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Today in Black America - August 5

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Today in Black History: The Atlanta Daily World was established as a daily newspaper in 1932 by publisher William Alexander Scott, II, who was murdered in 1934.

The New York Times


Editorial: The Voting Rights Act at 50

The Future of Voting Rights

Why Republicans Should Worry About Restrictive Voting Laws

In Year Since Searing Death, Ferguson Sees Uneven Change

John Kasich Is In, Rick Perry Is Out in First Republican Debate

The Roster: Contenders Named to First Republican Debate

Obama Begins Campaign in Congress for Iran Nuclear Deal

Article on Darren Wilson Offers Window on His Life After Ferguson Shooting

Sandra Bland’s Mother Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit


A Belated Look at New York’s Cooling Towers, Prime Suspect in Legionnaires’ Outbreak

New York City Task Force Targets Cheating by Teachers and Principals

Pregnant Woman and 4 Others Injured in Brooklyn Shooting

The Christian Science Monitor

Controversy over officer in Chattanooga shooting: Should Pentagon change policy?

Is US now a climate change leader? How Obama's new plan measures up.

#iLookLikeAnEngineer highlights problems and progress in tech diversity

Controller: Better oversight on water bills

Wolf, GOP still talking about budget

Fryar mortgage fraud trial nears end

Study: Billions of dollars in annual teacher training is largely a waste

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Require all Cleveland and Cincinnati police to meet the same standards of training and oversight: editorial

John Kasich back on campaign trail, raising profile with New Hampshire voters

Donald Trump leads the Republican field in University of Akron/Zogby Analytics poll

The Detroit Free Press

2015 Michigan Primary Election Results

Stop keeping score where killing is concerned

2 Michigan innovators show Obama, White House their ideas

The Chicago Tribune

5 wounded in Chicago shootings

Rauner signs law ending automatic transfer of some juveniles to adult court

The Washington Post

How the White House runs foreign policy

Obama will echo Kennedy’s American University nuclear speech from 1963

What changed since Ferguson? Americans are far more worried about black rights.

Bush disclosure shows at least $9 million earned since January 2014

Jeb Bush scrambles to deal with ‘women’s health’ comments fallout

O’Malley says a Biden presidential bid would be good for the Democratic Party

Inspectors general to Congress: Allow us access to records to help us root out corruption

Could one of the nation’s largest school districts go without sports, activities?

Sheriff defends deputy accused of illegally handcuffing disabled children at school

Donnie Simpson to return to D.C. radio

The Los Angeles Times

USC gets funds for Alzheimer's medicine research

Why the police killing of this unarmed white man hasn't led to national outcry

L.A. City Council backs new rules for gun storage in the home

California could allow more felons to vote, in major shift

The Star Ledger

Can Christie get his 2016 mojo back in Fox debate?

Christie N.J. fundraiser brings $1.3M for 2016 campaign

Christie's net worth: $1.5M to $3.4M

100 arrests made at PNC Bank Arts Center concert where 2 were shot

Bias claims against psych testing firm could delay Newark police hires

USA Today

Kelly Osbourne apologizes over Latinos 'cleaning your toilet' comment

Report: FBI probes security of Clinton emails

Another soldier spurned by Army dies of apparent suicide

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ebenezer gets racially charged emails after Confederate flag incident

U.S. Rep. John Lewis: “We have a fight on our hands”

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