NewsBites – Jill Scott Talks Interracial Dating, The Pope Defends Himself, Obama Goes to Afghanistan, Country Remains Divided Over Healthcare, The Final Four

Jill Scott’s comments in Essence strike a cord with readers. [Jezebel]

The Pope calls accusations against him “petty gossip.” [BBC]

President Obama visits the troops. [NY Post]

Washington Post poll finds split on health-care law remains deep [Washington Post]

Duke goes to the Final Four for the first time since 2004. [MSNBC]

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