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Today in Black America - February 24

POSTED: February 24, 2010, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Fearing Obama Agenda, States Push to Loosen Gun Laws

Questions Surface After Haitian Airlift

Democrats Seek to Push Ahead $15 Billion Jobs Bill, With More Steps to Come

Gentle White House Nudges Test the Power of Persuasion

On Eve of Health Meeting, Big Questions Still Linger

Hiring Freezes Hamper Weatherization Plan

Zuckerman Courts G.O.P. While Ford Polls Voters

Settlement Reached in Suit Against Working Families Party


Five Republican Votes


The Christian Science Monitor


In quest for jobs, more Americans join ranks of day laborers

With jobs bill, Democrats' new strategy: piecemeal legislation

FCC: Lower the price, and millions more will have broadband

Obama backs bill to boost competition among health insurers

Joe Stack IRS attack: All-American rage?

Case Shiller index: Home prices rose in six cities in 2009


Baltimore Sun

GOP lawmakers offer 2 plans for budget cuts

Towson professor to leave for Haiti to identify U.S. remains


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Residents, businesses fed up with dumping ground

Police release new details in McEachern standout's murder

Sources: Plea coming in Katrina shooting probe


The Washington Post

Death toll in Afghan war nears 1,000


Wall Street shifting political contributions to Republicans

Republicans plan to stress private-sector alternatives to the president's plan

Democrats hope bipartisan vote on jobs bill will be blueprint for future


Former White House adviser Van Jones lands new D.C. gig at liberal think tank

Marion Barry says he's 'truly sorry' about giving a contract to a girlfriend


Detroit Free Press

Kilpatrick must live lavishly, his lawyer says

DPS to sell off its school buses

Literacy effort is gaining momentum


Los Angeles Times

Anthem Blue Cross plans to go ahead with rate hikes in California

L.A. teachers gain control of 22 campuses in reform effort

Obama zeros in on law professor for 9th Circuit post


California campaign spending provides glimpse of what's to come for nation


Chicago Tribune

Mom leads search for her son’s killer

Tammy Duckworth turns down Lt. Gov. candidacy


Black frustrations


Star Ledger


Former NBA star, multi-millionaire Jayson Williams begins life as prison inmate

N.J. Turnpike, Parkway toll collectors get 550 complaint letters in two years

N.J. Amber Alert rules could change after East Orange baby kidnapping case

First African-American Newark police officer honored during Black History Month ceremony

Paula Dow is sworn in as N.J. Attorney General

 
 

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