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POSTED: March 18, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Civil rights pioneer Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was born on this date in 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The New York Times

In Some States, Gun Rights Trump Orders of Protection

Tax Credits or Spending? Labeling Draws a Fight


Obama to Nominate Justice Aide for Labor Post

Ohio Teenagers Guilty in Rape That Social Media Brought to Light

In Florida, a Political Marriage Soured Before a Top Official Stepped Down

Criticizing Bloomberg, Liu Enters Race to Succeed Him

City’s Sheltering of Out-of-Town Homeless, and Mayor’s Remark, Stir Debate

Trial to Start in Class Suit on Stop-and-Frisk Tactic


The Christian Science Monitor

CPAC: Why Marco Rubio could be the real winner (+video)

Behind the historic shift in poverty

Ohio rape case: teens found guilty, face year-plus in jail (+video)

Iraq War 10 years later: was it worth it?


The Star Ledger

N.J. paid more than $49M in lawsuits last year, nearly $25M to private lawyers

Editiorial: Don't mess with the thirst amendment - Sugary drink ban goes to far

Gov. Christie ranks No. 4 in conservative event's straw poll looking ahead to 2016


Buyers frustrated by Trenton's failure to close on sales of city-owned properties



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Georgia tries to steer more juveniles toward help

New bills reflect Fulton’s power shift


Reform legislation is retaliation, tax commissioner says

New DeKalb board members ready to serve


Equalization fund: Some schools more equal than others


The Detroit Free Press

High school students learn computer, engineering skills from statewide robotics competition

Detroit teacher Charity Caldwell was 'an angel in disguise,' dies at 63

Rochelle Riley: Chicago's violent streets offer lessons for Detroit

Detroit's emergency financial manager won't rule out bankruptcy for the city


I'm paid up on my taxes now, Detroit's emergency financial manager says



The Chicago Tribune


GOP study calls for changes to halt presidential losing streak

Michelle Obama invites slain girl's mom and brother to White House event

Housing project preserves quality in time of tear-down

CPS students were driving force in protest against book ban

Beavers earned high-roller status at casino, witness says



The Los Angeles Times

Cities up spending on lobbyists, cut services

California tax revenue dips but surplus remains

Some see adult-school funding shift as disastrous


The Washington Post

Andrew Breitbart co-worker asks court to throw out Sherrod lawsuit


Furloughs for federal workers still likely, even with new stopgap budget


Chamber, labor unions at odds over guest worker program

Robert Menendez, a senator set apart

Pr. George’s officials back Baker’s plan, say schools are county’s ‘weak link’

Loudoun homeowner fatally shoots teen from neighborhood in his house


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Two Steubenville football players are sentenced to youth prison for raping 16-year-old girl (gallery)


Medicaid will provide hospital care, prescriptions and more to another 275,000 Ohioans, if OKd by state lawmakers

Use-of-force investigations across the country offer Cleveland a look into what Justice Department will examine here


Ohio Democrats preview Ed FitzGerald and other 2014 prospects at annual party dinner in Columbus


USA Today

Ohio AG seeks grand jury probe in teen rape case

More teachers are grouping kids by ability

Sex assault rarely punished in military, victims say







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