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POSTED: March 15, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: John Lee, first Black commissioned officer in the United States Navy, was assigned duty on this date in 1947.

The New York Times

Program Focuses on Violence Before It Happens


Partisan Politics and Gun Violence

Younger Generations Lag in Wealth-Building

Republicans Are Divided on Proper Role for U.S. Abroad


G.O.P.’s Portman, Saying Son Is Gay, Now Backs Gay Marriage

Boston Schools Drop Last Remnant of Forced Busing

Pataki Endorses Catsimatidis in Race for Mayor


The Christian Science Monitor


After the 'sequester,' now what?

California bill aims to be 'turning point' for college courses online

Saving Detroit: New manager targets 'greatest turnaround' in US history


Hillary-Michelle in 2016: Awesome or awful?

Sugary-drink bans and other fads: When pols try to nudge good behavior



The Star Ledger

Sen. Robert Menendez under investigation by grand jury, report says


NJ Transit to receive $144M in Sandy money to repair equipment, recover costs

Christie owes Oliver an apology, says pastor of Paterson church

Christie steals away another endorsement from Democrat-friendly union


Assembly panel approves bill to make outside political groups disclose donors, spending


The Detroit Free Press


Rochelle Riley: This man offers a realistic hope of getting Detroit on track

Detroit emergency financial manager confident he can make big fixes


Council members, others react to EFM appointment

Q&A: Detroit's emergency financial manager

Michigan cities have $12.7 billion in unfunded non-pension liabilities, report finds

Devotees of reporter's Kwame Kilpatrick trial blog ditch the screens, meet in person


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Favored Falcons stadium site hinges on churches


Federal judge asks Georgia high court to consider DeKalb schools case

More legal fireworks in DeKalb grand jury probe

New school board to hold first meeting



The Washington Post

Grand jury said to investigate Sen. Menendez


The Post’s View: Democrats come up short


Senate panel approves assault-weapons ban


Decades of NRA funding helped transform the debate over gun rights


Ron Kirk’s last day is today as U.S. Trade Rep

In Maryland, exonerated death-row inmate becomes a living reminder

Petitions on gun violence taken to NRA headquarters, but NRA rejects them


James E. Lyons Sr. is UDC's interim president



The Chicago Tribune


William Beavers' tax-evasion trial under way

Cicero cop charged in HIV case

CPS plans security for students moving to new schools

Emanuel prioritizes playgrounds


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Few Ohio counties have grown, new U.S. Census figures show


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says city is poised for greatness, but not there yet

Reports of Cleveland police officers' excessive use of force subject of U.S. Justice Department probe

Cleveland police investigation: U.S. Attorney office meets privately with Cleveland NAACP, other groups



The Los Angeles Times

U.S. economy getting its groove back, data show

UC regents vote to keep $60 annual surcharge for students

Report: Furloughs of California workers will prove costly


USA Today

Rash of fatal teen wrecks puts focus on parents

Justices present budget request, say no to television

Rash of fatal teen wrecks puts focus on parents






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