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Academy award nominated actor and Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Will Smith was born in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Today in Black History: James Byrd, Jr. of Jasper, Texas was dragged to his death by three white supremacists in an incident in 1998 that stunned the nation
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The New York Times


National

White Manager Pleads Guilty to Forcing Black Cook to Work for Years Without Pay


23 Seconds, 5 Critical Moments (Stephon Clark Killing)


EDITORIAL: Medicaid’s Nickel-and-Dime Routine

Primary Results Give Democrats Hope for a House Takeover

California Governor Hopefuls Stick to Ideological Corners

5 Takeaways From California’s Primary, for Californians


Ryan Dismisses Trump’s Charges of a Spy in His Campaign


Harriet Tubman on the $20? Trump’s Treasury Dept. Won’t Commit


What an Immigration Showdown Would Look Like


Local


In a Twist, Low Scores Would Earn Admission to Select Schools


Sean Patrick Maloney Jumps Into New York Attorney General’s Race


He Delivered Pizza to an Army Base in Brooklyn. Now He Faces Deportation.


Philly.com


Tax on new construction advances despite Kenney concerns, scorching criticism from building trades

Philly man, wrongly imprisoned for 25 years, gets nearly $10 million from city


Dozens of speakers at hearing assail Pa. plan to use algorithm in sentencing

Could the rural prison economy survive the era of decarceration?


The Detroit Free Press

Prosecutors: Trooper charged with ATV murder used Taser to punish people

Lights! Camera! 3,000 journalists of NABJ to descend on Detroit in August

Prevailing wage repealed by Republicans in the Michigan Legislature

Ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick lands in NJ prison with a camp


The Star-Ledger


More Edison cops to be arrested as no-show job scandal widens


N.J. Democrats just got a boost after voters chose high-profile House candidates at Trump midterm


One of the country's best urban principals is in N.J. And it just earned her a pretty big check.


The Chicago Tribune


Multiple students reported that a security guard groped them. One’s testimony sent him to prison.

2 indicted Chicago cops sued for alleged false arrest

Strong support voiced for community oversight of Chicago police at final public hearing

On Gwendolyn Brooks' birthday, a statue of the powerful poet will be unveiled on the South Side



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


House passes water bill with measures to help the Great Lakes and Cleveland


Cleveland's new chief corporate counsel to be paid $113,500 a year

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he's working to help immigrant families caught in Sandusky-area raid

Plan for new Cleveland police headquarters clears first review by City Council

Cleveland schools ask parents to lobby state for school construction money


The Washington Post


A FEMA meeting was supposed to be about hurricanes. But Trump had a lot more on his mind.

Democrats get boost in fight for control of House, but may fall short of a blue wave


Trump complains about traveling to Canada for G-7 summit ahead of Kim meeting

The hidden costs of ‘America First’: Ohio factory feels the effects of Trump’s tariffs


Justice Dept. offers lawmakers new material on FBI’s Russia probe


‘I’ll take off my pants. Just don’t kill me.’: African migrants’ new route to Europe littered with old perils

In some states, a debate over payday lending unfolds in the black church

D.C. passes emergency law to allow chronically absent students to graduate


Ben Jealous: Sanders-style Democrat gains traction in Clinton-loving Md.

‘Take that, Trump’: Md. gubernatorial candidate makes a point of kissing his husband in ad

Corey Stewart disavows ties to two white supremacists he once befriended



The Los Angeles Times


California’s gas tax hike cost Josh Newman his job. And that sets up an even bigger fight

L.A.'s school board president wants every district graduate to be eligible for a four-year public university by 2023

Officials demand answers after more than 118,000 people were left off L.A. County voter rosters


USA Today


Trump has failed to appoint officials needed to speed his infrastructure plans







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