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President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957 to desegregate Central High School.

Today in Black America - December 11

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Today in Black History: Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity opened at Lincoln Center in New York in 1961.

The New York Times

National

Simeon Booker, Pioneering Reporter on Race Issues, Dies at 99

Confused by All the News About Russia? We Are Here to Help


With 2020 Census Looming, Worries About Fairness and Accuracy

Key Senate Seat Sits in Balance as Democrats Make Last Push

Blow: Rise of the Roypublicans

Trump’s Accusers ‘Should Be Heard,’ Nikki Haley Says


Even Regulations the E.P.A. Kept Are Being Enforced Less

How The Times Compared E.P.A. Enforcement Across Three Administrations

Seniors in Puerto Rico, Lacking Power and in Peril

Incinerated in 2003, an Enclave Cringes as Wildfires Rage


Local

No Longer at the Mayor’s Flank, Mark-Viverito Charts a New Path


Cuomo Administration Faces an F.B.I. Investigation Into Payroll Practices


Philly.com

Local colleges blast GOP endowment tax proposal


FBI probing Philadelphia Parking Authority, sources say

Philadelphia Parking Authority honcho Richard Dickson set to snag record $655K retirement perk

Philly drum lines: Show some respect - we're your history


The Detroit Free Press


Michigan is facing an alarming Hepatitis A outbreak


Opinion: I-375 was a mistake. Here's what we can learn from it.


Detroit city clerk race recount over; Winfrey certified as winner

Sen. Coleman Young of Detroit to seek congressional seat vacated by John Conyers


The Star-Ledger

Former N.J. governor supervised friend in 'low-show' job at hospital, investigator says

How Murphy can make N.J. lead the country on social justice | Opinion


$56M community center could be 'crushed' by lawsuit, attorney says

Does where you live determine how you vote? Analysts wonder | Quigley


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Conservative Buckeye Institute endorses bail reform

Ohio woman burns down home trying to kill bed bugs


Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

Ohio schools dish out suspensions, other discipline at wildly different rates (see rankings here)

Search Ohio schools to find how yours disciplined students last year

Flu season is getting worse, Ohio Department of Health urges flu shot


The Chicago Tribune


'I’m six-for-six': Despite turmoil of second term, Emanuel confident about re-election bid


Congressional hopeful Ramirez-Rosa blasts 'corporate Democrats'


With three weeks left in the year, Chicago exceeds 630 homicides

Teen program combats violence by challenging macho stereotypes


The Los Angeles Times


At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history

Black voters are key to Democratic hopes in Alabama's Senate race. Will they turn out?


Ghost of Justice Scalia looms as Supreme Court debates religion and civil rights law


Randall Balmer: The evangelical slippery slope, from Ronald Reagan to Roy Moore


The Washington Post

Trump makes a late push for Moore but sway over Senate race is unclear

Alabama’s longtime GOP senator bucks his party and president to oppose Moore


Simeon Booker1918–2017: He chronicled civil rights movement and drew attention to Emmett Till’s brutal murder


GOP sacrifices precision for speed as it rushes tax bill ahead

The rapid rise and dramatic fall of the Trump adviser at the center of the Russia probe

Despite recent wins, Democrats remain divided about what they stand for

‘As a superintendent, I am gravely concerned. As a parent, I am outraged.’

Body cam captures police dog attacking innocent woman taking out her garbage


Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study says


As colleges investigate slavery ties, George Washington University joins in

At a political forum for minority communities, the whiteness of the candidates stood out


USA Today

6 things to watch in the Alabama Senate election Tuesday









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