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Today in Black History: A.M.E. Bishop Daniel Payne, first Black president of a Black college (Wilberforce), is born on this date in 1811 in Charleston, SC.

The New York Times

In the DeMint Era at Heritage, a Shift From Policy to Politics

Stability and Chaos, Hallmarks of Presidential Races, Swap Parties


Fed’s Aid in 2008 Crisis Stretched Worldwide


Keller: Crime and Punishment and Obama

For Detroit, New Stage in Its Race to Recover

Ad Campaign Seeks to Increase Chances of Cuomo’s Campaign Finance Plan



The Christian Science Monitor

What?? Congressional approval rating inches upward

In North Carolina coal ash spill case, feds eye Southern regulators


How colleges are finding tomorrow's prodigies


Supreme Court takes up challenge to Obama and the EPA

Eyes on the White House, GOP governors audition for 2016 (+video)


The Star Ledger

Princeton University student alleges discrimination following attempted suicide in dorm room, officials said


Christie to raise money with Romney for Republican governors in Boston


Christie rebuffs reporters, counts on fellow Republicans' support at governors meeting

In bridge scandal, one lawyer could topple Christie

David Samson's business interests overlap with work at Port Authority

Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries hits superintendent, opponent in rollout of education plan



The Detroit Free Press


Detroit's plan to invest $150 million in technology could end dark ages


Louis Farrakhan: African Americans deserve own courts after failings of U.S. justice system

Detroit police chief warns gang member who issued death threat: 'We will find you'

Monumental effort to tear down blight would improve neighborhoods and Detroit's image


Novi judge accused of pressuring defendant to drop police brutality lawsuit


Philly.com

Union violence in Phila. area rarely prosecuted

In Chester County, a school district's fragile truce


Local Tuskegee pilot to be honored on a U.S. stamp


Primarily, the race for governor has just changed


New target date, fall 2015, for combining Rutgers' two law schools


The Washington Post

Why big cities so often lose in state legislatures

Four Pinocchios for Obama’s fishy Medicaid stat


Obama to host governors at White House

Obama to award Medal of Honor to veterans overlooked because of racial or ethnic backgrounds

Medicaid expansion politics flare in Richmond

Millions of D.C. scholarship dollars unaccounted for

Charter board adopts new way to judge alternative schools



The Chicago Tribune


Charter school's bid for former CPS building gets swift backlash


Ex. Rep Mel Reynolds deported from Zimbabwe: official


Illinois Tollway to add 'smart highway' features

Chicago lands U.S. tech effort


The birth of the sit-in

Harvey mayor belatedly files 3 years of campaign reports



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Abolishing Ohio's death penalty would be humane, economically prudent: State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio


Lawmakers seek alternatives to lethal injection, as death penalty becomes mired in litigation

Ed FitzGerald sets out on State of the State prebuttal tour, talks education in Cleveland and Medina

New bill would set additional rules on Ohio childrens' services agencies

Cleveland Schools' enrollment decline squeezes elementary building plans


The Los Angeles Times


Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut


Foster mother who beat 2-year-old gets sentence of 25 years to life

Brown makes the sale on water program

State Sen. Ron Calderon faces 395 years for alleged bribery scheme

State Sen. Rod Wright's sentencing on felonies is delayed 2 months

No easy fix for California's teacher pension crisis



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Ole Miss struggling to stay ahead of its past


USA Today

E-mails reveal general's attempt to ban Marine newspaper

Detroit police chief answers gang member's death threat

2014 midterm races to test Tea Party power to last

Poll: Most Americans say Obama not respected globally


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