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Today in Black America - June 5

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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


Manafort Is Accused of Attempted Witness Tampering

Secret Trump Memo Reveals Falsehood, and Shows Dilemma

Trump Calls Off White House Visit for Philadelphia Eagles

Trump and His Team Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

Editorial Board: Trump Wants to Pardon Himself for Blowing the Midterms

The Ideal Subjects for a Salt Study? Maybe Prisoners.

Starbucks Chairman Will Step Down. Is Politics Next?

Conservative Koch Groups Plan Pro-Trade Blitz, as the Issue Splits Republicans

A Campaign, a Murder, a Legacy: Robert F. Kennedy’s California Story

Supreme Court Backs Baker in Case on Rights of Gay Couple


For New Jersey Commuters, Sequel to ‘Summer of Hell’

Cuomo Embraces Unions, 8 Years After Vowing to Take Them On

Judge Blocks New Jersey From Backing Out of Waterfront Commission

Should Philly keep holding kids in its adult jails?

Krasner wants police to give DA's Office all accounts of serious violations by officers since 2010

Amid a building boom, North Philly property collapses, killing well-known contractor

The Detroit Free Press

Lawyers: Target racially profiled, forced exposure of Southfield woman

Top student rises from chaotic upbringing, wins science-fair gold

Lafayette Park overhaul: What projects will look like

The Star-Ledger

Ex-Wildwood mayor, who was a cop, says police department has a 'violent' culture

Check out new $165M tech school. The 10th grader inside you will wish you went here.

N.J. pot convictions could be wiped from record if drug is legalized, but how remains hazy

Did this ex-county employee charge you for legal work? Bad news, she's not a real lawyer

The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 15 wounded in Chicago shootings: 'Our kids have to adjust and adapt to this'

A 14-year-old freshman reported a teacher's kiss and touch. School officials questioned her repeatedly.

EDITORIALS: The Supreme Court's unexpected wedding cake verdict

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland to provide nearly $1.3M in grants to help elderly fix up homes

Denied for public service student loan forgiveness? You might qualify now

Appeals court boots embattled Akron federal Judge John Adams from presiding over cocaine case

Downtown Plain Dealer building to become Cleveland police headquarters

The Washington Post

RFK’s final flight: A journey of grief, three widows and the Kennedy spirit

Prosecutors accuse Paul Manafort of tampering with witnesses

Despite Trump’s public bravado, his legal team readies for a showdown with Mueller

In the White House, the truth comes out after vigorous denials

Parsing Bill Clinton’s meltdown on NBC’s ‘Today’ show

Trump touts San Diego’s border wall, but there’s a hole in this success story

The power of information: More data on Pell Grants could help bridge the graduation gap

Post-U. Md. poll: Jealous, Baker lead in Democratic race overshadowed by Hogan

Crime in Baltimore weighs heavily in Md. governor’s race as candidates make proposals

Richmond superintendent backs away from controversial teacher evaluation system he helped create in D.C.

Judge apologizes to Valerie Ervin but denies her request for new ballots

Donna Edwards, a political maverick, says her national experience will boost Prince George’s

The Los Angeles Times

Today is make or break for Democrats in California's House races

5 important voting rules to know for California's primary

In a handful of California counties, polling places are giving way to a sweeping new election system

L.A. mayor's pick for LAPD chief is 36-year veteran with deep mastery of crime statistics

Opinion: Good luck, graduates. As you enter college, dream big, have fun, and don't be afraid to talk about mental illness

USA Today

The lost day: How we remember, and don't, the 26 hours after Robert F. Kennedy fell

Can Trump really do that? The presidential pardon power, explained

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