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Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

Today in Black America - December 26

POSTED: December 26, 2013, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Author Jean Toomer is born in 1894. Today is the first day (Umoja/Unity) of Kwanzaa.

The New York Times

Sign-Up Period Extended Again for Health Plan

Banks’ Suit Tests Limits of Resisting Volcker Rule

In California, a Mayor’s Rise Is a Sign of the Times

Stories Add Up as Bully Image Trails Christie

Getting Out of Discount Game, Small Colleges Lower the Price

E.R. Costs for Mentally Ill Soar, and Hospitals Seek Better Way

In Final Weeks, a Push to Put Bloomberg’s Stamp on Major Legal Cases

The Christian Science Monitor

Why China is stepping up its presence in Detroit auto industry

US rescue operation in S. Sudan to test post-Benghazi Marine reaction force

A polling puzzle: Obama's popularity at low ebb, even as economy improves

GOP theme for 2014: bashing Obamacare, again

The Star Ledger

2 teens dead, 1 wounded in Newark shooting on Christmas night

3 lives cut short in Irvington go-go bar fatal shooting

Former Jersey City mayor lands part-time county job with $42K salary

Central Jersey food banks and charities continue to take economic hits with benefit cuts

The Detroit Free Press

After a century, Michigan Central train station's last stop in limbo

SE Michigan power outages dwindle to 16,000, but more snow's coming

City of Detroit to pay $65M less to banks in new bankruptcy settlement

Mayor-elect Duggan names neighborhoods director, two others to administration

Phila. district joins field with own cyber school

Philadelphia to mark Kwanzaa Saturday

The Washington Post

Talking Turkey: How does corruption affect voting behavior?

New laws coming in elections and social issues

Study finds confusion over health insurance terminology

Taking a stand for gay rights at Morgan State

In Fairfax, more teachers go mobile due to lack of space

The Chicago Tribune

Teen in custody after decapitated body found in apartment

Meningitis vaccinations to be required for some students

Pilsen nonprofit helps Latina women, families

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland students make minimal gains in college access and success, reports the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland

Free community meal the Saturday after Christmas in West Park neighborhood

The Los Angeles Times

Soil contamination a hurdle for new Jordan Downs housing plan

Jerry Brown grants 127 pardons

LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised

USA Today

In 2014, can Obama leave setbacks behind?

Fla. town gives out lotto tickets for Christmas traffic stops

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