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Today in Black History: Today we celebrate the National Holiday honoring the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The New York Times


Juveniles Facing Lifelong Terms Despite Rulings

Editorial: When Children Become Criminals

The Federal Budget, Per Person

Majority of New York Voters Say They Would Re-Elect Cuomo, Poll Finds

U.S. Attorney Said to Meet With Hoboken Mayor


The Christian Science Monitor

Would a 'third party' protect your phone data better than the NSA?

What Janet Yellen will do with the nation's purse

Gov. Christie’s woes multiply. Time to recover before 2016?

Target, six other retailers apparently no match for Russian teen’s 'potato' hack


The Star Ledger


Amiri Baraka, activist poet-writer, celebrated at funeral

N.J. teachers union holds video contest to address bullying

City streets named for Martin Luther King Jr. struggle across U.S.

Martin Luther King's message of economic equality is often missing

5 Newark principals suspended indefinitely, allegedly for opposing One Newark plan

Drug court admissions on the rise as state looks to expand treatment services



The Detroit Free Press

U-M to boost racial diversity following social media outpouring

MLK Day of Service: Volunteers board up abandoned Detroit homes

Minimum wage hike, to more than $9, will be key election issue


State aid for Detroit may be tough sell in Capitol


Philly.com


HUD: Greene lied about PHA money & lobbying


Thanks, Gov. Corbett, for teaching us the meaning of MLK Day


Phila. activist recalls days working with King, Moore

Cops: Dad beats son unconscious at Upper Darby clothing store

City school cheating scandal a crime?


The Washington Post


9 surprising facts about MLK

Battle to shape Hillary Clinton’s legacy heats up


Obama: There are ‘legitimate reasons’ to worry about federal overreach

Old claims against Christie find new spotlight


The Democratic Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016


Democratic mayors who backed Christie struggled to weigh politics vs. local needs

$23M in Virginia preschool funds go unused


In District’s Democratic primary, challengers struggle to stand out


The Chicago Tribune

CPS proposes daily physical education

Lawyer wants quicker action in girls basketball suit


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga Community College to help adults gain degrees and jobs: Higher Education Roundup

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How close is Cleveland to realizing his dream?


Arnold Pinkney funeral honors a kindly kingmaker

Dignitaries, politicians join family and friends to pay tribute to Arnold Pinkney

Forty percent of high school graduates who enrolled in a public college in 2012 required remedial math or English


The Los Angeles Times

Work at Ridley-Thomas' home went beyond security system

Bobby Shriver wants to shake things up on Board of Supervisors


Special election could tip balance on L.A. school board

Brown moves to fill four vacancies on UC Board of Regents


USA Today

World's 85 richest own 46% of global wealth

Study highlights tonsillectomy numbers and risks

King's birthday has long been a holiday in N.J. town





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