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Today in Black America - August 19

POSTED: August 19, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Vacation May Provide a Break from Washington’s Woes

Fewer Youths to Be Deported in New Policy

Black Scientists Less Likely to Win Federal Research Grants, Study Reports

Protests of a Plan for a Mosque? That Was Last Year

Port Authority Proposes Less Drastic Toll Increase

As the Tolls Keep Rising, Some Still Pay Nothing

The Christian Science Monitor

Rick Perry in New Hampshire: Evangelical cowboy faces a rough ride

Former sheriff pleads guilty to forcing women to expose breasts

How the lessons of Columbine may have stopped a Tampa massacre

Five trees you’ve never heard of that are helping to feed Africa

The Washington Post

Democrats use recess to change U.S. tax view

Obama pushes for stimulus spending, tax cuts

Nervous Democrats demand a bolder Obama

Obama’s economy issue, in a number

House bills reveal tea party vision for America

Jerry Terrell Jackson executed in Va.

D.C. commissions a schools analysis

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The Star Ledger

Gov. Christie, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo say OK to scaled-back toll hikes

N.J. voters want compromise between Gov. Chris Christie, Democratic Legislature, poll finds

Gov. Christie signs legislation to make rape victims not responsible for cost of forensic testing

Gov. Christie expected to speak at fundraising dinner to honor Mississippi Gov. Barbour

Gov. Christie says he's not surprised by Fitch's downgrading of N.J. credit rating

N.J. judge likely to reject tea party protest of new legislative district map

The Baltimore Sun

Jobs take on the top priority

Judge throws out illegal immigrant tuition case

Legislative audit finds vital records not properly protected

Sickle cell disease poses challenges for patients

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Heat fells several as thousands jam Atlanta job fair

Legislators OK new political boundaries

Life sentence in boxer's killing

APD cops may have jeopardized cases

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel hires firm to find cost-savings in city contracts

Illinois Republicans dream big at state fair rally

Red marks on ACT, state test

New CPS leaders face red ink, vow 'courageous decisions'

The Los Angeles Times

Rep. Maxine Waters says blacks want Obama to get tough

State sues lawyers who, it says, defrauded troubled homeowners

U.S. probes alleged sheriff bias in Antelope Valley

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

USA Today

Reports: Bank of America cutting 10,000 or more jobs

Battles over removing books in schools heat up

Who benefits from budget gridlock?

The Detroit Free Press

90 more police officers could hit Detroit streets under safety plan

Best practices: Schools make big changes to get extra $100 per pupil

Detroiters tell legislators how ban on residency laws is hurting city

Court upholds Kilpatrick ruling

$1M donation aims to help Detroit police, city workers with down payments

Union representing DPS bus attendants, lunchroom workers files lawsuit to stop 10% wage cut

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Senate Bill 5 compromise unlikely in coming days, but another version of the bill could re-emerge in the future

Cleveland schools slip in state rankings despite progress in some areas

Rob Portman says deficit 'supercommittee' will meet publicly and privately

Gov. John Kasich to describe Ohio's lessons for the nation in weekend speech

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