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P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the nation's first Black governor on this date in 1872 in the state of Louisiana.

Today in Black America - June 20

POSTED: June 20, 2017, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: Piano prodigy Andre Watts, the first artist to appear on "Live from Lincoln Center," was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1946
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The New York Times


National


EDITORIAL: Free Speech at the Supreme Court

Criticized Team Names Get a Legal Lift, but the Price Could Be High

Gerrymandering Case Could Reshape Politics in U.S.


What to Watch For in Georgia’s Nail-Biter Vote for House Seat


Supreme Court Rules for Bush Officials in Post-9/11 Suit

Navy’s 7 Victims Illustrate Reliance on Immigrant Groups


Is North Carolina the Future of American Politics?


Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal


Fatal Police Shooting of Seattle Woman Raises Mental Health Questions

15 Best-Educated Districts in the U.S., and Why It Matters



Local


Mayor de Blasio Waits (and Waits) for a New Mandate to Run New York’s Schools


A Streamlined Way to Build Projects Runs Into New York Politics

At Colleges, Demographic Changes Everywhere but the Top


Philly.com


Pa. radio host out after being told he couldn't criticize Trump

Jury selected, Philly DA Seth Williams' federal corruption trial opens Tuesday

For low-income residents, Philadelphia unveiling income-based water bills

Philly teachers OK new contract; now, how to pay for it?


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


All Cleveland City Council elections shaping up as contested races, with several primary contests possible

Euclid man accused of raping girl, beating her with electric cord over 8-year span

Jim Renacci staffs his 2018 gubernatorial team with Ohio Trump campaign veterans

Mike DeWine's entry into Ohio governor's race will make him the candidate to beat: Ohio Politics Roundup


The Star-Ledger


30 N.J. towns where property taxes hurt the most

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says she will not seek re-election

Where every N.J. lawmaker in D.C. stands on Trump plan to scrap property tax deduction

Trump finally nominates Garrett to run federal agency he opposed


Will N.J. lose $600M in federal transit funds by missing a deadline?


The Chicago Tribune


Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele dies


Emanuel hits D.C. to talk up proposed high school graduation requirement

Rauner, schools play blame game as CPS takes out costly $275M loan

Blue Cross working to return to Illinois Obamacare exchange next year



The Detroit Free Press


Public funds for Pistons move to Detroit are safe for now

Deputy Detroit police chief resigns; tied to probe of indicted towing titan Gasper Fiore

Coleman Young II calls for special prosecutor in Detroit land bank probe

Was eviction ambush-style or legal?


Riley: Motown Museum is $2M closer to reality after Davidson Foundation donation


The Los Angeles Times

Police say killing of Muslim teen in Virginia was a case of road rage, not a hate crime

City attorney targets church-owned gang stronghold to stem violence in South L.A.

More than 120 layoffs proposed in L.A. school district budget

Guns kill nearly 1,300 children in the U.S. each year and send thousands more to hospitals

EDITORIAL: At what point does politics-as-usual become unconstitutional?


The Washington Post


In Trump era, more Washington business handled behind closed doors


Conservative talk-show host and First Amendment litigator is Trump’s newest lawyer

Trump faces a high-stakes political test in Georgia House race

Nation’s opioid epidemic flooding hospitals and ERs, new data show


‘I don’t want any family to feel like what I feel now:’ Answers sought in Muslim teen’s slaying

Death of U-Va. student could lead to North Korea travel ban

Here’s what we know about the Senate health-care bill

Senate Democrats intensify criticism of emerging GOP health bill

Fact Checker: Pelosi’s claim that an estimated 1.8 million jobs will be lost through AHCA


Sean Spicer’s off-camera, no-audio press briefing, annotated

7 sailors died aboard the USS Fitzgerald. Here are their stories.


In the Trump era, a D.C. group has formed to help activists plan their protests


Four school board members in Pr. George’s County allege fraud in graduation rates



USA Today

Georgia inmates save correctional officer who passed out during work detail



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