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Journalist and civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells, a founder of the NAACP, was born on this date in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

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Today in Black History: In 2003 President George W. Bush condemned slavery as one of the greatest crimes in history during a visit to Goree Island in Senegal.

The New York Times

In Congress, Gridlock and Harsh Consequences

Clinton Aide Joins Obama on Health Care

Conservatives’ Aggressive Ad Campaign Seeks to Cast Doubt on Health Law

After Ruling, States Rush to Enact Voting Laws

Zimmerman Case Has Race as a Backdrop, but You Won’t Hear It in Court

Schools Seeking to Arm Employees Hit Hurdle on Insurance

Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness

Four Teenagers Shot, One Fatally, at Housing Complex

The Christian Science Monitor

Does Canada train blast show danger of oil transport in US?

Venezuela, Nicaragua offer Edward Snowden asylum. For real?

George Zimmerman prosecution leaves jury to untangle lies and justification

Trayvon Martin case: As prosecution rests, saga captivates Americans

The Star Ledger

Hudson County prosecutors among lowest paid in state, but raises being considered

Trenton police investigating homicide of 21-year-old, the city's 20th murder of the year

N.J. among slowest with food-stamp applications

The Detroit Free Press

Duggan begins uphill battle as write-in candidate for Detroit mayor

DPS students lose class time as power outage problems grow

No guns allowed, but punishment varies for those caught packing at federal courthouse

As schools slide into the red, could it be time for countywide districts?

Syphilis cases rising in Detroit, driven by young men in their 20s

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb schools’ Heery lawsuit big by many measures

Panel to review Ellis case can expect a fight

The Washington Post

Pentagon’s ‘psy-ops’ becoming entangled on home front

Advocates concerned about restoring Va. felon’s voting rights

New York mayoral race is a star-studded affair

On jobs, not time to declare victory

5 key moments from second week of Zimmerman trial

D.C. Council fights over attorney general’s duties

Purple Line plans soon could displace businesses, residents

From vows of renewal to rats, crime

The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 6 wounded in South Side shootings

5-year-old critical as holiday weekend gets off to bloody start

Suspect in shooting of 5-year-old is denied bail

More than 1 million respond to first statewide education survey

3 days of violence kills 11 in Chicago

Special Report: The echo of gunfire

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police seek identities of Family Dollar robbers

Editorial: Police departments around Ohio finally are reversing years of neglect of sexual assault cases.

Jeffrey Johnson: How best to save a neighborhood? The case for rehabilitation

Editorial: Ohio needs a better school funding formula if it hopes to withstand federal cutbacks

The Los Angeles Times

Supt. John Deasy faces rocky relationship with new LAUSD president

Proposition 8's long and winding road to legal defeat

Don Brann's biggest challenge yet: saving Inglewood schools

USA Today

Zimmerman defense witnesses to testify this week

Race, class emerge as issues in Obama library battle

Ex-Gov. Spitzer plans run for NYC comptroller

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