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Today in Black America - February 13

POSTED: February 13, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Joseph L. Searles becomes the first Black member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1970.

The New York Times

Obama Pledges Push to Lift Economy for Middle Class

Editorial: The President’s Challenge to Congress

In an Age of Spending Cuts, Making the Case for Government

Raising Minimum Wage Would Ease Income Gap but Carries Political Risks

Gun Debate on Capitol Hill Turns to Constitutional Issues

Audit Criticizes 1998 Deal by City for Times Sq. Hotel

Hurricane’s Downgrade Undercut Warnings, Report Finds

Challenged for His Seat at 89, a Senator Does Not Go Gentle



The Washington Post

Obama: Helping the middle class is job one

Takeaways from the State of the Union


In GOP response, Rubio offers back-to-basics conservative message

The State of the Union decoded

D.C. area lawmakers’ reaction to State of the Union splits along party lines

Obama honors 102-year-old voter

Where’s the outrage in the District over 600 homeless children?


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama's State of the Union address both bold and modest

Domestic violence bill passes Senate: Is GOP chastened by Election 2012?


Pressure builds on Sen. Robert Menendez: Is it enough to topple him?

Brazil's affirmative action law offers a huge hand up


The Star Ledger

NAACP: City, county want to 'destroy' racially diverse Camden police department

New Jersey getting $128M to repair roads damaged by Sandy


Paterson man who stabbed fellow pastor 27 times says attack wasn't premeditated

$5 million settlement reached in Newark schoolyard killings civil trial



The Detroit Free Press

State of the City: What should Mayor Bing say this year? (video)

Snyder's rating takes a hit after right-to-work, poll finds


'Kilpatrick is a human being,' his lawyer tells jury

Detroit City Council implements 10% pay cuts for staff

Charter schools authorized by DPS found to be among worst-performing statewide


The Chicago Tribune


Obama: Victims of gun violence 'deserve a vote'

Jail tip led cops to Hadiya suspects


Slaying suspects


Election board boots Dixmoor mayor off ballot


The Atlanta Jounal Constitution

10 metro police officers face corruption charges

Parent trigger charter schools bill zooms through House panel

Atlanta School Board ethics commission clears chairman Reuben McDaniel of alleged ethics violations

Four Fayette schools face closure


USA Today

State of benefits threatens Obama's big vision: Our view

Survivors of gun violence rally in Washington

Teacher absenteeism puts students at a loss


The Los Angeles Times

Human remains found in cabin

State lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law

Garcetti and Greuel mute rivalry to rebut challengers

N.Y. mayor gives $1 million to back L.A. school board slate




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