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POSTED: December 19, 2014, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. Carter G. Woodson, historian and founder of "Negro History Week" is born in 1875.

The New York Times

‘Brave’ Move Lifts Obama’s Standing With Latin America

As 2016 Nears, Clinton Keeps in Mind Mistakes of 2008 Campaign

Rating Plan for Colleges Is Unveiled by the U.S.

Contesting Traffic Fines, Missouri Sues 13 Suburbs of St. Louis

Drop in Jobless Claims Points to Economic Rally

Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue

Shooting Spurs Debates Over Race and Guns in a Gingerbread Town

U.S. Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions

Cuomo Signals Changes for Education Next Year

New York Voters Oppose Raise for State Legislators, Poll Finds

The Christian Science Monitor

States tackle question of how to boost college completion rates for low-income students

Democrats need bigger economic message, pollster warns

Eight things to know about Jeb Bush's record

Obama's Cuba plan could change how Latin America views US (+video)

The Star Ledger

Christie's civil service changes invalidated by lawmakers

Your take: Is a school superintendent worth more than $175K?

N.J. Senate wants to examine later school start times

Mercer County freeholder claims board chairman is pressuring him to give up bid for assembly seat

New Jersey education commissioner confirmed

Uproar over paramedic's Instagram post

Obama signs bill to rename Phila. V.A. hospital

SRC adopts no-frills spending plan

The Detroit Free Press

Lawmakers OK deal to put sales tax hike for road fixes on ballot

Peters, Land battle for U.S. Senate gobbled up $56M

Robert Davis gets 18 months for embezzling from schools

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio unemployment rate was 5 percent in November, below U.S. rate

Mapp's passing reminds us police (mis)treatment of suspects not new: Carolyn N. Long (opinion)

Cleveland residents offer solutions for police department at forum

Cleveland schools balking on campaign promise? School board delays funding for construction watchdog

The Chicago Tribune

Some Chicago restaurants repeatedly failed health inspections in 2014

Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term

Jeb Bush to meet with potential fundraisers in Chicago

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. County fielded numerous complaints before deaths of two children

Former white supremacist convicted in 1997 slaying of black man

Berkeley effigies' powerful racial message was hurt by unclear intent

The Washington Post

North Korea's bizarre Sony saga uncovers Hollywood's hidden truth

Report: Secret Service ‘starved for leadership’

Opponents formulate ways to derail Obama’s Cuba policy

With Morrissey’s vow to run again, Va. braces for new political spectacle

U.S. plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes

Vote delayed on new D.C. high school grad requirements

USA Today

Students debate police brutality, racial bias and the benefits of body cameras

Police stop pursuing nearly 79,000 fugitives

Teen claims anti-Arab bullying at school in lawsuit

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