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July 03, 2020

Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

Today in Black America - June 6

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Today in Black History: First annual "People of Color" convention is held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1831.

The New York Times


Intelligence Contractor Is Charged in First Leak Case Under Trump

Trump Defends Twitter Use as Aides Urge Him to Cut Back

Trump Grows Discontented With Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Diplomats Stage Quiet Revolt Against President’s Policies

White House Turmoil Makes It Harder to Stay Focused, Trump Aide Says

EDITORIAL: Where Are the United States Attorneys?

Justices Act on Voting Rights and Cellphone Privacy

What a Bipartisan Paid Leave Plan Might Look Like

America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic

Governor Struggles to Lead as Texas Republicans Splinter Into Factions

She’s Accused of Texting Him to Suicide. Is That Enough to Convict?

Three Michigan State Football Players Charged With Sexual Assault


How Did the Subway Get So Bad? Look to the C Train

New York Police Officers Keep Vigil for Colleague Dragged by Car

Editorial: Help Poor New Yorkers Buy Transit Passes

Mother of Cosby accuser: 'She changed' after alleged attack at L.A. hotel

Man serving life, for murder his brother confessed to, gets chance at freedom

Cops probe possible tie in attacks on mentally challenged man, school principal

The Star-Ledger

School psychologist fired after allegedly calling girl a 'slut,' making threats

Christie finally chooses a side in N.J. Republican primary for governor

After voting for herself, Guadagno explains how N.J. polls are safe from hacking

The 6 hottest N.J. legislative primary races to watch Tuesday

N.J. pastor: Bill Maher's apology for using the N-word isn't enough | Opinion

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois overhauls its 529 college savings plans, reducing fees and adding choices

Doctor depression, suicide coming out of shadows despite 'no-talk rule'

Major video game group sues Chicago over online game tax

Gwendolyn Brooks Day recognized with 'We Real Cool' video

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Major Ohio insurer is pulling out of Obamacare market for 2018

Cleveland police officers begin carrying overdose reversal drug Narcan

Ohio income tax revenues lag estimates again in May; sales tax picks up

Oberlin council supports Paris Climate Agreement, condemns Trump

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's anti-violence measures approved by City Council

The Detroit Free Press

Genesee County official resigns over racial slur

MSU's Mark Dantonio made the choice to dismiss 3 players: 'I'm angry'

First of 3 dismissed MSU football players arraigned

People tapping Michigan's no-fault car insurance may be on hook for medical bills

The Los Angeles Times

A plan to build homes at the 91-to-110 freeway interchange is back on the table, but it has some people worried

California's top court appears divided on ballot measure to speed up executions

Voters head to the polls to pick L.A.'s next congressman in under-the-radar special election

Advocates denounce VA delays in developing housing for homeless veterans at West L.A. site

The Washington Post

In ‘Paris of the Appalachians,’ Pittsburgh isn’t buying Trump’s climate talk

The Trump administration has a recruiting problem

Kellyanne Conway had a lousy Monday. Sean Spicer’s wasn’t much better.

U.S. says it may pull out of U.N. human rights body, citing member abuses, treatment of Israel

Infrastructure was Trump’s shot at a bipartisan deal; he left Democrats waiting by the phone

The Trump effect: Everyone’s thinking of running for president

50 years of U.S. mass shootings: The victims, sites, killers and weapons

States with more black people have less generous welfare benefits, study says

Citing struggles for minority female candidates, groups vow to go all out for Georgia’s Abrams

Analysis: Were 2016 vote counts in Michigan and Wisconsin hacked? We double-checked.

Two honor roll students fatally shot in Maryland on eve of high school graduation

Former delegate Griffith announces bid to succeed longtime Maryland senator

Ben Jealous brings economic justice message to Pr. George’s Democrats

The Ku Klux Klan wants to rally in Charlottesville. Now this college town is on edge again.

USA Today

DeVos 'not going to be issuing decrees' on civil rights protections

Muslims 'outraged' by billboard that insults prophet Mohammed

New York judge arrested, led from courthouse in handcuffs

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