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December 12, 2019

Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

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Today in Black History: Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

The New York Times


Editorial: Hiding Bad Policy in a Budget Bill


House Narrowly Passes Bill to Avoid Shutdown; $1.1 Trillion in Spending

C.I.A. Director Defends Use of Interrogation Tactics, Avoiding Issue of Torture

Poll Finds That More Americans Back Gun Rights Than Stronger Controls

Ohio: Cleveland Mayor Contests Report on Police

Detroit Is Out of Bankruptcy, but Not Out of the Woods


In Brooklyn Gun Cases, Suspicion Turns to the Police


John King Jr., New York State’s Education Chief, to Leave Many Policy Wars Behind


Bridge Scandal Prosecutors May Use Obscure Fraud Law to Charge Christie Associates



The Star Ledger

Protesters liken Camden to Ferguson during march on city offices


Federal charges in Bridgegate may be brought under fraud law, report says


N.J. sex offenders should not make minimum wage while in custody, official says


Brookdale Community College trustees vote to cut 47 jobs

Trenton police director looks to mend relationship between force, community


Philly.com


Penn president gets heat for 'Die In' stance

Apprenticeship programs vie for $100 million

Peaceful Camden protest highlights Garner, Brown deaths


The Christian Science Monitor

Obama and House Republicans join forces to pass $1.1T budget

How current events might play into America's shift in favor of gun rights (+video)


Drug-testing welfare recipients: War on drugs or war on the poor? (+video)


Obama and House Republicans join forces to pass $1.1T budget



The Washington Post

Post journalist captured images of sorrow, dignity

House approves spending bill just before deadline

House staffers join in solidarity with police protests


Why Matt Drudge and Lucianne Goldberg still rule the conservative media roost

Panel will vet potential Barry memorials

An eye-opening description of one state’s failed school funding system



The Detroit Free Press

Brandon teen charged with on-line threats to teachers


Wright Museum finds firmer ground


3 families still hope, plead for breaks in daughters' cases


The Chicago Tribune


DCFS chief fields queries from child welfare panel about residential care

Speaker Madigan rules out special session on Topinka successor

Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race


The Los Angeles Times


CHP chief says officer aimed gun at protesters after partner was attacked


Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kasich's balanced-budget tour: Editorial Board Roundtable


Lawmakers close to reaching deal on bipartisan redistricting reform


Kasich's balanced-budget tour: Editorial Board Roundtable

Bipartisan redistricting reform passes Senate in historic vote


Poll shows more Americans support gun rights over gun control



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta approves higher class sizes. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.


USA Today


Rudin, Pascal sorry for racially insensitive e-mails


Congressional staff protest deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner


12 sailors implicated in submarine shower scandal











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