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Today in Black History: E. Frederic Morrow, the first Black to serve in an executive position on a President's staff, was born on this date in 1909 in Hackensack, NJ.

The New York Times

Blow: Has the N.R.A. Won?

Members of Armed Services Left in Dark on Health Errors

Skip Payment. Go to Jail. Lose Job. Repeat.

Motherlode: Forgiving $38,750 in Child Support, for My Kids’ Sake

Sale of U.S. Arms Fuels the Wars of Arab States


Texas: Bill Prohibiting Cities From Banning Fracking Advances

A Teenager Is Killed in a Drive-By Shooting in New Jersey

Participatory Budgeting Opens Up Voting to the Disenfranchised and Denied


The Christian Science Monitor

Oklahoma City bombing: Right-wing extremist threat 20 years later (+video)

Applause for No Child Left Behind rewrite, but concerns remain

The New Economy Reflecting the wage gap, store charges women 76 percent of men's price (+video)


Robert Anderson sees homeless people as individuals, not problems


The Star Ledger

Majority of voters say Christie was aware of bridge scandal, poll says

Shooting in Newark's West Ward leaves 2 dead, authorities say

Minority children in N.J. likeliest to be poor, unhealthy, struggle in school, report says

N.J. lawmakers, educators, push to ban powdered alcohol product: Palcohol

Do municipal Facebook pages and comments count as public records?



The Detroit Free Press

More land at Ford Wixom plant site is on the market

Former Detroit narcotics officer facing drug charge

Detroit shipping container project

Amid deaths, leaders call for homeschool system changes


The Washington Post

D.C. boom slows down — and people move on

Many schools nationwide still resist challenging all their students

Medicare assigns poor-to-middling scores to Washington area’s hospitals


Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

State tax revenue up, but experts worry growth isn’t enough

D.C.-area production of housing lags impending demand, analyst says

Md. legislation to help ex-offenders points to a slow shift in Annapolis

Educators alarmed by some questions on N.Y. Common Core tests


What psychology tells us about student achievement -- and how it is ignored


The Chicago Tribune

3 shot near U. of C. campus, among 14 wounded in city shootings overnight

Man arrested after trying to scale White House fence

Cook County state's attorney to announce loosening of pot penalties

Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Time to make voting easier for everyone, including Ohio's college students: State Rep. Kathleen Clyde

Memphis police could provide example for Cleveland officers on how to respond to mentally ill

Experts discuss issues with Cleveland police body cameras at Saturday forum (video)


Ben Carson makes case for a politically incorrect president in speech to Cuyahoga County GOP


The Los Angeles Times

L.A. restaurants push for tips to count toward minimum wage

Nonprofit hopes $25,000 prize lures L.A. schools' District 5 voters

Lawsuits threaten DWP payments to city

State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians

Washington governor declares drought emergency in nearly half the state


USA Today


AARP names top 10 most livable neighborhoods in USA


How 4 teens became murderers without killing anyone

Graham: There's a 91% chance I'll run (if the money is there)








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