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POSTED: June 26, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: General Lloyd Newton, the first Black member of the Thunderbirds, the elite Air Force precision flying team, was born in 1942 in Ridgeland, SC.

Coverage of the Trayvon Martin case in the Miami Herald

Zimmerman jurors see graphic photos of Trayvon Martin’s body


The New York Times


Editorial: An Assault on the Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Invalidates Key Part of Voting Rights Act

The Early Word: Dismantled

New Face of South Rises as an Extralegal Force

On Voting Case, Reaction From ‘Deeply Disappointed’ to ‘It’s About Time’


Court Ruling on Voting Act May Affect New York City


Weiner Gets a Step Ahead of Other Democrats in Poll

New York Moves to Require Audits of Preschool Special-Education Contractors



The Christian Science Monitor

Supreme Court voids key portion of Voting Rights Act as outdated

The Monitor's View: Supreme Court ruling hardly ends the issue in Voting Rights Act

Climate change: Obama announces new curbs on existing power plants

Obama prepares to visit an Africa more skeptical of his presidency



The Star Ledger

Feds to pay 15 percent more in post-Sandy grants to N.J. communities

Riven by strife, New Jersey Democrats plan 'unity breakfast'

Christie says voucher program was a sticking point in N.J. budget

Joseph Spicuzzo, former Middlesex County sheriff, pleads guilty to bribery charge


Gov. Christie unveils college scholarships for women and minorities in construction fields


Gov. Christie says it's time to reshape how Rutgers is operated



The Detroit Free Press

Pontiac school teachers, faculty may lose health benefits by July 31

Study: Michigan charter schools outpace public school growth in math, reading

African-American history books were tossed by mistake, official says

Kevyn Orr tells Charles Pugh: Return to work or resign from Detroit City Council

Michigan's Education Achievement Authority adopts $92.2M budget


The Washington Post

Court guts MLK’s triumph


Rep. John Lewis: Ruling is a dagger to VRA’s heart

Robinson: The Supreme Court’s shameful ruling

Supreme Court blocks use of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act

The Post’s View: The umpire’s foul call

In race for Va. attorney general, abortion takes on greater intensity


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Voting Rights Act: Georgia and the South

Ex-school official accused of stealing

Supreme Court appeal stalls Clayton murder sentence


Clark Atlanta receives anonymous gift to beautify campus


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ban on use of traffic cameras in Ohio communities sent to House floor for debate

Editorial: Ohio must mend troubling aspects of its youth prison


President Obama's approval rating its lowest ever in Ohio

To stop decay of children's teeth, more dentists & auxiliary providers needed, report says


The Los Angeles Times

Obama will find a different Africa from 2009 visit

Supreme Court kills Voting Rights Act federal oversight provision


USA Today

S. Africa says Obama won't visit Mandela in hospital

Jury sees graphic evidence in Trayvon Martin murder trial


Voting Rights Act section affects provision on states


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