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Today in Black America - August 9

POSTED: August 09, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Young in G.O.P. Erase the Lines on Social Issues

Obama Assails Romney on Women’s Health Care

Teenagers' Petition on Female Moderators Draws Support

Editorial: Mr. Romney Hits Bottom on Welfare

Stop-and-Frisk in New York City

With Rates Low for Mortgages, Bankers Are Still Cashing In

City Council Berates Elections Board and Voices Concern Over Future Voting

Groups’ Campaign Spending Scrutinized in New York

Roy S. Bryce-Laporte, Who Led Black Studies at Yale, Dies at 78



The Christian Science Monitor

After new poll: Is Obama losing his touch with Colorado voters?

Could Rep. Paul Ryan put Wisconsin in play for Mitt Romney?


Why gas prices climbed 13 cents in a week, and look set to keep going



The Star Ledger

Drew student's YouTube plea answered; university alumna volunteers to pay tuition bill

N.J. lawmaker wants to delay Gov. Christie's plan to transfer affordable housing funds

N.J.'s Local Finance Board approves Newark application for municipal utilities authority


Camden mayor: County police will replace city police force; 270 officers could be laid off


After long wait, N.J. medical marijuana program registration begins Thursday



The Detroit Free Press

Stephen Henderson: Intolerable waste in Detroit's Water Department


Detroit water department to cut 81% of workers under new proposal

Q&A on the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department plan


Kwame Kilpatrick all smiles as he returns to Detroit for corruption case

Putting emergency manager law on ballot sparks action in state, schools


Ousted Judge Sylvia James is top vote-getter in primary; will run for vacated seat in November



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Charter debate intensifies


APD buying 400 Tasers

20 extra years for racist inmate


The Washington Post


‘Lone wolf’ domestic terrorism hard to track as organizing moves online


OPINION: Page’s ex-girlfriend is female face of hate


Slate: What’s on a KKK membership application?


Forget Joe the Plumber — in ’12, Joe the Steelworker takes the stage


Conservatives blast Romney on health care

Clinton issues a challenge to South Africa


Fairfax schools plan adventures in better eating


The Chicago Tribune


CTA expands scope of Red Line project to battle slow zones


Cook County revenue inspector charged with taking bribes

Hundreds mourn doctor who drowned saving kids

Another credit agency downgrades CPS' bond rating


Harper High School fights violence, but funding is half the battle

Illinois pension hole deepening, Quinn says



The Los Angeles Times

The nonthreatening path of a future killer

State schools suspend students at higher rates than average, study finds


USA Today

D.C. investigates just one school in scandal


Blue-collar workers are the least healthy



Charlotte Observer

No CMS school closings during DNC


Mecklenburg County tax revaluation on review



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Schools hoping tax requests fare better on November's ballot

Using the power of the nudge to help erase fatherlessness: Margaret Bernstein

Justice Department to close Cleveland antitrust office


Cleveland-area Sikhs plan interfaith service to mourn Milwaukee shooting victims

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