Newspaper Roundup for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 16, 2009 - 7:37 AM
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New York Times:
Pittsburgh to vote on 'tuition tax'
Wants 1 percent levy on students attending colleges in Pittsburgh

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Tiger Woods crisis sparks ‘reputation risk insurance’ for corporate sponsors

Fox News/AP:
D.C. Government Poised to Direct Taxpayer Funds Toward Abortion Coverage
 
Fox News:
U.N. Climate Conference President Connie Hedegaard Resigns
Will be replaced by the Danish prime minister
 
Fox News/AP:
U.S. Counting on Cows to Reduce Carbon Emissions
 
Fox News:
FBI Forming Special Squad to Assist With 9/11 Trials

Washington Post:
U.S. gave up billions in taxes in deal for Citigroup's bailout repayment
IRS changes tax rules for benefit of companies partially owned by gov't
 
USA Today:
Federal prosecutions for serious financial crime dropped as economic meltdown loomed
Justice Dept. officials promise to reverse that trend
 
Washington Post:
D.C. Council approves same-sex marriage bill
Economic impact could reach $22 million in 3 years; foes try to sway Congress, courts
 
Los Angeles Times:
Rose Parade float will pay tribute to Mexico
Float will be decorated by Mexican immigrants and their families
 
USA Today:
Groups try to delay deportations of illegal students
 
Los Angeles Times:
Immigration overhaul bill, including path to citizenship, unveiled in House
 
Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton will head to Copenhagen climate conference
 
BBC:
Large-scale protests planned for climate summit
Activists angered by lack of progress
 
BBC:
Copenhagen climate deal 'faces problem,' British PM Gordon Brown says
 
Washington Post/AP:
Pope calls for action on climate change
 
BBC:
Jesus-era burial shroud found in Jerusalem tomb
 
Washington Post:
Obama wrote a personal letter to North Korea's Kim Jong Il
 
Boston Globe:
Energy efficiency sexy? Obama thinks so
 
Washington Times:
Alleged favoritism in contracting process halts major military health system upgrade
Probe centers on relationship between government staffer and contractor
 
Washington Post:
Defeat of Medicare expansion: Hospital and physician lobbyists fought the plan
 
Los Angeles Times:
Senate healthcare bill advances with rejection of imported drugs
 
USA Today:
Kids' swine flu vaccines recalled due to fading potency
 
Boston Globe:
Abruptly, a surplus of shots for H1N1
Public demand for vaccine wanes as supply surges

Washington Times:
Justice Department restrains lawyers in New Black Panthers probe
Federal attorneys told not to cooperate with Civil Rights Commission investigation
 
Washington Post:
Up to 56,000 more contractors likely for Afghanistan, congressional agency says
 
Washington Post:
Ga. couple admitted to White House breakfast before Salahis' appearance
 
USA Today:
Microsoft giving software to curb child porn
 
USA Today:
26,500 school cafeterias lack required inspections
 
Washington Post:
House of Representatives takes steps to boost cybersecurity
 
Washington Times:
Airport manual leak stirs lawmakers' ire
 
Los Angeles Times:
Despite U.S. guidelines, flight attendants aren't giving ill passengers face masks
 
Washington Times:
Antidepressants tied to higher stroke risk
Study examines older women
 
USA Today:
Domino's Pizza changing its basic recipe
Nation's demographics and taste preferences are changing
 
USA Today:
Comcast puts cable TV on the Internet for its subscribers
 
San Francisco Chronicle:
LA utility backs off plans to build solar farm
Miami Herald:
Wounded soldier's diabetes is 'cured' with cells

Fox News/AP:
School Denies Suspending Student for Jesus Drawing
 
Politico:
Critics rail against 'Gitmo North
 
Politico:
Congress punts budget problems to 2010
 
Politico:
Angry liberals: Why didn't Obama fight?
Get-a-deal-at-any-cost side of Obama infuriates liberals
 
Politico:
Senior congressional Dems pressed to stick around for another term
 
Politico:
Obama lobbies Business Roundtable at holiday party
 
Denver Post:
Pot dispensary near Stapleton school ignites controversy
 
Houston Chronicle:
Shell Oil shipping jobs overseas
 
Houston Chronicle:
Group sues over Texas law allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants


Baltimore Sun:
Regional push to cap greenhouse gases has raised millions for Maryland energy programs