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In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to count slaves as "three-fifths" of a person for political representation.

Today in Black America - March 25

POSTED: March 25, 2015, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: "Scottsboro Boys" are arrested in Point Rock, Alabama on this date in 1931

The New York Times

Editorial: Republican Budget Games

Bipartisan Deal on Health Care Issues Hits a Snag Among Senate Democrats

Hillary Clinton Caught Between Dueling Forces on Education: Teachers and Wealthy Donors

Jeb Bush Returns to the Washington Fund-Raising Well

Atlanta Police Shooting Victim Tried to Follow ‘Sensible’ Path

Gays Targeted in a California Initiative

Grading Teachers by the Test

Campaign Finance Reform Turns to Reward and Punishment

Cuomo Drops Dream Act and Education Tax Credit From Budget

Bronx Police Officer Charged With Raping a Teenage Girl

Chiara de Blasio Is Face of Youth Counseling Initiative

The Christian Science Monitor

In 2016, Ted Cruz could be ‘considerable factor’ (+video)

What is driving a remarkable shift in US-Afghan relations? (+video)

Indiana religious freedom act: Does it protect faithful or legalize prejudice? (+video)

The Star Ledger

Editorial: OPRA is not working the way the Legislature intended

Trump Taj Mahal blocking Stockton University move to Showboat, says school president

Judge sets May hearing in N.J. battle over 2016 pension payment

Christie's Atlantic City emergency team eyes layoffs but not bankruptcy

The Washington Post

Obama: Remarks dim prospects for Palestinian state

The brutal reason Boko Haram just kidnapped 500 women and children

Report: Va. governor received special treatment from Homeland Security

The future of journalism, in 3 sentences

VA to change 40-mile rule for Veterans Choice program

Scientists to Smithsonian: Cut ties with Koch brothers

Where does America’s low voter turnout matter the most? In local elections

D.C. Public Schools plans to offer international trips to middle schoolers

Martese Johnson’s education happened on that sidewalk

The Detroit Free Press

Merger of state departments promotes holistic approach

Court officer on frozen bodies: 'I'm really sickened'

Detroiters among worst for miles from job

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio lawmakers advance transportation budget with stricter vehicle registration rules, kill proposed left-lane restrictions

Three reasons why Cleveland Police officer Michael Brelo might have opted for a judge over a jury

John Kasich on Ted Cruz and Common Core: 'I don't know anything about him or what he's talking about'

Public access to charter school spending is "just not going to happen," says House Ed Committee chairman

The Los Angeles Times

California inmate's parole reflects rethinking of life terms for youths

L.A. County supervisors poised to begin weighing minimum wage hike

LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings

Report calling for more oversight to prevent charter school fraud draws rebuke

The Chicago Tribune

Jesse Jackson Jr. to be released from prison to halfway house, friend says

Rauner, Madigan team up to plug $1.6 billion budget hole

Woman discovers nephew shot dead in car: 'It's so surreal'

Garcia raises money in D.C. for Chicago runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

USA Today

Northern California police officer shot to death

3 frat members charged in Michigan ski resort rampage

Mayoral hopefuls battle over education

Officials probe racist letter to State Police nominee

A.C. recovery team urges $10M in cuts, hundreds of layoffs

Feds: Fumo should stay in supervision

A.C. recovery team urges $10M in cuts, hundreds of layoffs

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