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Today in Black America - August 12

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Today in Black History: In 1922 the Washington, D.C. home of abolitionist and publisher Frederick Douglass was dedicated as a national memorial.

The New York Times


Officer Is Fired in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man in Texas

Nine Years Ago, Republicans Favored Voting Rights. What Happened?

President Obama’s Letter to the Editor

Number of Uninsured Has Declined by 15 Million Since 2013, Administration Says

Jeb Bush Blames Hillary Clinton and Obama for Iraq’s Decline

Hillary Clinton Directs Aides to Give Email Server and Thumb Drive to the Justice Department

House Republicans, Seizing on Health Law, Challenge Executive Branch


Rikers Inmate Has Legionnaires’ Disease; Officials Find No Link to Outbreak

Any Sexual Abuse by Guards May Violate Inmates’ Rights, Court Says

Neighborhood Car Service Companies Adopt Their Own Apps to Fend Off Uber

The Christian Science Monitor

Hillary Clinton’s college plan: Could parts of it fly with Republicans?

What could Ferguson learn from Watts, 50 years later?

Animas River spill: How Colorado's 'Gold Medal' waters turned mustard

Pa.'s top court to rule on SRC bid to scrap teachers' contract

Councilwoman's car stolen; 3 arrested

Wolf, GOP snipe over budget

Turnout: Weak. Love for 2 'stung' ex-reps: Strong

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel's 606 affordable-housing plan draws doubts

Little League response to Jackie Robinson West suit: Boundary maps doctored

Rauner says Chicago Teachers Union shouldn't have 'dictatorial powers' over finances

The Los Angeles Times

Editorial: An opportunity to overhaul criminal justice in Los Angeles County

Goal of new skid row outreach: Reduce homeless population by 25%

Ezell Ford demonstrators disrupt L.A. Police Commission meeting

Gov. Brown signs law barring grand juries in police deadly force cases

L.A. will add bike and bus lanes, cut car lanes in sweeping policy shift

Watts: Remember what they built, not what they burned

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Black unemployment rate has decreased, but still more than double that of whites

Black Lives Matter gets attention, but needs a program: Phillip Morris

City of Cleveland project coordinator was fired twice from governmental jobs, WKYC reports

Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor's judicial-election reform ideas make sense, as far as they go: editorial

The Washington Post

Retired generals, admirals back Iran nuclear deal

Robinson: The rise of Donald Trump is evidence that our political system isn’t working

Jeb Bush faults Hillary Clinton for ‘premature’ Iraq withdrawal

Who’s that man standing behind a Department of Justice logo? It’s the Homeland Security secretary.

Democrats target Virginia as they push to break down voting restrictions

Ex-anchor J.C. Hayward dismissed from Options charter lawsuit

For second year in a row, test scores soar at low-income Arlington school

5 GAO workers charged with fraud in obtaining school lunch subsidies

‘Beautification Day’ for D.C. schools called off this year, ending tradition

The Star Ledger

N.J. father stabbed in melee with teens recalls encounter

N.J. borough worker claims racial bias following demotion

Study: 10 trends in African American financial health

Christie, Senators to meet with feds on rail tunnel funding

Camden County police reboot deserved public vote, N.J. Supreme Court says

USA Today

Police: Indiana mayor threatened after sex with man

Judge denies bond to pair accused of trying to join ISIL

Armed 'Oath Keepers' arrive in Ferguson

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