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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - June 3

POSTED: June 03, 2014, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Pioneering hematologist Dr. Charles Drew, who made discoveries on the use of blood plasma and set up the first blood bank, was born in 1904.

The New York Times

Taking Page From Health Care Act, Obama Climate Plan Relies on States


One Party, Two Factions: South’s Republicans Look a Lot Like Its 1970s Democrats

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Times Reporter Over Refusal to Identify Source


No Easy Way to Be Fair on Media Credentials


After Nearly 17 Years in Prison, a Man Waits for Exoneration


Ex-Brooklyn Prosecutor Charles J. Hynes Accused of Misuse of Funds

After Boy and Girl Are Stabbed, Anger Over a Lack of Cameras


The Christian Science Monitor

EPA proposes big emissions cuts: Would the climate even notice?


Bowe Bergdahl release 101: four reasons Republicans are irked by POW case (+video)


Editorial: Empowering employees


The Star Ledger


S&P warns Gov. Christie's pension plan could trigger another downgrade


Christie approval rating stabilizes as voters pay less attention to bridge scandal, poll finds

ACLU sues 7 school districts for discriminating against immigrant families


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit bidder may sue over fouled-up auction for Chicago Blvd. house

Detroit's blight removal efforts to take national spotlight


Detroit students get active to emphasize importance of recess

Independent business group opposes Michigan's proposed gas tax hike



Philly.com


9 rec-center employees reinstated

Pa. lawmakers eye gambling's future



The Washington Post

Obama defends decision to swap Taliban detainees

White House pledges up to $1 billion to protect Europe


Scapegoating Africa’s immigrants


Court to review Alabama’s ‘race-based’ reapportionment

Candidates trade criticisms in Md. debates

Schools get road map for improving discipline practices

D.C. officials allege improper diversion of charter funds


The Chicago Tribune

Mayor's task force on minimum wage sets first hearing


Police hunt gunman in strip mall shooting that injured 6

Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers


$7,000 reward offered in slaying of special ed teacher


Jackson Jr. gets time off projected prison term, pays $550,000

SEC hits UNO on charter school deal


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland's lakefront development plan takes a step forward with City Council approval


The Los Angeles Times

Election will test state's 'top-two' primary system


Official Voter Information Guide from the secretary of State

Standardized ethnic-studies curriculum for high schools to be studied


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

White supremacist inmates get more prison time for inmate’s death


USA Today


Judge challenges attorney to courtroom brawl


Teachers absent from class way too much, study says





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