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November 27, 2013

Congressman Mickey Leland, a fierce advocate for the poor, was born in 1944 in Lubbock, Texas.

Today in Black America - April 8

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The New York Times

The Census, Layer by Layer

Redistricting Battle Under Way, With Lobbyists and Lawyers

No Accord in Budget Talks as Policy Fights Hamper Deal

Shutdown Would Have Wide Ripples

It’s Not Really About Spending

Justice Surges to Lead After Clerk Reports Vote Error

Unions Move in at Chicago Charter Schools, and Resistance Is Swift

After 3 Months, Mayor Replaces Schools Leader

Ever-Growing Image of a Stumbling Third Term for Bloomberg

Schools’ New Emissary, From City Hall

State Education Chief to Step Down

The Detroit Free Press

GM pledges mentors for students at its grant schools

Rochelle Riley: United Way-GM partnership good for kids, region's future

Michigan ACLU questions think tank's role in emergency financial manager bill

Feds: Detroit immigration agents may have broken rules with school raid

Henry Ford Health system makes $60 million in 2010

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Senators threaten lawsuit over APS bill

NAACP, Gingrich urge prison reform

New state tax plan would lower revenue

Cities may profit from census data

The Christian Science Monitor

Why Obama calls GOP plan to delay government shutdown 'a distraction'

Why Wall Street isn’t worried about a government shutdown

Why France moved forcefully on Ivory Coast, Libya

Five key reasons Ivory Coast's election led to civil war

In Libya as in Ivory Coast, will foreign forces oust a violent leader?

Meanwhile, back at the revolution in Egypt

Brazil shooting said to be first school massacre in nation's history

The Baltimore Sun

Lawmakers urge mayor to address lead judgments

Lawmakers' statement on lead paint payments

House begins debate on in-state tuition rate for illegal immigrants

Local leaders prep for federal shutdown

Nonprofit service agencies brace for federal cuts, shutdown

The Star Ledger

N.J. lawyers, advocates for poor students gear up for N.J. Supreme Court hearing on school funding

N.J. blogger accused of encouraging violence against lawmakers refuses to accept plea deal

Gov. Christie pushes tenure reform at N.Y. nonpartisan think tank event

Federal judge dismisses racial discrimination suit against the City of Bayonne

At least 3 N.J. lawmakers plan to move because of new legislative district map

N.J. awards contract for prescription drug monitoring system

Chicago Tribune

State plans $11.5 billion for road work through 2017

Emanuel to help Braun with campaign debt

Daley kicks off farewell tour

A rarity: School districts without unions

The Washington Post

Two right hands at the center of talks

Shutdown 2011: What to expect

GOP ‘riders’ could be deal-breakers for Democrats

GOP’s new stopgap bill includes D.C. abortion ban, $42 million in local cuts

Norton will keep whole staff on duty during shutdown

Chat with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray

Sulaimon Brown refuses to testify

Va. agrees on legislative maps

The Los Angeles Times

Agencies locked in higher pensions as economy collapsed

Audit finds years-long backlog of investigations into accused teachers

USA Today

Arizona lawmakers OK bill allowing guns on campus

Wis. corrects vote count, gives incumbent big lead

Possible government shutdown stirs comparisons to '95

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