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POSTED: November 20, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Inventor Garrett Augustus Morgan receives a patent for the traffic light in 1923.

The New York Times


Push to Renew Health Plans Finds Unlikely State Allies

Perks Ease Way in Health Plans for Lawmakers


Health Insurance Marketplace Is Still About 40 Percent Incomplete, Official Says

F.C.C. Calls for Internet-Based Phone Network

In JPMorgan Deal, U.S. Aimed for Bottom Line


Editorial: The Expiring Ban on Plastic Guns

Editorial: Advertisements for the Common Core


In Places Like North St. Louis, Gunfire Still Rules the Night

Report Documents a Rise in Fatal Shootings by the City’s Police Officers

Liberal Bloc on New York City Council Seeks a Voice in the Election of a New Speaker


The Christian Science Monitor


JPMorgan Chase settles. Is $13 billion for role in mortgage crisis fair?


Is HealthCare.gov secure? In Congress, cyber-experts vouch for Obamacare site.

Official tornado count: 14 twisters hit during devastating Midwest storm

George Zimmerman: latest arrest and a troubling post-verdict saga


The Star Ledger


Plainfield gang member admits shooting 5-year-old child, faces 16-year sentence

6 arrested in Hoboken after another incident of violence near a PATH station

6 indicted in scheme to rig N.J. tax lein bids, authorities say

Two A.C. cops plead guilty to official misconduct for drugs, soliciting sex on duty



The Detroit Free Press


Michigan, hard-hit Detroit in line to share in $13 billion JP Morgan payout


Detroit police chief: We need residents' help in fighting crime

Judge asked to order Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson to pay Detroit $10 million

53 Michigan school districts face higher borrowing costs this year


Being black at the University of Michigan: Students tweet their experiences


Philly.com


Pa.: 'Alarm bells' over school district hiring


Family: Cop punched girl, 14, in school fight


Council panel: Drop city code 'R-word'

African American leaders bet on one casino proposal



The Washington Post

Tech problems trip up Md.’s health exchange

GOP overreaches with ‘Obama Girl’ tweets


Obama: GOP ‘invested in failure’ of health law

Congressman Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession


New health-care law could mean more voters


Plain Writing in government; Agencies aren’t there yet

UDC trustees delay decision on athletic programs

Pr. George’s council delays vote on minimum wage

Commission to suggest revisions to D.C. tax code



The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel fundraising rules look tough, lack bite


Casino more viable for Reese site than Obama library, study says


CHA settled harassment complaint day before CEO quit



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Former Cleveland City Council President George Forbes says city should merge with neighboring East Cleveland

East Cleveland could add 17,000 people to Cleveland; demographic, economic breakdown of possible merger

Cleveland Browns and City of Cleveland announce deal on FirstEnergy Stadium financing

"Stand your ground" bill clears legislative committee, heads to House floor

Cleveland schools hope state - or someone else - will help pay for shift from textbooks to tablets


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

2nd arrest made in shooting death of Clayton County teen


Sentence upheld against only woman on Georgia’s death row


Common Cause Georgia calls for referendum over Braves stadium plans


The Los Angeles Times

Hidden costs in LAUSD iPad program revealed

Teachers union members, parents protest $1-billion iPad plan

Healthcare regulator's move to Kaiser under investigation

Jerry Brown says prison deal may be within reach



USA Today

Police under investigation in minivan shooting














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