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Today in Black America - August 6

POSTED: August 06, 2013, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed on August 6, fueling Black voter participation and the election of Blacks to public office.

The New York Times

Chicago Sees ‘Dark Cloud’ of Pension Crisis Drawing Near

Celebrated Texas State Senator Says Bid for Governor Is Possible

3 Shot Dead at Pa. Town Meeting; Shooter Tackled

Moving Lock, Stock and Barrel

Colorado: Referendum Sought to Raise Taxes for Schools Overhaul

Dying Lawyer Asks Judge to Free Her From Prison

The Christian Science Monitor

Rocky's law: Illinois schools to carry catastrophic insurance for athletes

Too mentally ill for death? Florida executes man who lost Supreme Court appeal.

Poll: Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton are America's 'hottest politicians'

The Star Ledger

All four Democratic U.S. Senate candidates debate in Montclair

Mother of schoolyard slaying victim finds 'new beginning' with ceremony in Newark

$4.2M red-light camera settlement could be split among 500K drivers

Editorial: Gov. Christie's shamless $2M self-promotion

4 shot in Montclair; injuries not life-threatening

The Detroit Free Press

Decision day for Detroiters: Which 2 mayoral candidates will battle in November?

It's primary election day! Get the info you need: What to know for Aug. 6

Detroit retirees march at City Hall, demand apology for Kevyn Orr's 'dumb, lazy, happy' comment

Fate of McCree in misconduct case in hands of judicial commission

Dollar store killings uncover a flaw in sex-offender registry

The Washington Post

An era to end as Post is sold

A family synonymous with The Post

Bezos known for patience, focus on detail in ventures

Can Bezos fix the business model?

‘Bolster’ black boys, but don’t forget about black girls

Study: Online gun buyers escaping background checks

Five reasons you should care about the Detroit mayor's race

Cory Booker's free pass

Attack on corrections officer is latest crisis for Maryland prisons

Nutter denounces continued racial strife

DRPA raises improper, official says

School advocates push for sales-tax extension

Will Philly host the 2016 Democratic National Convention?

A Camden judge speaks out: The criminal toll of joblessness

The Chicago Tribune

Jackson campaign misses another federal report deadline

Three new teen driving bills signed into law

Quinn wants panel to look at RTA, vague on details

New law helps Illinois prosecutors target child predators

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jury selection starts in Victor Hill trial

Georgia Attorney General says SACS should be more transparent

Atlanta turns to online classes to boost graduation rates

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Five communities heading to the polls today in last election subject to Ohio's old tax laws

Ohio school districts to include home-schooled, private-school students in extracurricular activities

Sens. Nina Turner, Capri Cafaro call for action on bill to eliminate Ohio's statute of limitations on rape

Ohio won't promote Obama health plan, so advocates, politicians say they will

The Los Angeles Times

Prison policy is a wild card on Legislature's long to-do list

Top Democrat considering bill to end transit workers' right to strike

L.A. teachers give their new iPads a test drive

USA Today

Man kills 3 at Pa. meeting over feud with town

1.35 million youths a year have serious sports injuries

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