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Today in Black History: Major League Baseball's all time home run king Henry "Hank" Aaron is born in Mobile, Alabama on this date in 1934.

The New York Times

Waiting Times at Ballot Boxes Draw Scrutiny of Democrats


U.S. Accuses S.&P. of Fraud in Suit on Loan Bundles


EDITORIAL: More Jobs, Higher Pay

Obama Presses for Gun Measures, Offering Up Minneapolis as a Model

Arlene C. Ackerman, Superintendent, Dies at 66


Explaining, or Maybe Not, Failure in Talks With Teachers


The Christian Science Monitor


10 surprises about tomorrow's job market

Why is Obama in Minnesota to push gun control? (+video)

It's 'common sense' – or is it? The politics of Obama's new favorite phrase.


The Star Ledger


Sen. Sweeney, Democrats press Christie on no-bid contract

Editorial: Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's costly decision on municipal court shows lack of judgment

Menendez speaks out on prostitution allegations: 'All those smears are absolutely false'



The Detroit Free Press


Metro Detroit students, parents grateful for efforts to increase security

Sharon McPhail tells of Kwame Kilpatrick birthday fund


Praise for Rosa Parks as stamp bearing her likeness is unveiled

Teenager fatally shot outside Martin Luther King Jr. High School identified



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Bond denied for suspect in Morehouse shooting

Head of APS security addresses school shooting



The Washington Post


For insurance exchanges, states need ‘navigators’

Justice Dept. document justifies killing American terrorists overseas


Justice prepares civil suit against S&P over its financial crisis role


Robinson: The NRA’s tone-deaf rhetoric

The NRA’s fuzzy claim of ‘20,000’ gun laws


Strom Thurmond’s mixed-race daughter dies

With D.C.’s coffers full, Gray expected to talk affordable housing in speech


Md. death penalty repeal gains 2 more supporters in Senate, tipping balance



The Chicago Tribune


Judge found not guilty by reason of insanity

Lawmakers push to spend $900 million

NRA questionnaire details Toi Hutchinson's reversal on gun control

At rally and march, youths call for an end to violence



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Turnpike would spend $500 million in new money by 2015, under Kasich's budget

Higher Education: University of Dayton provides total four-year cost to students and parents

Tax code overhaul, education revamp, gas and oil taxes part of John Kasich's budget plan

Ohio casino revenue projected at well below 2009 estimates


Cleveland City Councilman Jay Westbrook to retire at end of the year


The Los Angeles Times


State GOP may pick a dealmaker for its revival

College leaders urged to make personal commitment to student success



USA Today

Best Value Colleges strive to cut tuition sticker shock


USA TODAY survey: More Republicans in Congress own guns


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