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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.

Today in Black America - November 20

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Today in Black History: Inventor Garrett Augustus Morgan receives a patent for the traffic light in 1923.


The New York Times

Global

How Mugabe’s 37-Year Reign Came Crashing Down in Days

In Speech, Mugabe Refuses to Say if He Will Resign

Strongman Called ‘Crocodile’ Is Poised to Replace Mugabe

National

Dropping Mandate Won’t Necessarily Pay for the Tax Cut

The Bill May Seem Like a Tax Cut for Small Businesses, but It’s More Complicated


In Alabama Race, the Democrat Is Mostly on His Own


On Subject of Moore, Pastors Speak Carefully, if at All

Decision Expected Today in Keystone XL Pipeline Battle

A One-Man Legal Factory Takes On Harvard Admissions

Serving Extra Years in Prison, and the Courthouse Doors Are Closed

Ohio Lawmaker Who Backed Family Values Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’


In Recalling Thrill of 1992, Clintons Reveal Sting of 2016


Local

How Politics and Bad Decisions Hurt New York’s Subways

New York City Expects More Tourists, but Fewer International Visitors


Call It Splitsville, N.Y.: Hasidic Enclave to Get Its Own Town

Democrats Show Support for Senator Menendez After His Mistrial



The Star-Ledger

Gov.-elect Murphy to call for N.J. minimum wage hike

'We should all be ashamed': School struggles to close racial achievement gap

Arrest made in execution-style slaying at Applebee's restaurant

Menendez: A complex past and future

Author Toni Morrison delivers keynote at Princeton slavery symposium

Republican lawmaker: Why I'm rooting for Murphy to succeed | Opinion


Philly.com

Temple gets its first Rhodes Scholar: A North Philly Kid

Property tax likely here to stay in Pa. Here's why.

About that Atlantic City takeover? Post-Christie, Sheila Oliver holds the cards.

Bunch: Sen. Menendez only 'groped' the public trust. Are we eally OK with that?



The Detroit Free Press

Wayne County jail project still up in air as City Council weighs land swap

Anti-gerrymandering group defies odds with 2018 ballot drive

Michigan remains a battleground in a juvenile justice war keeping hundreds in prison


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


The two sides of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Transformation Plan: John Jones (Opinion)

Will Say Yes to Education scholarship program boost Cleveland's economy?

Say Yes to Education economic gains are unclear when comparing cities

Ohio legislator Wes Goodman led secret gay life, made unwelcome advances to younger men, people who knew him say


The Chicago Tribune

Chicago passes 600 homicides for only third time since 2003

With DCFS investigator in coma, lawmakers consider bill to address dangers of the work

Transit leader says CTA fare hike justified

'It’s the golden ticket': Transit-oriented developments sprouting in the suburbs


EDITORIALS: Aldermen, start asking: What's in those labor contracts?


The Los Angeles Times

Charles Manson's descent from the Summer of Love to the Helter Skelter murders

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct


The Washington Post

In Zimbabwe, lawmakers look for path to oust Mugabe after president defies calls to resign

Constitutional Podcast: What was the original point of the Second Amendment?

‘A long winter’: White House aides divided over scope, risks of Russia probe

With business booming, corporate owners push GOP for tax cuts

Counterfeit opioid pills are flooding into the U.S. — with lethal results

Woman reconfirms Roy Moore allegations in her first television interview

Editorial: The publisher of AL.com blasts back at legal threats from Roy Moore

Collins airs concern about harassment charges against the president

Robert E. Lee portrait is moved from Alexandria City Hall to a museum


How you rate your school becomes important under new law


USA Today

No one can prevent Trump from using nuclear weapons, experts say

Are white nationalist groups meeting in state parks? Tennessee won't say













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