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Today in Black America - June 18

POSTED: June 18, 2014, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: In 1972 baseball star Curt Flood lost his case against Major League Baseball's reserve clause but opened the door for today's mega-salaries.

The New York Times

Op-Ed: Cutting the Poor Out of Welfare


In Wichita, Koch Influence Is Revered and Reviled

Koch Group Forms ‘Super PAC’ as 2014 Races Near

With Business Initiative, Obama Aims to Show He Can Act Without Congress


As Justice Department Scrutinizes Local Police, Cleveland Is Latest Focus

Hearing Indicates Easy Path for Obama’s Housing Nominee

Mistrial Is Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

U.S. Attorney Joins Inquiry Into Spending of Prosecutor

Schools Chief Vows to Preserve Number of Gifted Programs and Their Exams



The Christian Science Monitor

Koch brothers launch own super PAC. How powerful is big money? (+video)


Kenya's president: massacres aren't Al Shabab but political opponents (+video)



The Star Ledger

Lawmakers reconsider N.J. teacher residency requirement


Ex-Trenton Mayor Mack's office had secret bank account, audit reveals

Family of Trenton man allegedly killed by cellmate last year files suit against Mercer County, corrections employees

How much money does New Jersey pay people wrongfully convicted?


The Detroit Free Press

Michigan still looking to recover jobs lost in the Great Recession

Metro Detroit malls that once thrived now fight to survive

New EAA head Conforme to appear at press conference today


Michigan pays convicted felons as caregivers, audit shows


Detroit City Council approves 8.7% water rate increase


Philly.com

Light at last at a Camden park, thanks to teen activists

'Redskins' flap reignites at Bucks school


Battle brews over school lunch rules

For Clarke, 'Doc' raises money, mayoral hopes


The Wasshington Post

Where gun stores outnumber museums and libraries

Obama’s Benghazi ‘I-told-you-so’ moment


America isn’t sure it’s ‘ready for Hillary’ quite yet


FEDERAL EYE: Retaliation for whistleblowing still feared

Attention, Thom Tillis: North Carolina’s “traditional” population is growing, too.


Prince George’s considers lifting cellphone ban in schools

Montgomery to reexamine later high school start times

Public barred from firefighter’s hearing in Mills death


The Chicago Tribune


Boy, 14, shot in Lawndale: 'We laid low until the shots subsided'


Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge


Judge removes himself from lawsuit but takes shot at Michael Jordan's lawyer


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, Emily Program to open residential treatment center in Cleveland Heights


Cleveland mayor aims for mandatory reporting for unlicensed gun sellers

Find out how your school district scores for third-grade reading (database)


Top deputy to Ed FitzGerald resigns from Cuyahoga County job, citing personal reasons



The Los Angeles Times


LAPD detective is suspected of racial, vulgar comments

DWP union boss warns city not to withhold payments to nonprofits

About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

APS student records subpoenaed in test-cheating case


USA Today

2 executions within 2 hours after 7-week lull

Vanishing Water







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