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Today in Black America - June 19

POSTED: June 19, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Today marks the Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration in recognition of the notification of Texans in 1865 that slavery had been abolished.

The New York Times

Immigration Law Changes Seen Cutting Billions From Deficit

Education Chief Lets States Delay Use of Tests in Decisions About Teachers’ Jobs

Dissent Festers in States That Obama Forgot

In Partisan Vote, House Approves Ban on Abortions After 22 Weeks

Less ‘Rambo’ Seen in New U.S. Military Culture

F.C.C. Nominee Favors Competition Over Regulation

Ex-Senator Feingold Chosen as Special Envoy to African Region

Labor Seeks Influence in New York’s Mayoral Race

De Blasio Offers Ideas in Policy Book for Election

Small Businesses, With Group, Seek Greater Say in New York City’s Policies

The Christian Science Monitor

Decoder Wire Edward Snowden a hero to many young Americans, poll suggests

House GOP passes major antiabortion bill. Why Democrats are pleased.

Kenya giving laptops to all first graders, amid controversy

The Star Ledger

Report: Many N.J. bridges need repairs, more funding

In Edison, a bid to strip politics from policing; mayor, chief find common ground on reforms

N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie talks 2016 on TV; Booker on top in another poll

Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School appeals state-ordered closure

N.J. Education Department places 3 South Jersey charter schools on probation

The Detroit Free Press

Mike Duggan can't run for Detroit mayor, Michigan appeals court rules

Judge declares mistrial in Aiyana case after jurors fail to reach verdict

Deal with some Detroit creditors could be a couple weeks away, Orr says

John Conyers: Anti-abortion bill an 'attack on women's constitutional rights'

State Senate OKs $1 surcharge on electric bills to help poor

The Washington Post

House may control immigration bill’s fate

Poll: Public wants congressional hearings on NSA surveillance

How an e-mail address disrupted plots in Britain and U.S.

Full transcript of interview with IRS manager released

Poll: Americans view GOP in less favorable light than Democratic Party

Did guards’ youth play a role in the Baltimore jail corruption scandal?

For homeless students, graduation brings relief and a brighter future

Accused Labor Department lawyer dead in cell; throat had been cut

The Chicago Tribune

CTU's Lewis rips Emanuel's 'elite' school reform advisers

CPS leader predicts happier ties with teachers union

Witness: Ex-Cook County Board head gave deputy signatory power

Madigan not worried about Quinn on gun control measure

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis charged with 14 felonies

DeKalb CEO accused of strong-arming vendors

Judge appears ready to rule against APS prosecution

Rep. Brooks granted additional legal help

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Heights-University Heights teachers, board agree on new contract

Ohio colleges get mostly low grades from National Council on Teacher Quality

Ohio still is a manufacturing powerhouse, report card says

Editorial: Medical career triage could improve job prospects for local students interested in health care professions

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Council approves ban on plastic bags

L.A. school board OKs $30 million for Apple iPads

Budget could limit public's access to government documents

New teacher training study decries California universities

USA Today

AMA: Obesity is a disease

Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, government study shows

1 in 9 U.S. bridges in need of repair

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