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The New York Times

For Obama, a Familiar Labor Day Theme

G.O.P. Hopefuls Vying for Tea Party’s Support

Courts Put the Brakes on Agenda of G.O.P.

Troubled Schools Try Mimicking the Charters

Elite Schools Rethink Saving Seat for Little Sister

Police Detain Brooklyn Councilman at West Indian Parade



The Washington Post

Obama’s ratings sink to new lows as public sees nation on wrong track

Obama tells labor unions in Detroit he won’t wait on Congress over new jobs plan


A president’s tepid embrace


States may cut retiree benefits

Debt panel, lobbyists share many ties

Bullying linked to lower school achievement


The Christian Science Monitor

Labor Day struggle for unions and Obama

Hundreds arrested protesting Keystone XL oil pipeline

'Zero job' economy: 11 ways Washington can fix it

Under the gun on jobs, Obama tells Congress to pass major transportation bill


The Detroit Free Press

Money troubles, new standards bring changes to schools

Obama tells Detroit: I'll defend union rights


Union leaders, members call for action on creating jobs

Rochelle Riley: Detroit can be starting point for Obama plan

Rural west Michigan Covert Township integrated quietly in the 1860s

Utopian Harmonia, Mich., attracted abolitionist Sojourner Truth


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

More metro Atlantanas are multiracial

Historic building’s fate uncertain

Markers illustrate overlooked stories

Price tag for Atlanta jail jumps to $85 million

Education forum to address Atlanta School issues


The Baltimore Sun


Education reform coming to suburbs

Baltimore on list of top places for working toward buying home

Jay Hancock: Md. officials offer ideas to close state's job gap

Young campaigns to keep council presidency


The Chicago Tribune

Source: Quinn plans layoffs of thousands

Quinn grants 74 clemencies, denies 99

CPS students to return after summer of controversy


Churches team up with Million Father March to usher in school year


HPV vaccination rates low nationwide

Shooting victim remembered as role model to youths, relatives


The Los Angeles Times

Poll illustrates California voters' anger

Prop. 8 sponsors' arguments go before California high court

MetLife loses L.A. Unified contract after flap with board member

Cheating on state tests found at two Los Angeles schools


The Star Ledger


Struggling U.S. job market might be worse than bleak numbers indicate

President Obama surveys N.J. flood damage, vows federal assistance to storm-struck communities

Mixed N.J. response to President Obama's visit



USA Today

Democrats hold kickoff rally for Charlotte convention





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