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POSTED: May 14, 2014, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Two Jackson State Univ. students are killed by local police after taking part in campus protests against local conditions in 1970.

The New York Times

The 9/11 Story Told at Bedrock, Powerful as a Punch to the Gut


Misstep in Re-election Filings May Fell Veteran Congressman From Michigan


Round 2 as Health Nominee Reappears Before Senators


How PAC Spending Stays Secret


Georgia Senate Race Becoming Less of a Long Shot for Democrats


A Major Lift for Fannie and Freddie


Newark’s Voters Choose New Mayor and New Path

Lane Closings Were ‘Idiotic,’ Christie Aide Testifies



The Christian Science Monitor

Will Nigeria really allow Western advisers to help tackle Boko Haram?


Texas execution halted, court says Texas hid crucial evidence (+video)

Obamacare: How much did taxpayers spend on clumsy state exchanges? (+video)

Medicare fraud: Feds charge 90-plus people for $260 million in false claims


The Detroit Free Press

Costly driver responsibility fees may be phased out in Michigan

Detroit's chief financial officer says council still has role in budget

Orr pleads with lawmakers for Grand Bargain cash, creditors plot legal strategy

Wayne County clerk: I won't allow Conyers on August primary ballot

Detroit foreclosure program to help residents keep homes


Philly.com


Solution to poverty must come from within

Feds: Not enough proof to show cop misconduct


Camden County moves to dismantle homeless encampments



The Star Ledger

Ras Baraka declares victory in Newark mayoral election

N.J. debt downgraded again as Christie's budget problems grow

Chris Christie vs. Jeb Bush? Governor says possible 2016 face-off would be 'stressful'


Hackensack to pay $50,000 to Muslim who claims police beat him, report says

Chris Christie's spokesman calls bridge closings 'idiotic,' lays out timeline


Belleville councilwoman accused of racist tirade loses mayoral bid



The Washington Post


Tea party goes to war against Eric Cantor

Barack Obama fundamentally changed the “experience” question in presidential politics. Is that good thing?

What influence do women wield in African governments?

How many states have abolished the death penalty since 2000?

Execution in Texas halted by appeals court

Schmoke named president of University of Baltimore

D.C. budget autonomy fight goes before federal judge


The Chicago Tribune


Principal says Emanuel administration stifles dissent


Agency: Dorothy Brown's husband lacks psychologist license


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland school surveys point to possible changes for FDR, JFK, Marin, Mooney, Stokes, Sunbeam, Tremont, Whitney Young and the Max Hayes site

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District tells Ohio Supreme Court the district's storm water fee is justified

Sen. Rob Portman makes anti-poverty debut



The Los Angeles Times


Landmark tax law Prop. 13 could get first change since 1978

Firebombing at L.A. housing project may be racially motivated

Scores address L.A. school board on funding

Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta school leader seeks to repair system

SPLC to Georgia: Give transgender inmate hormone treatment or we’ll sue

Senators scrutinize Boggs’ past record


USA Today

School board chief quits after calling parent 'chubby'

400,000 rape kits sitting untested nationwide



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