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Today in Black America - February 15

POSTED: February 15, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Tentative Deal Reached to Preserve Cut in Payroll Tax

Economic Growth Gives Lift to Obama in NYT/CBS Poll

Romney Defends His Auto Bailout Stance to Detroit

Conservatives Sowed Idea of Health Care Mandate, Only to Spurn It Later

What Obama Should Do Next

$5 Billion in Grants Offered to Revisit Teacher Policies

Police Evict Occupy Newark Protesters

In Albany, Top Judge Seeks to Curb False Convictions


The Christian Science Monitor


No budget? No problem! The strange politics behind a budgetless America.

Why Pentagon, facing 'doomsday' spending cuts, refuses to plan for them

America's big wealth gap: Is it good, bad, or irrelevant?


Health-care fraud crackdown nets $4.1b. Is that a lot?

Nigeria's new police chief vows crackdown on corruption



The Star Ledger


Newark pastor presiding over Whitney Houston funeral service; Detroit pastor to give eulogy

In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.

Invoking Corzine, Christie jabs N.J. Legislature for inaction on Supreme Court nominees

N.J. Dems outline proposal allowing towns to turn foreclosed homes into affordable housing


Gov. Christie proposes giving judges power to deny bail for repeat violent offenders


The Detroit Free Press


Gov. Rick Snyder presents Mayor Dave Bing with humanitarian honors for leadership of Detroit


DPS sets 5-week enrollment period

Romney hammers Santorum in telephone town-hall talk with 20,000 in Michigan



The Washington Post

Congressional negotiators reach tentative deal on payroll tax holiday

Why Obama’s budget is smart politics

Mich. may not be easy win for Romney


Poll: Santorum rivals Romney in popularity


Venture capitalists play key role in Obama’s Energy Department

Barry, Catania nearly come to blows

Prince George’s Council opposes slots bill


Va. Senate passes bill to test some welfare recipients for drugs



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ray Charles Foundation to Albany State: Return $3M gift


7 hospitals poor for infections

Douglas men get life in prison for $210 robbery

Deal: No plans to change immigration law


The Chicago Tribune

Voters like mix of more taxes, less spending


Emanuel says he didn't know ally organized pro-education groups

Sewing groups make dresses for girls in Uganda, Haiti and rural America

Cutting programs for poor doesn't add up, says actuary with 6-figure income

CPS to propose change to accumulation of sick days


2 Chicago cops charged in FBI sting


The Los Angeles Times

California economic reports forecast modest growth


School board delays vote on massive cuts

L.A. City Council redistricting discussions turn nasty

Villaraigosa to chair 2012 Democratic National Convention

California's political watchdog panel eases its approach to ethics issues


USA Today


Fight against health care fraud recovers $4.1B


Home-schooling demographics evolve

Our view: 16 is too soon to drop out of school


Money woes lead to Underground Railroad museum merge


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Urban League chapter has played critical advocacy role: Black History Month

Cleveland-area residents show faith in John F. Kennedy graduate, and it pays dividends: Margaret Bernstein

Strong support for 'right-to-work' law in Ohio despite recent repeal of SB 5: Poll


Cleveland school district seeks to fill seats at best-performing schools

Cleveland school district plan draws enthusiasm, concern from state school board



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