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Today in Black America - March 16

POSTED: March 16, 2016, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: "Freedom's Journal," the nation's first Black newspaper is founded on this date in 1827 in New York City.

The New York Times


Edsall: Will the Democrats Face a Black Revolt?

Egan: Why Sanders Should Stay In

Trump and Clinton Win Votes, but Not Hearts

A Distant Second at Home, Marco Rubio Ends a Disappointing Campaign

A Situation in Which Donald Trump Wins the White House

G.O.P. Path Recalls Democrats’ Convention Disaster, in 1924

Ryan’s Budget Proposal Runs Into Opposition From Some Hard-Line Republicans

Alabama Prison Uprisings Come as State Grapples With How to Fix System

Ferguson Approves a Federal Plan to Overhaul Police and Courts

House Panel Denounces E.P.A. Actions in Flint Crisis


New York Assembly Moves to Cap Legislators’ Outside Income at $69,600

$950 Million Police Academy Simulates the Mean Streets

New York City Council Backs Affordable Housing Plan

Chris Christie Addresses Criticism for Missing a State Trooper’s Funeral

The Christian Science Monitor

North Carolina’s confusing primary: why so many votes won’t count

Defying Trump, is Ben Sasse a rising star among Senate Republicans?

On the left, new push to reclaim politics of morality

In West Africa, a rising middle class takes brunt of luxury hotel attacks

Four million Zimbabweans in need of food aid

The Star-Ledger

Christie: I was never going to slain trooper's funeral

Pay your Trump expenses, Gov. Christie — N.J. shouldn't have to | Editorial

Christie attorney sends letter to Sweeney in N.J. Supreme Court fight

Lawmakers might help N.J. students scrambling to graduate

Obama's pick for judgeship here draws Toomey's ire

Vanessa Brown's lawyers continue to call sting racially motivated

Inquirer Editorial: Don't let Eakin avoid a trial

Scion of powerful Democratic family charged in drug probe

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kasich survives Ohio primary battle with Trump. Now comes the really tough part.

Hillary Clinton scores bigger-than expected win in Ohio

Ted Strickland has won Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty concedes defeat to Michael O'Malley in Democratic primary

Cuyahoga County voters strongly support human services tax

The Detroit Free Press

Former Pontiac school official begs for mercy — again

Flint water crisis will tax schools, raise student needs

EPA sharply criticized for Flint mistakes at hearing

EPA's rebuttal to Flint water crisis hearing

House votes to remove obsolete language

The Washington Post

A good night for Trump and a better night for Clinton

Clinton wins Democratic primary in Illinois

Trump, Cruz and Kasich look ahead as Rubio bows out

Despite Trump's lead, some GOP voters want an alternative

Wallace Foundation to invest $47 million in redesigning principal preparation

Chicago’s prosecutor loses reelection battle in the shadow of the Laquan McDonald video

Legal group submits plan to depose 7 top Clinton, State Dept. aides in email battle

Washington braces for full day of Metro shutdown to deal with safety concerns

Man arrested in police station gun battle described as troubled, mentally ill

Despite union opposition, Md. Senate advances bill to encourage private school scholarships

Edwards: Why aren’t black women ever described as ‘born to’ the Senate?

The Chicago Tribune

Foxx parlays personal story, message of change to big win

Madigan-backed Stratton wins state House race over Rauner-aligned Dunkin

Clinton pulls out narrow win over Sanders in Illinois, turns focus to November

Trump scores easy victory in Illinois; Rubio drops out, Kasich wins Ohio

Hearing in Hastert case held in private when reporters show up

The Los Angeles Times

Defendant wants D.A.'s office kicked off O.C. case, citing witness intimidation

LAUSD rejects parent takeover attempt at failing elementary school

2 arrested after racist graffiti found at Palisades Charter H.S.

Police Commission approves changes emphasizing de-escalation before deadly force by LAPD

USA Today

Obama Supreme Court search enters second month

Successful HBCU basketball coaches endure rockier climb

Gabrielle Giffords' gun control group merges with Calif. group

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