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November 24, 2017

New York entrepreneur, lawyer, civil rights leader and politician Percy Ellis Sutton was born in San Antonio, TX in 1920.

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Today in Black History: Famed explorer Matthew Henson was born in 1866 in Charles County, MD, a member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole.

The New York Times

National

Google Fires Engineer Who Wrote Memo Questioning Women in Tech

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Climate Change Report

Read the Draft Climate Change Report

EDITORIAL: What Real Tax Reform Could Be

Brooks: Getting Trump Out of My Brain


Industries Are Left in the Lurch by Trump’s Stalled Trade Plans


White House Won’t Say Who Is on Its Deregulation Teams

Partisan C.I.A. Chief Heartens Trump and Worries the Agency

Detroit’s Mayoral Election Is a Test of Recovery and Legacy


Wells Fargo Faces New Inquiry Over Insurance Refunds



Local

Defendants Kept in the Dark About Evidence, Until It’s Too Late


De Blasio’s Push for Tax on Wealthy Helps Put Pressure on Cuomo

Trump May Nominate a Giuliani Law Partner as U.S. Attorney in Manhattan


Man Killed in 9/11 Attacks Is Identified by DNA Testing

A Revival Comes to Newark, but Some Worry It’s ‘Not for Us’


Philly.com


Black Lives Matter protesters shut down City Hall news conference


Ex-US Rep. Chaka Fattah appeals 10-year prison term


Editorial: Pa. budget act is like watching a clown car headed off a cliff


The Detroit Free Press


Macomb on the hunt for illegal sewage taps in drains running to Lake St. Clair

Wayne County primary election: Breaking down the mayor, council races


3 Detroit mayoral candidates sound off on jobs, blight and neighborhoods


Experts say Michigan's budget is headed for trouble



The Star-Ledger


Christie signs bill creating statewide sex assault training for police


Trafficker who sold 14 year old for sex gets 12 years in prison

Law firms say Jersey City school board veep owes them $25K

Teacher accused of helping kids cheat on state tests gets license revoked


School enrollment help for Newark residents



The Chicago Tribune


Emanuel sues Trump's Justice Department over sanctuary city policy


DNA in 1994 murder points to serial rapist, not 2 men serving life, petition claims

CPS to lay off 950, says it will delay budget proposal to give state more time to act on funding


Rauner shouldn't delay borrowing money to pay Illinois' bills: comptroller



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

NuCLEus tax deal goes to Cleveland school board tonight; city council won't commit to backing board


Gun violence hits home for Cleveland families after 4-year-old boy shot, 8-year-old discovers gunshot victim


Ohio inspectors don't check for internal corrosion in carnival rides; that's up to operator, based on manufacturer guidelines

Attorney who represented Tamir Rice's family jailed for contempt in Stark County

Ohio budget bill ended cash assistance program for people with disabilities



The Los Angeles Times


Inside Beijing's new strategy to win African hearts and minds


Jurors acquit two LAPD officers charged with conspiracy, deadlock on one charge for one officer


'May you die in pain': California GOP congressman gets an earful at town hall


New California law gives air quality officials the power to quickly shut down polluters



The Washington Post

Dysfunction in Washington fuels uncertainty among companies


She needs a job. The economy is in great shape. It should be easy, right?

Rural Appalachia has begun to fall behind the rest of the country in life expectancy, infant mortality

A painting of Lady Liberty in hijab hangs in congressman’s office. Despite protests, he says it’ll stay.

Google engineer behind controversial diversity manifesto says he’s been fired

Canada’s infrastructure projects take off while Trump’s plans sputter

Weakened South Africa president faces new no-confidence vote by Parliament

Who are the men competing to be president of Kenya?

Booz Allen Hamilton’s criminal probe could drag on for years, CEO says

D.C. wants to give every resident a bin for composting and offer curbside pickup in five years

Maryland school parents were uninformed for months about sex-abuse probe


USA Today


Analysis: Why the latest sanctions on North Korea may fail













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