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Today in Black America - April 15

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Today in Black History: Harold Washington, first Black mayor of Chicago, was born in 1922, and civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph in 1889.

The New York Times

Rifts in Both Parties Complicate Odds for Gun Measure

A Missouri School Trains Its Teachers to Carry Guns, and Most Parents Approve


Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue

Mother of a 6-Year-Old Boy Killed at Newtown Delivers the White House’s Weekly Address

At a College, Dropping Sports in Favor of Fitness

Longtime CUNY Chancellor to Step Down After Pushing Higher Standards

Hearing Set on Cheating Claim in Capital

Students Face Tougher Tests That Outpace Lesson Plans

Weiner, Exploring Possible Mayoral Bid, Issues Policy Booklet With Familiar Ring

MetroCards for the Poor? No Asking in Stations



The Christian Science Monitor

How dealmaking gets done on Capitol Hill

Trayvon Martin targets: Fired cop fires back, saying it's a conspiracy (+video)

Is the National Rifle Association beginning to lose its clout? (+video)


The Star Ledger

Morris gun-control group gathers on Newtown shooting anniversary

Battleship NJ operators work to boost attendance by letting tourists load and fire mock weapons


Woman behind Newark's initiative to turn bullets into bracelets is sued

Newark homicides down slightly, but shootings and robberies remain a problem

Garden State gripes: new federal data shows Jersey's complaints about mortgages, credit cards

Somerset freeholder candidate calls for 'diversity' in county government



The Detroit Free Press

Michigan taxpayers take their anger out on Gov. Snyder

Top 20 best Detroit elementary, middle schools ranked by MEAP performance


MSU students' project helps urban garden grow in Detroit

Changes to Michigan’s personal income tax system

Parents on both sides of gun control debate rally at Michigan Capitol


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ex-senator sets up foundation for charter school systems

Charter status gives Fulton school officials unprecedented power over personnel


The Washington Post

Rubio takes a big political risk on immigration plan


Key gun-rights group breaks from the powerful NRA

House bill would fire tax-delinquent federal workers


Former D.C. mayoral candidate Leo Alexander says Gray urged him to quit

New rules could remove unhealthy snacks from school cafeterias


The GOP race for Va. lieutenant governor is ‘impossible to quantify’

Where do area high schools rank on the list of America’s most challenging?


The Chicago Tribune

Family marks apparent discovery of slain Joliet woman's body

Harvard professor joins Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legal team


The Los Angeles Times

The big bucks behind L.A. school reform

California Democrats blast efforts to overhaul schools

L.A. teachers vote 'no confidence' in Supt. Deasy

Brown asks lawyers to review judges' order on prison population


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

PolitiFact Ohio: Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries

Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed makes another court appearance on his drunken-driving case

Ohio to compile private registry to track convicted arsonists

Cleveland City Council's revised ward map up for a vote Monday


USA Today

Officer: Trayvon Martin target a 'no-shoot training aid'

Government wasted $835 million on overbuilt courthouses

High court may decide on carrying guns outside home




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