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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

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Today in Black History: African American Episcopal Zion (A.M.E.Z.) Bishop James W. Hood, a fierce advocate for Blacks' rights, was born in 1831.

The New York Times

National


Scrutiny Turns to Why Kushner Met With an Ally of Putin


Four Senators to Watch in the Trump-Russia Investigation

A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted?


EDITORIAL: When Politicians Pick Their Voters

Melissa Harris-Perry: How to Save the N.A.A.C.P. From Irrelevance

‘Narrowcast’ Trump? Republicans Seek Formula to Keep House Majority


Drug Lobbyists’ Battle Cry Over Prices: Blame Others

White House Acts to Roll Back Birth-Control Mandate for Religious Employers

Texas Lawmaker Threatens to Shoot Colleague After Reporting Protesters to ICE

As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating


Immigrants Keep an Iowa Meatpacking Town Alive and Growing


Local


Puerto Rican Day Parade Honoree: ‘A Bad Guy.’ ‘Why Not?’

In Albany, Stipends Known as ‘Lulus’ Feed a Culture of Scandal

Why Have So Many Women Quit on Mayor de Blasio?

Political Winds Leave New Jersey Lawmaker Caught Between Party and Home



Philly.com


AP FACT CHECK: A rash of Trump statements under scrutiny

Philly's SRC approves nearly $3 billion budget

Claiming 'Taco Bell' tastes, Philly DA Williams drew questions early on with elaborate campaign spending

Glitterboy photo project expands ideas about black masculinity


What will happen to Pennsylvania's death penalty?



The Star-Ledger


These 10 N.J. school districts may lay off teachers and staff next year

Montclair State was right to fire worker accused of harassing student, judges rule

'Bill of rights' gives victims of sexual assault a voice | Editorial

Judge: lawsuit over taxpayer-funded union jobs may proceed


Committeewoman calls for Dem. chairs' resignation after ballot blunder



The Detroit Free Press


Detroit's renaissance depends on success of schools


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos takes heat over voucher discrimination question

Oakland County judge's staff questioned about time off


Mae Jemison found science (and space) and is encouraging Detroit girls to do so, too

Surge of candidates file for election, train for campaign



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Dennis Kucinich won't dispel rumors of another run: Ohio Politics Roundup

State oversight of Youngstown schools still a battle, far from the partnership Lorain seeks

State control of Lorain schools aims to be partnership, not a "hijack"

Cleveland launches demolition program to boost safety around grade schools (video)


The Chicago Tribune


Illinois House approves Chicago gun bill, immigrant protections, automatic voter registration — but no budget

Memorial Day shootings leave 6 dead, 17 wounded

Chicago law schools consider accepting GRE as test alternative to LSAT

Chicago metro area hits record low unemployment in April



The Los Angeles Times


Even with Irvine's diverse mix of cultures, some residents feel they don't 'fit'

What charter school supporters say they hope to change after school board victories


The Washington Post


Dubke resigns as White House communications director

Do voter ID laws help or hurt voter turnout?

Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies

This little-known office polices discrimination. Trump wants to disband it.


North Carolina’s battle over voting rights intensifies

Texas state lawmakers get into scuffle on House floor

This Senate staffer could change the course of the health-care debate

These 8th-graders from New Jersey refused to be photographed with Paul Ryan

The lesson of Montana for Democrats: They need serious candidates — and a policy agenda

One D.C. school lost more than a quarter of its teaching staff this year.

This woman’s sexual discrimination case against D.C. has lasted 27 years


Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous expected to announce run for Maryland governor this week

Behind the D.C. school lottery scandal: A ‘crisis in confidence ’


USA Today


Teen died a hero, saved cousin during shooting spree


Police investigate Portland stabbing suspect's extremist ideology


Minnesota officer charged in Philando Castile shooting goes on trial








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