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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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