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Today in Black America - June 12

POSTED: June 12, 2017, 10:00 am

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Today in Black America: NAACP Field Secretary and civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963.

The New York Times

National


Editorial: Shunning Gun Control, Helping Terrorists

Cyberweapons Are Tougher for U.S. to Use Against ISIS

In Trump Era, Unlike Watergate, Media Narratives Diverge


Obamacare Repeal Limits Flexibility for Those in Transition

Fired U.S. Attorney Says Trump Tried to Build Relationship With Him

Democrats Call for Sessions’s Testimony to Be Public


Unions Come Into the Justices’ Cross Hairs, Again


To Understand Betsy DeVos’s Educational Views, View Her Education

Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game.

Democrats in Split-Screen: The Base Wants It All. The Party Wants to Win.


23% of Puerto Ricans Vote in Referendum, 97% of Them for Statehood

150 Executives Commit to Fostering Diversity and Inclusion


Local


A Subdued Puerto Rican Day Parade Marches On

What’s the Insurance Capital Without Aetna? Hartford May Find Out

With M.T.A. in Need of a Boss, Cuomo May Finally Pick One. Or Two.

Success Academy Wins Round in Fight Over Preschool Oversight



Philly.com


Coming, not going: Immigrant visa overstays on the rise

At Cosby trial, focus shifts to the defense

Father to cops: 'Why shoot him in the back like an animal?'

Another Philly charter school could close



The Chicago Tribune


Nearly 90,000 Cook County teens, young adults not in school or working, report says

Pay to train at-risk youths now or pay for them later


EDITORIALS: How to rescue school funding reform

Supreme Court could tackle partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin case


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Assessing Donald Trump's self-defense in Comey drama: AP fact check


Ohio auditor says budget proposal may let heroin dealers avoid prison; advocates argue for treatment

Ohio's business tax cuts come under fire: Ohio Politics Roundup


Lawmakers deciding future of Ohio's lead laws hear debate over state versus local control

Cuyahoga Kids website streamlines childcare, activity info for parents


The Detroit Free Press


Relaxing Michigan gun restrictions is part of a national trend


House bill would move legal smoking age up to 21 in Michigan

Detroit cop responds to robbery report, opens fire, discovers it's a video shoot

5 Detroit projects win Knight Foundation Knight Cities Challenge grants


The Los Angeles Times


An 8-year-old was taken off life support, his organs donated. Now, police are investigating

Apartment owners sue city of L.A., saying trash pickup program needed voter approval

A simple test is helping thousands of diabetics in L.A. County who face an increased risk of going blind

California attorney general to Trump: You can't touch our national monuments

UC Irvine's rare distinction: It's an elite research university that's a haven for Latinos


The Star-Ledger


8 big things Christie & lawmakers may do in next 3 weeks to change N.J.

A detailed look at new allegations 2 troopers face for targeting women on highways

New 26-story hotel proposed for Newark historic district


Trump departs N.J. after raising $800K for congressman

'He is not welcomed in N.J.': Protesters drive by Trump golf club



The Washington Post

D.C., Maryland to sue Trump over foreign payments to his businesses

Ex-federal attorney says Trump contacts made him uneasy

The Fix: Trump’s defense against Comey has fallen into a predictable pattern

Russia has developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research


Meet Obamacare’s biggest Twitter defender


Wisconsin redistricting effort could reshape U.S. elections

Is media coverage of Trump too negative? You’re asking the wrong question
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Analysis: Trump is a new kind of protectionist — he operates in stealth mode

Perspective: I was an FBI agent. Trump’s lack of concern about Russian hacking shocks me.


‘They’re asking how can they be great’: High school for boys takes stock after first year

Loudoun seventh-graders obtain historical marker for Ashburn Colored School

Board members want a local schools chief to apologize for graduation incidents

Perspective: Bathing suits and civil rights: Integrating the District’s pools was not easy


USA Today


Exclusive: In latest job, Jim DeMint wants to give Tea Party ' a new mission'









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