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October 22, 2017

Some 3,000 Blacks march in Philadelphia in 1906 to protest a theatrical production of "The Clansman" and 62 are reported lynched.

Today in Black America - November 9

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Today in Black History: Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals was born in 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska.

The New York Times


Steep Rise in Deaths in Puerto Rico, but Few Are Officially Attributed to Hurricane

Losses Put New Pressure on G.O.P. to Act on Tax Rewrite

Suburbs Revolt Against Trump, Threatening G.O.P.

Editorial: Want Kids, a Degree or a Home? The Tax Bill Would Cost You

Gates: Ending DACA Will Hurt Immigrant Troops

Bill Targets Medical Tax Break That Helps Millions

How the Tax Bill Affects Students Paying for College

Texas Church Video Shows a Methodical Attack, Official Says

Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say

Wanted: A ‘Corporate Kaepernick.’ Mellody Hobson on Workplace Diversity


As Democrats in Suburbs Take Victory Lap, Focus Shifts to 2018

Mayor de Blasio’s Mandate: Creating the ‘Fairest Big City in America’

Rule Would Push Prosecutors to Release Evidence Favorable to Defense

New Jersey’s Next Governor: A Rich Donor With Progressive Roots

The Star-Ledger

They served 24 years for murder. Now they're out on bail. What's next?

Juror's vacation may force Menendez jury to start deliberations all over again

Here are 16 tax breaks you could lose under Trump-backed Republican House bill

Democrats expand their control of the N.J. Legislature. But that won't guarantee peace.

For Phully schools, state control did'nt mean more state dollars, data shows

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

Pa. property taxes: What's next after ballot question passed

Woman who ran after Atlantic County Freeholder mocked the Women's March knocks him off the board

The Detroit Free Press

Garbage tycoon Rizzo pleads guilty, faces 6-10

Michigan Senate passes concealed carry bills: Here's what you need to know

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan defeats Coleman A. Young II, wins re-election bid

Garlin Gilchrist II considers recount request in Detroit clerk's race

The Chicago Tribune

Sloppy record keeping allowed Chicago cops to avoid being punished for misconduct

Cook County sheriff moves to fire jail guard, alleging staffer abused family leave law to take vacations, gamble

'Race' exhibition at Chicago History Museum challenges what we think we know

Emanuel: Allow taxis to charge surge prices, require same background checks as Uber, Lyft drivers

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Zack Reed says Frank Jackson's money advantage the difference in Cleveland mayoral election, won't rule out another bid

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says his administration needs a greater sense of urgency at addressing neighborhood issues

Kent bank executive took $225,000 in bribes, obtained fraudulent loan in friend's name, feds say

Akron women accused of fraudulently enrolling students in college, pocketing aid money

Former Ohio superintendent banned by district elected to school board

The Los Angeles Times

Senate plan to scrap income and property tax deductions would be a blow to Californians

It's a tightening race for governor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein holds strong lead for reelection

Tuesday's elections brought a slate of diverse candidates into office

'They are damn lies': LAPD chief lashes out after captain accuses department of phony crime statistics

The Washington Post

White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans

Senate GOP plan would delay corporate tax cut until 2019, a major break with Trump

Election results set off a blame game among Republicans

Tech companies pushed for net neutrality. Now, Sen. Al Franken wants to turn it on them.

Trump voter fraud commission sued by one of its own members, alleging Democrats are being kept in the dark

Reverting to quiet bedside manner, Northam says Virginia rejected Washington’s divisiveness

Worried about racism’s impact on her biracial son, a mother looks at home schooling

Potential chaos ahead as control of Virginia House of Delegates hangs in balance

In Virginia, many didn’t care about candidates’ name or stances — only that they weren’t Republicans

Former state delegate to run for top prosecutor job in Prince George’s

Jubilant Democrats to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan: You’re next.

USA Today

Fact check: Trump recycles flawed gun talking point

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