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Today in Black America - July 19

POSTED: July 19, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

In Debt Crisis, a Legislative Trick Up the Sleeve

Across Nation, Budget Talks Stir Pessimism

Signing Away the Right to Govern

School Discipline Study Raises Fresh Questions

Lawmaker Requests End to Ethics Panel Investigation

Charter School Battle Shifts to Affluent Suburbs

In Connecticut, Unions Amend Voting Rules to Revive Deal

The Detroit Free Press

Gov. Rick Snyder to conference: Immigration can help Detroit, state

Kilpatrick faces hearing on using campaign cash for legal defense

Michigan's foster care reforms appear back on track

Romney holds onto edge over Obama in Michigan election, poll shows

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ousted officials still on APS payroll

Atlanta OKs surveillance cameras

Was Midtown shooting victim targeted?

The Christian Science Monitor

Why GOP vows to block Obama nominee for consumer-watchdog agency

Debt ceiling: Is new GOP plan a step forward or a waste of time?

Nelson Mandela's birthday prompts national outpouring of service

Bolivia drops out of UN drug pact to protect its coca chewers

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel hires private firms for city recycling

More families sticking with city and private schools on North and Northwest sides

The Star Ledger

N.J. Democrats unveil nonprofit group to promote agenda, collect anonymous donations

Gov. Christie demands oversight of $139M in aid restored to struggling cities

State Sen. Norcross to step down from AFL-CIO union leadership role

3 years later, search for missing Newark woman continues

Rapper Ja Rule sentenced to 28 months in prison for failing to pay more than $1M in income taxes

Child abuse center Wynona's House to remain open with $500K in federal aid

The Los Angeles Times

Court revives L.A. law protecting grocery workers

Prisoners' hunger strike in its third week

Cities ask state top court to block raid on redevelopment cash

The Washington Post

Stand up to Herman Cain’s bigotry

Questions arise in Rep. Waters probe

Debt-ceiling crisis still eludes compromise

Pawlenty’s secret weapon: His wife

Study: Exercise, healthy living, treating depression could slash millions of Alzheimer's cases

Gray cash donations exceeded legal limit

Ex-Prince George’s official latest to plead guilty in corruption scandal

Accused in robo-call case plead not guilty

The Baltimore Sun

Fire chief suspends city EMS training over cheating allegations

Ehrlich campaign aides plead not guilty in robocalls case

Howard County school board torn by dissent

City to pay part of arena, convention center study

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New policy gives Cleveland police officers 36 hours to charge suspects

Nine Cleveland neighborhoods benefit from $1.8 million in grants

Cincinnati-area state representative to resign after drunken driving arrest

USA Today

Americans fed up with political gridlock

Youth programs hit as states cut budgets

Obama pushes businesses to invest $118 million in education

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