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POSTED: December 09, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the nation's first Black governor on this date in 1872 in the state of Louisiana.

The New York Times

Three Senators Try to Hold Off G.O.P. in South

On Health Exchanges, Premiums May Be Low, but Other Costs Can Be High

Fed’s Plan to Taper Stimulus Effort Is Not Expected Until Next Year


Tensions Rise as Indiana Schools Chief and Governor Clash Over New Agency

In Shepherding Detroit Bankruptcy, Lawyer Tackles a Job He Didn’t Ask For


The Christian Science Monitor


Teen suicide: Prevention is contagious, too.

Why France is sending more troops to Central African Republic (+video)

Four US presidents to attend Nelson Mandela memorial. Security challenge? (+video)

US flags lowered for Mandela, rare honor for a foreign leader

Paying tribute to Mandela: South Africa's long-planned mega event


The Star Ledger


N.J. sports gambling to place final bets in the U.S. Supreme Court

Newark marchers honor Mandela's legacy and urge others to take up struggle

N.J. housing market: Where have all the houses gone? Long time coming


N.J. man goes from rebuilding some houses to rebuilding people's lives

Newark mayoral campaigns heat up on the streets

As poverty rises, legal assistance dwindles for N.J.'s poor


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit police plan more raids to improve safety in neighborhoods

Rochelle Riley: While city was going bankrupt, why weren't we watching the store?

Susan Tompor: Expert says municipal pension cuts would be alarming and not the right path

Cuts by Michigan lawmakers, school spending blamed for higher tuition costs

Detroit event to honor Nelson Mandela

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan to meet with Obama next week


Philly.com

Philly urged not to disturb burial ground


Child poverty in Chester County increased dramatically


Clarke's heavy hand at the helm of City Council

Pa. schools and $$ behind the curtain

Public-school advocates fear pending revision of Pa. charter rules


The Washington Post


Nelson Mandela demonstrates the importance of taking leaders seriously


How Nelson Mandela pulled his punches and helped transform South Africa

Virginia pols want FBI headquarters in Springfield

Prove Me Wrong: Black voters are out of reach for GOP

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals set for Obama appointees

Obama and the politics of economic inequality


Approval of California’s legislature is now more than four times that of Congress

American politics as a diseased brain


The Chicago Tribune

Video documentary: Living alongside the violence

Lathrop residents push against CHA plan


Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis

State income tax hike doesn't look so temporary now


Partner at major Chicago law firm charged with sexual assault



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

County Executive Ed FitzGerald nominates, then withdraws nomination for commission appointment

Two violent deaths in two days worry Cleveland transgender community


Forum tackles prescription opioid, heroin abuse in suburban youth

Banned from doing business with Cuyahoga County: who they are and what they did


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Racial voting rights gap persists


The Los Angeles Times

Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice


Napolitano: U.S. doesn't thrive if UC doesn't thrive

Council panel backs away from plan to allow larger gifts to lawmakers


Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential



USA Today

Federal exchange sends unqualified people to Medicaid

Ezekiel Emanuel: Judge Affordable Care Act success in 2015 | Capital Download


Blind woman helps others see a great Christmas






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