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Today in Black America - August 17

POSTED: August 17, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

G.O.P. Seizes on Mosque Issue Ahead of Elections

Obama Stumps for Democrats and Economic Agenda

U.S. to Tighten Reviews for New Offshore Drilling Plans

Economy Led to Cuts in Use of Health Care

Star’s Hopes to Lead Haiti Draw New Scrutiny

As Parents Protest, Chancellor and Panel Leave

Paterson Is Urged to Empower Prosecutor to Investigate Public Officials

The Constitution and the Mosque

The Christian Science Monitor

In ANC bill, South African media see threat to press freedom

Ground Zero mosque comments: Did Obama have to say anything?

US in Iraq: What's been left behind

Yale gets an F? New assessment of colleges' required education

Settlement freeze dispute threatens direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

The Washington Post

Justice Department drops investigation of DeLay ties to Abramoff

Obama on cross-country trip to raise money for Democratic candidates

Glenn Beck's plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick's reelection campaign a test case for Obama in 2012

Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal

States get grants to help regulate increases in health insurance rates

Barclays agrees to forfeit $298 million to settle sanction violations charges

Washington area police departments face possible exodus of experienced officers

Bloomberg to endorse Fenty Tuesday

2,600 D.C. voters switch to the Democratic Party ahead of mayoral primary

Fenty blocks vote-buying bill

Detroit Free Press

Former Detroit Deputy Mayor Kandia Milton gets prison

Program to tackle violence in Detroit

Star Ledger

Gov. Christie responds to criticism over N.J. Supreme Court decision not to hear gay marriage case

N.J. bill caps retirement payouts for current public employees at $15K

N.J. education chief seeks longer, more frequent school days

N.J. education chief supports multiple institutions having oversight of charter schools

Baltimore Sun

With violence spike, Bealefeld wants more urgency from officers

O'Malley-Ehrlich radio debate appears to firm up

City moves to revoke license for apartment complex

Man, two teens arrested in rape of 12-year-old at skating rink

Los Angeles Times

Federal panel puts same-sex marriage on hold as appeal of Prop. 8 ruling goes forward

Maywood the latest subject of corruption investigations

Gay rights group's talks with Target break down

Housing industry's economic output falls 80%

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta police aggressively hiring new recruits

Atlanta school board accepts cheating report amid other controversy

City to pay slain woman's family $4.9 million

Georgia colleges remain strong on U.S. News rankings

Chicago Tribune

Mortgage closing costs jump 40% in Illinois

Rockford center for troubled girls hit by spate of runaways

Philadelphia Inquirer

DRPA spending spree before Christie took office

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