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Today in Black History: E. Frederic Morrow becomes the first Black to serve in the Executive Office of the President in 1955, appointed by President Eisenhower.

The New York Times


Using M.C.s and M.D.s to Promote Healthy Eating for Youths


Faith Groups Seek Exclusion From Bias Rule

Democrats Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptives

Editorial: Hobby Lobby’s Disturbing Sequel

Republicans Pick Cleveland Over Dallas for Convention

Departure of Official Is Sought by Teachers


Brooklyn Prosecutor Limits When He’ll Target Marijuana


As New York City Expands Pre-K, Private Programs Fear Teacher Drain

Study Finds Racial Disparity in Criminal Prosecutions


The Christian Science Monitor

Boko Haram 'scourge' a warning sign for all West Africa, envoy says (+video)


Kenyans fear fresh cycle of violence as ethnic reconciliation falters (+video)

Child migrants: why some in GOP say Obama plan ignores roots of crisis



The Star Ledger


Hundreds at rally demand justice for slain 12-year-old Paterson girl


Appellate court upholds life sentence in execution-style shooting of Toms River man


Cornelius R. Parker, Jersey City civil rights activist and former councilman, dies at 98


Philly.com

A calm 911 caller, then screaming 'please hurry'

State system announces tuition hike


Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar


DN Editorial: Where's the outrage?


The Detroit Free Press


Detroit police union agrees to tentative deal in bankruptcy breakthrough


Judge: Residents' free speech threatened by subpoenas in Islamic school lawsuit

Nearly $1 million available for Detroit water customers who've received shut-off notices


Michigan Supreme Court: Not so fast on resentencing juvenile lifers

Candidates call for reform to give students access to good schools

Tiger Stadium plan would create 'home for Detroit youth for generations to come'




The Washington Post

Smallpox vials found in NIH storage room

GOP official seeks party probe of Miss. ads alleging racism

ALEC, the free-market group liberals love to hate, gets a new boss

Washington and Lee U. to remove Confederate flags

U.S. colleges have worked to address ties to slavery, Confederacy

One in five kindergarten students is Hispanic in 17 states


The Chicago Tribune

Visitor trapped in Cook County Jail for 31 hours

2 dead, 9 hurt in shootings on South, West sides


Quad/Graphics closing plant in Woodstock, cutting 540 jobs

Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland still must raise millions for Republican Convention, but organizers are confident

RNC rebrands itself with Cleveland choice: Editorial cartoon


Extreme obesity in adults as deadly as smoking, study says; Kent psychologist gets grant to study obese teens

It's time to expand Social Security, not cut it, Sen. Sherrod Brown says


The Los Angeles Times

L.A. plans to use lottery in hiring firefighters


Centinela school board votes to fire high-paid superintendent


CHP chief 'deeply concerned' over video of freeway beating


USA Today

NYC official eases practices for low-level pot offenses

Christie's 'Sandy czar' resigning


Tennessee fails to follow law to protect babies



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ex-Fulton elections chief sues county

College Park cop gets prison time for immigration fraud





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