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Today in Black America - June 13

POSTED: June 13, 2016, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: In 2005 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution that apologized for its failure to act in addressing lynching.

The New York Times

National

Orlando Gunman Attacks Gay Nightclub, Leaving 50 Dead

After Nightclub Massacre, Obama Expresses Outrage and a Familiar Lament

Last Call at Orlando Club, and Then the Shots Rang Out

Omar Mateen: From Early Promise to F.B.I. Surveillance

Orlando Shooting Is Likely to Dominate Congressional Agenda

Bernie Sanders Refuses to Concede Nomination to Hillary Clinton

Cable Industry Mobilizes Lobbying Army to Block F.C.C. Moves

Meg Whitman Likens Donald Trump to Fascists, Shaking G.O.P.’s Brief Truce


America’s Appellate Lawyer Recaps 5 Years of Legal ‘High Drama’



Local


Anemic New York Legislature May Be More Active at End of Session

In 6 Hours, 4 Are Killed in Separate Shootings in New York City


How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions

Contest to Fill Rangel’s Seat: It’s Old vs. New

D.J. Doctor Dré Is Waging a Public Battle With Diabetes


Memos Imply That City Hall Knew of Nursing Home Deal


The Christian Science Monitor


After worst mass shooting in US history, 'we will not give in to fear'

The religious journey of Muhammad Ali, 'ambassador' of Islam

Clinton and Trump: Foreign-policy odd couple with their parties?

Second Amendment ruling: Which concealed carry laws affect you?



The Star-Ledger


Essex County College closed Monday due to fire, outage

Transportation fix requires a gas tax hike, and one Republican knows it | Editorial

Authorities identify 15-year-old boy killed in Trenton

An unusual way for N.J. lawmakers to vote | The Auditor

How N.J. man went from prison incarceration to college graduation



Philly.com

Battle over proposed sale of first black Catholic church intensifies

Toomey's stance on Justice Scalia's replacement could be troublesome for his reelection bid

Casey calls for tougher gun laws after Orlando shooting


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Will new tests create a high school graduation "train wreck"? Debate over higher standards goes to state school board

Cleveland Community Police Commission member charged with public intoxication, arrested while fighting man accused of drug dealing


George Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, dies

Meningitis vaccine imperative for students of all ages: Dr. Dennis Cunningham, Nationwide Children's Hospital



The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 7 others wounded in city shootings


'We are all Americans here, too': Lake County Islamic group condemns attack, offers prayers

EDITORIALS: Chicago and Illinois politicians are losing to financial reality. And they're miserable.

Former Gov. Quinn petitions for Chicago mayor term limits


The Detroit Free Press


Clinton will have to work to sway Sanders' millennials


Fewer high school kids are having sex

Editorial: Easy weapon access, LGBT hate made Orlando massacre possible


Riley: Legislators blocked voices of Detroit in DPS funding fix


The Los Angeles Times


Portland unnerved by discovery of high lead levels in school drinking water

Inglewood to pay $4.6 million to unarmed man shot by police officer

Some Stanford graduates protest during Sunday's commencement ceremony

On California's death row, too insane to execute


The Washington Post

Democrats, LGBT groups look to McCain on defense bill

Fifty years later, the Miranda decision hasn’t accomplished what the Supreme Court intended


Preschool suspensions are made worse by racial disparities

Obama: ‘We know enough to say that this was an act of terror, and an act of hate’


Trump hits Clinton on economic policy, says refugee aid should be redirected to inner-city jobs program

Georgia senator ‘prays’ for Obama to suffer

The government was trying to fix the transplant system. But it got complicated.


Marine Corps sidelines Parris Island drill instructors after death of recruit


Why I reject the American obsession with achievement gaps

This house — built with the help of high school students — is on the market for $935,000

Patti Grace Smith, government champion of commercial spaceflight, dies at 68


USA Today

Across USA, vigils honor Orlando victims

Eight-member Supreme Court faces three hot-button issues






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