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In 1978 NASA names Maj. Frederick D. Gregory, Maj. Guion S. Bluford and Dr. Ronald E. McNair for space missions.

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Today in Black History: Human rights activist Ella Baker is born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903.

Coverage of Alabama Senate Election


Turnout exceeds expectations in Doug Jones win in Alabama Senate race

Alabama sent a message ... to women


The New York Times


National


Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore to Trim G.O.P. Majority to 1

Key Takeaways From Alabama Election

Politicians Weigh In as Jones Wins Senate Seat

Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns

Text Messages in Hand, Republicans Plan to Accuse Justice Department of Bias

Trump Lashes Out at Gillibrand After She Urges Him to Resign

Seven Women Discuss Work, Fairness, Sex and Ambition

Newtown Is ‘Still So Raw,’ Five Years After Massacre



Local

After Delay, City Council to Take Up Police Reform Bills

‘The Tunnel.’ Depressing, Claustrophobic and Now a Terror Target.

Subway Tunnel Will Be Closed Entirely in Week After Christmas


City Agrees to Pay Rikers Inmates It Forced Back Into Solitary Confinement


Philly.com

Philly's Robeson High, a school on the rise, now in national spotlight

Jailed at 17, he turned his life around and was helping others do the same. Now he's dead.

Eight year old assaulted by Philly school police, father says

Temple prof donates $100,000 prize to help struggling students



The Detroit Free Press


Michigan woman says Coldwater police 'brutally attacked' her

910AM Superstation suspends Rev. Rideout: Get 'facts right' on sexual harassment claims

More than 6,200 water pipes replaced so far in Flint



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


How Ohio could be affected by Supreme Court gerrymandering case brought by Maryland Republicans - Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond

Tests should be cut further, state school board tells Ohio legislature

Ohio's test score graduation requirements could be eased for classes of 2019 and 2020

Akron Public Schools hopes new supplemental health plan, health care facility help save millions

Cleveland twice worked with paving contractor named in documents by federal investigators, records show


The Star-Ledger

Murphy to name N.J. assemblywoman state treasurer

N.J. Republican fires back at top Democrats blasting him for backing Trump tax plan


Edison promotes 3 cops with past arrests involving nudity


Rutgers boosts pay for student workers to $11 an hour amid protests

N.J.'s big Dems love Joe D, and he thinks one of them should be president


The Chicago Tribune


Illinois' home health care industry rife with fraud, tainted by unscrupulous physicians

Tips for navigating home health care in Illinois

Stolen car crashes into library after 14-year-old boy shot

Top Chicago Public Schools attorney resigns following ethics probe that led to CEO's exit


Illinois babies finally screened for deadly Krabbe disease

Podcast: Audio testimonies from the parents of babies with Krabbe



The Washington Post


Democrat Jones stuns with win in Alabama Senate race

Jubilant Democrats are freshly confident about 2018 after win on Trump’s turf

Exit poll results: How different groups voted


Outcome scrambles Republican agenda in Congress

The Take Analysis: Moore’s loss is a devastating blow for Republicans and a humiliating defeat for Trump

‘A sexist smear’: Outrage follows Trump tweet that Gillibrand ‘would do anything’ for donations

GOP negotiators move toward cutting tax rate for high-income households

NOAA nominee’s financial conflicts, efforts to curb agency’s role draw rare criticism from former chiefs

Accused of molesting a teenage girl, Kentucky lawmaker refuses to resign


Minnesota set to name Franken’s replacement, with lieutenant governor viewed as a top pick

Maryland lawmakers to track sexual harassment claims — but not reveal offenders



The Los Angeles Times


A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air's Skirball fire, officials say

Families of patients fear GOP tax plan will scuttle drug development for rare diseases

L.A. County leaders review sexual harassment policies


L.A. school board sticks with early start for school


USA Today


Twitter thanks #BlackWomen for voting for Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama Senate election


Meghan McCain has harsh words for Bannon after Moore loss







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