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Today in Black History: Some 3,000 Blacks march in Philadelphia in 1906 to protest a theatrical production of "The Clansman" and 62 are reported lynched.

The New York Times


Obama Admits Flaws in Health Web Site but Defends Law

Editorial: The Health Site’s Chaotic Debut

Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes Cited in Report

Justices Return to a Death Penalty Issue


Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

Student Kills Math Teacher, Then Himself, at a Middle School in Nevada

Protests as City College Closes a Student Center


Poll Shows de Blasio Maintaining Huge Lead



The Christian Science Monitor

HealthCare.gov woes: Will Obama throw Kathleen Sebelius under the bus? (+video)

Death penalty: Supreme Court to hear case of mentally deficient Florida man

Los Angeles schools' plan for non-English speakers: Segregation or solution?


The Star Ledger


Revamped Youthstat program aims to help at-risk Trenton youth

Buono attacks Christie on urban record as governor's Democratic endorsements pile up

Christie signs law aimed at stopping those with jobs from getting unemployment benefits



The Detroit Free Press

Safety forum, other events planned in wake of EMU football player's slaying

Detroiter charged with 2011 killing of Mariha Smith, 5, torching the abandoned house


Detroit council rejects Kevyn Orr's proposed loan to settle swaps deal


How Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial will unfold


Summit says better people, controls will help fight corruption


Philly.com

Holder calls for better police training

Ramos' resignation ups turmoil for schools

What's with badly behaving cops in Philly?

Girard College to postpone changes until 2015


Did Penn cops give assistant D.A. a slide?


The Washington Post


Poll finds major damage to GOP after shutdown


Ohio just became the fourth Republican-controlled state to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

Republicans in these three states could face a backlash for not voting to end the shutdown


Poll: Most say HealthCare.gov problems indicate broader issue with law

The Richmond Times Dispatch’s non-endorsement -- and what it means

Young D.C. parents unsure about city schools



The Chicago Tribune


Bribery trial starts for 2 ex-analysts at Board of Review

Emanuel: Hike cable TV tax

Illinois health officials brace for flu season

Federal employees in Illinois must repay unemployment benefits


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Medicaid expansion OK marks a long-awaited victory for supporters, grounds for a fight among critics

Ohio sees 45 percent jump in seized meth labs, as the stimulant becomes a rural drug of choice


Medicaid expansion under Obamacare tracks 2012 election results across much of the United States (maps)

Ohio Job and Family Services Director Michael Colbert quits post, Medicaid official tapped as replacement


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Statue of white supremacist to be removed from Capitol entrance


The Los Angeles Times

City Hall staff kept quiet on L.A. streetcar red flags


California gets extra time to reduce prison crowding: another month

California prison policies under legislative scrutiny


School iPads to cost nearly $100 more each, revised budget shows


USA Today

Grambling players provide shocking details, reason they ended boycott

The NAACP has named a former U.S. House clerk as interim president and CEO










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