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Today in Black America - March 31

POSTED: March 31, 2016, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Late Robert McGruder, pioneering journalist and former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, was born in Louisville in 1942.

The New York Times

National

Obama Commutes Sentences for 61 Convicted of Drug Crimes


Melting of Ice Sheet Could Flood Coastal Cities by 2100

Sex Scandal Ensnares Alabama’s Governor and Its Capital

Corporations Grow Nervous About Participating in Republican Convention

Donald Trump, Abortion Foe, Eyes ‘Punishment’ for Women, Then Recants

Before a Trump Rally, Protesters Lay Plans Behind the Scenes


Bernie Sanders, Buoyed by Poll, Sprints Through Wisconsin


Shifting From Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton Tells New Yorkers That She’s One of Them

Supreme Court Rules Against Freezing Assets Not Tied to Crimes

Minneapolis Officers in Jamar Clark Shooting Will Not Face Charges

Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, Says He Won’t Quit

In San Jose, Poor Find Doors to Library Closed


Local

Upstate Prosecutor Is Revisiting 2010 Death of Clinton Prison Inmate

As New York Debates $15 Minimum Wage, a Bronx Company Makes It a Reality


In Settlement, Newark Agrees to a Series of Police Department Reforms

Cuomo Offers Tax Cut in Effort to Strike a Budget Deal

Editorial: An Austerity Plan That Would Punish the City


The Christian Science Monitor


For youth protesters in DRC, a battle to avoid the 'third-term curse'

At the Supreme Court, not all ties are equal

In Mississippi, a glimpse of ISIS run by women


Why the death of GOP 'loyalty pledge' matters



The Star-Ledger


N.J. congresswoman: Trump's abortion comments a 'new low'

Christie: Trump 'misspoke' on abortion comments


7 arrested in connection with shooting at Trump Taj Mahal

Former Trenton detective alleges racial discrimination from coworkers

Christie wants to expand N.J. housing assistance program


Newark PD's new federal watchdog has long N.J. history

Top attorney also suspended as part of Essex County College probe


Philly.com


Kane's hiring of Castor draws fire

White House commutes life sentence of Philly drug convict


Villanova proving a winner on and off the court

Philly releases charter school profiles


Obama and Biden endorse McGinty for Senate

Lookout to be tried in robbery-murder of transgender woman



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Corporations nervous about participating in Republican National Convention with Donald Trump as likely nominee

A contested Republican convention in Cleveland? What you need to know about the 2016 RNC

Pittsburgh attorney accused of ripping off Ohio homeowners behind on loans

Don't undercut historical resonance of 'Black Lives Matter' by calling it 'All Lives Matter': Ronald E. Santoni (Opinion)


Akron man sentenced to prison after drug package leads police to find 22 pounds of cocaine

Ohio Ballot Board to review medical marijuana ballot proposal: What to watch for Thursday


The Detroit Free Press


Soil could cause lead levels to rise in Flint kids


Feds: 14 charged in DPS scheme will pay up

Food protest spreads to second state prison in U.P.

Michigan infant mortality rate falls; state not satisfied

Gov. Rick Snyder makes list of world's most disappointing leaders


The Los Angeles Times


Most California voters oppose mass deportations and say no to a wall

How Justice Goodwin Liu is shaking up the California Supreme Court

Cal State can't rely on out-of-state students for a revenue boost. Here's what it does instead

Jury finds ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner guilty of harassment, but awards no damages


State to begin using children's blood tests to focus cleanup of Vernon battery recycling plant


The Washington Post


What life is like after police ransack your house and take ‘every belonging’ — then the charges are dropped

Antarctic ice loss could double expected sea level rise by 2100, study says

Trump urges abortion ‘punishment,’ then backtracks


How the GOP loyalty pledge completely fell apart

Editorial: The Supreme Court needs a ninth justice immediately

Mississippi’s Senate just approved a sweeping ‘religious liberty’ bill that critics say is the worst yet for LGBT rights

Jane Sanders: Winning Wisconsin wouldn’t mean less because of a large white population

Metro could shut down entire rail lines to do extended maintenance, board chair says

Fairfax police demonstrate new training based on PERF ‘de-escalation’ principles

Move to reduce police shootings draws sharp backlash from unions, chiefs group

Johns Hopkins performs first transplants between donors, recipients infected with HIV


Legislation would expand student voting rights on Maryland school board

Md. House committee approves repeal of some mandatory minimums


The Chicago Tribune


Chicago off to deadliest start in nearly two decades

3 dead, 12 wounded in shootings


Chicago Teachers Union pushes broad message for fiscal reform with walkout

Chicago State meltdown? Democrats' fault, Rauner says


Judge sets Blagojevich's resentencing date for June 30

Man who was exonerated of Chicago murders charged with battery in Riverside


USA Today


Historian claims the Associated Press collaborated with Nazis

South Africa’s top court rules against president in scandal


TV station cuts ties with anchor after online post


Cops won't be charged in death of black Minn. man


Girl gives away her Make-A-Wish to kids who need shoes









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