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Today in Black History: Chuck Stone, former speechwriter for Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, author and Philadelphia Daily News columnist was born in 1924.

The New York Times


Africans Open Fuller Wallets to the Future

Obama to Report Widening of Initiative for Black and Latino Boys

Editorial: The Media Merger Arms Race

Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants

Testing Ground for a New Detroit

New York City to Pay $2.75 Million to Settle Suit in Death of Rikers Island Inmate

A Parent Answering a Call for Pre-K Teachers Goes Back to Work (and School)

Death of a Man in Custody Adds Fuel to a Dispute Over a Policing Strategy


The Christian Science Monitor


Can math stop murder? (+video)

Border kids protests build amid calls for troops on the border, even secession (+video)

Congressional aide charged after allegedly bringing pistol to House building (+video)


UConn settles sexual assault suit for $1.2 million. Will more schools be sued? (+video)


The Star Ledger


AC casino closures would have ripple effect across N.J., labor economist says

N.J.'s $1.1B Sandy housing grant program distributes just $133M so far

Multi-agency program seeks to end the cycle of violence in Trenton


Jersey City group marches in the name of peace

For Baraka, Christie's help likely solution to Newark's budget crisis



Philly,com


Kenyatta Johnson admits money slip-up

Embattled Philly pastor gives notice

Pa. has 2nd-most inmates serving life without parole


Inmates seek end to 'culture of crime'


Tea Party threatens agency that helps small businesses


The Detroit Free Press


Combined kindergarten a big teaching experiment

School funding proposals across metro Detroit

Hockey, housing and more: Ilitches unveil 'bold vision' for Red Wings arena district


Colleagues becoming bitter rivals in Wayne County state Senate races



The Chicago Tribune

Hundreds gather at vigil for girl, 11, shot at sleepover

Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share

Legislators agree to delay questioning on Quinn grant program


The Washington Post


Editorial: Democracy in the cross hairs

Personalized super PAC is 2014’s must-have

For Clinton, a large group of potential challengers

Liberals are pining for a Clinton challenger

Nearly 50,000 felons ruled eligible to have drug sentences reduced

Can sea containers be cheap and comfy?

A basic flaw in the anti-affirmative action argument

DCPS hires expert tasked with helping African American boys



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Quiet tax increases cleared the way for the Cleveland schools' "no tax increase" tax request

Trade-offs in privacy from enhanced driver's licenses would threaten freedoms: Christine Link, ACLU of Ohio

Ed FitzGerald calls for state Superintendent Richard Ross to resign over handling of Horizon charter school complaints

Former Richmond Heights superintendent denied early prison release



The Los Angeles Times


Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration


Opinion: California pols have failed vocational education students


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

For Georgia schools, it’s about more than how many kids pass the test

$75M in public money to support GM development

Update: Reed names Michael Geisler Atlanta’s COO


USA Today

Investigation: ATF drug stings targeted minorities


US teen beaten in mideast talks about ordeal


Native American teens get taste of college















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