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Today in Black History: E. Frederic Morrow, the first Black to serve in an executive position on a President's staff, was born on this date in 1909 in Hackensack, NJ.

The New York Times


National


Editorial: Sanders and Kasich Should Ignore Any Pressure to Quit

Bruni: No Way to Elect a President


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Win Easily in New York Primary

Ben and Jerry Deliver Free Ice Cream and Politics in Washington

When a Senator Passes Judgment on a Chief Justice

Judge Rejects Challenge to Searches of Emails Gathered Without Warrant


Recruiting Students Overseas to Fill Seats, Not to Meet Standards


Matt Bevin, Kentucky Governor, Orders Inquiry Into Beshear Administration

Life Expectancy for White Americans Drops Slightly; Analysts Cite Drug Overdoses

Michigan Official Plans ‘Significant Announcement’ in Flint Water Inquiry


F.B.I. Says It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies


Local


Voting Problems Prompt Comptroller to Vow Audit of New York City’s Elections Board


Inquiry of Mayor de Blasio Fund-Raising Extends to ’14 State Senate Races


Ex-New York Officer Gets 5 Years of Probation in Fatal Brooklyn Shooting


Legislator Asks Cuomo for Inquiry Into Killing by Police in Queens


The Christian Science Monitor


The Democratic Party's two Hillary Clintons

Does either party really want the white working class?


Utah becomes first state to declare porn a 'public health crisis'

As drought deepens, African nations struggle to get globe's attention


The Star-Ledger


Police director under fire for 'conduct unbecoming' gets show of support

Change slate ousts incumbents in Plainfield school board election

Newark 'Unity' slate sweeps city school board elections


Atlantic City sues N.J. for $33.5 million in aid Christie vetoed

Feds probe N.J. college after sex assault complaints


Philly.com

Wolf ousts criticized head of Pa. Human Relations Commission

Green files suit to get SRC chairmanship back


SEPTA to add 25 electric buses next year


The Washington Post


New York blowout gives Donald Trump big boost in GOP race

Kasich loses New York, but wins delegates — and an argument

Hillary Clinton won New York, but her image is underwater

Supreme Court tie lets states face lawsuits in other states


Life expectancy for white females in U.S. suffers rare decline

Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

This school district plans to arm its officers with semiautomatic rifles


Biden says Israeli government causes ‘overwhelming frustration’ in White House

How Loretta Lynch has investigated the police and not made them all hate her


Trump rally in Maryland: Teachers union says it has no place in a public school

This candidate made $400K ‘investment’ in Md. Congressional campaign

D.C. schools chancellor asked a major contractor for big money

D.C. poised to change license plate slogan in push to become 51st state


Md. prep school student's racist video goes viral



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio wanted $250 million for blight removal and foreclosure prevention. It won't get it. Here's why.

Cleveland region among nation's most polluted, but getting cleaner, new report says

Cleveland police start second pilot project for dash cameras


Former probation officer charged in high-speed chase that ends in crash at Cleveland high school

Ohio Superintendent finalist Shonda Hardman comes with Chicago, Houston experience


The Detroit Free Press


Criminal charges today in Flint water crisis


Police have charged dozens for illegal Detroit graffiti

Detroit Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon to retire July 1

Filing deadline sets up battles up and down ballot



The Los Angeles Times


Lawmakers advance gun control measures in response to San Bernardino massacre

LAPD shooting of unarmed man in Los Feliz was justified, Police Commission finds

L.A. City Controller says too many LAPD cops are cubicle police; civilians can do that work

6 paid sick days for workers in L.A.? City Council says yes



The Chicago Tribune


Man behind bars for 22 years freed after murder charges suddenly dropped


State's tax error to cost CPS $23.5 million

Emanuel defends $1.2 billion Lucas Museum plan as 'investment in the future'


Opinion: The homeless encampments of Chicago


22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover


USA Today


First-graders cuffed, arrested, charged; Murfreesboro outraged


Student’s KKK costume in English class sparks uproar

A year after Freddie Gray's death, two Baltimores: Column










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