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August 15, 2017

Civil rights leader, attorney, and presidential adviser Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was born in 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Today in Black America - January 11

POSTED: January 11, 2018, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Charles W. Anderson becomes the first Black person elected to the Kentucky legislature in 1936.

The New York Times

National

Republicans in House Issue a Hard-Line Plan on Immigration

‘Dreamers’ Face Dizzying News Cycle With Lives in Limbo


Editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

Blow: ‘The Lowest White Man’

Despite Vow, Trump Won’t Commit to Meet with Mueller


Trump Suggests a Cure for Congress: Reviving Pet Projects

States Are Pushing Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

Data in Hand, Women Face Bias in Field of Economics

Trump Officials, After Rejecting Obama Medicare Model, Adopt One Like It



Local


To Fight Climate Change, New York City Takes On Oil Companies

‘Trump Place’ Asks if It Can Be Called by Any Other Name

Gillibrand Vows to Block Trump’s Likely Choice for U.S. Attorney in Manhattan


New Role at City Council: Prodding ‘Complacent Bureaucracy’


Philly.com


Pa. charter schools struggling; more oversight needed, report says

Opinion: Philly families of color are hurt by NAACP's charter school stance


Book desert? How one teacher aims to get 100 bokks in every kid's home.


The Detroit Free Press


Mike Duggan, Detroit City Council sworn in

ICE targets four 7-11 stores in metro Detroit looking for undocumented immigrant workers

Rare in Michigan: Feds in Detroit set to seek death penalty against gang members

Officials: Warren business contributing to E. coli hot spot on Red Run drain


The Star-Ledger

Police standoff, shooting in South Jersey forces town to close schools

N.J. and towns could be slammed by Christie pension move, Trump tax law and more


Cop on trial for pointing a gun in restaurant patron's face

Muslim college student takes seat on N.J. school board


The Chicago Tribune


75 women have been strangled or smothered in Chicago since 2001. Most of their killers got away.

Boys given 5 years probation for sex assault of girl broadcast live on Facebook


Appointment of Chicago school board member to top CPS post conflicts with law



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio teacher accused of telling black student he might be lynched

Prosecutors play racist tapes that mock Cleveland Browns, Dawg Pound in Pilot Flying J fraud trial


Ohio school board member resigns because of rec league jersey controversy


Tax cut may lower utility bills, PUCO orders utilities to set aside savings for customers


The Los Angeles Times


Democrats' report details Russian meddling in European elections and threats to U.S. campaigns

California GOP retirements may lay groundwork for Democratic wave. Will it be big enough to flip control of the House?

California lawmakers have a $190.3-billion state budget plan to consider. Here's some of what it would pay for

Opinion: Take it from a former Division I athlete: College sports are like Jim Crow

Gov. Brown proposes California's first fully online public community college


The Washington Post

States may impose work requirements for Medicaid, Trump administration says

Decision to exempt Florida from offshore drilling sparks a bipartisan uproar

Trump declines to say whether he would sit for interview with Mueller’s team

Democrats go at it alone on Russia probe after partisan breakdowns

Interior Dept. plans to move thousands of workers in the biggest reorganization in its history

Purged from voting rolls while deployed, Ohio vet demands answers

Retirements of veteran Republicans fuel GOP fears of losing House majority

Analysis: The state of America, according to Generation Z

Democrat who lost random drawing for Va. House seat concedes to Republican


Bills GM says alleged racial slur by Richie Incognito was ‘a misunderstanding’

‘He never showed that side to us’: Students ‘horrified’ about coach with white nationalist ties, school says

They were friends as kids, then on opposite sides of the law. Now they’re mentoring D.C. teens together.


Video shows apparently incapacitated, half-naked woman put out in cold by Baltimore hospital


USA Today


Missouri Gov. Greitens admits to extramarital affair before taking office

Indiana Carrier plant to lay off 215 workers on Thursday


IRS private debt-collection program hurts low-income Americans







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