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Today in Black History: John Morront, the first African American missionary to work with Indians, is ordained as a Methodist minister in London, England.

The New York Times

Iraq Haunts Potential Bush Run, as It Did Clinton in 2008


Blow: The President, Fox News and the Poor

George Stephanopoulos Apologizes to Viewers on Clinton Donations

Democrats Balk at Sparing Only Military Spending From Mandated Cuts

Missouri House Speaker Quits Over Texts


Amtrak Says Shortfalls and Rules Delayed Its Safety System


12 Years Later, a Mystery of Chemical Exposure in Iraq Clears Slightly


Cuomo’s Job Creation Program Is Slow to Take Hold

Schumer to Recommend Brooklyn Prosecutor for U.S. Attorney Post


New York Police Dept. Questioning of Protesters Was Improper, Rights Lawyers Tell Commissioner



The Star Ledger

N.J. teacher vows to fight her dismissal over letters to convicted cop killer

The 11 lowest-paying college majors in N.J.

What parents need to know about N.J.'s new car seat law


Paterson schools laying off hundreds of staff, report says


The Christian Science Monitor

In global fight against extreme poverty, a potential game-changer

Dale Anderson shows young offenders a path to a sweeter life


Will USA Freedom Act rein in NSA domestic phone data collection? (+video)

Why the news on high college costs is starting to get (a little) better


The Detroit Free Press

Feds object to moving Quicken Loans case to Detroit

Treetops disputes report it permitted fraternity mayhem


Audit rips Michigan residential program for troubled youth


The Washington Post

Obama’s trade agenda clears hurdle in Senate

‘Paid for by O’Malley for President’ — and 9 other signs O’Malley is in


Jeb Bush tries to settle Iraq issue, but comparisons to brother will persist

Hillary Clinton’s litmus test for Supreme Court nominees: a pledge to overturn Citizens United


This is why Antonio Villaraigosa might want to think twice before running for Senate in California

As Stephanopoulos controversy shows, the Clinton Foundation is now a political nonprofit

Two Bowser allies are sworn onto the D.C. Council


The Los Angeles Times

Revised California budget plan helps schools and the poor

Spending in race for three LAUSD board seats reaches nearly $4.6 million

In L.A. Unified races, there's one issue where charter schools and teachers union agree


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Protesters rallying against police violence in Cleveland choke rush hour traffic (photos)


Cleveland is doing everything right – so far -- to avoid becoming the next Baltimore: Mark Naymik

When is a student 'proficient?' Ohio's bar is among country's lowest, national rankings show



Philly.com


Sources: Investigators get warrant for Amtrak engineer's cellphone records

Ex-narc cops found not guilty

Obama to visit Camden, focusing on police efforts


USA Today

Amtrak funding still contentious post-crash


The Chicago Tribune

CPS employee used principals' passwords in $870,000 scam, prosecutors say

Report: Girls, white students most likely to be bullied in school

Chicago's credit rating takes another hit, this one less severe








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