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Today in Black America - July 12

POSTED: July 12, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to count slaves as "three-fifths" of a person for political representation.

Coverage of the trial of George Zimmerman in The Miami Herald

State to jurors: 'Wannabe cop' Zimmerman murdered Trayvon


The New York Times

House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps

Timothy Egan: The Charade of Darrell Issa

Democrats Poised to Limit Filibusters, Angering G.O.P.

North Carolina House Passes New Restrictions on Abortion

Democrats Shrug Off Delays and Affirm Support for Health Law

In Closing, Zimmerman Prosecutor Focuses on Inconsistencies

Decade Later, Still Seeking a Rare New York Execution


Spitzer Submits Signatures, but Challenges Are Expected


Renewed Push to Raise Age of Being Tried as Adult


The Christian Science Monitor

George Zimmerman trial: Jury can consider lesser charge of manslaughter

Bernanke speaks, markets jump (both up and down). Are Fed's signals working? (+video)

Gay marriage: Pennsylvania attorney general pulls an Obama on DOMA


The Star Ledger

Rutgers raises tuition and fees 3.3 percent; governing board rejects students' call for freeze

Lawsuit: Teacher at Franklin private school fired for seeking benefits, rejecting "unethical" policies

Poll: Christie still worries Iowa conservatives, gives GOP best shot against Clinton

Gun buy-backs begin at churches in Union, Hudson counties


Booker administration introduces $588 million city budget with significant tax cut

Ewing police seek help in locating 17-year-old girl missing for more than a week


The Detroit Free Press


Rochelle Riley: Trayvon Martin's death should inspire better laws

Tom Walsh: Time for Detroit to take bankruptcy plunge


Kevyn Orr floats plan to end health care for early police, fire retirees

Court upholds ruling Detroit clerk candidate should be on ballot

Detroit mayoral contenders roll out TV ads touting Detroit roots, successes

Lawsuit alleges bank shut down Arab Americans' accounts without reason


The Washington Post

House farm bill forces showdown over food stamps


Democrats offer new evidence that IRS also targeted progressive groups

Bipartisan Senate group continues to negotiate student loan rate deal


New study finds racial disparities in D.C. arrests

Prince George’s school board member resigns

Barry censured, fined for accepting gifts from D.C. contractors

Mark Dain, ringleader of real estate fraud that swindled Fairfax teachers, hundreds others, pleads guilty

Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 100 years of sisterhood and service


The Chicago Tribune

During Ramadan, Muslims urged to boycott dates linked to Israel

West Side hate crime draws attention to violence against lesbians, gays

Former UIC student spared prison in dog cruelty case

Mixed results in bias case against Elgin-area schools

Senior citizen wins $330,000 in lawsuit over sheriff's officers' tactics


The Los Angeles Times


Zimmerman jury faces tough task

San Diego mayor apologizes amid sex harassment allegations

Probe of California's prison-based mental health facilities ordered

Teachers union gives poor grade to L.A. schools Supt. Deasy


A brighter outlook for higher education in California



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland councilmen push to use state demolition funds for rehab, mothballing vacant homes

Gov. John Kasich appoints Charles Bauernschmidt to fill long-vacant Cleveland Municipal Court seat


Cuyahoga County Council recommends justice system audit


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


3 more candidates enter crowded Atlanta school board race


USA Today

Beauty queen claims 'invasive frisk' by N.Y. police

Feds seek lesser sentences for some drug crimes

FDA proposes new rule for arsenic in apple juice




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