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Today in Black America - August 11

POSTED: August 11, 2009, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Obama Sets Immigration Changes for 2010

White House Adapts to New Playbook in Health Care Debate

Calif. Prison Rocked by Riot Has Troubled Past

State Democrats Fear That Paterson Is Liability

Westchester Adds Housing to Desegregation Pact

Bloomberg Plans to Stop Promoting Low-Performing Fourth and Sixth Graders

A Scary Reality

The Washington Post

Congo's Rape Epidemic Worsens During U.S.-Backed Military Operation

White House Objects to Poster That Invokes Obama Children

Obama to Push Health Care Reform in Town Hall Meetings

Metro Orders Safety Training After Track Worker Is Killed

Behind the Rage, a Cold Reality

Stay the Stimulus Course

Baltimore Sun

School expulsions debated

Opponents dominate Cardin town hall meeting on health care

Mayor breaks ground for homeless shelter

The Christian Science Monitor

More US troops for Afghanistan: Are they inevitable?

Crowded cells, racial tensions stoke California prison riot

Obama strikes note of unity at Mexico summit

Los Angeles Times

In healthcare debate, 'reality' is in dispute

With jobs harder to find, work gets easier for Army recruiters

Washington state revisits three-strikes law

The Detroit Free Press

GM touts Volt with 230 m.p.g. city rating

Detroit council hopefuls embrace hard facts

Bing: Pay must be cut or else

Bobb's old firm gets big contract with DPS

Chicago Tribune

Gunfire cuts short life of promising college-bound teen

Brackets filling up for Illinois Democratic primary

Boston Globe

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 88; member of Kennedy clan, founder of Special Olympics

Judge upholds strippers’ pay suit

‘Brown fat’ may be key in obesity battle


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