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Today in Black America - August 20

POSTED: August 20, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Before the G.O.P. Convention, a Romney To-Do List

G.O.P. Packaging Seeks to Reveal a Warm Romney

Paul Krugman: An Unserious Man

To Obama, G.O.P. Budget Plans Are ‘Snake Oil’

Cautious Moves on Foreclosures Haunting Obama

In Affordable Housing Program, City Oversight of Builders Is Found Wanting

The Christian Science Monitor

Back to school: How to measure a good teacher

US government and politics no longer run by WASPs. Does it matter?

For Romney and Obama, it all comes down to ‘the persuadables.’ Are you one?

Where’s Romney’s Ryan ‘bounce’? Polls give weak report

The Star Ledger

Bayonne officials keeping mum about lawsuit alleging police brutality

Booker's open political future stirs pot of potential candidates in Newark

Moran: Five things the rest of America doesn't know about Chris Christie

Newark college freshman institute encourages skill (not dream) chasing

Family mourns son slain in Elizabeth

Hackensack provisional police chief says he used department equipment for political campaigns

The Washington Post

Florida caught in the midst of a voting war — again

‘Legitimate rape’ rarely results in pregnancy, McCaskill challenger says

Democrats reveal convention speakers

GOP leaders skinny-dipped in Israel

McDonnell, O’Malley spar over presidential race

Md. schools mix tech with teaching

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Crime Commission taps veterans of FBI, State Police to fill the gaps in law enforcement

Who's who of Detroit Crime Commission

Detroit man to be arraigned in shooting of 3-year-old today

School workers could get money back after 3% pay deductions ruled unconstitutional

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vehicle found in GSU student slaying

Ga. undercounted dropouts

Will deception damage Emory?

Lewis on hand as students learn history using rap

The Chicago Tribune

Sculptor shares vision for activist's tribute

Quinn says he may take reins of pension overhaul

Rep. Derrick Smith booted from office

Another cancer battle for George

The Los Angeles Times

California balks at providing prison release plan

California Teachers Assn. a powerful force in Sacramento

DMV ponders licenses for immigrants who get national reprieve

Brown to call special legislative session on healthcare law

Charter school group's chief blamed for 2010 cheating scandal

USA Today

People frustrated by demands of state voter IDs

Lawmakers weigh boosting school-age vaccines

Philly officer fatally shot after finishing shift

Many question life sentences for juveniles

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

LeBron James in Akron to honor kids in his "Wheels for Education" program

County's questionable home appraisals abundant in Cleveland Heights neighborhood

Head of the Catholic Health Association tells City Club that oppositon to health care reform is the result of inaccurate information

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