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POSTED: January 16, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1978 NASA names Maj. Frederick D. Gregory, Maj. Guion S. Bluford and Dr. Ronald E. McNair for space missions.

The New York Times

Obama Gun Proposal to Look Beyond Mass Shootings

In Gun Debate, Even Language Can Be Loaded

For ‘Party of Business,’ Allegiances Are Shifting


Editorial: New York Leads on Gun Control

Sweeping Limits on Guns Become Law in New York


Cuomo Raises $22.5 Million for Re-election Bid


Quinn Presents Vision for Improving New York City Schools

Candidates Diverge on Residency for Police


The Christian Science Monitor


New York passes tough gun laws: 'Draconian' or trailblazing? (+video)


Obama and gun control: What actions could he take on his own?


How to get high school dropouts into 'recovery'? Ideas bloom across US.



The Star Ledger


Codey: Christie slow to implement law allowing judges to demand mentally ill undergo treatment

Democrats oppose Christie proposal to change school funding formula



The Detroit Free Press


New poll suggests Snyder's popularity not hurt by right-to-work legislation


Judge to sort out Detroit Public Schools dispute between emergency financial manager, school board


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, City Council move ahead on more pay, benefit cuts


Events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Northside lawmakers ready, able to reshape Fulton government

State demands Fulton hand over election records



The Washington Post

Sandy relief package wins House approval

Obama has upper hand on debt deal, big lead over GOP in public approval

Audit: IRS failing to enforce reporting requirements for charitable contributions

Obama to announce most expansive gun-control agenda in generations


Patrick Leahy could prove key to gun-control debate on Capitol Hill


Wells said to be ready to form committee for D.C. mayoral run


The Chicago Tribune

Key aldermen back $33 million in police misconduct settlements


Quinn predicts $400 million less for education in next budget


The Los Angeles Times

New York adopts toughest gun laws in U.S.

LAUSD to overhaul ailing Crenshaw High

Brown challenges UC, Cal State to make big changes


DMV study bolsters driver's license push for illegal immigrants


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Guns on teachers aren't the best solution to securing our schools: Phillip Morris

Cleveland City Council considers employee residency restrictions, similar law shot down in Cincinnati

Ohio Senate Democrats lay out their legislative priorities


USA Today

Division I schools spend more on athletes than education

NRA attacks Obama in video


Veteran disability costs more than doubled since 2000

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