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Today in Black America - February 1

POSTED: February 01, 2013, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Four North Carolina A&T students stage a sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960.

The New York Times


U.S. Adds 157,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Edges Up to 7.9%

Congress Passes Debt Bill as a $1 Trillion Ax Looms

High-Risk Primaries Could Cost Republicans in 2014

Federal Rule Limits Aid to Families Who Can’t Afford Employers’ Health Coverage

Hagel Has Rough Outing Before Ex-Colleagues


Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies

Medgar Evers College President Resigns

Mishandling of DNA Evidence Is Found in Over 50 Cases at Crime Lab



The Christian Science Monitor

US economic backsliding temporary? Maybe not if 'sequester' hits.


After Chicago shooting of girl, a fresh look at gang gun violence

McCain pounds Chuck Hagel in Senate confirmation hearing


The Star Ledger

For up to $250 a pop, Essex County officials aim to curb violence with gun buyback program

Senator Geraldo? Rivera says he's considering challenging Booker or Lautenberg for seat

Editorial: The poor pay higher tax rates, and Christie's made the problem worse

Christie vs. Buono race gains steam with train ride to Washington

Sen. Menendez does not address controversy in first public remarks since FBI raid



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fulton voter tampering alleged

Student shot at Price Middle School

School choice advocates celebrate passage of constitutional amendment at rally

SACS: Clayton schools on right path


Fulton officials defend election performance


The Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley: Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh to get out of politics, back into news


City Council President Charles Pugh won't pursue mayoral bid


Wayne State faculty union racing clock for a deal before right-to-work takes effect

Jury awards $849,000 to ex-Wayne State social work student in pregnancy bias case



The Washington Post

Citizenship question roils both parties as immigration debate gets underway


USAID general counsel resigns

VA researcher’s study finds more veterans are committing suicide

Sen. Menendez quietly reimbursed donor for trips



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

State officials have plans to fix inmate DNA collection problems

Gov. John Kasich's campaign reports more than $2.1 million in war chest

Gov. John Kasich's school plan would dramatically overhaul Ohio's funding formula


The Chicago Tribune

Woman shot to death on Lake Shore Drive ramp

Street violence spurs shift in police strategy


Pendleton's 'twin' describes death of best friend

Exonerated death row inmate's lawyers seek to question Daley


The Los Angeles Times

Mahony removed from public church duties


Californians more optimistic about state's direction


California's population to grow 39% by 2060, report says


USA Today


Similar paths for tobacco, gun lobby?




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