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April 24, 2017

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was incorporated on this date in 1927 with 27 member colleges.

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Today in Black History: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I've been to the Mountaintop" speech, the last of his life, in 1968 in Memphis.

The New York Times

National

Editorial: What the Supreme Court Doesn’t Get About Racism


Industry Giants Push Back on Looming China Trade Action

Markets That Climbed With Trump Are Now Tumbling


Consumer Bureau Chief Urges Congress to Cripple Agency


The Border Patrol Agent With Trump’s Ear on Immigration


Trump’s Immigration Tweets Followed by Policy Plans to Match


Russia Presses for Putin Meeting at the White House


In a Private Prison, Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards

Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky Walk Out: ‘It Really Is a Wildfire’

Ethan Couch, ‘Affluenza Teen’ Who Killed 4 While Driving Drunk, Is Freed

Family’s Fatal Plunge Off Cliff May Have Been Intentional, Authorities Say


Local


Cuomo Creates Monitor to Oversee Repairs to City’s Public Housing


In a Changing South Bronx, Residents See New Jail as Step Backward


Assemblywoman Pamela Harris Resigns Ahead of Fraud Trial

De Blasio Steps Into Power Struggle Over School Investigations


Philly.com


Bil Cosby's payout to Andrea Constand will be revealed at trial, judge rules

Philly police burn through $57 milliuon overtime budget, a hunk of it waiting to testify in court

These are the new women set to testify at Bill Cosby trial

Meek Mill judge Genece Brinkley won't step down: 'This court committed no error'


The Detroit Free Press

Muslim woman sues after patient attacks her in Dearborn hospital

Detroit teen fatally shot while live on Instagram

18 candidates aiming to replace Rick Snyder as Michigan governor


The Star-Ledger


Trooper conducts weed search in motorist's crotch. Now the driver wants to sue

Murphy axes $123M for programs fellow Democrats fought for in Christie's last budget

Judge tosses theft charge against N.J. mayor over $10K check


Yet another big-name Democrat gets a job from Phil Murphy


Now Menendez has a Democrat challenging him


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio groups, officials oppose Medicaid work requirements, as state prepares to submit waiver to federal government

Find pay for every Ohio state worker since 2010, including 97 topping $200,000 in 2017 (database)

Akron City Council considers opposing 'Are you a U.S. Citizen?' question added to 2020 Census


Cleveland City Council approves deal with NOPEC to lower residents', small businesses' electric bills


The Chicago Tribune


EDITORIALS: What Emanuel's mayoral challengers bring to the table

Recently uncovered photographs of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s time in Chicago


50 years ago, Chicago’s West Side burned after MLK’s death. Some neighborhoods never recovered.

Court strikes down Chicago Park District pension plan Emanuel held up as model for cooperation between city, unions


The Washington Post


‘I can’t breathe’: Asheville police video shows white officer beating, choking black jaywalking suspect

MLK’s final speech – delivered 50 years ago today – was full of timely and timeless teachings


Retropod: The ugly Memphis sanitation workers’ strike that led to MLK’s killing


Jill McCabe: The president attacked my reputation. It’s time to set the record straight.

Trump said ‘DACA is dead,’ but his administration has approved 55,000 applications just this year

A guide to President Trump’s latest round of fact-challenged tweets

Why teachers are revolting against low pay and inadequate school funding

The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

Progress reported in talks to end occupation at Howard University

Sewage and water leaks in hospital cited in lawsuit over patient’s death


Sen. Tim Kaine (D) kicks off campaign for reelection, with a message


The Los Angeles Times

How MLK's death affected a nation, as told by those who remember it

Lazarus: State senator says it may be time for law requiring easily understood medical bills

Unitarian church votes to become sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation

Records detail 'hellacious fight' with Pasadena police officers that led to death of Reginald Thomas Jr.


USA Today


Accused Russian hacker extradited to U.S. to face charges he attacked Dropbox, LinkedIn


Obamacare users see system collapsing -- but say it's still working for them now








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