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Arthur Ashe, Jr. won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1975, making him the first Black male to take the title.

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Today in Black History: Emmett Ashford became the first Black umpire in Major League Baseball in 1966.

The New York Times


EDITORIAL: Fear of Flying, for Good Reason

United Apologizes, Saying Passenger Was ‘Mistreated’

Grandfather Apologizes After Dylann Roof’s Guilty Pleas Add to Sentence

Trump’s Sudden Shift on Russia Leaves Heads Spinning

White House Accuses Russia of Cover-Up in Syria Attack

Spicer Raises Outcry With Talk of Hitler and Poison Gas

Trump’s Choice of Pro-Immigration Adviser Riles Base

For Alabama Christians, Governor’s Fall Is a Bitter Blow

Congressman Who Shouted ‘You Lie’ at Obama Hears the Same From Constituents

Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs


De Blasio Faces Tough Road Replacing Rikers With New Jails

New York’s Free-Tuition Program Will Help Traditional, but Not Typical, Students

The Christian Science Monitor

Appalachia's new trail: finding life after coal

In Atlanta's suburbs, is a political revolution brewing?

A private school caught in the crossfire of AmeriCorps debate

At stake in Johannesburg's 'recycling wars': more than trash

The Star-Ledger

Lawmakers to Christie: Don't force deal on N.J. pension reform and lottery revenue

Christie blasts 'awful' United Airlines, wants airline regulations reviewed

Christie's newest milestone: America's least popular governor

Ex-teacher who sexually touched teen in 1993 loses teaching license

'American Gangster' prosecutor Richie Roberts pleads guilty to tax crimes

Air law expert in Philly says United was dead wrong

Lt. Gov. Stack under scrutiny by Pa. inspector general

Judge wants DA Seth Williams' trial to start as soon as next month

The Chicago Tribune

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page

Danny Davis: $3 million could have swung election for Hillary

United CEO issues another apology, dragged passenger hires high-powered attorney

Chicago police questioning person of interest in Cook County judge's slaying, sources say

The Cleveland Plain Dealers

College prof's average annual salary: $102,400 That's 5 times more than part-time faculty

United Way 2-1-1, four local hospitals to connect patients to social services with CMS grant

Cleveland council approval of upgrades to The Q won't end debate, foes could turn to referendum

Ohio Republicans scrap cuts to program for children with medical handicaps

Cleveland gun violence: One hour, one intersection, two shootings

Students could graduate regardless of test scores under plan backed by state school board

The Detroit Free Press

FOIA lawsuit filed seeking e-mails from AG Bill Schuette, staffers

Michigan Sen. Bert Johnson indicted by grand jury

Gangster gets 13.5 years for revenge; ordered AK-47 hit on mom, 3 kids

Detroit school board rescinds charter school decision

The Los Angeles Times

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologizes for saying Hitler didn't use chemical weapons

Former Navy SEAL's jog near border fence ends in legal war with Border Patrol agent

The Washington Post

FBI obtained secret warrant last summer to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page

United CEO orders review of policies after passenger was dragged screaming from plane

Analysis: Want to boycott United? Good luck with that.

Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits Moscow

Spicer apologizes after receiving sharp criticism for saying Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons

Trump made some very strange comments about Stephen Bannon

A Republican won in Kansas. But here’s why the GOP is not celebrating.

Most Americans want to let cities build and sell homegrown Internet service

Bill to diversify Md. medical marijuana industry fails in final seconds of session

DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform.

USA Today

Moscow warns U.S.: Don't strike Syrian air base again

Closing arguments to begin in Bundy Ranch supporters trial

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