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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.

Today in Black America - August 9

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Today in Black History: We honor U.S Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim American to represent the United States in the Olympic games.


The New York Times


National

Four Essential Questions About North Korea and the U.S.


Trump Warns North Korea of ‘Fire and Fury’ if Threatened

Science or His Base? Climate Report May Make Trump Choose

Even on Break, a Congress Weary of Trump Gets No Respite

Fired by Google, Engineer Stands His Ground on Memo

Ole Miss Edges Out of Its Confederate Shadow, Gingerly

Gun Rights and Foster Care Restrictions Collide in Michigan

Mike Duggan and Coleman Young Will Face Off in Detroit’s Mayoral Election


Local


Tensions Flare as Cuomo Confronts Democratic Rift

Wrongful Convictions Are Set Right, but Few Fingers Get Pointed

Business Is Booming on 125th Street. So Is the Trash.


Philly.com


Army begins unearthing remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian school


Philly schools owe former employees $6.6M


New Pa. health rule: Get your kids vaccinated or they can't go to school



The Chicago Tribune

One year after being shot, Tavon Tanner's life is almost back to normal

Amid ethics review, Emanuel warns favor-seekers: 'Got some strict lobbyist rules on this kind of thing'

Emanuel's latest emails: High-speed O'Hare tunnel, rapper's charter school pitch

House hearing on Rauner's school funding plan set for today

6 injured, 1 killed in Bronzeville mass shooting



The Star-Ledger


8 questions as Newark school takeover end nears, 8 answers from Mayor Baraka

Trump cuts red tape: let truckers and train engineers have sleep disorders | Editorial

Sheila Oliver's gambit greases the party machine | Editorial

Christie changes law on smoking in public

Mosque finally gets N.J. town's blessing after discrimination settlement

N.J. mortgage lender to pay $74M to settle violation claims



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


U.S. Department of Justice reverses position to defend Ohio in voter purge case

City of Cleveland seeking applicants to fill Community Police Commission vacancy


Christmas hack of Cleveland mayoral candidate Tony Madalone's Twitter account no holiday cheer

Cleveland to pay $50,000 to protesters arrested following 2015 Michael Brelo acquittal

Four charged in two-year investigation into Cleveland street gang



The Los Angeles Times


L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King pushes for 100% graduation in her State of the District speech

Watchdog says L.A. Sheriff's Department collects flawed data, reports inaccurate statistics


Food guru who brought healthier meals to L.A. schools charged with mishandling district funds

Should the LAPD use drones? Here's what's behind the heated debate

L.A. County to pay $1.5 million to settle wrongful-death lawsuit in 2015 shooting


The Detroit Free Press


Mike Duggan, Coleman Young II headed to Detroit mayor showdown in November election


Election results: See who won Michigan's 2017 primary races


Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman to face Mark Holland in general election


Voting-rights activist Garlin Gilchrist to take on incumbent Janice Winfrey for city clerk

Marquette city commissioner wins primary, advancing to November general election


The Washington Post


‘Long time coming’: Army returns remains of Arapaho children who died at assimilation school

Mueller, several lawyers gave up million-dollar jobs to work on Russia investigation


Why North Korea threatened Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power

Tillerson backs Trump’s strong warnings to North Korea


Analysis: North Korea just called Trump’s bluff. So what happens now?


John Kelly is an apolitical force in a White House divided by ideology


Analysis: Are the news media enemies of the people or defenders of democracy? Here’s what the founders thought.


How a gun-control group got the owner of Lock N Load to quit the business

A 97-year-old vet is murdered in his pajamas as Baltimore struggles to contain the killings

College Park, Md., debates whether non-citizens should be able to vote

Virginia drafts new plan to hold struggling schools accountable


USA Today


Al Sharpton: 'Progressives' are shortchanging African Americans — again.



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