Newspaper Roundup for Friday, March 2, 2012

By Susan Jones | March 2, 2012 | 8:26 AM EST

Fox News:
U.S. pays $5M to buy freedom for rights workers held in Egypt

Washington Times:
California judges asked to say if they are gay for diversity purposes
Survey aims for ‘representation’

Miami Herald:
School prayer bill passes with bipartisan support in Fla. House
A handful of Dems joined Republicans in vote to allow student-led prayer in public schools

Arizona Republic:
Arizona House passes conscience bill allowing birth control exclusion

Fox News:
Biden Says First Version of Contraception Mandate "Got Screwed Up"

Arizona Republic:
Legal trouble dogged Mass. school led by Babeu
Officials probed abuse claims while sheriff was headmaster

Fox News:
Michigan GOP Awards Romney One More Delegate; Santorum Camp Outraged

Arizona Republic:
Sheriff Arpaio calls for criminal probe into Obama birth certificate irregularities
Investigation launched at the request of local tea party members

USA Today:
Calif. teacher leaves family to live with student, 18
41-year-old high school teacher quit job, left wife and kids

Fox News/NY Post:
Wealthy New York widow accused of keeping domestic slave

The Hill:
Lawmakers question postal regulator chief's travel as USPS bleeds cash

The Hill:
McConnell vows full-fledged assault on health law amid threat to his leadership

Washington Times:
D.C. set to relax gun laws, hesitantly; Move would ease registry hurdles

Washington Post:
Obama calls on Congress to repeal federal subsidies for oil industry

Washington Post:
D.C. cherry blossoms’ peak expected March 24-31, during 100th birthday bash

Philadelphia Inquirer:
$1B Marcellus pipeline proposed for Pa.

The Hill:
Obama gets heckled on Iran at NYC fundraiser

Denver Post:
Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's foot lands in mouth after introducing Lt. Gov. Garcia as "sex star"

Baltimore Sun:
O'Malley signs same-sex marriage bill
Measure expected to have impact beyond state borders

The Hill:
Dems ask Boehner to rebuke Limbaugh over 'slut' comments

Nancy Pelosi endorses tapping oil reserve

New Hampshire Union Leader:
Keene officials say they will buy armored vehicle with taxpayer dollars

The Hill:
Court allows warrantless cellphone search

Los Angeles Times:
California physician assistant wins $168 million in harassment suit

Los Angeles Times:
Appeals court; Pot dispensaries can't be banned, but must grow pot on site

Daily Mail:
Pat Tillman's widow finds happiness at last after remarrying and giving birth