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Today in Black History: Hampton University (Institute) was founded on this date in 1868 in Virginia to educate newly emancipated Blacks.

The New York Times

Gun Control Effort Had No Real Chance, Despite Pleas

THE EDITORIAL BOARD: The Senate Fails Americans

Gabrielle Giffords: A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip

Arrest Is Made Over Letters Believed to Carry Poison


Court Says Police Need Warrant for Blood Test


U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11

Francis Lawrence, Former Rutgers President, Dies at 75


The Christian Science Monitor

Senate's failure to pass meaningful gun control 'shameful,' Obama says


Supreme Court puts limits on reach of human rights law

Wife of disgraced judge charged with murder in Texas DA case

How to help after Boston Marathon bombing: Relief funds spring up



The Star Ledger

Editorial: The shameful U.S. Senate vote on gun control

Revel eliminates 83 jobs in cost-cutting push

Subdued fourth debate for Jersey City mayoral candidates

Trenton businessman Paul Perez announces run for mayor


Newark to hold a second gun buyback event

Christie and Buono promise to make their tax returns public



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Systemwide accreditation likely for Clayton Schools

1 of 3 DeKalb educators reported to jail, bonded out


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan kids rank near bottom in improving test scores

8 arrested at U-M protest for undocumented students

Judge OKs controversial $700,000 settlement in Muslims' lawsuit over McDonald's food

Ex-Highland Park emergency financial manager Arthur Blackwell II ordered to repay $264,000


The Chicago Tribune

Strict concealed carry measure fails test vote


Measure to curb local election panels goes to state Senate

Cook County to pay $2.6 million to 3 fired doctors


The Washington Post


Every proposal on gun control fails in Senate

Miss. man arrested in toxic ricin mailings


The Take: Vote shows gulf between D.C., nation

Suspect poll data featured in NRA ad

Can we talk about gun violence?

George W. Bush unpopular as he steps back into the spotlight

In fight for budget autonomy in D.C., activists face a marketing challenge

Cuccinelli yields on Virginia roads


The Los Angeles Times


Jerry Brown starts push to revamp California's environmental law

Assembly panel rejects arming teachers against campus intruders

Education advocate Michelle Rhee fends off accusations

LAUSD OKs parent-trigger petition


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Employment continued shifting to outer suburbs, creating more job sprawl in Cleveland than most metro areas, study finds

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's poll numbers hold steady

Bill would prohibit undocumented immigrants in federal program from getting Ohio driver's licenses

Ohio House Democrats outraged over GOP-backed provision that would affect college voters

Cleveland City Council approves another set of ward boundaries; map passes in 14-4 vote


USA Today

Analysis: Could Obama have done more to win gun vote?

Obama on Senate gun vote: 'A shameful day'

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