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Today in Black History: Howard Dodson, Jr., the former Director of New York's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in, was born in 1939 in Chester, PA.

The New York Times


Can Democrats Flip 7 California Districts in November?

Trump, Who Ran as a Renegade, Tries to Keep Them at Bay

Trump Pardons D’Souza. Is Martha Stewart Next?

EDITORIAL: Dinesh D’Souza? Really?

The Economy Can Handle Tariffs. The Risk Is Erratic Policy.

Catholic Church to Pay Minnesota Abuse Victims $210 Million

Flow of Refugees to U.S. Has Slowed to Nearly a Halt

Sergeant Sues Defense Dept. Over ‘Outdated’ H.I.V. Policies

Lawsuit Says Citizenship Question on Census Targets Minorities for Political Gain

Disability and Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos Over Investigation Rollbacks


State Senate Grinds to a Halt as Neither Party Can Make a Majority

For Giuliani (Boo!), Yankee Stadium Is No Longer a Safe Space

New York Public Housing Set to Get Federal Monitor and $1 Billion in Repairs

In the Battle Between Cuomo and Nixon, the Subway Becomes a Central Issue

How City Council can stop Philly's sky-high property assessments: vote for David Oh's bill

Is the term 'freeholder' offensive? Some N.J. lawmakers say it is.

These are the students most crushed by the debt crisis

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit plans rally against gun violence after deadly holiday weekend

Candidates for Michigan's governor short on details at Mackinac debate | Opinion

Detroit schools chief Vitti: Detroit children treated 'second class'

Low-income workers protest Bill Schuette's opposition to Medicaid


Phil Murphy re-nominates Christie pick to N.J.'s top court

NJEA teachers union blasted by lawmakers over controversial videos

These are the critical moments in the Wildwood beach arrest video. We have questions.

Not 1, but 2, state agencies are investigating N.J. school district

Newark's urban farm is looking for a future | Carter

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools fails to protect students from rape and sexual abuse

EDITORIALS: When will Springfield leaders get serious about ethics abuses?

Activists opposed to new police academy disrupt Emanuel speech, video shows

3 dead, 7 wounded in shootings, including 7-year-old boy in Bucktown

Lawmaker resigns from Madigan's leadership team following allegations of retaliation, verbal abuse

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Supreme Court privacy ruling could impact case against man charged in Cleveland police officer's death

Cleveland mom, girlfriend pummeled Ta'Naejah McCloud to death because she wet her pants, prosecutors say

PulsePoint app enables Akronites to help save lives during cardiac arrest

The Washington Post

Trump breaks protocol with public comment about jobs report before release

U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in May, above expectations in a strong year for hiring

Prosecutors speak to Comey as they mull charges against his former FBI deputy

Brennan: I will speak out until integrity returns to the White House

Signs of sophisticated cellphone spying found near White House, U.S. officials say

Mueller’s investigation cost $16.7 million in just under a year, new documents show

Higher education reform stalled in the Senate, while House GOP charges ahead

Inauguration Day rioting charges dropped against 7 defendants

At Betsy DeVos’s federal school safety commission meeting, lessons from first-graders on friendships and fist bumps

A dispute at school, a shooting later and one D.C. teen accused of killing another

The Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa could fail to make the top two in next week's primary for California governor

Climate movement tries to outmaneuver Trump a year after his exit from the Paris accord

UCLA doctor stripped of license, accused of sexually assaulting former County-USC hospital colleagues

Woman says couple used racial slurs while assaulting her at Playa Del Rey Little League event

USA Today

Vermont will pay you $10,000 to live there and work remotely

How low can it go? Sears will close 63 more stores. Is yours on the list?

'Red tape and bureaucracy': Officials were warned about Ellicott City flooding for years

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