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Today in Black History: Scholar and activist Dr. W.E.B. DuBois was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor, on this date in 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The New York Times


British Prime Minister Says, ‘Enough Is Enough’

EDITORIAL: Another Terrorist Attack in Britain

5 Arab States Suspend Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

Budget-Busting Cost of Nuclear Weapons Update: $1.2 Trillion

‘Soft Power’ of a Russian Bank Comes to Light in U.S. Inquiry

16 Years Later, Bush’s Climate Pact Exit Holds Lessons for Trump

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students

From Maine, a Call for a More Measured Take on Health Care

Portland Killings Dredge Up Legacy of Racist Laws in Oregon

The Digital Bystander: A Citizen’s Duty When the Assault Is Online


Rebuking Congress, Cuomo Plans to Keep State Health Care Plans Intact

Police Commissioner Quietly Visits Injured New York Officer Dragged by Car

Question in Battle Over ‘Diller Island’: Which Billionaire Blinks First?

National Politics Hang Over Tuesday’s New Jersey Primary

Bill Cosby sex-assault case: Everything you need to know

On the Schuylkill, Philly students learn about dragon boat racing - and life

Councilman Oh back at work following stabbing

'People are hungry for change': Camden's mayoral candidates hoping for an upset

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland's Frank Jackson joins mayors group fighting climate change

Ohio nursing homes' low staffing called a 'crisis,' puts residents at risk: A Critical Choice

Summer opportune time to support students with disabilities transitioning to college: Alsace Toure (Opinion)

New hurdles for Ohio citizen-initiated constitutional amendments must be resisted: Matt Lynch (Opinion)

Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam praises LeBron James at NAACP dinner

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons move to downtown nears, but is it a done deal?

Foundations give $2.5 million to Detroit neighborhoods fund

Lawmakers want to repeal unenforced law that makes cohabitating a crime

Detroit murder case dropped after man serves 25 years

The Star-Ledger

For Newark teacher, death has come 46 times to students | Di Ionno

Your final primary guide in the race to succeed Christie as N.J. governor

Tracy Morgan refuses to testify about his N.J. crash settlement

N.J. lawmakers call hearing on ICE courthouse arrests opposed by state's top judge

Street named after Newark native killed in church massacre

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois years behind in scoring state science tests, and officials blame budget

Charter school teachers to vote on proposal to merge with CTU

Embattled Evanston librarian returns from leave; could be fired over Facebook post

Blue Cross customer treatment examined, 27 years after last report released

The Los Angeles Times

California court leaders want to decriminalize traffic tickets

Brown's first stops in China are in cities that look a lot like California

Los Angeles CEO is accused of asking alleged drug dealer to kill former business associate

L.A.'s crisis: High rents, low pay, homelessness rising and $2,000 doesn't buy much

The 'gangster mayor' vs. the next Brooklyn: Generations collide in Compton's mayoral race

What would California's proposed single-payer healthcare system mean for me?

The Washington Post

Authorities begin to unravel deadly London plot, carry out new raids

Trump ramps up push for travel ban even as opposition hardens

Right-wing free speech rally draws massive counterprotests in Portland

Suspect in Portland train stabbings built his life around hate speech

Perspective: Of course Washington is plagued by leaks. That’s a good thing.

This lawyer helped steal $600 million from the government, got caught — then disappeared

Much shorter chemo works for many colon cancer patients, study says

White House formally backs plan to send 30,000 federal workers to private corporation

A tiny Texas border city is leading the charge against the state’s immigration crackdown

A CNN host assumed an Indian American spelling bee champion could read Sanskrit

In Baltimore, the joy and relief of making it through high school alive

USA Today

Police know identities of London attackers, will release names later

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