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Today in Black America - June 20

POSTED: June 20, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Piano prodigy Andre Watts, the first artist to appear on "Live from Lincoln Center," was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1946.

The New York Times

Strategist Out of Closet and Into Fray, This Time for Gay Marriage

Blow: A Nation Divided Against Itself

Thomas B. Edsall: Our Broken Social Contract

F.B.I. Director Warns Against Dismantling Surveillance Program

Statue Unveiled, Douglass Is Hailed for Equality Fight

Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Eating With a Grass-Roots Campaign

Teachers’ Union Is Backing Thompson’s Bid for Mayor


The Christian Science Monitor

Slavery: US gives bad marks to China and Russia in its annual report


Obamacare behind schedule as Oct. 1 rollout nears

Obama pushes big cut in nuclear weapons. Is that a good idea?

FBI uses drones on US soil: Senators want assurances on privacy protections


The Star Ledger


Top N.J. Democrats, unions kick off campaign to raise the minimum wage

Bergen freeholders: State should pay for special election; would cost county $3.6 million

Elizabeth mayor asks N.J. education commissioner to take over superintendent search


Today's one of 8 important dates every N.J. voter should know

South Jersey Democrats endorse Newark Mayor Cory Booker for U.S. Senate


The Detroit Free Press

Plans for $650M Wings arena, entertainment district unveiled

Bill to dissolve insolvent school districts nears final OK in Senate

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


The Washington Post

$7 billion in gear U.S. sent to war will not return


Snowden extradition could be a very complicated process

New virus may be more fatal than SARS, according to disease experts

Dissecting the ‘SNAP Challenge’

The remarkable consistency of President Obama's job approval numbers


Rush Holt is no Cory Booker. And he's just fine with that.


Prosecutor moves closer to finding out what Gray knew

Rape charges filed against three Naval Academy football players

The Post’s View: Why was an inmate’s throat slashed?


The Chicago Tribune


State lawmakers finally respond to pension alarm

Cook County commissioners lower use tax

IDOT finances rife with errors, oversight lapses, state audit finds


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Grady official indicted for embezzlement

AMA declares obesity a disease

Indictment clouds Brooks’ group’s future

Youths create PSA to counter teen pregnancy


The Los Angeles Times

Ex-USC professor charged with child sex crimes returns to L.A.

Police: Woman killed in Hollywood over $1

Brown, lawmakers get 5.2% raises to make up for cuts

The soft sciences matter as much as ever


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Margaret Bernstein: A PEP talk about encouraging success in deeply troubled kids


Ohio may get OK to use foreclosure-prevention money to tear down more eyesores

Former Veterans Affairs director indicted on 36 counts accusing him of conspiracy, accepting bribes and kickbacks


USA Today

1959 IRS rule is at the center of Tea Party scandal

HPV vaccine reduces cancer virus in girls by 56%

Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeries

Ex-Miss America called 'street walker' by GOP chair

King's 1963 Walk to Freedom still inspires Detroit




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