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Today in Black America - February 20

POSTED: February 20, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Military leader Idi Amin overthrows the Obote government and becomes the president and ruler of Uganda on this date in 1971.

The New York Times

With Cutbacks Days Away, Obama Tries to Pressure G.O.P.

Obama’s Forecast on Cuts Is Dire, but Timing Is Disputed

Supreme Court Takes Case on Overall Limit to Political Gifts

Bronx Leader Wants a Public Registry for Offenders in Gun Crimes

The Christian Science Monitor

As clock ticks on 'sequester,' Washington runs short on ideas

Closing education achievement gap: blue-ribbon panel offers blueprint

Which gun control measures are gaining momentum in Congress? (+video)

Unanimous juries for criminal convictions? Supreme Court declines case.

The Star Ledger

Atlantic City's Revel casino to file for bankruptcy

Appellate Court challenges state jurisdiction over Newfield slag cleanup

Cory Booker touts Newark's newest supermarket, says city's food desert is shrinking

Three judges transferred to Essex County to help with large caseload

More than 1,700 firearms collected at Essex County gun buyback

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit credit union shut down due to insolvency concerns

Detroit nears financial collapse, runs out of options, review panel finds (with video)

Business leaders: Detroit on path to being 'dynamic, vibrant,' despite fiscal crisis

Flint hospital denies it honored request that black nurses not care for baby

State Rep. John Olumba of Detroit leaves Democratic Party, citing racial slights

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hill granted stays of execution

Atlanta schools propose short fall and winter breaks

Advocates urge Georgia governor to reconsider Medicaid expansion

DeKalb County school board sues to avoid suspension, eliciting outrage from parents and employees

State investigates Clayton chairman’s residency

The Washington Post

As sequester nears, focus is on blame

Obama reaches out to Republican senators on immigration overhaul

Expert panel writes blueprint to close the education achievement gap

Understanding the sequester in 4 great infographics

O’Malley agrees to tougher gun ban aimed at the dangerously mentally ill

Gray to release details of plan to make D.C. ‘greenest and most livable’ city

Black men in schools lead by example

The Chicago Tribune

Jacksons due in court for plea hearings Wednesday

Teachers union group will try to unseat Karen Lewis

Exclusive: NIU police chief fired amid misconduct allegations

The Los Angeles Times

O.C. shootings leave four dead, many questions

L.A. community colleges chancellor announces resignation

Ex-Bell officials finger Rizzo as corruption mastermind

Huge spending gaps between school districts, report finds

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

On the road again, Gov. John Kasich elevates the State of the State as political theater: Analysis

Gov. John Kasich focuses on Medicaid, job creation, tax reforms in State of the State address

Coalition lead by Cleveland Housing Network rescues rent-to-own housing programs in Glenville

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson presents budget proposal; public safety among priorities

USA Today

Budget cuts may weaken gun background checks, feds say

LAPD chief: Review of cop firing vital for public trust

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