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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: Entertainer Bill Cosby and wife Camille made a gift of $20 million to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988.

The New York Times

National


Republicans Backing Away From Repeal Plan for Deduction


Tax Cuts, Sold as Fuel for Growth, Widen Wealth Gap


Kennedy Seems Open to Court Limits on Gerrymandering

The Upshot: How New Math of Gerrymandering Works


Supreme Court Weighs Immigrants’ Rights to Have Detention Reviewed

Trump Tells Puerto Ricans to Be ‘Proud’ of Low Death Toll


Why Aid for Puerto Rico Isn’t Reaching Many Puerto Ricans


EDITORIAL: Nevada’s Leaders Are Overruling Their Voters

Gunman Made Meticulous Plan Before Assault in Las Vegas


Rosanne Cash: Musicians, Stand Up to the N.R.A.

Texas Man’s Death Sentence Thrown Out Over Racist Testimony


Local


De Blasio Appoints Acting Commissioner to Head City Jails


At Menendez Trial, Ex-Health Secretary Recalls an ‘Unusual’ Meeting


Philly.com

Why are straight black women in Philly at high risk of HIV? Map offers clues

Temple freshamn dies in fall from dorm window

Appeals court to consider defamation case against Bill Cosby

City, Philly pro teams aim to get more kids involved in sports


The Star-Ledger


Is Murphy's lead over Guadagno shrinking in the race to replace Christie?

This is Rutgers' number one problem says the new chancellor

Trump says property tax deduction has rest of America subsidizing N.J. He's wrong.


We're deadlocked on guns, so let's round up the facts | Editorial

Health fund holding $50M 'hostage,' could cause hospital to close, lawmakers say


The plan to improve N.J.'s largest public hospital starts with a new name



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson rolls out an endorsement from yet another political leader


Cleveland police officers to participate in study aimed at combating racial, gender policing biases

New northern Ohio U.S. attorney dismantles civil rights unit, creates new violent crime division

Cleveland Clinic files 'cease and desist' order against Yes on Issue 2 group


Ohio's panel appointed to find a gerrymandering fix is now set; Rep. Jack Cera of Bellaire added



The Chicago Tribune

Rauner still won't say if he'll seek re-election


2 killed, 8 injured in city shootings, including 14-year-old boy wounded in drive-by shooting

Chicago police overtime monitored loosely and ripe for abuse, report finds


EDITORIALS: How Congress can pursue a reasonable gun debate



The Los Angeles Times


Shrouding the Confederate past in Charlottesville

Confederate monuments are tributes to a whitewashed history

Newly emboldened, L.A. charter schools push to rewrite local rules



The Detroit Free Press

Riley: Congress has blood on its hands until it tackles gun laws

Did Michigan have its first prison riot in 35 years? Michigan officials can't decide

Trooper who fired Taser before fatal ATV crash resigns

Councilwoman asks Detroit legal team to explore options restricting guns in hotels


The Washington Post


Jason Kessler, Charlottesville protest organizer, indicted on a charge of perjury

Perspective: ‘The white nationalists were allowed to take the university’: A counterprotester writes to U-Va.’s president

Death toll climbs to 34 in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, governor says

Analysis: Gun-control advocates have come really close to making it harder to buy guns in Nevada

The shooter legally modified a dozen rifles to shoot like automatic weapons

Analysis: Why gun violence research has been shut down for 20 years


This former surgeon general says there’s a ‘loneliness epidemic’ and work is partly to blame


Deal or no deal on DACA? Republicans say no. Democrats say not yet.

Poll: Baker holds best advantage against Hogan in potential 2018 Maryland governor matchup


A second Trump campaign veteran joins Vogel’s team in Va. lt. governor’s race


Amid grade tampering probe, school employees not told about hotline


D.C. weighs gun law appeal, with fate of restrictions nationwide in the balance

Montgomery Council approves nearly $900k for gang suppression


USA Today


The 4 As: How to survive an active shooter

Anti-abortion congressman urged his mistress to have one, report says





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