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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

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Today in Black History: Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston, who rose from poverty in Arkansas, was born on this date in 1932.


The New York Times


In California, Push for College Diversity Starts Earlier

Bodies Pour In as Nigeria Rounds Up Islamists

Delaware, Continuing a Trend, Becomes the 11th State to Allow Same-Sex Unions

Pennsylvania: Ex-Judge Ordered to Apologize

For Democrats, Corruption Arrest Is One More Barrier to Control of the State Senate

Outsiders in Race for Mayor Are Irritating Their Better-Known Rivals


Liberal Party Backs Catsimatidis


The Christian Science Monitor

Employers can't be forced to display pro-union posters, court rules

Immigration reform promises border security. Prove it, Republicans say.

Study: Community colleges lack rigor, but incoming students ill prepared

Telecommuting: Steady growth in work-at-home culture, Yahoo or not

Police ask how three women in Cleveland kidnapping went undetected so long


The Star-Ledger

Dollar store owner charged for allowing over $5M in fraudulent food stamp buys


Hudson municipalities awarded $4.4 million in state transportation grants

After subpoenas, Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, 17 others appear before committee investigating Obama bust



The Detroit Free Press

11-year-old Detroit boy hit by gunfire in shooting outside home


Detroit teen likely died during game of Russian roulette, cops say

Alliance to present Detroit unemployment picture


The Washington Post


Medicare reveals hospitals’ prices for first time

Editorial: Miracle in Cleveland


Mark Sanford makes political comeback

Republican probe of Benghazi attacks turns toward Hillary Clinton

Sharp drop in gun violence, but most killings involve firearms


Group plans July 4 march on Washington with loaded rifles


Security chief at Baltimore jail out in wake of guards-gang collusion scandal

D.C. police officer arrested in cocaine money-laundering case


Cuccinelli pledges to cut income taxes by $1.4B a year if elected Va. governor


The Chicago Tribune

CPS student, 16, dies of meningitis; Lindblom closed Wednesday


Hearing officers criticize CPS plans

Former alderman arrested on gun charge

Retired teachers threaten to sue over pension changes

No sign of reports Jackson is required to file

Resignation of state GOP leader reveals party's split on social issues


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland women's return gives hope to advocates for missing kids

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson: 3 women who escaped captivity face long road home


Charles Ramsey is hero for rescuing Amanda Berry, chef employer says



The Los Angeles Times

Pentagon: Military sexual assaults up sharply

USC students, LAPD meet over alleged racial profiling


DWP salaries rose 15%, despite recession


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Man pleads guilty to $400,000 food stamp scheme

Former Brave Otis Nixon free on bond

Top-scoring metro Atlanta high schools small in size, big on rigor

Georgia releases grades for schools, districts



USA Today

Disturbing tale of Cleveland captivity

Our View: 500 military sexual assault cases a week

FAMU names new director of marching, pep bands



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