Newspaper Roundup for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013 - 7:43 AM

Washington Times:
US turns away from coal as other nations embrace it as primary power source

Los Angeles Times:
U.S. investigation of Benghazi attacks 'going painfully slowly'

Washington Times:
Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place: 400 jobs posted on Monday

The Hill:
Dems say sequester will hurt blacks, women more than others

The Hill:
Credit rating agencies shrug off sequester, say more cuts needed

Washington Times:
Women’s brains smaller than men’s, but used more efficiently

Washington Times:
Patrick Leahy, Susan Collins roll out bipartisan gun trafficking bill

Providence Journal:
4,198 crimes expunged from RI's criminal court records in 2012, up 36%

Washington Post:
Escort says Menendez prostitution claims were made up

USA Today:
Gunshot wounds drive up government health care costs

Fox News:
New federal rules for school food will cost millions, group says

Fox News:
Egyptian Christians allege torture at hands of Libyan Islamists

The Hill:
Environmental activists reeling as Keystone pipeline gains momentum

The Hill:
Panel recommends overhauling US doctor payments

The Hill:
Napolitano: Airport lines have nearly doubled since sequester

Washington Post:
Obama’s second-term Cabinet to play bigger policy role
Climate change is 1 area where new Cabinet members are likely to exert more influence

The Hill:
House government funding bill seeks to soften sequester's blow

Washington Post:
Dam and other Afghanistan projects being scaled back as U.S. picks up pace of withdrawal

Fox News:
Gay couple says they were asked to leave Sacramento mall for kissing

The Telegraph:
Barack Obama a 'dithering, controlling, risk-averse' US president

Washington Post:
Virginia’s Liberty transforms into evangelical mega-university

Washington Post:
Washington has one of the highest levels of extreme commutes in the U.S.
One-quarter of mega-commuters work in D.C. area

Houston Chronicle:
HISD principal apologizes for 'overly political' lyrics at school event
Praised Obama, bashed Bush

New York Times:
U.S. Disavows 2 Drone Strikes Over Pakistan
Americans things strikes were done by Pakistani military and falsely attributed to the C.I.A.

New York Post:
Malia Obama dines on rock shrimp, edamame dumplings, short ribs, lobster fried rice and noodles
First daughter spotted with friends in NYC over the weekend

New York Times:
Racist Incidents Stun Campus and Halt Classes at Oberlin
In the last month, racist, anti-Semitic and antigay messages have been left around campus

Denver Post:
Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify state pot laws

San Francisco Chronicle:
Lawmaker sorry for saying bicyclists contribute to global warming by exhaling