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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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