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Today in Black America - June 3

POSTED: June 03, 2013, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Pioneering hematologist Dr. Charles Drew, who made discoveries on the use of blood plasma and set up the first blood bank, was born in 1904.

The New York Times

Editorial: Time to Change Military Justice

Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults

Seeking a Fresh Start, Holder Finds a Fresh Set of Troubles

For Bloomberg, Gun Control Fight Shifts to State Capitals

With Students as Backdrop, Obama Warns of Doubling of Loan Rates

New York to Evaluate Teachers With New System

Mayoral Candidates Wrestle Over Waste Removal

The Christian Science Monitor

How online learning is reinventing college

Rand Paul: 'When Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we'll win' (+video)

Smoking gun in IRS scandal? Rep. Darrell Issa says he's close.

The Star Ledger

Irvington cops at center of gangster rap controversy face internal charges, could be fired

Report: Booker says Buono will get Democratic support with or without party leaders

Blame the accusers? Rutgers' strategy to defend Julie Hermann is indefensible

Passaic prosecutors to invoke rarely-used law to charge drug dealer with murder in heroin death

Longtime E. Orange mayor fights for 5th term as political newcomer wages fierce battle

The Detroit Free Press

Meet the 5 council members calling it quits

Orr, new districts mean unique power structure for future Detroit council

Detroit Zoo giraffe? Belle Isle? Detroit's treasure trove could be vulnerable to sale to settle debt

Michigan bill could cut foreclosure redemption period

Rochelle Riley: Do Michigan leaders finally get that education is the key?

The Washington Post

‘Temporary’ farm aid may finally meet the reaper

Republican rift over Medicaid deepens

Court sides with administration on Southwestern border gun issue

Budgetary mismanagement blamed for Job Corps’ cost overruns

Backlash greets Cheerios ad with interracial family

E.W. Jackson says he is in 'fundamental agreement' with Cuccinelli

Prince George’s County legislation overhauling school system takes effect

The Chicago Tribune

Rape victim speaks out: 'I'm not ashamed. A crime is a crime'

3 charged in fatal Chicago shooting

New law gives teeth to 'zero tolerance' policy for school bus drivers

Lawmakers pass concealed carry rules

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland's Opportunity Corridor looks doable, as money falls into place

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU announce plan to build new medical education building on Clinic campus

University Hospitals creates effective tools to overcome barriers to cancer clinical trials

Mark Naymik: Gun-control debate should be refocused on places like Cleveland, not Sandy Hook

The Los Angeles Times

Skelton: Brown poised for victory on education policy

A party, with no politics, for the departing Villaraigosa

L.A. students tackle social problems for Aspen Ideas Festival

School bond campaign reform sought

Schools' effort to shift to Common Core faces a difficult test

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Hawk Mookie Blaylock faces charges in fatal wreck

Georgia colleges look at new ways to use online courses

Cobb math teachers fret over lack of textbooks

DeKalb school board suspension reaches Georgia Supreme Court

USA Today

Trial begins in girl's death during Detroit police raid

Adult prescription growth linked to kids' poisonings

Tenn. schools slow to embrace armed teachers

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