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Today in Black America - March 17

POSTED: March 17, 2016, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Pianist and velvet voice singer Nat King Cole is born on this date in 1919.

The New York Times


Blow: A Bernie Blackout?

Editorial: Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court

Obama Chooses Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

Merrick Garland’s Path to Nomination Marked by Deference, With Limits

Some Senate Republicans Will Meet With Supreme Court Nominee

Supreme Court Nomination Drives Groups From Left and Right to Fight

Bernie Sanders Team Says It Still Has Path Forward After Losses

Who Won the Missouri Primaries? We May Not Know for a While

Charter Schools Suspend Black and Disabled Students More, Study Says


Decision-Making via Memo at Mayor de Blasio’s City Hall

U.S. Investigating Elevated Blood Lead Levels in New York’s Public Housing

Queens Man Is Arrested After His Grandson Brings a Loaded Pistol to School

Newark Schools to Test Pupils for Lead as Officials Cite Longstanding Problem

End of Tax Break Program May Blunt Impact of New York Zoning Change

The Christian Science Monitor

Merrick Garland and the prospect of a centrist Supreme Court

From Trump to Supreme Court, a Washington torn over rules

New math: Where Trump, Clinton stand after primary victories

The Star Ledger

2 dead, 2 wounded in bloody night of violence in Newark

Newark council approves police oversight board, union vows to sue

Jersey City 'winning the fight on crime,' Fulop says in annual address

Sweeney, Lesniak feud again over Kean discrimination review

N.J. town puts up half a million to keep cops in every school

Phila. schools launch effort to fill 800 teaching positions

Toomey still opposes preelection vote on court nominee

Kasich woos vote-rich Phila. suburbs

Ex-Visit Phila. CFO charged in $200K fraud

Bacterial meningitis, killer of Phila. boy, often seems to be flu

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The nation reacts to ouster of Tamir Rice Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty

Should polling stations be inside public schools?

Cleveland poll worker accused of pulling out gun at polling station inside West Side school pleaded guilty to sex crime

Cleveland school official says students were never in danger when volunteer pulled out gun at polling place

Ted Strickland's big lead is holding

Politicos, journalists to hold forum on civility in politics: What to watch for Thursday

Ohio health department starts Zika virus testing

The Detroit Free Press

Who's at fault in Flint water crisis? Rick Snyder, EPA's McCarthy clash

Bills would subject governor, Legislature to FOIA

Prosecutor blasts 'backdoor arraignment' of Cleaves

EPA head saw Flint problems getting 'big' months before taking action

Detroit to spend $11.7 millon to renovate 40 parks

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel: Alvarez loss sends clear message on police reform

7 wounded in city shootings, including man shot on Lake Shore Drive

Police union sues over officer interviews in probe of McDonald shooting

DuPage ranked as healthiest county in Illinois

'The South Side' tackles Chicago segregation, highlights black neighborhoods

The Los Angeles Times

California's June primary just became crucial in the race for the White House

Lawmakers propose California center on gun violence research

L.A. to pay up to $30 million in curfew lawsuit settlement to provide job training for gang members

25 years later, vigil marks Latasha Harlins' death, which fed anger during Rodney King riots

Are charter schools suspending too many students?

The Washington Post

Meet Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court

Obama’s Supreme Court choice may have made the best case for his confirmation

Why Sen. Mitch McConnell won’t budge on the Supreme Court nomination

Black Lives Matter won on Tuesday. Prosecutors Lost.

Here's why Donald Trump isn't a sure bet to win the GOP nomination

Bernie Sanders tells supporters he sees a winning streak coming

Republicans had a plan for the middle class, and Donald Trump killed it

The ‘Walmartization’ of public education

What can happen when a neighborhood school is forced to share its space with a charter

Deputies who escorted sucker-punched protester at Trump rally have been disciplined

Major state funding proposed for Baltimore ‘revival’ package

Strengthen the Justice Reinvestment Act by repealing Maryland’s mandatory sentencing laws

Bill to ban guns on college campuses approved in Md. House

USA Today

Colo. town's tests reveal lead in water of older homes

Beyond Flint: Excessive lead levels found in almost 2,000 water systems across all 50 states

Officer arrested on murder charge in teen’s shooting

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