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Today in Black America - September 20

POSTED: September 20, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Struggling Young Adults Pose Challenge for Campaigns

Senate Forecast: What's Gone Wrong for G.O.P. Candidates?

Obama Wields All Levers of Power Within Reach

A Year Later, Military Says Gay Policy Is Working

U.S. Is Seeking to Stem Endless Abuse of Tribe’s Children

Wisconsin Offers Window on Hurdles Ahead for Romney

Charles M. Blow: I Know Why The Caged Bird Shrieks

Poor Smokers in New York State Spend 25% of Income on Cigarettes, Study Finds



The Christian Science Monitor


Housing market turning a corner? Signs of hope for homeowners.

Forbes 400 richest: Are they leaving rest of America behind?


Chicago teachers strike ends, but political fallout is just beginning

Pennsylvania Supreme Court orders second look at voter ID law


The Star Ledger

N.J. test scores improve in high schools, remain flat in elementary and middle schools


Opponent's consultant calls Perth Amboy mayor 'stupid,' outraging women Democrats


Poll: Menendez leads Kyrillos by 14 points among those likely to vote

N.J. education system must focus on youngest students, commissioner Cerf says

Port Authority manager fired for misrepresenting academic credentials



The Detroit Free Press

Michigan's kids suffer hard times as incomes fall, poverty climbs

Kwame Kilpatrick's fate to rest with a diverse jury of his peers


Detroit Schools tentatively passes enrollment goal with 51,674


Most teachers found effective, but rating system questioned


Michigan's immigrant population rises slightly, survey shows


The Washington Post

To claim Virginia, Obama’s hopes rest on women

Kaine holds lead in Va. Senate race

Minor candidates need major help

Vet jobs bill knocked out in Senate


Weighing historic library’s future

D.C. Council kicks off fall session


The Chicago Tribune

Illinois sees more people living in poverty


Poverty rate and median household income

Bank of America cutting 16,000 jobs by end of year


Higher mortgage fees proposed for Illinois, 4 other states

DCFS workers protest planned layoffs


Jacksons put D.C. home on the market


USA Today

Chick-fil-A to stop anti-gay funding

Tests identify only Zimmerman's DNA on handgun


Review: Holder did not know about 'Fast and Furious'


The Los Angeles Times

California is benefiting from a tech boom, UCLA economists say

Romney tells Latinos he'd fix immigration

CSU board OKs tuition increase — good only if Prop. 30 fails

California launches online voter registration



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County officials encourage early voting to avoid long lines on Election Day

Mitt Romney to launch Ohio bus tour next week


Cleveland parents get lessons in truancy and curfew dangers

USDA leader visits Cleveland, lobbies for support for 2010 federal 'Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act'






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