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Today in Black America - June 10

POSTED: June 10, 2016, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Actress Hattie McDaniel, the first Black to win an Academy Award for her role in "Gone with the Wind," was born in 1895 in Wichita, Kansas.

The New York Times


2nd Amendment Does Not Guarantee Right to Carry Concealed Guns, Court Rules

Idaho Town Is Rattled Months After Reports of a Brutal Assault

Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton, and Urges Democrats to Unite

Where to, Hillary? How Clinton Is Relying on President Obama’s Help

Bernie Sanders Still Presses Battered Campaign Toward Washington Primary

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Clinton and Goes Taunt-for-Taunt With Trump

Supreme Court Ruling Counters Pennsylvania Judge on Recusal

Freddie Gray Died From ‘Rough Ride,’ Prosecutors Assert


Norman Seabrook’s Ouster as Union Chief May Complicate Overhaul at Rikers

Next Superintendent of New York State Police Is Confirmed

In Lawsuit, U.S. Says Queens School Discriminated Against 3 Black Teachers

The Christian Science Monitor

Outcry over Stanford case reveals changing US culture on rape

Athlete as moral crusader: Is the Muhammad Ali model lost? (+video)

Here's how Elizabeth Warren is already playing key role for Clinton (+video)

After teen shooting, Boston police plead: 'Have courage' to speak out

Why racism is the focus of Airbnb's annual conference

The Star-Ledger

Christie won't say if he privately rebuked Trump over controversial judge comments

Can a five-year plan fix 'unfair' N.J. school funding system?

What Christie, N.J. unions are saying about big pension court ruling

Nigerian king to visit N.J. Friday

Council bills target lead in city water

Byko: Kenney's soda tax 'win' might cost him

Philly's fund balance takes center stage in soda-tax debate

Odunde founder recalls the festival's early days in new memoir

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

5 alleged members of Columbus gang 'homicide squad' convicted

Cleveland federal judge orders arrest of New Jersey attorney who skipped hearings

Is Cleveland's unique teacher pay plan living up to promises? Not yet

Longtime litigator, federal prosecutor appointed as new Cleveland federal magistrate judges

The Detroit Free Press

Kym Worthy defends waiting years to release innocent Davontae Sanford

Michigan Legislature passes flurry of bills, adjourns for the summer

One Nation: Why millennials, minorities face tougher times with debt

Editorial: DPS reform bills won't fix the problems they claim to solve

Rhodes: DPS legislation is progress, but more money needed for buildings

The Chicago Tribune

Emails to former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy show wide support

1 dead, 12 injured in Chicago shootings

River of violence takes the life of an innocent man

National Black Political Convention begins in Gary as leaders set sights on economic, education policy

The Los Angeles Times

Ruling on concealed weapons spotlights California's key role in gun debate

Will California stop police from taking people's property without a criminal conviction?

California must set aside delays to truck pollution standards, judge rules

Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers strike California budget deal. Here's what they focused on

If a judge sentences a convicted sexual predator to just six months in jail, does he really belong on the bench?

The Washington Post

‘We’re horrified’: At Stanford, the impact of a sexual assault is searing

Trump doesn’t have a national campaign. So the GOP is trying to run one for him.

State Dept: FOIA officers didn’t know, didn’t ask about Clinton use of private email

Bernie Sanders supporters on the fence about Hillary Clinton

So much for party unity in California Democrat-on-Democrat Senate race

Common Core isn’t preparing students very well for college or career, new report says

For Vincent Gray, Tuesday’s Democratic primary is a referendum on his past

Oprah pledges $1 million to D.C. group that helps homeless women

D.C. proposes stronger training, hiring standards for private security guards

Olympian and Tuskegee Airman who survived segregation and combat is buried at Arlington

USA Today

USA TODAY exclusive: Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

Civil rights pioneer Rev. E. Edward Jones dies in La.

Supreme Court: Judge can't rule on a case he helped prosecute

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