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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

Today in Black America - June 26

POSTED: June 26, 2015, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: General Lloyd Newton, the first Black member of the Thunderbirds, the elite Air Force precision flying team, was born in 1942 in Ridgeland, SC

The New York Times

Called to Pulpit and Politics in a Life Cut Short

In Charleston Funerals, Remembering Victims of Hate as Symbols of Love

If Health Law ‘Is Here to Stay,’ So Are Doubts About It

Obama Gains Vindication and Secures Legacy

Editorial: The Supreme Court Saves Obamacare, Again


Justices Back Broad Interpretation of Housing Law


New York Prison Escapee Traded Art for Favors From a Guard


To Police New York in the Future, Bratton Looks to His Past


Ex-Friend of State Senator Tells of a Cover-Up


The Christian Science Monitor

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare in major victory for White House (+video)

If Congress removes Confederate statues, who next: Jefferson?

Dixie fading? Confederate symbols under siege across South. (+video)

With growth stunted, waning patience in Chad for cost of Boko Haram fight


Philly.com


Hillary Clinton cancels Philly fundraiser


Pa. court nixes law that let gun lobby sue cities

Philly magnet school gets PSP grant for middle-school expansion

General Lee replaced by the Blues Mobile in Bucks



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Retiring flags and symbols of the Confederacy: Editorial Board Roundtable

Cleveland police union chief says some consent decree provisions will violate union contract

John Kasich wins some, loses some in Ohio lawmakers' final budget plan

Supreme Court wisely upholds Obamacare subsidies: editorial


The Washington Post


Charleston's Emanuel AME Church: A legacy of heroes and martyrs

Lone wolf extremists like Dylann Roof are easy to develop but hard to track


Editorial: The Obamacare ruling disappoints the conspiracy theorists

Obama’s legacy forever linked with Roberts’s

The House had a chance to take a stand on the Confederate flag. It didn’t.

House Democrats urge Obama, DHS to target ‘violent right-wing extremism’

Hogan: Maryland will move forward on Purple Line, with counties’ help

Homicides up 20 percent in D.C. this year, with nearly 30 killed since May 1



The Detroit Free Press


Detroit teacher union head faces accusations in letter

Sen. Virgil Smith bound over for trial in assault case


Kresge awards $25,000 grants to 18 writers and visual artists

100th birthday for noted Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs

Judge: Torture charge dismissed in case of boy found in Detroit basement


The Star Ledger


Christie critic not renominated to Rutgers governing board | The Auditor

Christie is in 7th place in 2016 N.H. poll, with 5 percent support


N.J. Legislature sends Christie bill requiring quarterly state pension contributions

Ex-student tried to kill 6 people by setting Rutgers building ablaze, indictment says



The Los Angeles Times


Editorial: Supreme Court rightly supports Fair Housing Act 'disparate impact' claims

Opinion: In ruling on Obamacare provision, court didn't rewrite law — it read it

Henry Louis Gates apologizes for Ben Affleck show after PBS review

California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation


USA Today


The final four: Major cases awaiting Supreme Court rulings

AG Lynch: Similarities in Roof radicalization, U.S. recruits to ISIL

Chicago teachers break off contract talks



The Chicago Tribune


Employee shot to death at Edgewater carwash; 5 others wounded in shootings across city

Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt

Marva Collins, renowned educator, dies at 78

Illinois Democrats applaud Supreme Court health care ruling

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