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Today in Black History: Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the first Black writers to crossover to white audiences, was born in 1872 in Dayton, Ohio

The New York Times


Federal Judge in California Halts Splitting of Migrant Families at Border

G.O.P. Blockade of Obama Nominee Pays Off in Rulings

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Sharp Dissent Over Ruling

1944 Court Ruling on Japanese Internment Is Tossed Out

No, Democrats Don’t Want ‘Open Borders’

Stunning Upset Fells a Top House Democrat

Editorial: What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Means

Bruni: The Lessons of a Stunning New York Primary

4 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections


Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? A 28-Year-Old Democratic Giant Slayer

Bronx Mourns Teenager Killed in Vicious Attack

City’s Rent Board Approves Increases of 1.5% and 2.5%

Caught on Speed Camera, a Senator Who’d Like to Shut Them Down

Jones: Maxine Waters deserves better from her party

Coding in school: Advocates say it's critical, but opponents worry about an ulterior motive

Hot major on campus? At schools big and small, it's computer science

The new Philly school board convenes next month. What do people want members to know?

Pa. proposal would boost overtime for half a million

The Detroit Free Press

Protesters in Detroit denounce Trump travel ban, call for action

Detroit schools ramp up efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism

Detroit gives Ilitches more time to fix blighted Cass Ave. buildings

The Star Ledger

How Murphy's AG is leading the resistance against Trump's immigration crackdown

These 10 school districts are the biggest losers in N.J.'s new funding plan

Cop facing 8 lawsuits, accusations of sexual harassment retires

Here's how hundreds of out-of-state guns landed in hands of N.J. criminals

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Municipal Court will offer supervision, other services to keep defendants out of jail

Cleveland orders police to stop taking suspects to jail on behalf of other agencies to avoid new fees

Cuyahoga County Council questions health and human services director nominee about staffing

Cleveland police commission staffers quit amid internal investigation into executive director

The Chicago Tribune

Rauner takes heat for saying it's 'hard to keep a company of more than six people' in Champaign

Laquan McDonald timeline: The shooting, the video and the fallout

Key decision awaits Officer Van Dyke as judge pushes for summer trial: Bench or jury?

EDITORIALS: At CPS, the first heads roll

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. is slammed with record costs for legal payouts

Here's what you need to know about the pay raises given to Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators

There were five shootings at and near a Malibu park over two years. Why didn't authorities alert the public until father was killed?

Willie Lee Rose, influential historian of slavery and Reconstruction, dies at 91

The Washington Post

In major blow to organized labor, Supreme Court says public employee unions may not charge fees to nonmembers

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous wins Democratic primary for Md. governor

The Fix Analysis: Winners and losers from the latest night of primaries

Activist newcomer upsets a top House Democrat in N.Y.

Analysis: The Daily 202: Crowley going down spotlights the looming Democratic identity crisis

Travel ban ruling could embolden Trump on immigration

Analysis: SCOTUS abortion ruling will win Trump needed points with white evangelicals

Court strikes down Virginia House districts as racial gerrymandering

Low-income D.C. tenants petition Congress to spurn Carson’s plan to raise rents for nation’s poorest

Alsobrooks wins Democratic nomination for Prince George’s executive

Design is chosen for first national monument to Native American military veterans

USA Today

Supreme Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

Colbert, Fallon, Conan team up for comic response to President Trump's insults

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