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Today in Black History: Former Detroit Mayor and member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, Coleman Alexander Young, was born in 1918.

The New York Times


Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges

Supreme Court Finds Racial Bias in Jury Selection for Death Penalty Case

Seeing Revival of Racism, Carter Plans to Promote Unity

Hillary Clinton Declines Invitation to Debate Bernie Sanders

Kenneth Starr, Who Tried to Bury Bill Clinton, Now Only Praises Him

Justices Let Court-Imposed Redistricting Stand in Virginia

Trump Taps Into the Anxiety of American White Males

T.S.A. Replaces Security Chief as Tension Grows at Airports and Agency

Tony Gwynn’s Family Sues Tobacco Industry, Seeking Recourse Over Fatal Habit


Rikers Island Guards Accused in Inmate’s Beating Will Not Testify

Sex Shop Workers Welcome the Protections of a Retail Union

The Christian Science Monitor

In acquittal of Baltimore officer, two views of justice collide

Louisiana ‘Blue Lives Matter’ law: How big a shift in police brutality debate?

Who are the Republicans now?

The humanitarian revolution: At UN summit, a new 'hope'

The Star-Ledger

Death of teen killed by train ruled an accident

1 ex-Rutgers footballer pleads guilty, 3 others likely avoid jail time

N.J. lawmakers reach compromise to save Atlantic City

Christie again kills post-Bridgegate Port Authority reforms

Judge misunderstood 'John Doe's' privacy rights in Bridgegate, filing says

DEP secretary's email prior to departure used expletives, taunts

After invite, Kenney abruptly turns away media

School District may miss out on ride-sharing revenue

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio is paying charter schools for kids that aren't in class, Auditor Dave Yost finds

Cuyahoga County's top judge agrees to another meeting on court reform: Impact 2016: Justice For All

Federal judge blocks Ohio move to defund Planned Parenthood

City of Cleveland rolls out youth violence prevention plan

New Yorker magazine examines Oberlin College's year of unease and protests

Cleveland schools won't say what's in $13M "summer work" package

The Detroit Free Press

Forced overtime adds stress at Michigan women's prison

Feds: New $1.2M tutoring scam uncovered at Detroit schools

Detroit's crime-fighting Project Green Light expands

26-year-old mom killed by drunk driver pushing 100 mph

The Chicago Tribune

Shootings running 50 percent higher than last year as Chicago braces for the summer

EDITORIALS: Crime, prison, joblessness. Repeat.

Morning Spin: Rauner claims some Democrats support his ideas, won't name them

Feds investigating Lincoln-Way, issue grand jury subpoena

Cabrini-Green documentary traces echo of broken dreams

The Los Angeles Times

California's seeing a surge in voter registration — but the impact on the June election isn't clear

California politics updates: Gov. Brown endorses Kamala Harris for Senate, federal lawsuit seeks to extend voter registration

Voting rights lawsuit filed by Sanders supporters awaits its day in court

Bernie Sanders' call to fight political and economic establishment resonates with crowd at Irvine rally

Muslim group on helping San Bernardino shooters' family: No one should suffer for the sins of others

The Washington Post

Minorities, poor, elderly face hurdles getting ID for voting

Poll: Most voters see Trump and Clinton unfavorably

Sanders wins greater say in Democratic platform; names pro-Palestinian activist

What the Supreme Court just said — and what it didn’t — about all-white juries

Hillary Clinton declines invitation to debate Bernie Sanders in California

High court ruling helps federal workers file job bias claims

GOP sues to block McAuliffe order to let 200,000 Virginia felons vote

Kamala Harris catches ride on populist wave in California Senate primary

The big advantage superstar cities have over everyone else

FBI and Justice Department investigating Va. Gov., officials say

USA Today

Supreme Court gives black death-row inmate new life

'Blue Lives Matter' bill expected to become law in La

Amid heightened scrutiny, it's 'a precarious time' for U.S. police chiefs

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