CNN: Detroit: The ‘Used To Be’ City

(CNN) — “This block used to be full of pretty little houses with well-kept yards.” When you spend any time in the newly bankrupt Detroit, you get very accustomed to hearing the words “used to be.”    It’s a phrase often uttered …

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USA Today: Search widens for Ohio killer’s victims

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The police chief of a Cleveland suburb told searchers Sunday that he believes there could be one or two more victims in addition to the three bodies found…

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Detroit Free Press: Stephen Henderson: Washington must see Detroit’s potential

The White House’s we’ll-keep-an-eye-on-that response to the biggest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history is an astounding puzzler and suggests a dangerous lack of urban vision — and no understanding of Detroit’s…

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Miami Herald: South Florida peaceful but passionate following Zimmerman trial verdict

South Florida awoke to a relatively peaceful Sunday morning following Saturday night’s not guilty verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who killed Miami Gardens teenager…

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Orlando Sentinel: George Zimmerman not guilty: What’s next?

As many Americans woke up today to the news that a Seminole County jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in Trayvon Martin‘s death, legal commentators, activists and the public are asking: What’s next?

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Mediaite.com: Local Michigan Democrat Caught On Tape Calling Town Official An ‘Arrogant Nigger’

Buena Vista Township Clerk Gloria Platko is resisting demands that she step down after another local official, Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell (a Democrat), taped a phone conversation in which Platko…

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Huffington Post: Anthony Foxx To Be Named Transportation Secretary

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will name Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, sources familiar with…

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Charlotte Observer: GOP rolls out less restrictive N.C. voter ID bill

House Republicans unveiled their long-awaited voter ID bill Thursday, offering a less restrictive version than the measure that was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Bev. Perdue…

NY Times: Charles M. Blow: The G.O.P.’s Diversity Deserts

Just a week ago, the Republicans issued their much-ballyhooed “autopsy” on why they lost the presidential election last year and how they might remedy their…

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