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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.

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Today in Black History: In 1972 baseball star Curt Flood lost his case against Major League Baseball's reserve clause but opened the door for today's mega-salaries.

The New York Times


Both Parties Push Trump to Halt Family Separations

Blow: Trump and the Baby Snatchers

U.N. Rights Chief Calls Separation Policy Child Abuse

Staples: The Racist Trope That Won’t Die

Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia

The Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us

For ‘Columbiners,’ School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure

In Texas Governor’s Race, Lupe Valdez Faces Resistance From Fellow Democrats

Corey Stewart, Virginia Senate Nominee, Evokes Trump on Racial Issues

Safety Worries Grow as Prison Cuts Lead to Substitute Guards


A Shadow System of Tracking by School Feeds Segregation

Shooting at New Jersey Festival Kills 1 and Injures 22

A Revival of Black Business, and Pride, in Brooklyn

Stephanie Miner to Make Independent Bid to Challenge Gov. Cuomo

New Jersey is getting hotter faster than most of the U.S. get ready to move to highre ground.

In Pa., local cops can't use radar to stop speeders. That could soon change.

A deeper dive into Pennsylvania's political poll

'Enough is enough': Philly schools unions boiling over assaults on staff

The Detroit Free Press

US last in paid parental leave, but some Mich. companies stepping up

NABJ to honor record number of journalists from a single city: Detroit

Juneteenth, official end to U.S. slavery, remembered at Detroit festival

Kwame Kilpatrick: Detroit bankruptcy wasn't my fault

The Star-Ledger

Art All Night shooting in Trenton: 1 dead, 22 injured after festival turns chaotic

Clear backpacks required: N.J. district's new plan to keep guns out of school

N.J. is one of the fastest warming states in the U.S. Here's what that means

N.J. budget brawl between Phil Murphy and Democratic leaders heats up Monday

Republican Hugin runs away from Trump in bid to win Senate seat from Menendez

Another white man running for Congress endorses self, opposes 'diversity' | Editorial

The Chicago Tribune

Inside the Border Patrol facility where hundreds of children wait in a series of cages

Trump Tower, one of largest users of Chicago River water, has never met EPA rules for protecting fish, records show

19 shot across the city: 'Every night, it’s the same stuff'

Emanuel tops $9.5M in fundraising toward third-term bid

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

State toughens standards for dropout schools

Immigrant crime rates are low, Ohio police say

Ohio looks toward future of e-schools as ECOT assets are sold off

East Cleveland police release body cam video from officer-involved shooting

Cleveland orders frustrated residents to leave lead hazard homes the city helped them clean up

The Washington Post

The Fix Analysis: Roger Stone’s damningly false denials of contact with Russians

FBI agent removed from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts says he’s willing to testify before Congress

Trump associates may need a lesson on how to use their encrypted apps

Editorial: Right-wingers kill clean votes on ‘dreamers’ — and bring up two worse bills instead

Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children — and bash Trump, GOP ahead of midterms

‘Zero-tolerance policy means zero humanity’: Democrats decry Trump policy after tours

March for Our Lives activists kick off tour to address gun violence

The Equal Rights Amendment has been dead for 36 years. It might be on the verge of a comeback.

Now that the University of Chicago dropped its testing requirement for applicants, will other elite colleges follow?

‘My opponent likes to praise and encourage white supremacists,’ Kaine tells crowd

Meet the Democratic candidates for Montgomery county executive

Metro ‘reform board’ proposal loses steam with advocates, who now favor eight-member panel

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. lawmakers face opposition over homeless shelter plans

Gambling on a California split has its allure, but it's too much hassle — and a 'real threat'

Building L.A.'s rail system will create thousands of jobs. Can a transportation boarding school fill them?

Visionaries and scoundrels made the Los Angeles Times, which returns to local ownership after 18 years

USA Today

Trump's insults, tariffs inspire Canadians to organize boycott of U.S. goods

Secret VA nursing home ratings hide poor quality care from the public

Opinion: Let's bury the word 'diversity' and listen to communities of color before a crisis hits

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