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Today in Black America - February 23

POSTED: February 23, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

Romney, Seeking Traction, Duels With Santorum


Winners and Losers From a Tax Proposal


White House, Consumers in Mind, Offers Online Privacy Guidelines


Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy

Florida Weighs a Measure to Ease Way to Foreclosure

Courts to Hasten Efforts to Prevent Foreclosures


The Christian Science Monitor


What US Army says about handling the Quran

Mittmageddon: Why Mitt Romney faces an electoral day of truth Tuesday

'Diddy' as TV mogul? Why new network could face steep challenges.

Report: London no safer for all its CCTV cameras

Indiana lawmaker slams 'radicalized' pro-abortion group. Yes, Girl Scouts.



The Star Ledger

Leaked secret report details how NYPD kept tabs on Newark's Muslim community


Gov. Christie can't say it enough: He's not running for president

In report, union claims low-bid contracts do little to enhance airline service, growth


Logistics of executing Christie's N.J. higher education overhaul to be decided

Christie's proposed budget would boost N.J. environmental department funding


The Detroit Free Press

Use of Tasers in Michigan prisons praised by corrections officials

No fallout after welfare cutoff, state testifies, but advocacy groups skeptical

Habitat for Humanity launches $25M drive to rebuild neighborhood on Detroit's east side


Michigan officials disagree on strain caused by removal of thousands from welfare rolls

Santorum clings to 37%-34% lead over Romney in Michigan, Free Press/WXYZ poll shows



The Washington Post


Santorum struggles to defend record in heated GOP debate

President Obama as an alien


Rick Santorum’s ‘phony theology’ criticism of Obama follows theme

Romney, Obama unveil dueling plans

Advancing benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers


Museum groundbreaking displays living history


English is Frederick’s official language

Searching for slave ancestors in Va.



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

APS educators to learn their fate


Reed: Atlanta budget to shrink

Fulton schools open door to faith community to help kids


The Chicago Tribune

Quinn: Budget woes a long time coming

Home sales rise again, but prices fall to new low


A Black History Month story that shouldn't be forgotten


At cop's sentencing, his supporters seek leniency while dead boy's family laments 13-year-old's lost future

Former lieutenant says he regrets handling of fatal DUI involving Chicago cop

Feds probe CEDA after revelations of shoddy work on low-income housing



The Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Council scales back truancy law, reduces fines

LAPD chief backs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

Sacramento Republicans back Gov. Jerry Brown's pension proposal

L.A. Unified to report all teacher misconduct cases to state


USA Today


Obama: Museum to tell ‘shared story’


Study: Colonoscopy cuts colon cancer death risk

Blacks say atheists were civil rights heroes

'Occupy' to hold national conference in Philly

Ind. lawmaker munches cookies to counter Girl Scout remarks


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Lucy Ann Stanton, 1st black American woman to earn 4-year college degree: Black History

CDC study shows baby boomers have highest rate of hepatitis C in nation

Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder won't apologize for joke that Obama should be jailed

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to be co-chair of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign

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