haven law for abandoned newborns expands



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gov. John Kasich moves ahead with turnpike leasing proposal


The Washington Post


Debt-reduction ‘supercommittee’ set

‘Supercommittee’ should work toward tax reform

Timeline of the debt ‘supercommittee’

Postal Service seeks deep job cuts

Bachmann’s debt-ceiling baloney

Nonprofit funds go to favored projects





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