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August 15, 2017

Civil rights leader, attorney, and presidential adviser Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was born in 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Today in Black America - July 12

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Today in Black History: In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to count slaves as "three-fifths" of a person for political representation.


The New York Times


National

U.S. Quietly Reopens Investigation Into Emmett Till Slaying

All ‘Eligible’ Migrant Children Back With Families, U.S. Says

Democrats Zero In on Nominee’s View of Presidential Power


Opinion: Kavanaugh Will Move the Court to the Right of Even Most Republicans

F.B.I. Agent Criticized by Trump Defends Himself Before House


The Quest to Get a Pardon From Trump: ‘It’s Who You Know’


10 Volunteer Firefighters in North Carolina Charged With Setting Fires


Officer Who Appeared to Ignore Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Episode Resigns

Democrats Take Major Step to Reduce Role of Superdelegates



Local


New York Today: Understanding the Risks of Lead Paint


Advocates From Left and Right Ask Supreme Court to Revisit Immunity Defense

Rivals of Democratic Renegades Pick Up Endorsements and Momentum

So Many Seats, So Many Tax Breaks


Federal Officials Claim de Blasio Crossed Border Illegally



Philly.com


Students are 'livid' and agencies are investigating after Temple ranking scandal

Can Philadelphia school officials be trusted with millions in state money to clean up lead paint?

Online voter registration in Pa., three years in: More than 1 in 5 voters register online


The Detroit Free Press


Will Tesla CEO Elon Musk fix Flint water?


GOP justices face tough choice in gerrymandering case

Feds: No proof behind Macomb official's cancer story; keep him jailed

Mich. students are rising up, taking action



The Star-Ledger


Poof! PARCC will disappear (not really) from N.J. schools after this trick

How ex-Horizon exec kept ties to company AND became Phil Murphy's gun guru

My mom's legacy was trashed, family says after body found in garage with mechanic

Let's redefine community policing: It should not be a paramilitary force | Opinion


The Chicago Tribune

Forest preserve cop resigns after apparently failing to help woman being harassed over Puerto Rico shirt

Deadly 24 hours in Chicago: 6 killed, 10 wounded in shootings across city


Mayor Emanuel cuts Chicago pension debt, but future hits to taxpayers are still expected

Airbnb provides bigger economic boost for white neighborhoods, study finds


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Payday lending bill: Who wins and who loses?

Cleveland councilman focused on development, potential job gains in East Side ward: Cleveland City Council summer recess

Suspect goes free because Cuyahoga County, Cleveland jails refused to house him

Son of Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson lives in house owned by neighborhood group supported by his father


The Washington Post


New details in book about Emmett Till’s death prompted officials to reopen investigation

GOP lawmakers threaten FBI’s Strzok with contempt during questioning of Mueller probe

The Fix: 3 key moments from Peter Strzok’s contentious hearing

Wonkblog Analysis: Trump voters hit hard by tariffs are standing by him — for now


Supreme Court nominee piled up credit card debt by purchasing baseball tickets, White House says

In major abortion ruling, Kavanaugh offers clues of how he might handle divisive issue

Papa John’s founder resigns as chairman after using the n-word in a training session


After using n-word, Papa John’s founder sees his name removed from hometown gymnasium

Maryland mayor criticized for calling London’s Muslim mayor a ‘terrorist’


No passes needed for African American Museum on weekdays in September



The Los Angeles Times

Stymied elsewhere, Trump turns to pardons to advance personal and policy goals

Authorities do not believe attack on 91-year-old grandfather is a hate-related incident

Why Santa Monica is fighting the California Voting Rights Act

Is the effort to break up California even legal? We better find out before it goes to voters

L.A. Community College trustees assailed for seating a Latino man over three African American women


USA Today


Exclusive: Secret money funds more than 40% of outside congressional ads

Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray's death. A wave of killings followed.

A video showing alleged racial profiling in Indianapolis went viral. This is the fallout.




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