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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: P.B.S. Pinchback, the first Black governor in the United States, was born on this date in Macon, Georgia in 1837.


The New York Times

National


Editorial: Trump's Shadowy Money Trail


Humiliated by Trump, Europe Tries to Defend Its Interests

Cohen Got Millions for Insider Access Outside White House


Here’s How Michael Cohen’s Shell Company Is Linked to a Russian Oligarch

Mulvaney Downgrades Student Loan Unit in Consumer Bureau Reshuffle

These Women Mostly Ignored Politics. Now, Activism Is Their Job


A Black Student at Yale Was Napping in a Common Area, and a White Student Called the Police

DeVos Moves to Loosen Restrictions on Federal Aid to Religious Colleges


Appeals Court Bars U.S. From Transferring American ISIS Suspect



Local


With Schneiderman Out, Environmental Fight Loses a Prominent Voice

Schneiderman’s Downfall Puts a Spotlight on Men, Alcohol and Violence

How 2 M.T.A. Decisions Pushed the Subway Into Crisis


Big Donors Form New Alliance to Seize House From Republicans


Philly.com


Why these young people quit jobs without anything else lined up

Council asks Hite: Why do we need a tax increase to pay Philly schools' bill now?

Ways to make Philly schools healthier


Deadly Asbestos in Public Schools

In fight for control of Pa. legislature, Philly suburbs a battleground


The Detroit Free Press


This candidate wants to be Michigan's governor — then president

MSU's Engler: Settlement with Nassar victims will be costly, should be swift


3-year-old Detroit boy 'fighting for his life' after being shot on east side



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland teens, cops talk racial divide with help of Browns

Neighborhood WIFI? Gunshot sensors? Councilman says Cleveland should tap smart technology when it upgrades street lights


Cleveland's Whitney Young gifted school avoids the axe as district backs off plans to break it up

Cleveland looks to cut its utility bills by teaming with Cleveland schools, regional sewer district


The Star-Ledger


24 years in prison for a murder committed while he was out of state. Now he's free.

Apartment complex's new firearms ban infuriates gun-rights advocates

Conspiracy theory mayor booted from office by voters


The Chicago Tribune


15-year-old girl shot as she and sister flee gunfire: 'She didn’t see Jazmyne'


For moms who've lost children to gun violence, hand-delivered flowers for Mother's Day

Chicago State picks Zaldwaynaka 'Z' Scott as new president

Petition started to remove 'offensive' Merchandise Mart mural of African-American women picking cotton



The Washington Post


Why John McCain opposes Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA — and why it matters


‘I’m crushing it’: How Cohen, touting his access to Trump, convinced firms to pay millions


South Korean firm paid Cohen $150,000 as it sought contract from U.S. government


Israel launches massive military strike against Iranian targets in Syria

In a rush to confront Juuling, schools are removing bathroom doors and banning USB drives


Trump suggests taking away press credentials. In Germany, a similar idea caused a media boycott.

Metro’s structural inspections could not be trusted for years, culminating in falling metal, concrete at Rhode Island Avenue, IG finds

Gubernatorial hopeful Kevin Kamenetz dies of cardiac arrest hours after candidates’ forum

D.C.’s Funk Parade expands beyond the U Street corridor


Ku Klux Klan leader found guilty for firing gun at Charlottesville rally

D. C. homeless population drops for second straight year, report finds



The Los Angeles Times


A gang member killed a cop nine days after he got out of jail. Are California's justice reforms to blame?

How California's candidates for governor want to fix the state's housing problems

One deal done, labor challenges remain for L.A. Unified


USA Today


Thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russians to fool U.S. voters released by Congress






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