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Today in Black America - February 6

POSTED: February 06, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Reggae superstar and humanitarian Bob Marley is born in Jamaica on this date in 1945.

The New York Times

Obama Urges Congress to Act to Stave Off Cuts

House G.O.P. Open to Residency for Illegal Immigrants

Lost Votes, Problem Ballots, Long Waits? Flaws Are Widespread, Study Finds

Bipartisan House Plan Focuses on Gun Trafficking

Colorado Gun Control Proposals Face Fight


Court Orders Gun-Permit Holders’ Addresses Redacted in Database


Top Judge Says Bail in New York Isn’t Safe or Fair


The Christian Science Monitor


What message to Wall Street from US lawsuit against Standard & Poor's?

Recession averted, but rising debt still a threat, CBO warns


Did 'sequester' backfire? Obama calls for 'smarter solution.'

Immigration reform: Amid GOP reservations, signs of flexibility


The Star Ledger


18 charged in $200M credit card fraud scam that created 7,000 new identities

N.J. State Police trooper wants disciplinary charges dropped in beating of disabled man


FCC holds Hurricane Sandy hearings into telecom failures, fixes

Audit: N.J. child welfare nonprofits misspent as much as $12.2M

Teacher evaluation report released by state Education Department


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan Senate panel debates expanding DNA collection


Monica Conyers, Sam Riddle out of prison in time for Kilpatrick corruption verdict


Prosecutors review shooting of 2 teens during attempted robbery near Detroit King High

Judge lets Christine Beatty drop some debt, but not restitution she owes Detroit


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

State bar levels ethics charges against Atlanta city councilman

Ethics charges leveled against councilman


The Los Angeles Times


Fiscal forecast for the short term is bright

James hammers City Hall veterans at mayoral debate

L.A. mayoral candidate Greuel vows to expand police and fire ranks


The Chicago Tribune


Quinn's State of State to call for online voter registration

First free-standing birth center in Illinois gets go-ahead

County adopts new gun law


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


NAACP, civil rights groups in Cleveland want meeting with McGinty

More minority and female-owned firms participate in Cleveland contracts, but disparities persist market-wide


Ohio Republicans not saying much about state budget proposal


DeWine points to a "systemic failure" in fatal police shooting; city officials say he is wrong


The Washington Post


As Obama urges fast fix to avert cuts, CBO reports improvement in deficit

GOP shifts message, looks beyond budget matters


Va. House speaker expected to derail Senate Republicans’ redistricting plan


Brennan nomination opens Obama to criticism on secret targeted killings


D.C. mayor pledges investment in affordable housing, other programs


Woody Brittain Jr.’s life teaches us the value of reaching back to the neighborhood



USA Today


Background checks dip amid tight gun supplies

Trayvon Martin vigil canceled over safety concerns






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