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Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, was born in 1875.

Today in Black America - September 26

POSTED: September 26, 2013, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Conductor William Levi Dawson, who led the Tuskegee Choir for 25 years, was born in 1899 in Anniston, Alabama.

The New York Times

Key Syrian Rebel Groups Abandon Exile Leadership

U.S. Sees Direct Threat in Kenya Mall Siege

A Tea Party Hero Rankles His Senate G.O.P. Colleagues

Editorial: Lasting Damage From the Budget Fight

Obama’s Approval Rating Matches Two-Year Low, Poll Shows

Treasury Puts a Date on When Cash May Run Out: Oct. 17

Americans’ Views on the President

Facts Are Lost in Lhota’s Attack on de Blasio’s ‘Marxist’ Strategy

The Christian Science Monitor

Even in government shutdown, Obamacare is ‘good to go’

Ted Cruz vs. John McCain: This time, it's about Hitler. (+video)

As more states back casinos, inequality rises

The Star Ledger

N.J. SAT score leaps 10 points; Class of 2013 outpaces national average

Feds: Plainfield chapter of MS-13 made violence its business

N.J. Supreme Court to issue major affordable housing decision

Booker, Christie cut ribbon to officially open Teachers Village in Newark

Latest poll shows a closer race between Christie and Buono

The Detroit Free Press

Feds could bring news of $100M in aid for Detroit

Rochelle Riley: Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr says it's time for state to run Belle Isle

Family grieves for Detroit boy, 8, killed in hit-and-run: 'How many kids gotta die?'

'Birdie Africa,' 41, dies in hot tub on cruise ship

Nonprofit supermarket to open in Chester

City law asks about women execs, board members

Poll: Nutter's approval rating way down

Willingboro deputy mayor's ouster goes to court

The Washington Post

House GOP offers plan to avert shutdown

How a shutdown would impact government agencies

How Obamacare affects eight lives

Editorial: Obama downgrades democracy

Behind Nairobi mall attack, a Somali mastermind of many contradictions

Gansler to push Metro stop at National Harbor

A. Knighton Stanley, civil rights leader, dies at 76

The Chicago Tribune

Urban Prep junior charged with bringing gun to school

Overhaul transit funding, officials urge task force

Torture panel director retiring under pressure from Quinn

Chicago Board of Education to address overcrowded schools

State's youth prison system violates inmates' rights, experts say

Unrepentant Beavers sentenced to 6 months in prison

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Cleveland schools have made progress, just not enough, district CEO Eric Gordon says in his State of the Schools speech

Harry Mitts Jr. executed by lethal injection this morning at Lucasville, following 20 years in prison

Ohio executions 1999-2013 (database), and schedule of next executions

New legislative Education Funding Caucus will study Ohio school-funding issues

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed reports to Solon jail to serve sentence for drunken driving

State report cards show: Charter schools don't quite measure up even to big-city districts, one study says

The Los Angeles Times

Mortgage aid failed to help many keep their homes

Who pays if LAUSD students break or lose iPads?

L.A. Mayor Garcetti's goal: modernize city government

Analysts see hope for California prison overcrowding solution

Schools lose academic ratings after claims of cheating

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawsuit filed over “unauthorized” court costs

Mrs. Lowery goes home; still critical

U.S. Department of Education honors eight Georgia schools

USA Today

Test scores flat, raising concerns about students' readiness

Fact check: Who's telling the truth about 'Obamacare'?

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, afros

Petition targets Fla. school named for KKK leader

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