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Today in Black America - May 29

POSTED: May 29, 2015, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Tom Bradley defeats incumbent Mayor Sam Yorty and becomes the first Black mayor of Los Angeles on this date in 1973.

The New York Times

George Pataki Adds a Socially Liberal Voice to the Race for the G.O.P. Nomination

Martin O’Malley Tunes Up for Announcement With ‘Hail to the Chief’

Jeb Bush Plans Appeal to Groups Not in the Republican Fold

Chris Christie Ready to Desert Common Core Standards

North Carolina Governor Vows to Veto a Bill Seen as Targeting Gay Marriage

Polling’s Secrecy Problem

New Jersey Faces a Transportation Funding Crisis, With No Clear Solution

Grand Jury Indicts Dean Skelos, Ex-New York Senate Leader, and Son in Corruption Case

New Round in a Rivalry for de Blasio and Cuomo

The Christian Science Monitor

In Nebraska vote, sign of broader conservative backlash to death penalty (+video)

Cleveland police reform: Why federal oversight matters (+video)

The Chicago Tribune

Hastert, the accidental House speaker, faces own scandal after noted career

Mother, son found dead after possible home invasion, fire

1 dead, 15 hurt in shootings across Chicago

Police body cameras could be funded by $5 state fee on traffic tickets

Rauner appointees take seats on Tollway board

The Washington Post

The Iowa straw poll, once a kingmaker, fades into irrelevance for 2016

Which agencies actually will respond to your requests for info — and which won’t

Cruz: Universities that boycott Israel should lose federal funding

Chris Christie finalizes his slow-motion flip-flop on Common Core

Local journalist among 6 killed in 6 days across District of Columbia

Pr. George’s Council approves budget that would raise property taxes

One in five U.S. schoolchildren are living below federal poverty line

Maryland voters express frustration over standardized testing in schools

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Mayor Frank Jackson recall proponents wrong to question mayor's commitment to citizens, black and white: Brent Larkin

Police-reform consent decree: Editorial Board Roundtable

Brelo verdict's legal flaw: Jonathan Witmer-Rich (Opinion)

The  Detroit Free Press

In Mackinac: Making a business case for racial equity

Roundup of political happenings at Mackinac conference

Ex-Inkster officer to stand trial, third felony added

Trenton teen shot by police dies in hospital

The Star Ledger

Christie drops Common Core, but sticks with PARCC tests

Here's why Wal-Mart is more humane than Christie | Editorial

N.J. gun control bill promoted by Gabby Giffords to get hearing

The Los Angeles Times

With Broadcom exit, headquarters flight from Southern Calif. continues

City of Industry sues former mayor, alleging 'extensive public corruption'

In Supreme Court redistricting case, it's the 'whole number of persons'

Officials: Schools need more funds; here's why

New Jersey police ask parents to curb threats

Attorney ordered to talk about Market Street collapse

USA Today

Newspaper: Sorry for letter backing Obama's execution

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