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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

Today in Black America - April 25

POSTED: April 25, 2013, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, the "First Lady of Song," was born on this date in 1918 in Newport News, Virginia.

The New York Times

Editorial: On Beyond Fear

Blow: Politics of Paranoia

Thomas B. Edsall: The Shadow Lobbyist

Despair Drives Guantánamo Detainees to Revolt

New Medical Exam Policy for Sexual Assault Cases


Quinn to Allow Vote on a Profiling Bill

Westchester Leader Acts on a Fair-Housing Bill



The Christian Science Monitor

Glenn Beck conspiracy theory: What's his evidence?

Why trial for Boston bomb suspect could be at least a year away (+video)



The Star Ledger

Trenton council to discuss plan if Mayor Tony Mack, council member is removed from office

Campaign finance overhaul by N.J. Senate Democrats would also reform pay-to-play

Newark board votes 'no-confidence' in schools chief Cami Anderson


Poll: New Jerseyans don't think we're 'back to normal' after Sandy

N.J. county political party fundraising plummets


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Death sentence for man who killed College Park teens

Defiant 30 Deep gang member Johnquavious Hood sent back to prison

Second lawsuit filed in Buckhead IHOP police scrum

Charter school officials unhappy with early actions of new Georgia commission


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Fire Department captain: Our equipment is 'junk'

Tom Barrow to kick off bid today for Detroit mayor

FBI outreach aims to show kids, communities: You can trust the cops

Michigan school chief to lead education work group

Bobby Ferguson may get publicly funded lawyer for bid-rigging trial



The Washington Post

House GOP faction rebels against leadership proposal on health care

Suspect had no gun when bullets hit boat, officials say

Holder says no furloughs at Justice Department this fiscal year

House honors ‘four little girls’ killed in Birmingham church bombing

After GOP loss this week, what’s the future of the Republican party in D.C.?

Maryland’s biggest health insurer seeks to raise premiums 25 percent

Maryland prison officials sought FBI’s help with gang at Baltimore jail


The Chicago Tribune

Mississippi pawnshop sued in Chicago cop's death

Virginia congressman rips federal government for buying Illinois prison

State senator pleads guilty to misdemeanor in O'Hare gun case


The Los Angeles Times


Jerry Brown promises 'battle' over education

Bloomberg donates $350,000 to L.A. school board race

Rumor of deal roils teachers union


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Internal review of deadly Cleveland police chase complete, more than 100 officers and supervisors face discipline

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge seeks fair phone call rates for prison inmates (video)

Ed FitzGerald kicks off his long-planned bid for governor by banking on his Cuyahoga County base


USA Today

Survey: Nearly a quarter of teens drive while impaired

Illinois mayor's nephew kills 5, dies after firefight


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