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Today in Black America - June 11

POSTED: June 11, 2014, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History:  Rep. Charles B. Rangel, Democrat from New York, and the first Black chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means was born in 1930 in Harlem.

The New York Times

Cantor Falls in Surprise Defeat in Virginia Primary

Why Did Cantor Lose? Not Easy to Explain

Editorial: Why Did Cantor Lose? Not Easy to Explain

Oregon Shooting Draws Obama’s Outrage on Gun Laws

Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure for California

Voter Fraud Is Rare, but Myth Is Widespread


Delay Urged on Actions Tied to Tests by Schools


City Settles Occupy Protesters’ False-Arrest Lawsuit


Success Academy Seeks 14 More Charter Schools in New York City



The Christian Science Monitor

California court strikes down teacher tenure rules in major ruling

Common Core, battered by midterm politics, gets higher-ed support. Too late?

Oregon high school shooting: another teen gunman and more questions

Illinois governor signs 'cupcake bill,' pre-teen bakers rejoice


The Star Ledger

Trenton Mayor-elect Eric Jackson pledges to run 'most ethical administration' in city history

Christie touts program to bring math, science teachers to NJ's neediest schools


Rutgers releases 'hidden' report on overhauling campus governance at state Senate's request

NJ Supreme Court must protect employee whistleblower law, labor and consumer groups say

New Jersey one of the worst states to make a living, report says



The Detroit Free Press

Detroiter: Mob yelled anti-gay slurs, attacked me outside Motor City Pride

DPS trying to 'fix the problem' of missing Head Start application deadline

Editorial: Detroit Public Schools lets its kids down once again

Teachers at Detroit charter vote to unionize, but management shakeup looms

Michigan lawmakers hike K-12 funding, keep MEAP for another year

State's health budget trims funding for infant mortality, public aid



Philly.com

Drew Katz says he's selling his newspaper stake


Judge: Mondesire must open books of his CDC


2 local VA sites flagged on wait times

New report aimed to help DHS affiliated students



The Washington Post

Eric Cantor loses primary in a stunning upset

GOP trying to assess impact of Cantor loss


Chaos erupts at Cantor election night headquarters

Teen gunman kills student and apparently commits suicide

Map: There have been at least 74 school shootings since Newtown

IRS unveils ‘Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights’


Bowser tells education activists she would keep Kaya Henderson atop D.C. schools

Delay urged for Common Core tests, evaluations


Va. school takeover board ruled unconstitutional by Norfolk judge



The Chicago Tribune

Bidders for Obama presidential library decide on sites

4-year-old among 4 wounded in shootings


'It was rough,' juror says about convicting state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery

Cook County AFSCME employees picket over Preckwinkle contract offer

Young mother shot in the head on South Side: 'My baby's fighting for her life'


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Several House conservatives predict John Boehner won't run for Speaker next term

Teachers facing firing have hearings tonight before Cleveland school board

Change in how teachers are graded in Ohio is a compromise in a big debate


The Los Angeles Times

San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates


California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down

L.A. half-cent tax proposal for street, sidewalk repair is pulled

New diabetes statistics show rising tide of disease

Opinion: Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dozens charged in 'massive' food stamp fraud



USA Today

Obama: Nation 'should be ashamed' over gun violence


Report: VA gave $100M in bonuses as vets awaited care












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