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Today in Black America - August 28

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Today in Black History: The historic March on Washington for "Jobs and Freedom" was held on this date in 1963.

The New York Times


Obama, in New Orleans, Praises Results of Federal Intervention

71 Bodies Found in Truck in Austria Amid Migrant Crisis

Today in Politics: Democrats Give Their Pitches to Party Leaders

Ahead of Party Meeting, Hillary Clinton Sends Memos to Democrats Detailing Her Strengths

Carly Fiorina, Gaining in Polls, Moves to Secure Spot in 2nd G.O.P. Debate

Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders

Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own

Student Dies After Savannah State University Shooting

After Virginia TV Shooting, Grief and Calls for Stricter Gun Laws


New York Relies on Housing Program It Deplores as Homeless Ranks Swell

Record Number of Claims Filed Against New York Police a Year Ago, a Report Says

U.S. to Join Inquiry Into Death of New York Prisoner

Carolyn Maloney, New York Representative, Will Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal

From the Bench, a New Look at Punishment

The Christian Science Monitor

New York's unusual plan to build minority confidence in its cops

Is Donald Trump rising, or is rest of Republican field sinking?

Seeking Refuge: Five lessons from Europe's migration crisis

Hite, Clarke clash over school spending

From visiting his jailed father to preparing for the Holy Father

Clout: Seth Williams' summer of discontent

Lapses could cost Cheyney U. $29M

Lyon: Dawkins an endearing man-child

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland's parade ordinance clears the air on what is and is not required of protesters: Christine Link (Opinion)

Should the community tear down the Cudell gazebo where Tamir Rice was killed? Editorial Board Roundtable

Hillary Clinton, citing Tamir Rice and Virginia shootings, decries gun violence in Cleveland speech

The Ohio Department of Education has to turn over documents in charter-school scandal: editorial

Retiring Cleveland Fire Chief Patrick Kelly leaves a department still recovering from controversy

Hurricane Katrina provides important lessons 10 years later: editorial

The Star Ledger

WATCH: Christie explains how he can win the Republican 2016 nomination

Foes of Christie campaign punch out early | Editorial

N.J. mayor has expense explaining to do | Editorial

10 charged with lying about income for Bayonne school meal program

Fixing Camden starts with taking out the trash, chief says

The Chicago Tribune

9 wounded in South, West side shootings

Principal known as Emanuel critic reprimanded by mayor's school board

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit theatre has history of bloodshed, tangled ownership

Detroit officer sentenced to prison in Macomb shooting

Detroit teens' awesome summer at new DNR adventure camp

The Los Angeles Times

San Francisco shooting leads to bill that would keep deportable felons in U.S. custody

California lags in vaccinating children, CDC says

Minimum-wage hike and oil-drilling ban are among state bills shelved for the year

How L.A.'s 20-year mobility plan could transform the roads around you

California lawmakers act to raise smoking age to 21, restrict e-cigarettes

The Washington Post

Key ruling gives workers more power to unionize

Robinson: The GOP’s denial won’t defeat Trump

Editorial: Robbing the victims of lead paint poisoning

Katrina may be a metaphor to some, but it’s still a reality to New Orleans

Obama returns to New Orleans to remember Katrina and celebrate recovery

Americans think minorities face more discrimination than women, but should get less affirmative action

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump planning a joint appearance to protest the Iran deal

Black Lives Matter activists disrupt Bowser speech on how to stop killings

McAuliffe’s call for tighter gun controls upsets Republicans

She quit New Orleans after nearly dying during Hurricane Katrina

USA Today

Voices: From New Orleans, and proud of it

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