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The New York Times

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, an Elder Statesman for Civil Rights, Dies at 89

Democrats Seek Tax on ‘Richest,’ Aiming Gauntlet at G.O.P.


$17 Million in Donations Buoy Perry Campaign

A Candidate Writing His Own Campaign Rules

Where’s the Jobs Bill?

Derrick Bell, Law Professor and Racial Advocate, Dies at 80

Seeking Energy, Unions Join Protest Against Wall Street

Monitor Must Oversee Fire Dept. Hiring Practices, Judge Rules


Council Speaker, Pulled 2 Ways on Wage Bill, Delays Taking a Stand

As School Layoffs Loom, City Points Finger at Union Chief, Who Points Right Back



The Christian Science Monitor

'Occupy Wall Street': If protesters don't list demands, will they get anything?

Supreme Court justices find government line in church-state case 'amazing'

Congressman raises stakes in 'Fast and Furious' probe, targeting Eric Holder

Sarah Palin won't run in 2012, but don't expect her to fade away

Why even Israel supporters are worried about US freeze on Palestinian aid


The Washington Post

Democrats shift definition of ‘rich’

Senate Democrats propose millionaire surtax

Unions, students lend muscle to Occupy Wall Street protests


The Fix: Loving Obama’s tax plan, not Obama


Fred Shuttlesworth, civil rights fighter, dies at 89

Dionne: End of the conservative resurgence

Cain: ‘If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself’

D.C. youth unemployment exceeds national rate, Brookings reports

Truancy down at some D.C. middle schools


No slot machines in Prince George’s, urge ministers to County Council



The Star Ledger

Braun: Occupy Wall Street began as a message and grew into a movement

N.J. charter school awarded grant has not been given permission to open

Report: N.J. State Police made 'troubling' amount of errors during traffic stops in 2009

Dems miss chance to get rid of Christie, as presidential bid would've kept him out of Statehouse

Regional police plan would increase Camden force by 88 percent, but is still 'work in progress'

N.J. Democratic leader George Norcross calls for more charter schools, change to teacher tenure



The Detroit Free Press

Judge scolds city over trashed e-mails in Tamara Greene case

Cop charged in 7-year-old's death could find favor with jury, experts say

Girl's father is arraigned on charges related to raid

Job fair for offenders-only offered in Detroit


The Chicago Tribune

Occupy Chicago meets police resistance


City stickers, sick days also on Chicago City Council agenda

More non-violent offenders getting home monitoring in Cook County


Halvorson to challenge Jackson in new 2nd District


The Los Angeles Times

Voters won't know big donors until after first contests

Dean's amateur sting at Valley school backfires

Jerry Brown vetoes bill to unionize child-care workers

Jobs' death stuns Apple workers and fans


The Baltimore Sun


City kicks off outreach campaign to sexual assault victims


Cummings looks into gaps in prescription drug supply

Average monthly rent in Baltimore City is $1,350, data shows

Higher alcohol tax in Md. to pay for $18M in school projects

Services held for 2 longtime city educators who died in house fire


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Has immigration law hit schools?

Ga. to use prisoners for farm labor?

Troy Davis' last words


Group sues for guns in church


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Civic partnership, Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, aims to boost college graduation rates

More people sought unemployment aid last week

PNC awards $196,000 in grants to the Cleveland and Cuyahoga County public libraries

Four groups of lawyers give thumbs down to powerful ballot name of Stokes, but will it matter? Mark Naymik



USA Today


Civil rights 'dean' turns 90

School leader: Ala. immigration law 'scary' for students

Dems want probe into NYPD spying on Muslims


ATF probes gun trafficking to Mexico during Bush years

Obama: U.S. owes debt to Fred Shuttlesworth






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