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Today in Black History: Ragtime pianist and composer Eubie Blake was born in Baltimore on this date in 1883.

The New York Times

Thomas B. Edsall: The Persistence of Racial Resentment

Congress to See Memo Backing Drone Attacks on Americans

Democrats Seek to Stave Off $1 Trillion in Cuts


Obama Urges Congress to Act to Stave Off Cuts


Group of Young Immigrants Seeks a Direct Path to Citizenship for All, Regardless of Age

City Plans to Allot First $1 Billion in Storm Aid to Housing and Businesses

Leader Signals G.O.P. Shift on Wages and College Aid

De Blasio Donors Hit Maximum, but Keep Giving


The Christian Science Monitor


Gun debate 101: Doesn't US already have laws against gun trafficking?

Ashley Judd mocked in GOP ad. Will it scare her off Kentucky Senate run?


Massachusetts' incredible shrinking Senate race: More Republicans bow out

Higher ed and lower jobs: What's needed in the new economy



The Star Ledger

Cargo company's promise to hire 1,000 people at Newark job fair draws crowd

Cory Booker, leaders announce Facebook funds for new Newark initiative


Booker to appeal court decision on his vote in Newark council vacancy


Former city aide accused of money laundering has ties to Booker's 2010 campaign


The Detroit Free Press

Allen Park emergency financial manager to slice mayor, council salaries

Defense rests in corruption case after Kwame Kilpatrick opts not to testify

Snyder pushes to extend Medicaid to 470,000 Michiganders -- 'care for people who need it'


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


DeKalb school board can’t find a majority for new chairman


Disbarment recommended for Atlanta City Councilman Lamar Willis

Fifth Third Bank expands employment program for troubled borrowers


Home Depot adding 2,250 jobs in metro Atlanta


The Chicago Tribune

Quinn talks guns, gay marriage, minimum wage hike


CPS principal bonuses will be tougher to come by this year


9-year-old boy, 2 teens arrested in McDonald's robbery


The Washington Post


Menendez tried to help friend in billing dispute

Colleges’ misreported data raises concerns about U.S. News rankings


Poll: Americans expect more economic pain

Obama will let lawmakers see targeted-killings memo

Gun rights advocates stage loud protest of Gov. O’Malley’s gun control plan

Virginia House speaker derails GOP Senate redistricting proposal

Cardiss Collins, former Illinois congresswoman, dies at 81



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Susan Zelman hired by the Ohio Department of Education to work on school funding

Cleveland police union president calls for Chief Michael McGrath's resignation in response to Ohio AG's report on chase, shooting


Black History Month: Sharon Draper, honored teacher and best-selling author

NAACP, civil rights groups in Cleveland want meeting with McGinty

MetroHealth's new program could provide care to up to 30,000 uninsured adults in Cuyahoga


The Los Angeles Times

Fired LAPD officer sought in Irvine slayings

Alan Jackson, whose bid for D.A. job failed, to leave office


Accused Bell councilman had contacted D.A.

Misunderstanding the university: The Brooklyn College case

Education miracles that aren't


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