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Today in Black History: Jane M. Bolin, the first Black woman to attend Yale Law School and the first to become a judge, was born in 1908 in Poughkeepsie, NY.

The New York Times

Obama Budget Opens Rift for Democrats on Social Benefits

Health Care and Military Spending Bear the Brunt of Proposed Cuts

A Senator’s Search for an Ally Keeps a Gun Bill Alive

Carson, a Hope of Conservatives, Declines Speech After Furor


Texas Considers Backtracking on Testing

Quinn Loses Popularity, but Retains Lead in Mayoral Race, Poll Finds

Weiner Jolts Mayor’s Race by Saying He May Enter It

City Report Looks at Subway Link to New Jersey



The Christian Science Monitor

Obama’s budget gambit: Return of the 'grand bargain'?

What 'Accidental Racist' says about evolution of Southern identity

Bipartisan deal on background checks: Biggest gun control win yet?

How dealmaking gets done on Capitol Hill


The Star Ledger

Family, neighbors mourn 6-year-old Toms River boy fatally shot by 4-year-old

Rutgers officials praised Pernetti for response to Rice video in December

N.J. school chiefs take issue with 'peer group' rankings in revamped reports

N.J. lawmakers, union leaders protest changes to civil service system


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Explosive situation roils a quiet Gwinnett community


Girl shot at DeKalb apartment complex in stable condition

DeKalb schools take public comment on policy changes

Weaver appointed to judicial watchdog agency


The Detroit Free Press

Workplace health care coverage dives in Michigan, report finds


Judge in emergency manager lawsuits 'fed up' with both sides

No conflict between Detroit emergency matter, former law firm, city attorney says

Legislature divided over education funding penalties tied to right-to-work


The Washington Post

Some hints of openings in partisan wall

Budget deal with Republicans Obama’s top fiscal priority

Rand Paul rewrites his own history


States move to restrict gun magazines as federal proposal stalls in Congress

How Obama’s budget would impact federal agencies

Obama budget calls for funding preschool with a $1 a pack cigarette tax

Lanier faces challenges as city grows


The Chicago Tribune

Michelle Obama: Violence against kids 'personal'

Mourners bid farewell to slain AmeriCorps volunteer from Matteson

Rev. Wright's daughter indicted on money laundering charges


Waukegan's mayor-elect vows to replace police chief

Brookins standing by Moore as pick for Beavers' replacement



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

School funding plan from Ohio House shows more increases for Ohio districts than under governor's plan

Threat of lawsuit looms as Cleveland City Council revises ward boundaries map

House Democrats introduce stand-alone bill to expand Medicaid for Ohio's working poor

Cleveland Foundation becomes top sponsor of Gay Games in 2014 with $250,000 grant


The Los Angeles Times

Jump in fugitive sex offenders higher than initially thought


Parents choose L.A. Unified-charter partnership to run school


New teaching standards delve more deeply into climate change


USA Today

Lawmaker raps Obama for lack of diversity in top posts

Tracking State of the Union Proposals



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