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POSTED: August 14, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Biologist and Howard University professor, Dr. Ernest Everett Just, a founder of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, was born in 1883.

The New York Times

Editorial: Smarter Sentencing

Still Marching on Washington, 50 Years Later

As March’s 50th Anniversary Nears, King Memorial Repairs May Be Delayed

North Carolinians Fear the End of a Middle Way

Court-Appointed Police Monitor Has Fought for City and Against It

Debating Live on TV for the First Time, Mayoral Rivals Take Aim at Quinn


New Poll Suggests That de Blasio Is Now First Among Voters

Simeon Golar, Who Fought for Public Housing, Dies at 84


The Christian Science Community


Challenges to new voter ID law put North Carolina at center of national battle

How to revamp NYPD's 'stop and frisk' policy? That's the hard part.


The Monitor's View: Prison reform: Seize the moment


The Star Ledger

State appellate court throws out murder conviction of Trenton Latin Kings gang leader

No surprises: Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan sail to U.S. Senate primary election victories

Oliver hints she may run for U.S. Senate again after loss


Tech jobs growing like weeds in N.J.


The Detroit Free Press

DPS's door-to-door campaign aims to tout individual schools to win back students

Suburbs to send warning to Detroit's bankruptcy managers: Hands off our art

Detroit bankruptcy judge appoints Gerald Rosen as mediator in city restructuring


Boost in federal aid unlikely for bankrupt Detroit


Kilpatrick asks for sentencing to be delayed on his public corruption conviction


Philly.com


Corbett administration: No PFT concessions, no $45M


Faith-based community organization may seek to boycott schools


The Washington Post

Report argues for lifting ban on politics from the pulpit

Evangelicals and Internet moguls push together on immigration


Gender versus race debated on Twitter

Obama pushes Internet access plan — without Congress’s approval


IRS probing thousands of small businesses


Pearson miscalculates scorecards for more than 4,000 Va. students

Gansler faces growing fallout over remarks about Brown, race

Virginia’s GOP candidate for governor unveils K-12 reform plan


Former Gray adviser admits lying to federal investigators



The Chicago Tribune

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife Sandi, await sentencing

Quinn's CTA appointee resigns under fire

Disciplinary board files complaint against judge who was found legally insane



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Connally tells County Executive Ed FitzGerald he announced new road repair program too early

Cuyahoga Community College names new dean for troubled nursing school


Former Cleveland Safety Director Carolyn Watts Allen apologizes to rape survivor, says police inaction was 'inexcusable'


Gun-control group to Rob Portman: We've got some stats, too


Who does Ed FitzGerald want as his lieutenant governor? Here are 4 early possibilities


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hospital agrees to put 15-year-old on transplant list

DeKalb Sheriff ‘appalled’ by deputies’ actions

Florida will ask Supreme Court to limit Georgia’s water use


The Los Angeles Times


California prison hunger strike appears headed for stalemate

After Sandy Hook, schools start the year with heightened security


USA Today

Coca-Cola ad to defend artificial sweeteners

Utah teen convicted in bomb plot runs for mayor




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