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POSTED: January 18, 2011, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

President's Speech Especially Poignant on the King Holiday

How Many Deaths Are Enough?

At Sharpton’s King Day Forum, a Focus on Gun Violence

Political Focus on Jobs in Health Fight

Where News Is Power, a Fight to Be Well-Armed

When a Rapper Runs for Alderman: Connections, Talent and a Grammy Never Hurt

Leaping From 1968 Memphis to 2011 Tucson, and Mind-Reading Dr. King


The Christian Science Monitor

Haiti's political twist: Former dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier shows up

Why Gabrielle Giffords shooting hasn't boosted gun control

Chicago's Latinos get an earful on Rahm Emanuel's immigration record

US cancels 'virtual fence' along Mexican border. What's Plan B?

Martin Luther King Day: How much do you know about MLK? Take our quiz



Baltimore Sun

City students donate time on day off

Maryland lawmakers commemorate King

Amid federal inaction, Md. among states to take up immigration

High-schoolers learn financial literacy while running credit union branch


The Washington Post


Taking to roads to find Martin Luther King's legacy

Post poll: Third of Americans say Obama's presidency has improved race relations

Obama earns high marks after Tucson

Palin: I won't 'sit down, shut up'

Study: 129 million have preexisting conditions

Moderate Republicans crash the House's tea party

Prince George's council hashes out priorities

Odd allies in Va. mortgage bills


Atlanta Journal Constitution

King's son cites ideals

Attorney general speaks at Ebenezer church, sidesteps gun issue


Clayton NAACP to install new president, officers

APS to learn SACS fate today


The Philadelphia Inquirer

Volunteers honor King's legacy

Clymer presses Philadelphia School District for answers

Rendell wants to solve 2 problems with one program: dogs for inmates

Inquirer Editorial: Slow down foreclosures

Workshops set at 2 city sites on financial issues


Chicago Tribune

CPS holds day of service to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Schools try to bring King into 21st century

Friend of King recalls civil rights movement, work with King

Chicago mayoral candidates address childhood bullying at student forum

Suing gang members works, police and prosecutors say

Court aims to get prostitutes off street


Unpaid rent, bills add up as legislator, CPS feud



The Los Angeles Times


3 GOP moderates quit amid Arizona's political rancor

Black man's burden

State Senate elections may be settled in first round of balloting

Community colleges seek ways to deal with unstable students

A new-old mission for Feinstein

State faces a moving target in implementing 'parent trigger' law








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