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Today in Black History: Famed Negro League pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige died on this date in 1982.

The New York Times


President Talks of Better Days, but With an Asterisk

Vote in Senate Starts Talks on Extending Unemployment Benefits

Mass Arrests During ’04 Convention Leave Big Bill and Lingering Mystery

What’s the Matter With Kansas’ Schools?


Amid Accusations of Department Misconduct, Los Angeles Sheriff Will Step Down

De Blasio Fills Press Positions With Past Campaign Officials


Seeking Clues to Gangs and Crime, Detectives Monitor Internet Rap Videos

Bloomberg Failed to Meet 51% of Goals in His Last Fiscal Year in Office



The Christian Science Monitor

Chicago gun laws rolled back again: US judge strikes down ban on gun stores (+video)

Antismoking crusade has saved 8 million lives in 50 years, study says (+video)


Why unemployment benefits twist Republicans into knots (+video)



The Star Ledger

State denies Newark hires, announces a new audit of city finances

Newark's plan to hire 100 cops could be stalled by city budget woes, councilman says


Jersey City boy, 15, nabbed in shooting of Jersey City teen: cops

Camden Mayor Dana Redd takes oath, touts record on schools, safety and redevelopment

Bid specifications for public contracts are public records, N.J. appeals panel rules



The Detroit Free Press

Michigan Economic Outlook survey to be released today

Wayne County commissioners reject sheriff's request to shift $1.6M for OT pay

Man, 21, to spend decades in prison after killing girl, 12, over his mom's cell phone

Duggan to frustrated Detroiters: 'Give us six months' to make improvements

Michigan tax relief likely to lead lawmakers' agendas for 2014


Philly.com

Region lags as jobs improve elsewhere

Jhontue Ryals' tragedy-filled life ends at age 30

In rerun, DC47 keeps new president

Activists: Education funding debate likely to return to court


The Washington Post

Poverty, income inequality take center stage

NSA exploring alternatives to holding phone-log database

Jahi McMath case a tragedy of misunderstanding

The GOP’s midterm enthusiasm advantage, in two charts

10 things to watch in the 2014 Md. legislative session

Federal guidelines address discipline in nation’s schools


The Chicago Tribune

Chicago State sends 2nd salvo at faculty website

Origin of KKK fliers in Tinley Park a mystery


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Horseshoe Casino Cleveland grosses $18.2 million in December, its lowest full month since opening

Federal judge blocks new election law, orders state to allow minor-party primaries

CDC reports its top 5 health threats for 2014; HPV, superbugs on the list

College graduates increasingly working in low-wage or part-time jobs, study shows: Higher Education Roundup


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawsuit targets Georgia public defender office


The Los Angeles Times

Baca lost confidence of top aides ahead of decision

Schools to hold election to fill LaMotte seat

Two well-known candidates, so far, aspire to replace LaMotte


USA Today

Radel back at work after cocaine plea

Pro-Clinton super PAC raises $4 million in 2013

One in four adolescents meet physical-activity guidelines





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