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Today in Black History: First annual "People of Color" convention is held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831.

The New York Times


Editorial: The Rush to Demonize Sgt. Bergdahl

Burwell Wins Confirmation as Secretary of Health

Growth Has Been Good for Decades. So Why Hasn’t Poverty Declined?


Democrats Are Weary in Wake of Bergdahl Case


Fears for Sergeant’s Life Led to Secrecy About Swap, Obama Official Says

Shooting Leaves One Dead at Seattle Pacific University

Before Arrest, a Long String of Violent Acts


Less Than Half of New York City’s Applicants for Pre-K Get Their Top-Choice School

Witness Says Senator Was ‘Marginalized’



The Christian Science Monitor

Why Obama's deal to free Bowe Bergdahl riles Democrats, too (+video)

'Brutally tough' GM report sheds new light faulty ignition switch (+video)

Obamacare beset by new 'discrepancies': What are they and how serious? (+video)


Better times in Somalia? US prepares to send an ambassador. (+video)

Manhunt in Moncton: What are Canada's gun laws? (+video)


The Star Ledger

Christie's chief of staff may soon be considered as New Jersey attorney general

NJ teachers' pension board declines to take action on Christie's proposed cuts

Democrats celebrate victory for Watson Coleman, support for Trenton mayoral candidate Jackson

25 more Port Authority officers join suit to overturn seargents exam

Bill advances to ban employers from asking about applicants' criminal backgrounds early on


The Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley: Young girls should just say no to sex

Teen sues ex-Councilman Charles Pugh, Detroit schools claiming sex harassment


10 Michigan districts, charter schools shed deficits; several others deeper in red

Snyder, Michigan lawmakers set stage to approve $50B state budget


Philly.com

Parents reject school takeover by charter

AG looking into ousted NAACP leader's finances

Councilman's nonprofit not quite what it claims

Board of Ethics fines City Commissioner



The Washington Post


Seattle student thwarts shooting spree. One dead.

Editorial: Israel is wrong to reject the new Palestinian unity government

Robinson: Obama was right to rescue Bergdahl

Bergdahl release reveals questions about wars


Meet the next HHS secretary, Sylvia Burwell

Why didn’t anyone vote in California on Tuesday?

Race-baiting and Obamacare

Fire dept. discord likely to outlast Ellerbe


ACT college admission test to report new scores in 2015

Pr. George’s primaries could change council character


The Chicago Tribune

Law enforcement touts Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago

Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid

Increased reward announced in slaying of special ed teacher



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

At least four Cuyahoga County Council members oppose Ed FitzGerald's 'win tax' plan

Did Cleveland City Hall short you on pay? Payouts due to thousands (database)

New Cleveland housing project designed for grandparents raising grandkids is long overdue: Mark Naymik


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb takes on cityhood and government overhaul

Mayor Reed, wife welcome new baby

Douglass High School Principal Eldrick Horton resigns


APS elementary school wins national award for urban education



The Los Angeles Times

LAPD's Beck says he'll seek input before considering using drones


Runoff vote in supervisor race will be pivotal for L.A. County


USA Today

1 dead, 3 hurt in shooting at Seattle Pacific University

Study: Americans Absolutely Despise Cable Companies


Girl seriously hurt after attack by pit bulls

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