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Today in Black History: In 1989 Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduced a resolution calling for reparations to compensate African-Americans for slavery.

The New York Times


Does the U.S. Need Another War on Poverty?

50 Years Later, War on Poverty Is a Mixed Bag


Interactive Map: Mapping Poverty in America


Editorial: Zero Tolerance, Reconsidered

Democrats Press Revival of Jobless Aid That Expired

House G.O.P. Trims Agenda, Looking to Avert Election-Year Trouble

16-Year-Old Is Fatally Shot on His Way Home From a Party in Brownsville

In Bid to Be Council Speaker, a Tenants’ Champion Fights an Uphill Battle

De Blasio’s Next Task Is Turning Passion Into Policy


The Christian Science Monitor


After Mandela: South Africa at social and political crossroads

Mitt Romney says MSNBC's apology was 'clearly heartfelt' (+video)


Income inequality: Does wider gap between rich and poor threaten capitalism?


The Star Ledger

Union County to survey gun vendors on social responsibility

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack sought payments from towing company in exchange for stopping code enforcement at business, officials said

Children need Newark Holiday Fund's help after death of kind, caring mother

After 40 years, new plans but no consensus on affordable housing in N.J.


Plainfield program offering ID cards to undocumented residents is off to fast start


The Detroit Free Press

Storms delays federal trial over bank deal with city of Detroit

Michigan State Police launch ID theft awareness campaign

Editorial: Lansing must get Michigan's priorities straight

Teleka Patrick's ex-husband, private investigator fear foul play or abduction


Philly.com

Amid rancor, PHA training program is back

In Philly schools, cuts hit college applications

Lawmakers weigh measure that would require police cameras


The Washington Post


Koch-backed political network expands its reach

Who is in the Koch-backed network? Here are the players.

1,600 applicants for 3 dozen dairy plant jobs? Welcome to Hagerstown.


Ahead of new session, lawmakers look to move on from legislative wasteland

Is a political recovery possible for Obama?

Obama to focus on income inequality in the new year

What voter turnout means for income inequality

What Ani DiFranco reminds us about modern racism and slavery

Revamping of school discipline in Alexandria is tardy

No improvement plan for D.C. middle schools — yet

Education digest: Anne Arundel to study school hours


The Chicago Tribune

Minority students make up new majority in Illinois public schools

Suspect detailed a role in killing of boy — but he was at the prom

Former CPS high school employee accused of embezzlement


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Northeast Ohio Media Group to accept applications for paid summer internships

$10 million bonds set for brothers accused of triple slayings in Barberton


The Los Angeles Times

Jahi McMath's family hails her release from hospital

New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests

Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

L.A. Unified finally hiring teachers again


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Gym mat death of Georgia teen still being questioned

Mourners remember slain reservist’s passion for life


USA Today

Congress is back in action - and divided as ever

Clemson University team develops new voting technology




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