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Pianist and velvet voice singer Nat King Cole is born on this date in 1919.

Today in Black America - November 3

POSTED: November 03, 2017, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: Carol Mosely Braun of Illinois becomes the first Black woman elected to the United States Senate in 1992.

The New York Times


Aide Told Trump and Sessions of His Russia Contacts

Would Tax Cut Create Jobs, or Mostly Benefit Rich Investors?

Six Charts That Help Explain the G.O.P. Plan

Mortgage Change in Tax Bill May Shake Up Housing Market

‘Major, Major’ Cut May Not Be in Store for Middle Class

Who Wins and Who Loses from the Republican Tax Plan

Editorial: A Tax Plan for a New Gilded Age

U.S. Adds 261,000 Jobs, Rebounding From Storms

Russia Inquiry Has Tech Giants Shying From ‘Social’ Label

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Is Barred From Speaking at a Federal Building

A Weekend of Fear, Hate and Faith in Tennessee


Gothamist and DNAinfo Shut Down After Union Vote

The Mayor Sought Money, and a Donor Sought Access

Key Witness Testifies in Former New York Union Leader’s Trial

In Closing Words at Trial of Robert Menendez, Debate Over What Bribery ‘Looks Like’

Judge in 'sanctuary city' case: Philly complies with grant conditions.

Fred Anton, GOP power broker found dead in Delaware River

Kelly announces timeline to take back Philly schools; no clear plan to fund them

An end to SRC? Reactions from Philadelphia and beyond

The Detroit Free Press

Homeowner to homeless: The brutal reality of the Detroit foreclosure auction

Michigan Supreme Court overturns decision in case it heard at Detroit's Cass Tech

The Plain Dealer

Cleveland police seek to bridge the divide with Browns players after NFL protests

Councilwoman trying to shut down Cleveland bar 14 months before man was fatally shot

Communications mixup sparks kerfuffle between Mayor Frank Jackson's campaign communications staff, City Hall team

Bail reform to be tested soon in Cuyahoga County

Akron Public Schools Superintendent David W. James applies for top job in Columbus

The Star-Ledger

Defense in Menendez trial says government is 'lying' to jury

Sexual harassment suit against freeholder director settled for $550K

9 big questions about Trump-backed tax plan that could slam N.J.

Former cop convicted of leaking info to husband in drug ring

The Chicago Tribune

2 inmates serving life for 1994 rape, murder: 'If the DNA is not me, why am I still here?'

On Semaj Crosby's 2nd birthday, a call for 'new eyes' in case of baby found dead under family's couch

1 dead, 2 wounded, including 12-year-old boy, in shooting at Uptown Starbucks

Cook County Democrats to consider endorsing Lisa Madigan successor

The Washington Post

Republican committee chairmen are retiring in droves. Something bigger than term limits is afoot.

Trump’s Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes. The social network says a departing worker is to blame.

Democrats express outrage over allegations of early party control for Clinton in 2016

Wave of warnings to travelers of color harks back to Jim Crow-era ‘Green Book’

Federal notices about ACA enrollment season get cut in number and messaging

GOP vision for taxes: Many people paying more so corporations can start paying less

Wonkblog: Republican plan faces a skeptical public, Post-ABC poll finds

3 conservative Republicans plan to demand that Mueller recuse himself in Russia probe

Trump pressures Justice Department to investigate ‘Crooked Hillary’

Cities should speed up safeguards for pedestrians, and not just because of terrorism

The GOP tax reform bill helps Betsy DeVos’s school choice agenda, but worries public education advocates

The Los Angeles Times

House tax plan would hurt many California homeowners, but state GOP members look for the bright side

Showdown looming between L.A. Unified and charter schools

USA Today

Poll: Nearly half of Americans think Trump committed a crime related to Russian election meddling

University of Hartford student who harassed black roommate faces hate crime charge: Police

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