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December 18, 2017

Rev. Jesse Jackson creates People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH), an offshoot of his "Operation Breadbasket," in 1971.

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Today in Black History: Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute, dies at age 59 in Tuskegee in 1915.

The New York Times


National

Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

Moore Faces Fifth Accuser; McConnell Asks Him to Quit

Past Scandals Show McConnell Is Willing to Take Tough Line
 
Congress Struggles With Harassment as Stories Pile Up
 
Appeals Court Partly Reinstates New Travel Ban

Justice Dept. to Weigh Inquiry Into Clinton Foundation
 
What to Watch for as Sessions Testifies on Russia Contacts
 
Veterans Claiming Disability Pay Face Wall of Denials and Delays
 
Jeers Greet Trump Team’s Coal Pitch at U.N. Climate Talks
 

Local


Cuomo, a Master of the $50,000 Fund-Raiser, Bypasses Small Donors


Cornell Student Accused in Attack Is Charged With a Hate Crime


Jurors Say They Cannot Reach Verdict in Menendez Trial
 

Philly.com

 
Black Lives Matters activist arrested during Center City protest
 
By day, an anti-violence activist. By night, a gang member. How a cop pursued him.
 
Supporters of imprisoned Meek Mill rally outisde courthouse
  
Will Krasner and Rhynhart usher in new blood for Philly Democrats?
 

The Detroit Free Press


Detroit Council takes up land for $520M jail
 
Battler for wrongly convicted will join Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
 
Detroit police chief embarrassed after cops from neighboring precints trade punches
 

The Star-Ledger

There's going to be a Barbie who wears a hijab -- and an N.J. Olympian inspired her

 
Menendez jurors say they are deadlocked; will resume deliberations Tuesday

College student, 20, wins close Jersey City school board race
 
Police seek 5 people in racist Hoboken mayoral flier case
 
Murphy slams Trump-backed House Republican tax plan as a 'sham' that will hurt N.J.


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


After several delays, Cleveland nearly finished training its police officers on new use-of-force policies
 
Kevin Kelley again chosen as president of Cleveland City Council
 
BOUNCE, Akron's center for innovation, awarded $2 million for renovation
  
Senate tax debate begins with Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown already taking different views
 
Ohio Senate Democrats' chief of staff abruptly leaves job after allegations of "inappropriate conduct"
 

The Chicago Tribune

175 years ago today, Chicago auctioned off a black man

After pop tax loss, Preckwinkle headed for fight over budget cuts to sheriff, chief judge

 
How Preckwinkle's pop tax backfired
 
Dahleen Glanton: City officials should listen to young people in debate over new police academy

'No worse fate than failure': How pressure to keep up is overwhelming students in elite districts
   

The Los Angeles Times

In high-tax California, a vote to scrap deductions could be the kiss of death for endangered House Republicans
  
California clears the way for testing of fully driverless cars. Local, federal interests have concerns.
 
All sexual harassment investigations in California state Senate to be sent to outside attorneys
  

The Washington Post


Pressure grows for Moore to leave Senate race as fifth accuser comes forward
  
New accuser says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16

Some Alabama evangelicals see Moore as a man of Christian values. Others are torn.

Puerto Rico’s bankrupt utility agreed to pay Whitefish Energy double what its subcontractor was charging
  
President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days
 
Perspective: Trump sounds ignorant of history. But racist ideas often masquerade as ignorance.
    
That judicial nominee who’s never tried a case also failed to disclose that his wife works for the White House
   
Analysis: Could a surge of support from women flip the House to the Democrats in 2018?

Civil rights attorney D. Michael Lyles seeks top prosecutor job in Pr. George’s
 
NAACP legal fund files lawsuit over voter instructions in key Va. House race
  
GOP tax ‘cuts’ would be tax hikes for some D.C. families, officials say
 
Montgomery County’s $15 minimum wage bill signed into law
  
Candidate for Md. governor proposes agency to clamp down on sexual assault, harassment
  

USA Today


New health guidelines say you might have high blood pressure
 
Woman says Roy Moore attacked her in a car when she was 16































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