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Today in Black History: Jane M. Bolin, the first Black woman to attend Yale Law School and the first to become a judge, was born in 1908 in Poughkeepsie, NY.

The New York Times


Ryan Takes On Cruz and Trump for the Future of the G.O.P.

Trump’s Changing Stances Start to Catch Up With Him

Panama Papers Leak Signals a Shift for Journalism

Opinion: Don’t Blame Panama. Tax Evasion Is a Global Problem.

Opinion: Penalize Companies That Export Jobs

As Campaigns Seek Delegates, Ordinary Voters Feel Sidelined

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Bring Their Battle to Brooklyn

Bernie Sanders Did Not Disappoint at Coney Island

Hillary Clinton Defends Bill Clinton on Criminal Justice

The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters.


‘Racist’ Drinking Game Causes Uproar at High School in New Jersey

Federal Prosecutors Cast a Wider Net in New York City Hall Inquiry

New York State Corrections Dept. Takes On Guards’ Union Over Brutality

Editorial: Don’t Dilute CUNY’s Urban Mission

Poor New Yorkers Tend to Live Longer Than Other Poor Americans

The Christian Science Monitor

By stepping back from Clinton attacks, Sanders makes a statement

Between Bill Clinton and Black Lives Matter, a generational divide (+video)

Gridlock in states: why they're mimicking D.C.

Why your taxes are so complicated

The Star-Ledger

NJ Transit is recording the conversations of thousands of its riders

Is proposed state takeover of Atlantic City legal?

Christie's hard line on Atlantic City: What happened to compromise? | Moran

The N.J. town that has spent $3M since 2011 - just to settle police lawsuits

Suspended N.J. college prez is up for Seattle job, report says

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Housing Ohio 2016 conference starts in Columbus: What to watch for Monday

Mother of slain Cleveland girl Shakira Johnson dies as 2003 murder remains unsolved

Three teenagers shot in three hours in Cleveland

Gov. John Kasich wants more arts classes in STEM schools, but isn't paying for them

Cuyahoga County judge appoints special master to review evidence in Tanisha Anderson case

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan's CEO schools plan met with skepticism by educators

Michigan universities keep an eye on students' social media posts

Helped by 6 congregations, new Detroit church aims to bridge divides

Families gather, mourn for Victims' Rights Week

Lawmaker pushes plan to restrict transgender bathroom use

Riley: State must no longer allow charters to discriminate

The Chicago Tribune

Siblings shot by Chicago cop cleared of wrongdoing

1 dead, 7 hurt in city shootings

Editorial: Is Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner anti-union? Or pro-taxpayer?

Editorial: Beyond repair: Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority

Editorial: Congrats, Ms. Lewis. Now, about that strike ...

How one organization helicopter-parents community college students to success

The Washington Post

After Black Lives Matter dust-up, Clintons work to shore up support with black voters

Bill Clinton ‘almost’ apologizes for arguing with Black Lives Matter protesters

Sanders: ‘Something is clearly lacking’ in Clinton’s judgment

A new divide in American death

Police look for motive beyond road rage in shooting death of former Saints player

A photographer hung out with the KKK in Tennessee and Maryland. Here’s what he saw.

Elijah Cummings endorses Hillary Clinton after staying neutral for months

Bernie Sanders tells a crowd in Harlem that Bill Clinton owes the country an apology

Lindsey Graham wants a new Marshall Plan for the Middle East

Does the path to true police reform run through liability insurers?

Looking for success after college? Choosing a city school can increase your odds.

Meet the woman known as the ‘voice’ of the Maryland Senate

Md. Del. Ana Sol Gutiérrez: Time to stop electing establishment whites to MD 8

The Los Angeles Times

A disproportionate share of blacks and Latinos lose their driver's licenses because of unpaid tickets, study finds

California watchdog agency dismissed 90% of complaints about judges' conduct in 2015

Some state lawmakers collect two paychecks: It's legal, but 'the optics are poor'

Metro will boycott North Carolina conference in protest of anti-LGBT 'bathroom law'

USA Today

Will Smith dined with defendant in suspect's lawsuit prior to shooting death

Video: Teacher slaps student five times

Brennan: CIA won't waterboard again

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