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Today in Black America - February 24

POSTED: February 24, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

In a Nod to Gas Prices, Obama Talks About Energy

Virginia Lawmakers Backtrack on Conception Bill

Pro-Romney Super PAC Runs Ad Similar to 2007 Campaign Spot

G.O.P. Fund-Raiser Faces Inquiries Into His Races

Federal Housing Grants Are Being Cut to the Bone in South Florida

U.S. Bachelor Degree Rate Passes Milestone

With Teacher Ratings Set to Be Released, Union Opens Campaign to Discredit Them

Nine Schools Cited for Exam and Credit Irregularities

The Christian Science Monitor

White House releases 'privacy bill of rights': what it promises online consumers

Can the national debt be cut? How Republican candidates' plans compare.

Is taking DNA a reasonable search? US judges uphold California law.

The Star Ledger

NYPD conducted secret surveillance operations in N.J. for at least 7 years, records show

Sen. Menendez asks for federal inquiry into NYPD's spying on Muslims in N.J.

Rutgers trustees show disapproval toward Camden campus-Rowan merger

Jersey City Medical Center workers seek support from City Council in seeking 'fair wage increase'

N.J. Assembly panel approves raising state minimum wage

The Detroit Free Press

Highland Park students can finish school year after lawmakers OK $4 million

Pugh goes to suburbs to listen to residents

Treatment of Latinos, Arabs at U.S.-Canada border is focus of forum

Dearborn Heights school counselor says Arab-American students neglected

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

The Washington Post

Maryland Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

Rick Santorum growing more popular among Republican women, poll finds

Karen Santorum says husband’s presidential run is ‘God’s will’

Report: GOP tax plans will swell debt

Obama: GOP ‘rooting for bad news’

Mayor, DCPS consider creating new charters

Census: Washington still most-educated

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sharpton in Atlanta for rally

APS to teachers: Resign or be fired

Fulton beefs up cheating policy

Atlanta: No water/sewer rate hike if voters reauthorize sales tax

The Chicago Tribune

Jury to hear police 'code of silence' allegation

Door opens, then shuts to summit compensation

William Beavers indicted on tax fraud charges

Beavers may be a lot of things, but he's no phony

The Los Angeles Times

Panel passes L.A. City Council redistricting plan

'Sovereign citizen' clashes with police on rise

Brown and Obama find bipartisanship a difficult goal to reach

New prison medical facilities unnecessary, analyst says

Spate of arrests shows rise in reporting, not in abuse, police say

USA Today

Families living in extreme poverty double since '96

$5 gasoline may hit more drivers

Cities find benefits in mergers of police

Plans progress in Congress for Tubman national parks

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gerald Levert, singer, songwriter, music producer: Black History

Affordable Health Care Act misunderstood, is currently helping needy Americans, Kathleen Sebelius says

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