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Inventor Garrett Augustus Morgan receives a patent for the traffic light in 1923.

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

The New York Times

National


EDITORIAL: How Mr. Trump Could Face Up to White Supremacists

Business Leaders Quit Federal Panel in a Rebuke to Trump

Protesters in North Carolina Topple a Confederate Monument


State Leaders Call for Confederate Monuments to Be Removed

Trump, Bowing to Pressure, Rebukes White Supremacists


Energized Far Right Plots Its Next Moves

Bannon in Limbo as Trump Faces Calls for Strategist’s Ouster

Thousands Converge to Protest as Trump Visits Manhattan


U.S. Factory Goes Global as Trump Shrinks the World

Canada Wants a New Nafta to Include Gender and Indigenous Rights


West Point Cadet Breaks a Racial and Gender Barrier



Local

Black Democrats Rally Behind New York Senator Amid Racial Politicking

Thousands Give Trump Bronx Cheers as He Returns to Manhattan Home


Fund-Raising Push by Challenger Forces de Blasio Into Primary Debates


Philly.com

Cops: Man urinates on synagogue, gives surveillance camera the finger


Gov. Wolf announces plan to reduce test-taking time for Pa. students

The future of politics - and Bob Brady - in Philadelphia



The Chicago Tribune


Rauner scrambles to call Charlottesville death 'domestic terrorism' after Democrats' criticism

CLARENCE PAGE: How white supremacy morphed into white victimization


Woman, 67, caught in crossfire while driving near laundromat, police say


Illinois school funding showdown: Find your district


The Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley accepts award with remarks that bring down the house

Detroit schools may pay $28M to settle suit with janitorial company

Detroit kids learn while their parents do the laundry

Republicans try to win over African-American voters in Detroit



The Star-Ledger


'Hate Has No Home Here,' N.J. rallies respond to white supremacists

What did other N.J. business leaders do after Merck CEO quit Trump council in protest?

Newark woman is an inspiration after life threatening ordeal | Carter

'Enough is enough:' vigil held for teen gunned down Sunday

Pediatrician gets 3-year prison sentence for Medicaid fraud



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland.com files court complaint over Cuyahoga County's refusal to release video of jail supervisor abusing inmates

Protesters demand answers from Euclid officials after violent arrest captured on dash cam video


Anger remains over Trump response to Charlottesville: A.M. News Links

Special election on Quicken Loans Arena deal would cost Cleveland more than $760,000


The Washington Post


Records show Va. suspect’s mom twice called 911 on son, paint a portrait of a violent young teen

A Twitter campaign is outing people who marched with white nationalists in Charlottesville

Resistance efforts are taking root in pro-Trump country

For 2nd night in a row, protesters rally against white supremacy outside White House


‘We have drawn a different lesson from history’: Much of the world reacts with horror and puzzlement

Meticulous torchlight rally spawned a day of rage, chaos and death in Charlottesville

Merck CEO quits council over Trump’s initial response to rally, draws president’s ire

Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings


An Ohio officer beat a black man during a traffic stop. A town wants to know why.

Md. state leaders pressed to remove controversial statue in Annapolis


D.C. cultural activist fights to preserve black art, history in gentrifying Southeast



The Los Angeles Times


After violence in Charlottesville, cities rush to take down monuments as white supremacists gear up to fight


A nearly $17-billion water project is being planned for California. What will it cost the Southland?


Homicide detectives probing man's overdose death at home of prominent L.A. Democratic donor Ed Buck

Deep cleaning is a deep challenge for L.A. Unified

The newest battlefield in L.A. Unified's enrollment war is a boys school


USA Today


Charlottesville aftermath: Protests flare up again across U.S.

White supremacist rally could be tipping point for tech's tolerance for hate speech







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