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Today in Black America - June 19

POSTED: June 19, 2014, 11:00 am

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Today in Black History: Today marks the Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration in recognition of the notification of Texans in 1865 that slavery had been abolished.

The New York Times

Editorial: Slurs Don’t Deserve Trademark Protection

An Uneasy Alliance Gives Insurgents an Edge in Iraq

Moderate Islamists Retreat as Militants Surge Unchecked

Blow: The Gall of Dick Cheney

Editorial: Espaillat for Congress

Courting Swing Vote in Harlem District: Whites

Governor Plans to Cut Ties to Common Core in Louisiana

Federal Reserve Sees Slower Growth, but Maintains Plans to Trim Stimulus

Family of Framed Man Sues City and Police

The Christian Science Monitor

President Obama weighs 'do nothing' option in Iraq (+video)

Could Charles Rangel get 'Cantored'? Powerful Democrat faces primary fight (+video)

Is Hillary Clinton trying to distance herself from Obama?

Redskins name change: Patent office may finally force it (+video)

The Star Ledger

N.J. Senate set to reject Christie's pension plan; Sweeney to roll out competing budget

Meet AC: New nonprofit established to boost Atlantic City as convention center

NJ's high school seniors graduate with more math and science credits

Christie stance on medical marijuana a front for indifference: Editorial

Chris Christie traveling to first-in-the-nation presidential primary state Friday

The Detroit Free Press

Nursing home care now costs more than twice seniors' average income

Flint school district lays of teachers, staff

EAA interim chancellor plans district-wide review of Michigan schools

Dave Bing launches mentoring program to encourage Detroit's young black men

Detroit workers to see deductions from paychecks to help fund pensions

The worst person in the world: Neshaminy principal Robert McGee

DA launches 'more expansive' probe into city corruption

Locked out, unions picket convention center

The Washington Post

Veterans debate: Did U.S. leaders fail or did Iraqis?

Map: The most adaptable state economies

IRS plans specific limits on nonprofits’ political activities

It only takes one minute to understand the Republican party’s demographic problems

Women want gender equality in Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

California bill would fast-track firings for teachers accused of misconduct

Report shows school disengagement among Latino youth

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago firefighters approve contract hiking pay 11 percent

Cook County commissioners to take more time before voting

Aldermen advance mayor's plan for gun stores

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Girls encouraged to study engineering at University of Akron summer camps: Higher Education Roundup

FitzGerald pitches college savings accounts, student loan relief in plan for higher education

Job fair for veterans, military spouses set for June 26

Cleveland's mingling of charter and district schools gets a $3 million boost

The Los Angeles Times

Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon

Editorial: A (slightly) better way to pick a jury

Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Judge endorses Morris Brown land sale, but more court action possible

USA Today

Supreme Court decisions could have broad impact

Study: Food Trucks Safer Than Restaurants

Charlie Rangel's rival endorsed by 'New York Times'

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