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Today in Black History: In 1955 Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus, sparking a boycott that changed history.

The New York Times


Obama Plans Meetings on Ferguson Unrest at the White House

Churches Urge Healing, but Also Activism, After Stormy Week in Ferguson

Blow: Crime and Punishment

Boehner Faces the First Days of New Power in Congress


Editorial: Women Who Work


Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales, at Stores and Online, Slide 11 Percent

Clamor Rises to Rewrite the U.S. Constitution


On Harlem Block, a Dispute Between Spirits and the Spiritual Is Measured in Feet


The Star Ledger


New Jersey's Kenny Britt at center of St. Louis Rams' controversial on-field protest of Ferguson shooting

One dead, two wounded in Newark's third fatal shooting of weekend

Bill would require NJ prisons to limit solitary confinement of inmates


The Christian Science Monitor

Can Ferguson spark new civil rights movement? How times have changed. (+video)

Protesters on Black Friday: Will they reinvigorate outrage over Ferguson? (+video)


The view from the US county where death penalty invoked the most, per capita

Authorities look at 'antigovernment' motive in Austin shootings



The Washington Post


Protesters march to governor’s mansion; Ferguson officer Wilson resigns


Are politicians ready for demographic shifts?

Ferguson exit poll shows racial polarization in views of police

Lawmakers and casino giant cite tribe’s now-repealed ban on interracial marriage as reason to delay federal recognition


High school aerospace engineering program taking flight

Social video shows Ferguson protest stopping traffic on D.C. highway


The Detroit Free Press

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gets appeals date

Tax-foreclosure crisis looming as lawmakers set to act

Detroit city council approves office sale to UAW-Ford

Editorial: We must fix the criminal justice system


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tamir Rice weighs heavily on second anniversary of deadly Cleveland police chase

The Tamir Rice shooting: A timeline of events

Cleveland police officers accuse department of racial discrimination in wake of deadly chase

After Tamir Rice's death organizers step up efforts for a citywide Toy Gun Buyback


The Los Angeles Times

Police group slams Rams players' show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters

Prop. 65's warning signs of chemical hazards may require more detail

Stanford teams with teacher union CTA to train for Common Core


A push to increase L.A. voter turnout


Banking industry culture primes for cheating, study suggests


The Chicago Tribune

GOP aide's dig at Obama daughters sparks backlash

Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid

With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash


Quinn pardons 126, including 1 of Dixmoor Five


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Trial to start for ex-judge in framing of woman

Mystery of bizarre Clayton kidnapping continues to unfold

Spelman president on Cosby controversy: Gift to college came from Cosby family


Philly.com


Hill: Ferguson looting had an upside

Where did Fattah's $3.3M earmark go?

Philadelphia push to raise minimum wage part of national debate

Artifacts at site of former slaves' village tell historic tale


USA Today

Commission to study Ferguson issues holds meets today

Debunked: Ferguson protesters did not steal mall train

Ferguson mayor: No severance pay for Wilson









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