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The story of black spies: There are scant references to the contributions of these spies in historical records, mainly because Union spymasters destroyed documents to shield them from Confederate soldiers and sympathizers during the war and vengeful whites afterward.

Brooklyn Museum cancels graffiti exhibit: Called "Art in the Streets," it's the first major U.S. museum exhibit on the history of graffiti and street art. It's currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and was scheduled to come to Brooklyn, N.Y., next March for three months. But officials say they're canceling it because of insufficient funding.

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Jackson kids get motorcycles dedicated to Michael: Paris and Prince Michael received a pair of customized motorcycles dedicated to their legendary father — just days away from the second anniversary of his sudden death.

What ever happened to African-American baseball players? After Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball, African Americans continued to excel in the field for many years — but are dwindling in numbers today. A new program works to reverse this trend.

In other news: First Lady Pays Homage to Slain 13-Year-Old.

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