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Actor and musician Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was born on this date in 1910 in Terra Haute, Indiana.

Today in Black America - June 10

POSTED: June 10, 2014, 10:00 am

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Today in Black History: Actress Hattie McDaniel, the first Black to win an Academy Award for her role in "Gone with the Wind," was born in 1895 in Wichita, Kansas.

The New York Times

Christie’s Chief of Staff Says He Knew Nothing About Idea to Close Lanes to Bridge


Obama, Noting Own Student Debt Burden, Expands Repayment Cap and Pushes Bill


For Virginia Democrat, Obama’s Still a Positive


Poll Shows Path to Citizenship Is Favored


Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy

Detroit Automakers Pledge $26 Million to Help Save City’s Art

Antigovernment Obsession Preceded Las Vegas Shootings


Scant Support for Elite New York High Schools’ Admissions Options

Tapes in State Senator’s Trial Reveal Quid Pro Quo Arrangements


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama student loan plan: Who will it help, and how much? (+video)

Police: Las Vegas shooting suspects espoused white power, antigovernment views (+video)


Is Bridge-gate losing momentum? Key aide says Christie wasn't involved. (+video)

Is Boko Haram forming an enclave in northeast Nigeria?



The Star Ledger


More than a dozen unions sue to stop Christie's pension plan

Homeless population growing in South Jersey, report says


Group angered by Trenton's after-school transportation issues for special-needs students

Trenton mayoral candidates Eric Jackson, Paul Perez alter strategies to combat voter fatigue



The Detroit Free Press


Rochelle Riley: Wright museum gets $1M from Kellogg foundation

Man says he found niece's dismembered body in Detroit home

DPS to expand early-childhood programs despite fumbling Head Start funding

Michigan lawmakers to decide K-12 funding, MEAP fate


Philly.com

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear case of Pa. juveniles serving life


Pa. gave $100K for football field. Where'd it go?

Retired cop awaiting trial for teen-sex rap accused of hugging another teen

Christie lauds Camden school superintendent


The Notebook: Two decades of reporting on education



The Washington Post

Is your office making you unhealthy?

Lt. Gov. Brown holds commanding lead in Maryland governor’s race

Anti-Redskins ad to air during NBA Finals tonight


Detroit’s decline leaves behind a sea of blighted buildings

Forget universal preschool. We need a 13th grade.


Democratic attorney general hopefuls debate in Baltimore


Carol Schwartz, former D.C. lawmaker, will run for mayor



The Chicago Tribune


Police broke up fight days before man killed girlfriend, self

City shootings leave 4 dead, 7 injured

Jury goes home without verdict after deliberating 2 hours



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Sherrod Brown keeping distance from the Hillary Clinton bandwagon: Ohio Politics Roundup


FBI agents in Cleveland examining Illinois business that runs charter schools


Cleveland City Council poised to sign off on Opportunity Corridor

Ohio insurance regulator says there is no bottleneck, adds it has approved most pre-Obamacare extensions


The Los Angeles Times

Blighted homes linger in L.A., frustrating neighbors

Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA


L.A. Mayor Garcetti announces job assistance program for veterans



USA Today

Churches eye stance on gay marriages

Reduced sentences urged for non-violent drug offenders



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Drop-out prevention group to help five DeKalb schools


Pitts contests Fulton chairman’s race in court


HR director hired by DeKalb Community Service Board

Stadium critics to speak at Tuesday’s Cobb commission meeting






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