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Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - June 28

POSTED: June 28, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: By an Act of Congress in 1866, the Army created two cavalry and four infantry regiments for "colored" men, including the Buffalo Soldiers.

Coverage of the Trayvon Martin case in the Miami Herald

Both sides claim victory from Miami teen’s testimony in George Zimmerman murder trial

The New York Times

Chief Justice Roberts Plays a Long Game on Supreme Court

Senate, 68 to 32, Passes Overhaul for Immigration

Obama Looks to History and Future in Senegal

A Bill Allowing More Foreign Workers Stirs a Tech Debate

Finance Committee Asks Senators to Start Tax Reform Process

Mayor’s Office Moves to Undo Bill Aimed at Police Profiling

As Minority Officials Are Caught Up in Scandals, Some See a Conspiracy

City Council Hears Plea From Fast-Food Workers

Hotel Union Endorses Quinn in Mayor’s Race

The Christian Science Monitor

Nelson Mandela and the qualities 'within easy reach of every soul'

On first day in Africa, Obama calls Mandela a 'hero for the world'

Goree Island: Obama visits site of transatlantic slave trade

With Africa's eyes on Obama trip, a continent takes stock of its progress

Supreme Court, in Voting Rights Act follow-up, wipes out key Texas rulings

Trayvon Martin case: Prosecution's star witness proves to be a challenge (+video)

The Star Ledger

Indicted Trenton mayor indicates he'll run again, thinks he'll be re-elected 'overwhelmingly'

Christie picks up more endorsements from labor unions

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora frustrated by lackadaisical timeline for Trenton Central High renovations

N.J. Senate and Assembly postpone vote on bill to eliminate Rutgers Board of Trustees

N.J. Legislature passes resolution claiming civil service changes violate state constitution

The Detroit Free Press

James Craig: Detroit's new chief protector aims to reduce violence, improve morale

Rochelle Riley: Detroiters, tired of politics, want to be involved in city's solutions

Kevyn Orr strips absent Charles Pugh of city salary, powers; his car turns up at City Hall

Kevyn Orr: City to get out of lighting, transfer service to DTE

Detroit to expand community policing program after decline in home invasions

The Washington Post

A conservative Supreme Court swerves to avoid easy definition

IRS watchdog defends report on conservative groups

Senate passes immigration bill 68 to 32

The Supreme Court's post-racial fantasy

Nelson Mandela's history with U.S. presidents -- in 10 images and videos

My climb out of poverty wouldn't be possible today

The Chicago Tribune

No pension compromise in sight as special committee begins work

Concealed carry amendatory veto likely, Lisa Madigan says

Palatine takes on bullying with movie and dialogue

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Parents of FAMU hazing victim criticize decision to reinstate band

Atlanta school board votes for smaller class sizes

Cobb, Gwinnett immigration enforcement programs to continue

Victor Hill won’t object to judge in his racketeering trial

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio budget approved by legislature, moves to governor for signature

Maureen O'Connor: Make Ohio judicial elections more prominent

Judge orders United Way of Greater Cleveland to reserve $50,000 for the victims, families of the students killed in Chardon High shooting

Ohio's weekly pay and wage growth below the national average

The Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown signs budget with few changes — or complaints

Antonio Villaraigosa leaves his mark on L.A. schools

USA Today

Trayvon Martin's friend: Encounter was racially charged

Judge orders Ohio village's speed cameras seized

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