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In 2003 President George W. Bush condemned slavery as one of the greatest crimes in history during a visit to Goree Island in Senegal.

Today in Black America - March 17

POSTED: March 17, 2015, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Pianist and velvet voice singer Nat King Cole is born on this date in 1919.

The New York Times

Opinion: Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court?

Editorial: Gen. Petraeus’s Light Punishment

Data on Health Law Shows Largest Drop in Uninsured in 4 Decades, the U.S. Says

Obama Plans to Use Week to Press Economic Case

Failed by Law and Courts, Troops Come Home to Repossessions

Kansas: School Funding Approved as Questions Persist

Schneiderman Issuing Ethics Plan Aimed at New York Legislators

New York Police Begin Using ShotSpotter System to Detect Gunshots

The Christian Science Monitor

Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Who has the bigger e-mail problem? (+video)

How Madison avoided becoming another Ferguson (+video)

The Washington Post

Obama: States decriminalizing pot could pressure Congress to reschedule the drug

Poverty report: Working minority families lag behind white ones in every state

Police: Suspect arrested in shooting of two officers in Ferguson

In divided Ferguson, Mo., hope and despair grapple for dominance

U.S. attorney leading inquiry of ex-D.C. mayor Gray to step down

Maryland Senate approves allowing ex-felons to register to vote sooner

Mayor changes course in budget autonomy fight in the District

The Detroit Free Press

New state talent, economic development agency launched

Detroit leaders' pay is below average, panel is told

Detroit community development grants available

More Philly judicial mischief uncovered

Kenney keeps crowing about teachers' union endorsement

2 Temple FB players charged with assault

Ex-cop charged with beating suspects

Ex-Philly officer testifies in stop-and-frisk lawsuit

The Star Ledger

WATCH: Full dash cam video of Bordentown City police officer pulling man from car during stop

See which N.J. Republicans changed Port Authority legislation votes after Christie veto

N.J. senator who was close to Christie criticizes him in speech

Christie taking pension appeal to N.J. appellate court

N.J. Senate condemns Christie's Exxon settlement

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Federal judge upholds tighter ballot access rules for Ohio's minor political parties

Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon joins meeting with President Obama to press for continued aid for disadvantaged kids

Destination Cleveland releases new video hyping region (video)

The Los Angeles Times

Three released in connection with shooting of two LAPD officers

Bay Area state Senate race pits unions against Democrat Steve Glazer

L.A.'s low voter numbers push state officials toward easing process

USA Today

Broad alliance emerges to fight Obama tech policies

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel, Garcia spar in contentious first debate

UIC, U. of C. celebrate unity in Obama library bids

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