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Today in Black History: Educator self-help and business advocate Booker T. Washington was born on this date in 1856 in Hale's Ford, Virginia.

The New York Times


Obama Budget to Include Cuts to Programs in Hopes of Deal

Editorial: The Damage Wrought by the Gun Lobby

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR: Rewrite the Second Amendment

Path to Citizenship Divides Congress and, Polls Show, Confuses Country


Obama Administration Seeks to Overhaul International Food Aid

Reward Is Increased by Officials in Texas

Weeks After Prison Chief’s Killing, a Dead Suspect and Many Questions

Hero of the Bronx Is Now Accused of Betraying It

63 Gang Members Indicted in East Harlem Shootings

Pressure Builds on Rutgers President


The Christian Science Monitor


End of 'illegal' immigrants? AP change mirrors public shift, some say.

Desmond Tutu wins Templeton Prize for 'affirming life's spiritual dimension'

Why does Washington keep putting off entitlement reform?

Alabama joins flood of states restricting abortion. What's behind this?

Colorado prison chief death: two white supremacists sought


The Star Ledger

Opinion: N.J. prisons price gouge inmates for telephone use

Trenton school official caught up in Philadelphia cheating scandal

N.J. Supreme Court ends long-running case on DEP searches

Irvington's superintendent of sewers and streets arrested on corruption charge

DRPA being investigated by grand jury


The Detroit Free Press


Detroit-area poor face 'environmental injustice' from pollution hazards


Rochelle Riley: Sorority helps Detroit when it needs help most -- and so can you


Bobby Ferguson called a flight risk, ordered to stay in prison to await sentencing

Wayne County rejects contract extension for company involved in probe



The Washington Post

Obama budget offers deeper cuts, more taxes

4 reasons why the monthly jobs report still matters politically for Obama


Is Maryland the new Massachusetts?

Fact checking the gun debate: a roundup


Athletes are the victims in Rutgers scandal, and school officials all wrong


Eric Holder to take voluntary pay cut in solidarity with federal workers


Armed with cameras, D.C. students document ‘jail that surrounds us’


Va. AG investigating possible ‘duplicate voting’



The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel defends Byrd-Bennett on school closings


Attorney gets life sentence in murders of former Bulls player's baby, ex-girlfriend

District 113 accused of using teens to push $89 million referendum


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

ACLU of Ohio claims poor people being unlawfully jailed for failing to pay court fines

College Savings Program will begin this fall for Cuyahoga County children entering kindergarten



The Los Angeles Times

Audit details prison workers' misconduct

Years of lying, now a murder confession


Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado exploring run for governor

UC Riverside student leaders revoke divestment resolution



USA Today


Schools hungry to improve taste, nutrition of lunches

Officer, suspect dead at police HQ in Mississippi


Obama budget to focus on debt reduction


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