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Today in Black America - March 13

POSTED: March 13, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, pioneer, established what would become the city of Chicago on this date in 1773.

The New York Times

Recall by G.M. Sets Off Painful Questions on Crashes


G.M. Reveals It Was Told of Ignition Defect in ’01

Health Law Tied to G.O.P. Victory in Florida Race

Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences

Editorial: Extra Pay for Extra Work


Arizona Governor With Tough Immigration and Abortion Stands Won’t Run Again

Gilded Crusade for Charters Rolls Onward

A Study Seeks to Determine What Makes Prekindergarten Successful

Hip-Hop Pioneers Plan a Museum for the Bronx


The Christian Science Monitor

Can House Republicans make Obama enforce laws? (+video)

Death row inmate, wrongfully convicted, goes free almost 30 years later (+video)

Libya is not on the verge of bankruptcy (+video)



The Star Ledger

Gun background checks spiked in 2013 as Jersey debated gun control

Bergen County, Hackensack, North Arlington served subpoenas related to PR consultant


NJ property taxes climbed an average of 1.7 percent last year

NJ small biz group slams state on Sandy aid program, pushes for grants to be made


State steps up plans to take over Newark budget


The Detroit Free Press


Newly released GM records show ignition problems surfaced as early as 2001

DPS conference to focus on reuse of vacant schools, land

Kevyn Orr pushes leasing Detroit water system as suburbs hesitate to deal

Study shows huge income, education gaps among races in metro Detroit


Philly.com


Suit: Cop beat Eagles fan over 'good-natured' slur


Fattah to fight subpoena


SEPTA, union talking; pact set to expire


The Washington Post


Democrat’s loss is cast as a warning

3 numbers in the NBC-WSJ poll that should terrify Democrats

Big companies helped fund a secretive Alabama GOP nonprofit group, report finds


The high cost of college

Cummings: Issa killed chances for Lois Lerner contempt proceedings

Three Gray challengers hope for new life following plea


Gray’s path to reelection becomes more difficult


Editorial: Gray wrongly injects race in election


The Chicago Tribune


Family fears child killed in Roger's Park fire was playing with lighter

Former top cop accused of fraud


County OKs $2.4 million to study old hospital redevelopment

2 plans considered for overhauling transit system


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


School could start even earlier in the summer for Cleveland children

Cuyahoga County's bilingual ballots will stay even after court order falls off the books


John Kasich for president? Ohio governor tells Columbus TV station he's 'not interested'

Tanya Edwards, founder and medical director of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine, dies

Euclid's Desmond Johnson finds more rewards in Navy than Sailor of the Year



The Los Angeles Times


L.A. school board approves amended contract for Supt. John Deasy


USA Today

Fischer: Fed stimulus still needed


Holder endorses reduced sentences for non-violent inmates





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