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Today in Black America - August 9

POSTED: August 09, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black America: Explorer Matthew Henson was born in 1866 in Charles County, MD. He was a member of the 1909 expedition that discovered the North Pole.

The New York Times

Independent Agencies, Sometimes in Name Only

Housing Stronger, Fannie Mae Posts $10 Billion Profit

16 Medal of Freedom Honorees Are Named

Seeking Answers After Youth’s Death in Police Stop


New Sign of Stimulants’ Toll on Young

Among Blacks, Spitzer and Weiner Find a More Forgiving Crowd

Opponents in New Jersey Senate Race Struggle to Match Booker’s Star Power

In Mayoral Race, Looking for Substance in Schools Conversation


Quinn Leads Democratic Candidates for Mayor, Poll Finds


The Christian Science Monitor


New York test scores hint at hard road ahead for Common Core

Why is Obama awarding Oprah Winfrey the Medal of Freedom?

Virginia governor's race: down, dirty, and a gigantic mess



The Star Ledger


Mourning in Maplewood after deadly crash claims 2 young lives

Editorial: Red light cameras continue to cost N.J. drivers, despite meager settlement offer

Paralegal admits role in mortage fraud scheme that bilked institutions out of millions, authorities say

Women leaders promote paid sick days for all N.J. workers

Newest gun bill scorecard: Track New Jersey's gun control legislation

Christie signs 10 gun bills, but leaves controversial measures on his desk


The Detroit Free Press

DPS seeks more volunteer patrols to ensure kids get to school safely

Tensions flare over racial remark at Detroit pension board meeting

HUD gives $30M to Michigan housing authorities

Judge: Kwame Kilpatrick's corruption conviction stands


Michigan's vaccination rates are dropping, officials say


The Washington Post

McConnell campaign manager says he took job ‘holding my nose’

Federal minority contracting doesn’t match demographics

FCC to vote on reining in high rates, fees for phone calls from prisons

It's the jobs, stupid. Why women opt out

39th anniversary of Watergate's final week


Va. doctor who lent governor’s firm $50,000 was offered position

O’Malley stumps in New Jersey for Booker and his ‘city perspective’

Head Start tries to track down more than 27 million alumni



Philly.com


Superintendent threat: $50 million or no school

Former City Solicitor eyes 2015 bid for mayor


Holt, Pallone target Booker at Democratic Senate debate

Lonegan blasts Booker over Waywire



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New data on sexually transmitted diseases in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County released

Hundreds of spots remain in Cleveland's top-rated public schools this fall

Cleveland Transformation Alliance's school choice campaign off to slow start

Ohio State and Kent State presidential search committees seeking public input


Gun lawsuit: Cleveland police refuse to return weapon of concealed-carry permit holder


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Common Cause won't block Falcons stadium

Health officials approve abortion restrictions for state insurance plan

Defense: ‘Hill’s guilty of wanting his job back’

David Perdue’s business background looms large in Senate run



The Chicago Tribune


Attorney guilty of prostitution agrees to suspension of law license

In wake of Metra scandal, RTA wants more leverage

Democratic rivals reverse roles over appointment

College students lay out fiscal facts for teens


The Los Angeles Times

California prisons could free 1,000 to ease crowding

Private prisons won't solve California's problems, advocates say

L.A. Community College District votes to establish gun-free campuses

California sees a surprise drop in student test scores



USA Today

Zimmerman ordered bulletproof vest while on bond








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