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Today in Black America - December 18

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Today in Black History: Rev. Jesse Jackson creates People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH), an offshoot of his "Operation Breadbasket," in 1971.

The New York Times


Chicago Pays Millions but Punishes Few in Killings by Police

Baltimore Wrestles With the Way Forward After a Mistrial

Baltimore Is Quiet, but Residents Are Pensive

Obama Reaches Out to New Audience for News

Under Wire, House Passes Big Package of Tax Cuts

Crimes Against Muslim Americans and Mosques Rise Sharply


Mayor de Blasio, Facing Homelessness Crisis, Issues Plan to Fight It

New York City to Pay $2.75 Million in Wrongful-Conviction Settlement

Integrity Takes a Toll at the Port Authority

New York Prisons Take an Unsavory Punishment Off the Table

Sheldon Silver’s Son-in-Law Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme

The Christian Science Monitor

With Congress voting no gun control, focus shifts to states

For Baltimore, 'justice for Freddie Gray' is bigger than one trial

Tech firms push back on 'reactionary' politics following terror attacks

The Star Ledger

Will all N.J. workers get paid sick leave?

Disgraced ex-Middlesex County sheriff released from prison

Lawmakers push pension ballot question on forcing N.J. to make payments

N.J. gun bill supported by Gabby Giffords can't overcome Christie veto

More swastikas found at N.J. college residence hall

Kane won't discipline twin, despite emails

Jefferson, Philadelphia U. to merge

Bill requiring school recess advances

Kenney wants Temple to address neighbors' concerns

At raucous meeting, SRC extends Hite

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party does not endorse in prosecutor's race

Greater Cleveland native Amit Majmudar named as Ohio's first poet laureate by Gov. John Kasich

Sen. Rob Portman stands by his 2002 vote for the Iraq war

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach denounces hate crimes against Muslims

The Chicago Sun-Times

Top cop OK'd hefty payments to murderous snitch but says he didn't know of crimes

DOJ lets Chicago residents know how to air beefs about cops

CPS reinstates DuSable librarian using 'anonymous gift'

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit-led blight fight may spur demolitions across U.S.

Just one EAA 4th-grader passed math on the state's new exam

U-M to build $10M multicultural center

The Washington Post

Opinion: Saying ‘radical Islam’ has nothing to do with defeating terrorism

Another ‘Clock kid’? Family outraged as 12-year-old Sikh boy arrested over alleged bomb threat at Tex. school

Guns are now killing as many people as cars in the U.S.

Federal rail officials pondering future of transportation in the Northeast

Furor over Arabic assignment leads Virginia school district to close Friday

He’s baaaaack: Vincent Gray is speaking out and threatening Bowser

Md. panel recommends less prison for drug offenders, more treatment

Congressional spending bill curtails D.C. victory on using health surplus

The Los Angeles Times

Kaiser aims to recruit more minority medical students

San Bernardino gunman's terrifying plot to bomb, shoot freeway motorists revealed in court records

USA Today

Hillary Clinton's Democratic opponents face turning point at third debate

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