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Today in Black History: The South African Nationalist government bans the African National Congress (ANC) in 1960, sending the ANC leadership into exile.

The New York Times

South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder in Man’s Death

Editorial: Israel’s Unworkable Demands on Iran

Rand Paul Taking an Untested Route to the Republican Nomination


Rahm Emanuel Wins Runoff Election to Secure 2nd Term as Chicago Mayor


Ferguson Elects 2 Blacks to City Council, but Rejects Activist Candidates

Questions of Bias Are Raised About a Teachers’ Exam in New York

New Criticism After New Jersey Posts Text of Exxon Settlement


No Charges for Officer Who Killed Pace University Student in 2010



The Christian Science Monitor

Rand Paul enters 2016 fray: how big money changes GOP calculus


Pentagon faces hurdle to women in Special Ops: 'uninformed' men

Egyptian protester's public killing brings surge of anger over police brutality


Barista to college grad? Starbucks now covers 4 years of college tuition. (+video)



Star Ledger

Christie would rather 'go home' than change brash persona for 2016 run

Teaneck charter school enrollment increase denied, report says

Plainfield pols exchange salvos over public sex and homophobia

Former Newark superintendent's legacy questioned after cheating scandal


The Washington Post


S.C. officer charged with murder

Opinion: The rush to humiliate the poor

Taxpayers face lengthy wait for basic IRS help

The real religious freedom fight is about to begin — in Louisiana

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wins second term

Sharpton to lead advocacy campaign in advance of 2016 election

Carbon monoxide blamed after father and his 7 children die in their sleep

Advocacy groups call on District to reject prison contract

Pr. George’s Baker endorses Van Hollen over Edwards in Senate race


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit churches, schools among those sued over unpaid light bills


State axing 30 jobs in Michigan prison stores

Detroit council vote on Red Wings arena postponed again


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Akron man accused of hitting woman with brick before raping her

Ohio Supreme Court rules Internet cafe owners entitled to some materials from gambling investigations

Plan emerges to cap Akron water and sewer bills, impose minimum fee on vacant and foreclosed properties

Week 3 of Judge Angela Stokes' trial starts with scheduling hitch



The Los Angeles Times

South Carolina police officer charged with murdering black man as he fled

No civil rights charges in fatal shooting by police in Pleasantville, N.Y.

L.A. County makes it easier for ex-inmates to get Section 8 housing

California plans to force 35% water cut in some cities

Driver's license suspensions push poor deeper into poverty, report says


USA Today

Ferguson voters make history and increase turnout

U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades

Researchers: Genes could be key in cancer fight



Philly.com

Abraham collapses during mayoral debate

Will Philly police pass the protest test?

Williams rips Philly.com over tax credits

Kenyatta Johnson, Ori Feibush go after each other in debate

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