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Today in Black History: Musical prodigy, producer, and arranger Quincy Jones is born on this date in 1933 in Chicago.

The New York Times


National

Florida Shooting Spurs Countrywide Protest Today

Editorial: America Has Failed Its Kids on Guns. It’s Time to Let Them Lead.


Why Demonstrating Is Good for Teenagers

House Race in Pennsylvania Is Too Close to Call Winner

Democrat’s Strong Performance Shakes Trump and G.O.P.


In California, Trump Attacks Governor and ‘Sanctuary Policies’


Republican Leading House Russia Inquiry Softens a Key Finding

Firing Tillerson, Trump Starts to Mold Cabinet in His Own Image


Pompeo Is a True Believer in Trump’s Worldview

Trump’s Choice for C.I.A. Had Role in Torture Program



Local


Former Cuomo Aide Is Found Guilty in Corruption Trial

First Lady to Candidate? Chirlane McCray Says ‘I Could Do This’

Murphy’s First Budget Is Focused on Progressive Policies and New Taxes



Philly.com


Why the too-close-too-call House race in S.W. Pa. should worry Trump and the GOP

When a cop who speaks up for justice is fired for lateness, how can the rest of us expect fairness?

Meek Mill's mother begs DA Krasner to resolve her son's case

Penn disputes professor's statement on black students

Feds: Ex-Aide to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady targeted in murder-for-hire plot


The Detroit Free Press


Chaotic Detroit school board meeting ends abruptly as longtime activist is removed

Are court costs by local judges an illegal tax? Michigan Supreme Court to decide


State of Wayne County speech: Evans plans to pitch new regional transit plan this week



The Star-Ledger


How Phil Murphy's budget proves you elected a liberal governor

Here are all the taxes Phil Murphy wants to enact or raise in his first budget


Murphy proposes $242M more for NJ Transit. Will it avoid a fare hike?

N.J. district closes schools over threat on day of student walk-outs


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


ACLU of Ohio pans latest version of bail-reform legislation

Street resurfacing funds are unfairly distributed, says Cleveland City Council member

Students walkouts today over school violence see some caution, some cooperation from adults


44 Akron public schools to participate in Student Walkout Day

Cincinnati says it found a loophole in Ohio's law banning local gun control measures


Cleveland child, teen shot in gang retaliation over teen gang member's slaying, police say


The Chicago Tribune


'There’s a sense of rising up right now': Local students staging walkouts today for gun reform

$70 million and counting? Cook County taxpayers face massive tab for sheriff board firings

Tribune exclusive: Pritzker's secret offshore holdings revealed in Chicago duck boat land deal

Documents show Pritzker's ties to offshore companies



The Washington Post


Pa. race is too close to call, but Democrat declares victory

Vote shows Trumpism has its limits — even in Trump country


‘Students have just had enough:’ Walkouts planned across the nation one month after Florida shooting

‘These should be kids’: 7,000 pairs of shoes on Capitol lawn show toll of gun violence

Analysis: What legal rights do students have to protest during the school day?


Fox News sued by parents of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich over conspiracy theory about his death

Fired via Twitter: How Trump soured on Tillerson as his leading diplomat

‘You’re fired’: A timeline of Trump administration departures


Emails show Ben Carson’s wife weighed in on effort to redecorate HUD office

Republicans on House panel seem to back off claim that Russia did not try to help Trump


One of D.C.’s oldest charter schools is so broke that its ability to pay teachers is in doubt


D.C. officials move closer to overhauling school discipline policy


D.C. mayor, reversing course, signs law creating publicly financed campaigns

School resource officer accidentally discharges sidearm at Va. school


The Los Angeles Times


Students nationwide will walk out of classes to push for stricter gun control


'All we want is for students to be heard,' says gun protest organizer at Parkland, Fla., high school

UC students aim to 'shut down the vote' on tuition increase for nonresidents at regents meeting



USA Today


National student walkout: Thousands across the U.S. will walk out of class today to protest gun violence








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