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Today in Black America - July 9

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Today in Black History: E. Frederic Morrow becomes the first Black to serve in the Executive Office of the President in 1955, appointed by President Eisenhower.

The New York Times


South Carolina House Backs Removal of Rebel Flag

New Push Against Segregation in Federally Subsidized Housing

Top Baltimore Police Official Is Fired in Wake of Riots

New York Stock Exchange Resumes After Shutdown

New York City to Eliminate Bail for Low-Level Charges

F.B.I. Investigating 2013 Fatal Police Shooting in Florida/a>

Jeb Bush Says He Would ‘Probably’ Close a U.S. Embassy in Cuba if Elected

Lawmakers Move to Limit Government’s Role in Education


New York City to Allow Visits to Grave Sites on Hart Island

Bail Reform Plan for Low-Level Offenders Is Introduced

The Christian Science Monitor

CHAPTER & VERSE: The famous 1861 'Cornerstone Speech' that aimed for hard truths about the Confederate battle flag

House approves overhaul of No Child Left Behind: What would new law look like?

Obama puts 'fair housing' on agenda: Why segregation still matters

The Washington Post


Editorial: The vindication of Bill Cosby’s accusers

Baltimore mayor fires police chief in wake of Gray case, spike in violence

Milbank: Trump is the monster the GOP created

José Andrés backs out of deal for restaurant in Trump’s D.C. hotel

School voucher plan defeated in the Senate

The lesson we failed to learn about Paula Deen

House passes No Child Left Behind rewrite, hoping to boost states’ power

James Bonard Fowler dies; Alabama lawman was convicted 45 years after killing civil rights protester


Federal judge orders cancellation of Redskins’ trademark registrations

Why the Confederate flag flies twice a year in Old Town Alexandria

The Los Angeles Times

It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California

NYSE, United, outages expose digital vulnerabilities

Bill to raise smoking age from 18 to 21 stalls in California Assembly

Surge in L.A. crime by more than 12% this year ends more than a decade of declines

Cerritos College a model of boosting Latino students' success, study finds

California bill would ban naming state, local sites for Confederate leaders

The Star Ledger

N.J. teacher sues over dismissal for students' letters to convicted cop killer

N.J. won't tear down Common Core standards, state officials say

Judge's order keeps lid on Bridgegate documents

Newark leaders 'upset' over Cerf appointment, but pledge to move forward

Cerf says he committed to returning Newark schools to local control

The Chicago Tribune

Chase fined $136 million for illegal debt collection practices

Lawyer for father of slain 7-year-old downplays alleged gang ties

Cops: Gang members arrested after Lincolnwood mall brawl

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland officers in Tanisha Anderson case deny liability in lawsuit response

Cincinnati police want hate crime charges filed in July 4 attack

Community leaders join environmental group asking Kasich to support local anti-fracking efforts

Redistricting reform campaign begins, preaching fairness for partisan process

Flowers: I was wrong on Bill Cosby

Suit: Cosby offered to pay tuition for two alleged victims

Hite announces personnel shifts, hires

Kane to court: end death penalty ban

The Detroit Free Press

Fata patient lost teeth after chemo he didn't need

Dickerson: Bill Cosby's point of no return

USA Today

Victims group calls on Obama to revoke Cosby medal

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