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Today in Black America - July 20

POSTED: July 20, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Legal Battles Erupt Over Tough Voter ID Laws

Editorial: Democrats Gain the Upper Hand

Obama Visits Florida to Win Over Older Voters


Public’s Opinion of Supreme Court Drops After Health Care Law Decision


Race in New District Is New Test for a G.O.P. Firebrand


City's Unemployment Rate Reaches 10 Percent


F.B.I. Raids Trenton City Hall After Searching Mayor’s Home


Focus on Halfway Houses at a State Senate Hearing

New Jersey Court Issues Guidance for Juries About Reliability of Eyewitnesses


The Christian Science Monitor

GOP conservatives scramble to take government shutdown off the table

New polls show glaring weaknesses for both Obama and Romney

George Zimmerman's Fox News interview: Risky step for Trayvon Martin's killer?

Michele Bachmann links Clinton aide to extremists. Has she gone too far? (+video)

Housing is suddenly a bright spot for economy



The Star Ledger

Essex County freeholders unanimously OK insurance brokerage contract

Gov. Christie among those applauding Obama for fast-tracking Bayonne Bridge project


FBI search of Trenton City Hall in Mayor Tony Mack probe is expected to take days


Prospective Jersey City schools superintendent addresses controversy surrounding her appointment


Senate panel to take up Cerf's nomination as education commissioner


Gov. Christie says he has not yet offered N.J. Supreme Court nomination



The Detroit Free Press


Tom Walsh: Bing vs. Duggan? Detroit's business leaders facing a dilemma


State is taking bids to privatize prison health care


Monica Conyers owes thousands to Neiman Marcus, school loans, documents show


Teachers rally outside Detroit Public Schools headquarters, seek bargaining sessions



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Court won't halt execution of Georgia death row inmate


Tax districts have $68M, can't spend it


Drug dealer gets 65 years for shootings


The Washington Post

Boehner: GOP Huma Abedin accusations ‘pretty dangerous’


Congress debates ‘Taxmageddon’


Trial begins over possible racial profiling in Ariz. immigration patrols


Obama’s ties to businesses strained


Poll: Voters would pick Fenty over Gray if they could vote again


Study: Students in online classes lag academically


The Chicago Tribune

Two 16-year-olds dead, 3 wounded in South Side shootings


Chicago cop found guilty of battery, misconduct

Chicago panel advances gun ordinance revision

House panel votes to oust Smith

Jolt of reality: Shootings persist as Chicago police Taser use skyrockets


The Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers give raises to aides before cutting other workers' pay

California's funding mechanism is fundamentally cockeyed

After-school programs in L.A. to get $1.7 million in grants


USA Today

Owner of Harlem's Sylvia's restaurant dies

Health officials warn of rise in whooping cough

Science sets its sights again on an AIDS cure


More Americans in diverse suburbs


U.S. mayors want more investment in infrastructure


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland schools seek big tax increase in November to carry out transformation plans

Health insurance rebates to go to 81,500 Ohio policyholders

Judge in Cleveland police shooting case visited FOP event days before acquitting officer

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asks feds for immigration database for voters' citizenship verification


Ohio House to hold several pension reform hearings, could vote by September


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