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POSTED: January 09, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar died on this date in 1906. Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee is founded on this date in 1866.

The New York Times

2 Parties Place Political Focus on Inequality

Administration Urges Restraint in Using Arrest or Expulsion to Discipline Students

New Mayor in Seattle to Overhaul Police Dept.

Christie Faces Scandal on Traffic Jam Aides Ordered


Mayoral Ally Elected Speaker, Furthering City’s Liberal Shift

In Speech, Cuomo Pledges Lower Taxes and Statewide Pre-K


The Christian Science Monitor

Fifty years after 'war on poverty': Who's poor now?


What would a Republican 'war on poverty' look like, circa 2016?

School discipline: New US guidelines shift away from zero-tolerance policies (+video)

Can Haiti and the Dominican Republic repair relations after citizenship ruling?

Fleeing genocide, Darfurian searches for sympathy in Israel


The Star Ledger

Christie's bridge scandal: How it developed (interactive timeline)

GWB scandal could harm Chris Christie in a 2016 presidential run, political observers say

Will attorney general nominee be derailed by George Washington Bridge scandal?

As Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's trial gets underway, 'JoJo' says corruption goes beyond mayor


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan lawmakers travel to Detroit for committee hearings on blight, education

Editorial: Make it easier for Michigan to vote absentee


Groups aim to make clear: Metro Detroiters can still sign up for health care

Mike Duggan to make more than $158K a year as Detroit's mayor


Philly.com

Uncharacteristically, Christie on defensive


Plans for MLK Day of Service announced

2014 MLK Day marks 60th anniversary of end of segregation

Pa. lawmakers again eye privatizing liquor sales

New ethics rules for Pa. judges


Study: Job growth in Philly lagging behind other Northeast cities


The Washington Post

Bridge scandal threatens to mar Christie’s image

New Jersey’s newspapers are not kind to Christie

Farm bill deal could mean a $9 billion cut for food stamps

GOP Rep. Cantor, NYC’s de Blasio exchange fire over charter schools

Massachusetts session preview: A full policy plate for 2014


In Lincoln Heights, residents wait for renewal

Substitute teacher charged with assaulting sixth-grader

Bishop Robinson, Baltimore police commissioner, dies


The Chicago Tribune

Rauner on minimum wage flap: 'I made a mistake'


Local groups welcome federal school discipline initiative

U.S. acts to keep minority, disabled students out of jail

Suspect in attack on girl, 15, walked away in 2 other cases


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

War on Poverty: Increasing the effort and analyzing the numbers

1-in-3 Americans experience at least temporary poverty; poverty stats over the years

Five people who may replace Cuyahoga County Council President C. Ellen Connally

Programs that allow high school students to earn college credit must be improved, legislators told


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gov. Deal outlines new tech school scholarship

Former APS tech chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Byrne announces bid for Cobb commission seat



The Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown to propose billions in new spending


Early parole, money for jails in Brown's proposed budget


Federal guidelines unveiled to avoid racial bias in school discipline


USA Today


Killing that sparked U.K. riots deemed lawful

Many economists foresee more strong job gains

Numbers don't back need for lethal force at border






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