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Today in Black America - February 15

POSTED: February 15, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Balladeer and pianist Nat King Cole died in 1965, leaving behind a rich musical legacy carried on by his brother Freddie and daughter Natalie.

The New York Times

Mega-Mergers See Comeback as Uncertainty of Crisis Fades

Election Opponents Now on Same Team: Panel to Fix Voting

G.O.P. Blocks Vote in Senate on Hagel for Defense Post

Conservatives Skeptical of Expanding Preschool

In Alabama, a Model for Obama’s Push to Expand Preschool

Governments Look for New Ways to Pay for Roads and Bridges

Momentum and Uncertainty in Connecticut Gun Debate

From Bloomberg, a Warning of Life After Bloomberg

The Christian Science Monitor

From preschool to high school, Obama seeking big progress in education

Why Republican delay isn't likely to stop Chuck Hagel confirmation

Immigration reform's tough call: illegal immigrants married to US citizens

The Star Ledger

Lautenberg will not seek re-election in 2014

Lautenberg's retirement does not signify end of hard work, he urges

Oliver: I am 'well prepared' for a Senate run

Menendez controversy hasn't affected his standing with N.J. voters, poll shows

Buono joins rally for gun control

Minimum wage question goes to voters in November over Republican objections

The Detroit Free Press

New Detroit Blight Authority to speed up bringing houses down

Attorneys for Bernard Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson argue their clients' work wasn't illegal

GOP not on board with Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to fix roads

Rochelle Riley: Mayor Dave Bing's ideas are nice, but Detroit needs action

Michigan corrections costs remain high despite drop in inmates, staffing

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Obama comes to Georgia to push national pre-K, touting state’s success story

Proposed law aims to cut Fulton tax chief’s pay

Changes could be in store for mandatory minimum sentences

The Chicago Tribune

NIU remembers mass shooting

Obama to speak Friday at Hyde Park high school

The Washington Post

For Pentagon, pivot to Asia becomes shift toward Africa

Robinson: Obama is winning the argument

Judicial confirmations inch forward in the Senate

Rep. Wolf of Virginia fights his party’s effort to extend federal pay freeze

Despite Lautenberg's exit, no free ride for Cory Booker

Virginia legislature shields concealed handgun permits from disclosure

O’Malley makes appeal to end death penalty

Libraries under budget microscope as Pr. George’s struggles to rebound

The Los Angeles Times

Scrutiny over use of 'burner' in shootout

Pro-Kevin James PAC to air TV ads in mayoral campaign

5th-graders suspected in school murder plot

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Youngstown company accused of dumping fracking waste faces federal charges

Black History Month: Ludlow Community Association in Shaker Heights promoted integration

USA Today

NRA chief says gun owners will 'stand and fight'

As Alzheimer’s rate soars, concern rises over costs

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