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Today In Black America - February 12

POSTED: February 12, 2013, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson initiates "Negro History Week" in 1926, which later grew into Black History Month.

The New York Times

Slower Growth of Health Costs Eases the Budget Deficit

Watching Obama for Signs of Change

G.O.P. Chief in Florida Pleads Guilty

Editorial: Modernize Registration

Report Faults Priorities in Studying Breast Cancer

With Eye on Mayor’s Office, Quinn Turns Her Attention to Income Inequality

Former Deputy Mayor of Newark Is Sentenced


The Christian Science Monitor

State of the Union: Can Obama still be transformational?


Marco Rubio reply to State of the Union address: Can he meet expectations? (+video)


LAPD review of Christopher Dorner firing: why black community wants more

Chuck Hagel, John Brennan threatened with Senate 'hold.' What's that? (+video)


The Star Ledger

Following a life of public service, former Newark deputy mayor headed to prison

Poll: Christie's popularity not expected to help Republicans in Legislature

Newark's Saint Michael's to be bought by troubled for-profit hospital chain

Cory Booker's finance director steps down from post after two weeks

N.J. Democrats plan to back Christie's online gambling changes



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Obama visit puts Georgia pre-K in spotlight

DeKalb CEO seeks access to grand jury report

Former New Birth members sue Bishop Eddie Long


Fulton County Schools considers hiring outside firm to manage district’s alternative schools


The Detroit Free Press

Kilpatrick thought he was above law, jury told

Detroit to have $6-million surplus, but much work needs to be done


Unions sue to fight Michigan's right-to-work law

Michigan students make gains on 2012 MEAP exam

Snyder 'talking' to Detroit emergency manager candidates



The Washington Post

State of the Union squatters: Seeking a 5-second payoff


The Fix: What Obama should not say


Barclays to cut at least 3,700 jobs in restructuring

Signing of two Muslim soccer players triggers racism, violence in Israel

CEO reaches out on immigration: ‘This is a lot bigger than me’

Shooting near University of Maryland campus classified as murder-suicide, police say


Jazz trumpeter, teacher Donald Byrd dies at 80


For 900 homeless people, D.C. shelter means a warm bed but not much else


The Chicago Tribune

2 charged in Hadiya Pendleton's death; 'the healing can start': dad

Jury awards $1 million to DuPage deputy in promotion dispute

Emanuel pushes for stiffer gun sentences


Chicago at center of gun debate


Mandatory school age could fall from 7 to 5 in Illinois



The Los Angeles Times

Dorner manhunt extends from Mexico to Calif.

Judge begins reviewing 3-strikes life terms

L.A. Unified aviation training center gets $100,000 donation


Cal State outreach to African Americans yields gains


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio school funding formula raising questions as Gov. John Kasich's plan continues to roll out

Black History Month: Arnold Pinkney ran political campaigns

Cleveland City Council introduces resolution supporting police chief in shooting aftermath

Cleveland City Council votes to contribute $50,000 to vacant housing demolition study

Cleveland school district lacks attendance records, Ohio auditor calls for further investigation


USA Today

State of the Union: Time will tell if it's a success

Feds recovered $4.2 billion from anti-fraud efforts

Peoria's 'Don't Shoot' program targets gun violence


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