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Today in Black America - April 1

POSTED: April 01, 2016, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: Poet, musician, lyricist and social activist Gil Scott Heron was born on this date in 1949.

The New York Times


National


Outraged by Kansas Rulings, G.O.P. Seeks to Reshape Court

Abortion, Guns and Gay Rights Offer Risks, Rewards for State Republicans

Merrick Garland to Meet With More Republicans


Trump Clears Air With G.O.P. Leaders Behind Closed Doors

How Votes for Trump Might Not Translate Into Delegates

Signs of Wisconsin Backlash Against Donald Trump, Who Trails in Poll


Bernie Sanders Seeks to Win Over New York by Stressing Brooklyn Roots

John Kasich Calls Donald Trump ‘Not Prepared to Be President’


Lawyers Explain Delay in Releasing Donald Trump’s Tax Returns

In Denver, Persuading Latino Immigrants to Trust the Tap Water

More Racist and Homophobic Texts by San Francisco Police Are Found



Local


High Lead Levels Found at More Newark Schools


Mayor de Blasio Meets With Parents Opposed to State Testing

A $200,000 Ballot Error and Other Misprints at New York City’s Board of Elections


New York Budget Deal With Higher Minimum Wage Is Reached


The Christian Science Monitor


Could Trump could cost GOP more than White House?


Why the death of GOP 'loyalty pledge' matters


At once-stodgy VFW, a new portrait of America's changing military

Lesser pay for better work? US women's soccer stars say so.



The Star-Ledger


Elevated lead levels found at 8 more Newark school facilities

Christie takes aim at union contracts in pitching Atlantic City takeover

N.J. pension debt grew to $43.8B last year


Kudos to Baraka for embracing police oversight | Editorial


N.J. hospital mega-merger a done deal

N.J. lawmakers want Port Authority to hold bus terminal public hearings



Philly.com


Sorry, 42: Council apologizes for Phillies' race-baiting of Jackie Robinson


Spending on Pa. Senate race is 4th-highest in U.S.


You say you want a revolution? Come to Philly on Saturday

Report: A younger and more diverse Philly still grapples with poverty, struggling schools


Villanova professor arrested on child-porn charges


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

City of Cleveland hires former U.S. Attorney Greg White as consent decree coordinator

Mike DeWine to attend anti-drug seminar, keynote GOP dinner: What to watch for Friday

University of Akron turmoil hurting enrollment


Ohio proposes paying $10 million to help East Cleveland-Cleveland merger


The Chicago Tribune


10 shot, 3 fatally, in separate shootings

New police boss Eddie Johnson knows of racial profiling from his youth

Chicago Public Schools won't discipline teachers who walk out

5 things to know about the Chicago teachers strike

Sex workers, advocates stand by killer of Brother Rice teacher: She was 'punished for surviving'


The Detroit Free Press


Flint testing experts to meet, compare lead findings


Detroit police finally rid of federal oversight


Recall petitions against Duggan, Snyder to proceed

Board restores powers to Pontiac mayor, city council

Ellen's $500K gift to Detroit school still a go despite corruption


The Washington Post


For Clinton, a double-barreled fight against Trump and Sanders in New York


Bernie Sanders: 'The Problem' | Campaign 2016

‘I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me': Clinton snaps at Greenpeace activist


Trump meets with RNC officials in Washington after walking back nominee pledge


Cruz talks up an RNC rule that would keep Kasich out of the convention


Clinton criticizes Trump’s rhetoric but declines to call for his campaign manager’s firing

Edwards gets new help in Md. Senate campaign from labor-backed super PAC

Senators who won’t meet with Garland are ‘too closed-minded,’ says GOP’s Kirk

Shirley Hufstedler, first secretary of the newly created Education Dept., dies at 90

This large D.C. suburb will consider a $15-an-hour minimum wage



The Los Angeles Times


Will Dianne Feinstein run again for Senate? 'Ask me that in about a year'

Legislature approves minimum wage increase, sending historic measure to Gov. Jerry Brown


How California's Legislature voted: Did your lawmaker support raising the minimum wage?

What's the California Supreme Court thinking? One justice gives us a clue


Editor and 70-plus others fired at the Orange County Register


Plan unveiled for distribution of San Bernardino victims' fund



USA Today


Trump says he'd allow 'rich Muslims' to enter U.S.

Museum's Cosby references to include sex allegations

Trooper shot at Richmond, Va., bus station dies









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