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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.

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Today in Black History: Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston, who rose from poverty in Arkansas, was born on this date in 1932.

The New York Times

National


Civil Rights Groups Plan to Sue HUD Over Fair Housing Rule

U.S. Will Prosecute More Undocumented Immigrants


Editorial: ‘I Did You a Great Favor When I Fired This Guy’

Iran Deal Opponents Hired Firm to Dig Up Dirt on Obama Aide

Opinion: Why Did a Creepy Israeli Intel Firm Spy on Obama Alums?

E.P.A. Emails Show Push to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny


Pick to Run C.I.A. Has Experience. That May Be Her Problem.

Trump Urges West Virginians to Vote Against Coal Baron


Local

26 Years Later, Justice for Men Imprisoned for a Bogus Rape


New York Attorney General Resigns

Editorial: Him, Too

Before His Fall, He Defended Women and Took On Trump


How Can the M.T.A. Rescue the Subway When It Struggles to Deliver Basics?


Philly.com


Philadelphians are lonely, and young people feel it the most, study says

The Neubauers want to fix Philly schools. Their plan? To sharpen principal force.

Landmark lawsuit could change how Pa. schools are funded

Opinion: Cash bail hurts black communities, especially black mothers

Sen. Vincent Hughes: Redlining is keeping people of color out of homes



The Detroit Free Press


Death on foot: Pedestrian fatalities skyrocket in U.S.


State Superintendent of Schools Brian Whiston dies

How Detroit plans to raise $130M to invest in 7 neighborhoods


Kwame Kilpatrick: I have 'no recollection' of being sued by the feds


The Chicago Tribune


EPA discovers another lead-contaminated neighborhood near East Chicago


Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded

DAHLEEN GLANTON: Shootings are a rite of spring in Chicago


EDITORIALS: Limiting golden parachutes in Illinois

Independent pharmacies struggling under new Medicaid program


The Star Ledger


Phil Murphy supports hearings on 'unacceptable' NJEA videos


There are 18 local elections Tuesday (and some of them actually matter)

These 26 N.J. towns have taken a stand on legal weed. Are they for or against?

N.J. congressman wants to snuff state power to go after Wall Street fraud. Murphy AG hates the idea.


The Cleveland Browns


Case Western Reserve University commits $1 million to new student success program

Jury issues decision in lawsuit brought by federal government against Cleveland debt collection firm

Cuyahoga Community College establishes admission partnership with Bowling Green State University



The Washington Post

End of nuclear deal could make it easier for Iran to pursue the bomb in secret

Iran is ‘prepared for all scenarios’ if Trump nixes nuclear deal

Long undercover, CIA nominee Gina Haspel is now under a microscope

Republicans on edge as divisive coal baron surges in West Virginia Senate race

‘I guess the love is gone’: Comey responds to Rudy Giuliani’s suggestion that he might have lied


HUD Secretary Ben Carson to be sued for suspending Obama-era fair-housing rule

Three people killed in Montgomery County neighborhood

‘The labor is black and the profit is white’: Mother of former Duke player compares NCAA to slavery


Federal judge demands officials appear in court to explain errors in inmate releases

‘Second chance kind of guy’: This candidate is telling voters about his criminal past

Milloy: New stadium, new restaurants, and more dust and pollution for the poorest residents of Southwest Washington


The Los Angeles Times


Essential Education: Beutner named LAUSD superintendent

Border Patrol says fear of child trafficking forces separations. Migrant advocates are fighting the policy


AEG proposes $1.2-billion expansion of L.A. Convention Center and JW Marriott hotel


Bucking precedent, Garcetti won't name three finalists for LAPD chief


USA Today


Trump proposes clawing back $15 billion in federal spending, hits children's insurance

'Nazi Grandma,' sentenced for denying Holocaust, goes to prison








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