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Today in Black History: The late Congressman Charles C. Diggs from Michigan is born in Detroit in 1922.

The New York Times

Most College Students Don’t Earn a Degree in 4 Years, Study Finds


A Week Later, Protesters Remain Vocal on Ferguson, Partly With Silence


Another Killing in Ferguson Leaves a Family Grappling With the Unknown


Editorial: What Is a True Threat on Facebook?

Republicans Try to Balance Immigration Action While Avoiding a Shutdown

Obama Offers New Standards on Police Gear

G.O.P. Aide Quits After Ridiculing Obama’s Daughters, Sasha and Malia


New York City Plans Focus on Mental Health in Justice System


The Christian Science Monitor

Lame duck 101: What to expect from the last days of this Congress


Ferguson day at the White House: What did Obama accomplish? (+video)


Anti-AIDS efforts make big gains in stopping child infections (+video)


Elizabeth Lauten resigns: Why critics attack first daughters at their peril (+video)




The Washington Post

Potential Democratic challengers to Hillary are beginning to line up


African Americans aren’t thrilled with Obama’s Ferguson response


Youth leaders to Obama: Be ‘more out in front’ on race

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) brings ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ to House floor

GOP aide’s resignation proves taboos remain in D.C.

Can Hillary Clinton win white working-class voters? Probably not.


Ferguson protests share cause, not coordination

Ward 8 will elect Marion Barry’s successor in April


The Star Ledger


Criminal complaints allege William Paterson students blocked door during gang rape

Paterson schools paying 66 employees more than $125,000, report says

Report finds flood of military weapons into police arsenals needs better oversight


The Detroit Free Press


Tests pile up for HS juniors; what's a principal to do?

Detroit Public Schools to sell warehouse for $500,000


Snyder tours Detroit roadways, urges legislative action



The Los Angeles Times

State bill would clarify that youth under 18 cannot legally consent to sex with adults


World AIDS Day 2014: HIV, AIDS diagnoses, deaths dropping in L.A.

City attorney needs more staff for 8,800 new Prop. 47 misdemeanors

How airline seating reflects income inequality

LAPD arrests violated protesters' rights, coalition says



The Chicago Tribune


Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision


Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

Cook County sues Wells Fargo over lending practices

Former Chicago comptroller sentenced to 15 years in Ohio scheme


Preckwinkle, County Board face major financial hurdles in new term


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Republican National Convention to transform and disrupt Cleveland: By the Numbers

Protesters crash Cleveland City Council meeting with demands for justice, police reform

Readers say target roads, bridges for work if the state has surplus money

College success is linked to success in middle school, study says: Higher Education Roundup

St. Louis Rams official denies apologizing to police for players' Ferguson protest

Rep. Marcia Fudge decries Ferguson and Cleveland police shootings in Black Caucus floor speech


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

APS judge says he’s ‘somewhat doubtful’ about RICO charge


Is college the only path to middle-class for low-income students?

Atlanta school board says no to allowing larger classes

APD major named first woman police chief at Morehouse College


Philly.com


Ubiñas: Cosby not only one who should resign from Temple

State calls for removal of Chester Upland receiver


Delco minister fights for justice and his church


Chris Rock talks race relations, Bill Cosby

Opinion: Implausible deniability for Fattah



USA Today

Ferguson struggles to grasp why protests turned violent

St. Louis bar boycotts Rams after players support Ferguson protests







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