Black workers sue restaurant over searches
Four black former employees of a north Georgia restaurant say they were unfairly strip searched by white managers and that three of them were fired after they complained. [MSNBC]

Thousands flee Chad as rebels vow fresh offensive
Thousands fled the Chadian capital Ndjamena on Monday, the UN refugee agency said, as rebels threatened a fresh offensive after two days of heavy fighting saw them pull out of the city. [AFP]

Obama Runs Ad During Super Bowl
Pigskin and politics. It’s an audience Barack Obama couldn’t ignore. Obama, neck and neck with Hillary Rodham Clinton heading into Tuesday’s nominating contests, aired ads during the Super Bowl in television markets serving 24 states that are in play on Super Tuesday and beyond. [AP]

Michelle, Maria, Caroline and Oprah on the Hustings in California
Forty-eight hours before the closest thing America has ever had to a national primary, four extraordinary women put on the best campaign rally I’ve seen in 20 years of covering presidential politics. [NY Times]

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