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POSTED: August 16, 2013, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: The first postage stamp designed by a Black graphic artist, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of emancipation, was issued in 1963.

The New York Times


Editorial: No Banker Left Behind

Obama Rebukes Egypt’s Leaders, but Leverage Is Limited


Puzzle Awaits the Capital: How to Solve 3 Fiscal Rifts


$67 Million Awarded to Groups Helping With Health Law

School Standards’ Debut Is Rocky, and Critics Pounce

A City Borrows So Its Schools Open on Time

Florida: Sit-In Ends at Governor’s Office


Report Finds a City Incentive Is Not Producing Enough Affordable Housing

A Strategist Is Mourned by the Names He Mentored

New York City’s Jobless Rate Held Steady in July

With Burst of Energy, Thompson Tries to Escape His Opponents’ Shadow


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama falters in Gallup poll on economy: what that says about the recovery


Rep. Steve Stockman invites Obama rodeo clown to Texas. Why?

With US-made panels, White House goes solar ... again

One year after South African police shot striking miners, no official explanation


Mugabe victory brings wave of intimidation against women activists (+video)



The Star Ledger


NJ attorney general announces plan to combat surging violent and gun crime in Trenton

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack balks at city council presentation on crime

Christie rallies Republican leaders 'to win' and calls out N.J. teachers' union

N.J. ranks low in Baby Boomer obesity, study shows

Lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy contribute to N.J. jobs loss of nearly 12,000


Residents express anger, frustration at post-Sandy rebuilding to state lawmakers



The Detroit Free Press

Wayne County Prosecutor's Office investigating jail construction project; county cancels work contracts


Court: Michigan right-to-work law must cover unionized state employees


Feds award $2.5 million to help public with state insurance exchange


Judge agrees to delay Kwame Kilpatrick's sentencing until October

21 Detroit schools to offer community services 7 days a week



Philly.com


SRC suspends teacher seniority

FBI raids Philly Sheriff's Office, seizes records

Victims: Not 'stronger than the storm'

A stalemate over plans for empty eyesore


The Chicago Tribune

Daley won't seek Democratic endorsement for governor

Former Chicago comptroller indicted in Ohio


Illinois GOP's governor candidates make pitches at state fair

CTA reports $10.1 million deficit, vows no service cuts or price hikes


Chicago man accused in Zimbabwe scheme denies wrongdoing


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Obesity causes more U.S. deaths than once believed; study examines population differences

Ohio ethics panel passes on inquiry into John Kasich, JobsOhio and outside influence

House Republicans to again press for abortion ban tied to detection of fetal heartbeat

Defense for Councilman Zack Reed questions officers' actions during DUI stop

Ohio receives $3 million for health insurance outreach


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Victor Hill not guilty; will remain Clayton Sheriff


Applications accepted for Student Advisory Council

Judge handing off DeKalb grand jury report



The Los Angeles Times


Audit finds lack of oversight of Mental Health Services Act spending

Jerry Brown names new senior staff positions


Beverly Hills school district to review relationship with sports camp

10 California hospitals fined a total of $675,000



USA Today


Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules many times

Three sentenced in Brazil gang rape of American

Analysts: U.S. should rethink impartiality on Egypt




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