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Today in Black America - August 18

POSTED: August 18, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Bashing E.P.A. Is New Theme in G.O.P. Race

Far From Capital, Obama Still Finds Its Woes


Obama to Press Committee on Jobs


Day After Fed Uproar, Perry Tones It Down

Pondering Perry’s Electability

Transit Agency Study Finds Fares Up and Service Down


School Panel, Over Protests, Backs a Deal With Verizon

Citing Debt and Benefits, Fitch Lowers Bond Rating for New Jersey


The Washington Post

Details of Obama’s jobs plan emerge

Proposed regulations take aim at health insurers’ fine print

The governor vs. the CEO on the economy

What if the House ran America?

Mr. President, want to save your leadership?

Tough times fuel an increase in extended-family households


Officials defend cost of Pr. George’s hospital deal


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama's three-day jobs tour: Did he connect with rural America?

Can the US compete if only 32 percent of its students are proficient in math?

Report: Child poverty rate hits 20 percent in US as families struggle

Americans love teachers but split over teachers’ unions, poll shows

Tech innovation from the minds and thumbs of disadvantaged youths



The Baltimore Sun

Maryland crime rate down 6.3 percent in 2010, to record low


Bethesda bank gets $11.4 million for small business lending


Funding announced for long-delayed Tubman Center on Eastern Shore

Rawlings-Blake boasts fundraising lead before primary



The Star Ledger

Newark's police force likely to come under federal monitor, experts believe

Gov. Chris Christie says he's still undecided on Port Authority toll hikes and PATH fare hikes

N.J. receives $4.5M in grants from Department of Transportation for ferry-related projects

Ahead of Port Authority toll-hike vote, N.Y. audit says agency wastes millions on overtime

N.J. teachers getting smaller raises, study says


Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades New Jersey, citing unfunded pension, benefit liabilities


The Detroit Free Press

First free home goes to Detroit officer

Judge says yes, Kilpatrick must pay up book proceeds

Foreclosure stories: Metro Detroit readers endure red tape, fight to keep their homes

Report: Michigan has 45 judges too many in district, circuit courts


The Los Angeles Times

LAUSD test scores usually top those of reform groups

UC raises for nonunion workers aim to fend off faculty hiring raids

Fullerton police acknowledge botched arrest

Gov. Jerry Brown appoints jobs czar

Celebrating new voting districts


L.A. Unified bests reform groups in most cases, data show


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawmakers to vote on maps


Hall's legal fees $127K so far

Ga. gets $4.8 million for transportation projects

APS hosts back-to-school bash Saturday

New school board member sworn in


The Chicago Tribune

Obama jobs plan may include hiring tax break

City unveils new program to combat home foreclosures

Chicago to pay $45 million for discrimination in firefighter hiring


USA Today

Forums put recess on calendar

Report: Justice Department investigating S&P

Poll: MLK's dream realized, but divide remains


Communities try to assist Africa relief efforts


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon: I'm liaison to Cleveland City Council

Cleveland City Council upholds Mayor Frank Jackson's veto on flash mobs


Gov. John Kasich asks union leaders to compromise on Senate Bill 5; union group says repeal it, then we'll talk


Cleveland City Council history favors historic district in University Circle area








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