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POSTED: March 06, 2013, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott case, upholding segregation and giving flight to Jim Crow until the 1954 Brown decision.

The New York Times

Chávez Dies, Leaving Sharp Divisions in Venezuela

Dowd: Repent, Dick Cheney

Nominee to Lead C.I.A. Clears Hurdle After Release of Drone Data

Jeb Bush Enters Debate, and Possibly 2016 Race


Coroner Disputes Family’s Account of Mississippi Mayoral Candidate’s Death


U.S. Catholics in Poll See a Church Out of Touch

2 Conflicting Legislative Agendas Arise From Gun Safety Task Force in Connecticut


The Christian Science Monitor

George Zimmerman: Why did he abandon a 'stand your ground' hearing? (+video)


What Congress has to do to avert a late-March government shutdown


Chicago homicides drop dramatically as police target 'hot zones'

Sign of good times? Stocks surpass 2007 peak as Dow hits all-time high.


The Star Ledger

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack receives public support before entering federal corruption trial status hearing


Menendez: 'I haven't missed a beat' on the job despite allegations of scandal


Trenton Marriott demands $295K from city council or hotel goes dark

Cory Booker reflects on Newark's recent accomplishments in State of the City address

UMDNJ settles over charges they excluded applicants with hepatitis B


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Heroin users can get free kits to protect them from dying of overdose


Ohio lawmakers propose giving driver's licenses to qualifying undocumented immigrants

2 Oberlin College students may have been involved in hate-related graffiti on campus, report says

Ohio Senate Bill 36 takes aim at federal gun laws


Bishop Richard Lennon excommunicates the Rev. Robert Marrone


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police: Gun used by Grady High student was stolen

Pressure on to fill DeKalb school board

House passes ‘parent trigger’ charter schools bill


Atlanta nonprofit’s CEO walking to Guatemala


The Chicago Tribune


Obama approval drops to 43 percent: Reuters/IPSOS poll

Education takes hit in Quinn's proposed budget

Misconduct charges against deputy U.S. marshal thrown out

Chicago businessman kicking tires on GOP bid for governor


The Detroit Free Press

Courts across Michigan look to go electronic, paper-free

Detroit City Council: Where's Mayor Dave Bing in the EFM fight?

Pugh: Detroit City Council should offer emergency financial manager alternative


Michigan Democrats re-launch plan to give education grants to high school graduates


No verdict as Kilpatrick jury ends 11th day of deliberations



The Washington Post

Gun industry leaders defy NRA on background checks

‘Nightmare bacteria’ pose a growing threat, CDC warns

Jeb Bush back in the spotlight — and thinking about 2016

GOP senators reaffirm citizenship path plan, despite Jeb Bush comments


Study: Abuse of sick-leave rules helps drive up Montgomery’s overtime bill


The Los Angeles Times

Garcetti, Greuel appear headed for runoff

Runoffs likely for city attorney, controller races


L.A. school board: Zimmer holds narrow lead


Bell paid $1 million to boost officials' retirement pay



USA Today


Wanted: Military vets for good management jobs

CDC sounds alarm on deadly, untreatable superbugs


FAMU hazing victim's parents shocked by new charges

Can classroom tablets revolutionize education?


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