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Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, was born in 1875.

Today in Black America - March 27

POSTED: March 27, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: "The Divine One," jazz vocalist and song stylist Sarah Vaughn was born on this date in 1928 in Newark, New Jersey.

The New York Times

Court to Hear Arguments on Defense of Marriage Act

Good Friends, Same Party but Legal Opponents

JPMorgan Faces Full-Court Press by U.S. Regulators

First Woman Is Chosen to Lead Secret Service

Soros to Give $1 Million to NAACP Legal Fund

Indiana: Voucher Program Ruled Constitutional

Quinn Is Said to Be in Talks Over Sick Time

Bloomberg Seeks End to Cheap Cigarettes

The Christian Science Monitor

Michael Bloomberg as counterweight to NRA: What are his chances?

Both sides of gay marriage fight agree: today was historic

Indiana's expansive school voucher program upheld: A model for others?

Gun control: Public support is waning, poll finds

Arrests darken hopes for Zimbabwe despite new constitution

The Star Ledger

Menendez's standing improves in poll, but scandal still takes a toll

Seven leaders of N.J. engineering firm accused of illegal campaign contributions

Latest twist in East Orange mayoral race: Mayor Bowser's aide to run for governor

Republicans announce legislative slate in Essex and Morris County's 27th District

Jersey City school district reveals plan to deal with lead in water

Newark Watershed dissolves, leaving city to manage water for 500,000 customers

The Detroit Free Press

School districts, universities skirt right-to-work at a hefty financial risk

Ban on cellphones for teen drivers to take effect

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon says he's what Detroit needs in a mayor

Kwame Kilpatrick hurt his knee, should be let out of prison, lawyer says

Detroit emergency financial manager to let council, mayor keep pay, benefits

Ex-Detroit police homicide unit head charged with lying on witness stand

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Study: Health care overhaul to raise claims costs

DeKalb CEO staffers paid from other departments

Atlanta schools consider bus safety improvements

Gwinnett could end teacher, staff furlough days under proposed budget

Druid Hills parents may use charter law to gain control over school cluster

The Washington Post

High court justices conflicted on California’s Proposition 8

The Post’s View: Run off the highway

Parties scramble to shift with public opinion

People (still) really like President Obama

More than half of U.S. rivers in poor health, EPA says

Pr. George’s council wants school budget control

Developer sues Metro and D.C. Council member Jim Graham over land deal

The Chicago Tribune

Man charged with threatening legislator over her stance on gay marriage

Local governments unhappy with state plan for sharing income taxes

Cable business faked minority status to nab subcontracts, feds say

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Baldwin Wallace to drop student health plan due to soaring costs

Kasich signs SB 47, starts clock for opponents to shut down bill

The Los Angeles Times

Proposed L.A. budget cuts called 'war' on labor unions

Celebrity educator takes on state's unions

Court seems willing to let gays marry in California

CalPIRG gives California failing grade on spending transparency

USA Today

White House warns cutting Medicare will shift costs

Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%

Years after change, activist lives her convictions

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