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The New York Times

Republicans in Senate Block Bill on Student Loan Rates

Liberal Donors’ Plan Worries Top Democrats

Lugar Loses Primary Challenge in Indiana

FiveThirtyEight: Moderate Republicans Fall Away in the Senate

Baltimore Police Scandal Spotlights Leader’s Fight to Root Out Corruption

Public Advocate to Call for Audit of Stop-and-Frisk Tactic

‘Super PAC’ Is Backing a Rangel Challenger


The Christian Science  Monitor

'Undetectable' bomb reveals how Al Qaeda threat to US is evolving (+video)

Transportation bill, not yet passed, already blasted by critics

Student loans: GOP filibuster blocks Senate move to freeze low rates

How North Carolina gay-marriage vote could hurt Obama reelection bid


The Star Ledger


Poll: Despite Christie's popularity among N.J. voters, most prefer Obama as president over Mitt Romney


Seton Hall student shot in apartment next to South Orange police headquarters

In surprise outcome, Orange mayor loses re-election

Memo: N.J. faces tax shortfall that contrasts with Gov. Christie's 'Jersey Comeback'


Violent arrest sparked by air freshener to be investigated by Linden Police


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vacancies strain Atlanta courts

Atlanta City Council approves nearly $21,000 in payments for claims against city


Atlanta's budget hearings go high-tech



The Detroit Free Press

Auto rescue remarks haunt Romney in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder signs law to let gun-permit holders carry Tasers, too


2 candidates for Detroit financial advisory board bow out

Some potential Bobby Ferguson jurors tell judge they have heard of the bid-rigging case



The Washington Post

N.C. approves constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wins Wis. recall primary

Plan to avert student loan increases fails to advance in the U.S. Senate


RNC Hispanic roundtable backfires


Senate panel probes ties between drugmakers, advocacy groups


What George Soros’ donations tell us


HUD teams with D.C. to oversee grants

NoVa’s poor hurt disproportionately by recession, new analysis shows


The Chicago Tribune

Child care cuts may be averted

Columbia College president to retire in 2013


The Los Angeles Times


Prosecutor: Slain L.A. athlete mistaken for gang member

California Republican plans new think tank


USA Today

Officials: CIA operative duped al-Qaeda in plot

FDA favors first drug for HIV prevention

Long commutes may harm your health, study finds

Illinois town resists private detention center



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland schools will bus more students next year while saving money

New Ohio pension reform bills a longshot at ending stalemate in legislature

Ohio House votes to repeal controversial election law

Rep. Marcia Fudge to form Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus




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