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The "Journey of Reconciliation," the first "Freedom Ride" into the Jim Crow south took place in 1947, organized by CORE.

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The New York Times

In Public School Efforts, a Common Background: Private Education

The Budget Debate, Revealed

President Heads West to Sell His Deficit Plan

Debt Ceiling Increase Is Expected, Geithner Says

‘Gang of Six’ in the Senate Seeking a Plan on Debt

Let’s Not Be Civil

Willie Brown Academy, Born in 1992 With High Hopes, Will Close in May, a Failure

Christie’s Conservatism Is Not Just Economic


The Detroit Free Press

Innocence Project: Man needs new trial

Al Franken rallies Democrats in Detroit at annual dinner

African Americans, American Indians were unsung heroes of the Civil War Union effort

Rochelle Riley: Girls get lessons in business, life


The Christian Science Monitor

Obstacles to Obama's reelection, starting with low public opinion


Can Obama win back liberals with his new attack on the GOP?


Is YouTube changing Congress? ‘Speechless’ delivers a loud message – silently.

Answering the world's growing water problem


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Deal to sign immigration bill


EPA to launch neighborhood program in Atlanta


The Star Ledger

New Newark schools superintendent will face skeptical public, evolving reforms

GOP hopes to take 2 Essex County freeholder board seats

N.J. county prosecutors offer scholarships for law school students hoping to work in law enforcement

About 50 neo-Nazis rally in Trenton today while hundreds of officers in riot gear stand by

Two Bergen County lawmakers are demanding Gov. Christie apologize to Weinberg for 'bat' remark

Ewing church delivers 800 boxes of food, goods to help Trenton area families in need



The Baltimore Sun

BNote local currency launches

Mismatch between available jobs, seekers adds to unemployment

Shareholders get voice on exec pay

Some businesses see last-minute breaks from lawmakers


The Washington Post

Obama to take deficit plan on road

D.C. rights proponents to Obama: What gives?

For some in U.S., taxes are nonexistent

Emancipation is hard to celebrate when kids are still slave to city’s violence

DeBonis: The District’s civil rights problem


Why did Norton skip Monday’s D.C. protest?

Gray’s first months in office


Chicago Tribune


Next stop: Fresh produce

Old allies, new distractions


Obama's re-election budget


The Los Angeles Times

Education battle at Compton Unified school

LAUSD must boost graduation rates, new superintendent says

L.A. Unified cuts most summer school classes

PolitiCal Roundup: Budget blues all over, state senator receiving racist threats



USA Today

States seek to link public assistance, drug testing

Sesame Street, PNC Bank team up to teach kids about money

Detroit teachers face layoffs, contract modifications


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