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POSTED: May 28, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Educator and health advocate Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, was born on this date in 1936 in Detroit, Michigan.

The New York Times

Editorial: As Congress Sleeps, More People Die


U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan by End of 2016

Court Extends Curbs on the Death Penalty in a Florida Ruling

First Lady Rebuts Effort to Weaken School-Lunch Rules

Cost of Plan to Revitalize Detroit: Nearly $2 Billion


A Do-Nothing Congress? Well, Pretty Close


Artist or Gang Leader? Rapper’s Trial Begins


The Star Ledger

Veteran NJ State Police trooper alleges retaliation for refusal to back Christie's 2009 campaign


Glassboro public housing developments to be demolished, replaced

Trenton mayor, state seek clarity on agreement offering city nearly $23 million in aid

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's nephew resigns from city school board


N.J. Higher Education Committee headed to Rowan University for meeting


The Christian Science Monitor

Santa Barbara shootings: Would a 'gun restraining order' have helped? (+video)


Why bankrupt Detroit wants to destroy nearly one-quarter of its houses (+video)

Heroin epidemic: New York becomes first big city to make cops carry antidote (+video)

Supreme Court: IQ score alone can't decide who faces execution in Florida (+video)


The Detroit Free Press


Alfred J. Fisher mansion in Detroit for sale again; estate auction today


Snyder signs minimum wage hike to $9.25; workers may see raise by Sept. 1


Editorial: A minimum-wage compromise worth cheering about


$2B needed to wipe out Detroit's blight in 5 years, task force says

Detroit defends plan to give pensioners a better deal than bondholders



Philly.com

Katz, Lenfest win Inquirer, Daily News


Philly Urban League gets new leader

'Culture of ticket-fixing' in Traffic Court

State high court rules in favor of SRC in charter case

School nurses save, not cost money, new study says



The Washington Post

Data firms build intimate profiles of consumers


Editorial: Obama continues his retreat

Why the latest tragedy won’t change gun debate

S.C. lawmakers cut university funds over LBGT books

States struggle to fund pre-K programs


Brown maintains fundraising edge as primary nears

No stranger to conflict, Bland is hard to beat



The Chicago Tribune

Gun restrictions top today's City Council agenda

Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial begins today

1 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings


State budget would put off tough decisions until after election


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

For-profit colleges oppose proposed "gainful employment" rules that tie aid to student success: Higher Education Roundup


Cleveland police: More than 40 percent of homicides this year happened in Fourth District


Cleveland teachers call firings a trampling of evaluation process


CSU and Tri-C presidents see gains, urge patience on Cleveland schools plan

Ohio Attorney General's Office partners with law enforcement to give fugitives a chance to turn themselves in


The Los Angeles Times


Shelly Sterling trying to rush Clippers sale before NBA vote

'Not one more!' father tells students at UCSB rampage memorial



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Cobb Commissioners approve Braves stadium deal

Judge accused of racist outburst


USA Today

Sentencing set for man who tossed daughter to death

Mich. gives low-wage workers a raise to $9.25 an hour

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