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Today in Black America - June 5

POSTED: June 05, 2014, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Scholar and activist Dr. W.E.B. DuBois was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor, on this date in 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The New York Times

Suspect Is Arrested in Stabbing of 2 Children

Behind P.O.W.’s Release: Urgency and Opportunity

State and Local Officials Vow to End Homelessness Among Veterans

In Race for Rangel’s Seat, Top Rivals Promise Job Growth in Struggling Areas

N.R.A. Backs Away From Article Criticizing Advocates of Carrying Guns in Public

New York City Soda Fight, in Court, Tests Agency’s Power

In Bribery Trial, Lawyer Says Queens State Senator Was Entrapped

Higher Minimum Wage Gains Support

The Christian Science Monitor

California political reformers size up 'open' primaries, see progress

Joni Ernst, one-time hog castrator, is GOP's newest darling (+video)

Why Democrats are cheering over Mississippi primary (+video)

Slender Man stabbings: Why are we so fascinated by horror? (+video)

The Star Ledger

Jeff Bell, a blast from the past, says he's ready to take on tech savvy Booker

Christie nominates replacement for Camden County prosecutor

Newark Preschool Council files lawsuit over Head Start funding

Editorial: Christie's troubling appointment to the Port Authority board

Low-income rentals and buys comes closer to realization

City to borrow to make good on school $ pledge

Nutter taps Derrick Sawyer to be fire commish

2 lose education credentials in cheating probe

CAPA high school names principal after a trying year

Rutgers-Camden's new leader takes a public bow

The Detroit Free Press

Editorial: Voters won't forgive more foot-dragging on roads

Flint school district laying off 250 employees

Detroit city council to vote today on transfer of DIA assets, city budget

Snyder: Regional water authority possible, not critical to Detroit bankruptcy exit

The Chicago Tribune

Schools remove hooks after boys caught playing 'hanging game'

18-year-old dead, 6 others wounded in city shootings

32-year-sentence in shooting of accused 'snitch'

Lawyers for state rep paint him as victim of overzealous FBI

The Washington Post

Obama officials defend Bergdahl prisoner swap

Senate poised to confirm Burwell as new HHS secretary

Support for death penalty high, but down

Are young people finally interested in voting?

District’s fire chief to step down in July

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Youngstown State University lays off employees to balance budget

Ohio students must now pass Common Core exams or other tests to graduate, state legislature decides

Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove as VA secretary? Says Louis Stokes: "There would be no one better."

The Los Angeles Times

Donald Sterling to drop fight to keep Clippers, allow sale to Ballmer

51st state among local measures put to voters across California

Is bilingual education worth bringing back?

USA Today

GM CEO fires 15 over switches, says 'no conspiracy'

Probe launched after lock-in on vote night in Miss.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

NAACP wants Clayton superintendent hire probe

New state test gets different name

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