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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

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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

National

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


Local


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


Philly.com


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







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