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Today in Black America - May 14

POSTED: May 14, 2015, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Two Jackson State Univ. students are killed by local police after taking part in campus protests against local conditions in 1970

The New York Times

Amtrak Train Derailed Going 106 M.P.H. on Sharp Curve; at Least 7 Killed

One Day After Wreck, Increased Funding for Amtrak Fails in a House Panel

Amtrak Crash and America’s Declining Construction Spending

After Lobbying by Obama, Senate Agrees to Vote on Trade Bill After All

House Votes to End N.S.A.’s Bulk Phone Data Collection

In Defending Baltimore Police Officers, Lawyers Build Case From the Details

No. 1 Public Enemy of Criminal Justice Reform: The Election

Wisconsin Protesters Vow to Stage Walkout Over Decision Not to Charge Officer

Program Providing Legal Help to Immigrants Will Expand Beyond New York City

The Christian Science Monitor

Behind on-again, off-again trade deal, glimpse of Senate theater

One factor behind falling share of Americans who call themselves Christian (+video)

Obama library in Chicago: What it means for city's South Side – and Obamas (+video)

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan's new exam, few glitches, just takes too long

DPS expands dual language, other academic programs

Treetops told security guards: Ignore frat mayhem, report says

The Star Ledger

N.J. teacher fired over students' 'get well' letters to convicted cop killer

Amtrak's turbulent history is a 40-year fight to survive

Christie's crashing polls: How he compares to past N.J. governors

Alleged N.J. gang leader, serving 30 years for triple shooting, loses appeal

Philly schools explore privatizing health services

Charges in 2008 City Hall corruption case withdrawn

Hite: Philly would suffer if state runs low-performing schools

More questions than answers on funding for Philly schools

Factcheck: Christie's false part-timer claim

Christie: In hindsight, invading Iraq was wrong decision

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Black neighborhoods in Cleveland are hurt by Fannie Mae's neglect of foreclosed homes, civil rights group says

Cleveland school district tells state: Don't give students money to attend Trinity, Magnificat and Lutheran West high schools

Can closing failing Ohio schools be a boon in struggling urban districts? editorial

CFPB launches public inquiry into student loan servicing problems: Plain Dealing

The Chicago Tribune

Mother loses second son to gun violence: 'Now I believe they're together'

Rauner sticks to his pension approach despite questions about legality

Lake County sheriff: Heroin epidemic worsening

Chicago Public Schools debt also is downgraded to junk status

The Washington Post

Congress trip secretly funded by foreign nation

Obama said Fox News vilifies the poor. Jon Stewart presses his point.

O’Malley, eyeing 2016 bid, plans announcement on his political future

VA improperly spent $6 billion annually, senior official says

Bolton 2016 announcement is hours away

Harriet Tubman is your potential replacement for Jackson on the $20

The D.C. region has 11,623 homeless people, but that’s not the whole story

The Los Angeles Times

Georgia sheriff who shot and wounded friend was acquitted in previous case

Hospitals step up search for best scope-cleaning protocol

Los Angeles minimum wage plan wins council panel's backing: $15 by 2020

Gov. Jerry Brown wants tax credit for poor in California's budget

ACLU discrimination complaint is all sorts of awkward for Hollywood

USA Today

Ga. school director fired after racial graduation comment

Report: O'Malley plans for May 30 announcement

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