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May 23, 2018

Actor and musician Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was born on this date in 1910 in Terra Haute, Indiana.

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Today in Black History: Famed Negro League pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige died on this date in 1982.

The New York Times

National


World Sees Disorder in Trump’s Foreign Policy Tweets

Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World Leaders

Bannon Tries Backing Away From Explosive Comments


Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen, Despite Mideast Role


Trump, Defending His Mental Fitness, Says He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’

Major Donor Reconsiders Support for Democrats Who Urged Al Franken to Quit

We Have Fewer Crimes. Does That Mean We Need Fewer Police?

Pennsylvania Police Chief Charged in Undercover Sex Sting


Local


Editorial: New York Leaders Are Failing Its Subway Riders

Judge Faults U.S. for Holding Immigrant Defendants Freed on Bail

City’s New Public Hospitals Chief Will Focus on Primary Care


Taxes as Charity? New Jersey Towns Try to Elude G.O.P. Tax Law


Philly.com


Will Trump's culture wars trickle down to Pa? 2018 races may answer.

SSI backlog: Thousands arpound Philly waiting more than two years for disability hearing

Krasner dismisses 31 from Philly DA's Office in dranatic first-week shakeup

A 2-year wait for retirement pay? Philly schools have a backlog of millions.



Detroit Free Press


Charities trying to gauge impact of federal tax reform on giving

Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland targeted in FBI investigation of towing titan Gaspar Fiore

Exoneree Davontae Sanford gets $408,000 from Michigan


Detroit making 'steady progress' against violent crime, police chief says



The Star-Ledger

See how your town scores on income inequality

Teacher who compared homosexuality to cancer has certificates suspended

'It's like ice in here': residents in N.J. housing complex complain of heating issues

Christie is the most talented politician I've ever encountered and he blew it | Moran


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Racist, offensive tapes aimed at Cleveland Browns, city, expected at fraud trial

Don't call Cleveland Councilman Joe Jones a prodigal son, he never really left: Phillip Morris


What attributes should a high school graduate have? It's not just the "three R's" anymore

Akron Community Foundation to host student career pathways information session Jan. 24


The Chicago Tribune


First weekend of 2018: 4 killed, 15 wounded in city shootings

Chicago-area clergy defend tax-free housing allowance as it faces legal challenge


Opinion: Metra tests high-tech backup braking system, wants full installation by 2019

EDITORIALS: How to reinvent Illinois higher ed (and reduce the brain drain)


The Los Angeles Times


Mitt Romney appears a shoo-in for Utah's Senate seat. The question is how he'd handle Trump

Severe flu brings medicine shortages, packed ERs and a rising death toll in California


L.A. Fire Department unveils 'SOBER Unit' aimed at reducing unnecessary emergency room visits


L.A.'s new recycling program has more than 28,000 complaints for missed trash pickup



The Washington Post


Fate of ‘dreamers’ set to dominate next round of budget talks

Trump administration sends mixed signals on infrastructure plan during weekend retreat

Bannon tries to soften his scathing comments, but Trump’s fury persists


Analysis: Russia has been meddling in foreign elections for decades. Has it made a difference?

As influx of Puerto Ricans continues, Koch-backed group starts seeking them out in Florida


Perspective: After all these years, ‘welfare reform’ is the same racist dog whistle it always was


Virginia voters file appeal to block Republican from taking office in House race tainted by ballot mix-up

As this Va. town grew, so did tensions between newcomers and longtimers. Then came the political scandals.

Virginia, Maryland will study Metro funding bills to provide millions in revenue

In unprecedented move, Metro seeks to provide refunds for trips delayed 15 minutes or more


Can employers ask why you’re taking sick leave? That’s key in Maryland’s debate.

Diverse Virginia school district makes push for more teachers of color


USA Today

Retirement Tips: 4 signs you're the target of a Ponzi scheme

Pot initiatives: Predicting the next 15 states to legalize marijuana







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