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Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

Today in Black America - March 13

POSTED: March 13, 2013, 12:00 am

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Today in Black History: Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, pioneer, established what would become the city of Chicago on this date in 1773.

The New York Times

EDITORIAL:The Worst of the Ryan Budgets

Dispute Over a Balanced Budget Is Philosophical as Much as Fiscal

2 Parties’ Budgets Show Big Rift as G.O.P. Renews 2012 Proposals

Senate Panel Approves Two Gun Control Bills

Report Finds Political Splits and Unprofessionalism in Voting Agency

Minority Groups and Bottlers Team Up in Battles Over Soda

Courts Rein In Mayor’s Power to Make Policy

Kelly Questioned on Stop-and-Frisk Tactic at Council Budget Meeting

The Christian Science Monitor

Republicans and Democrats begin budget duel universes apart

What's in Paul Ryan plan? Surprising numbers from GOP House budget.

Debt-laden Detroit makes one last bid to avert fiscal takeover by state

Why an African pope might not signal change of course for the church

The Star Ledger

Poll: With Lautenberg out, Booker increases his lead for 2014 Dem Senate nomination

Elizabeth residents decry recent incidents involving city police, call for reform

Federal jobs, training grant for N.J. is aimed at laid-off pharmaceutical workers

Cop at center of Irvington police rap controversy speaks out

N.J. sends feds its plan for $1.8B in Hurricane Sandy funds

The Detroit Free Press

Kwame Kilpatrick locked up but still on hook for restitution to Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick public corruption trial evidence released

Ethics complaint filed against Wayne County judge

Detroit takes its fight to stop emergency financial manager to Lansing

Top pick for Detroit emergency financial manager could have conflicts

The Chicago Tribune

Medical team's desperate battle to save baby not enough

Beavers defense cries foul over jury pool's racial composition

Despite rejection, Emanuel says sergeants plan is still a road map

The Washington Post

‘They shoot and don’t ask questions’

The Post’s View: The good, the bad and the unrealistic

President Obama loses public trust on economy

Senate panel skeptical that Job Corps leaders will fix budget problems

Sequester standoff epitomizes Sen. Mark Warner’s frustration

Study: Median D.C. charter school outperforms median traditional

The Los Angeles Times

LAUSD to pay Miramonte victims $30 million

Lopez: L.A. schools falling apart, literally

Powerful labor group nears endorsement of Greuel

Natives soon will outnumber newcomers in L.A.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gov. John Kasich's school funding formula would increase charter school aid by 4.5 percent

Kasich, Ohio development agency ask for review of grants to JobsOhio

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson takes new approach to State of the City, abandoning prepared speech format

President Obama hasn't appointed enough African-Americans to his Cabinet, says Rep. Marcia Fudge

USA Today

Restitution bill to follow Kilpatrick to prison

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fulton superintendent proposes putting new teachers on 90-day trial period

New evidence released in death of Marietta teen shot over loud music

Civil rights center reaches initial fundraising goal

Deal set to announce 6 DeKalb school board members on Wednesday

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