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POSTED: May 16, 2013, 6:00 am

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Today in Black History: Sammy Davis, Jr, legendary entertainer, died on this date in 1990.

The New York Times

I.R.S. Chief Out After Protest Over Scrutiny of Groups


Editorial: Take Politics Away From the I.R.S.


Blow: Scandalous vs. Scandal Lust

Early E-Mails on Benghazi Show Internal Divisions

Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military

Multiple Proposals on Military Assaults, but Little Agreement

For New York Mayor, D’Amato Puts His Money on a Democrat

Bronx Judge Dismisses Charges in ’12 Killing by Officer; New Indictment Is Possible

Report Finds Lawmaker Was Shielded by Leaders


The Christian Science Monitor

Education reform's next big thing: Common Core standards ramp up

Tea party investigation: Is the problem the IRS or the tax code?

Why O.J. Simpson was so eager to take stand in new trial (+video)


The Star Ledger

Killing of teen, lockdown spark chaotic 2 hours at Newark schools

Fulop's win helped by huge turnout in Jersey City's Downtown


Sports Authority puts American Dream up for a vote on Friday

$1.3 billion project to raise Bayonne Bridge gets final approval



The Detroit Free Press


Panel rebukes Kwame Kilpatrick over grievance against attorney

Farrakhan visiting Detroit in push to help rebuild the city


Some felons could get records erased under bill heading to Michigan House

Bill would make state civil rights department pay for schools forced to drop American Indian mascot

Detroit's new Police Chief James Craig: 'I've come home'



The Washington Post

Groups that sought tax-exempt status say IRS dealings were a nightmare

Obama struggles to get beyond scandal trifecta

Some question whether AP leak on al-Qaeda plot put U.S. at risk

As strict gun-control bill becomes law in Maryland, new legal battles begin

Private companies consider how to board Purple Line light-rail project

2 on D.C. council aim to decriminalize pot


Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go, missed by many year after death



The Chicago Tribune

Mayor dodges on rules in accepting campaign gifts

Emanuel to shift retired city workers to Obamacare

CTU files lawsuits to stop school closings

Illinois poised to let 17-year-olds vote in primaries



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta schools subpoenaed in criminal case

Gov. Deal asserts state independence over education


Cobb to vote on tentative school budget

Atlanta City Council using social media to get residents involved in budget talks


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


13 Cleveland firefighters indicted by a grand jury in payroll abuse cases

Ohio Democrat lawmakers propose temporarily taking guns from people served with temporary protection orders


The Los Angeles Times

Brown said no new taxes; lawmakers have other ideas

Greuel, Garcetti attack ads seek Latino votes

Billboard companies playing big role in L.A. city election

Jerry Brown urges UC to stress graduating students in 4 years

L.A. school board keeps classroom breakfast program


USA Today

California cities looking for economic recovery


Police: Suspect arrested in Mother's Day parade shooting



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