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Today in Black America - May 20

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Today in Black History: A white mob attacked a bus of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama in 1961; an event that sparked the movement that year.

The New York Times


San Francisco Chief of Police Is Forced Out After a Killing

‘A Million Questions’ From Descendants of Slaves Sold to Aid Georgetown

Oklahoma Bill Calls for Felony Charges for Abortion Doctors

G.O.P. Donors Shift Focus From Ticket to Senate Races

G.O.P. Voters Want Party to Support Trump, Poll Shows

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Expand Regulation of Toxic Chemicals

House Passes $81 Billion Measure for Veterans and Military Construction

Supreme Court Rules Right to Speedy Trial Ends at Guilty Verdict

Judge in Freddie Gray Case Presses Prosecutors on Charges

State Officials Investigated Over Their Inquiry Into Exxon Mobil’s Climate Change Research


De Blasio Pressed to Clarify New Adviser Role: ‘Agent of the City’

De Blasio, Seeking High Ground, Skips Hearing on Control of New York’s Schools

Utica Settles Lawsuit Over Refugees’ Access to High School

Rikers Island Guards and a Cook Took Bribes, Officials Say

The Christian Science Monitor

With plight of US workers at center stage, how to help?

DIFFERENCE MAKER: For families dealing with loss, she offers a place in Baltimore to heal

VA school discipline is 'widespread, discriminatory,' study says

Utah GOP Senator's final wish: Apologize to Muslims (+video)

As Germany's far right rises, so does its radical left

The Star-Ledger

Trump touts Christie at rally, says 'there's nothing like New Jersey'

Police officers honored at Newark awards ceremony

Defense policy bill would save N.J. military base

Do N.J. colleges and universities get enough state aid?

Under cross-examination, Fattah's ex-strategist employs his political skills

Man behind 'police abuse' video arrested, accused of impersonating a cop

Council uncertain on taxes, not pre-K

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

State questions attendance at ECOT online charter school

$350,000 inspection slated for Cuyahoga River Viaduct, RTA stresses need for infrastructure funding

Michael Madison jury deciding whether to recommend death penalty for the East Cleveland serial killer

ACLU threatens to sue Cleveland over delay in acting on demonstration permits for Republican National Convention

The Detroit Free Press

Wayne County pay hikes rile officials

Emergency manager law criticized by Conyers, others

$14 million OK'd for Wayne County pension system

Courser, Gamrat defense can call House speaker Kevin Cotter as witness

The Chicago Tribune

Sanders' supporters erupt, but we all should be outraged by our primary system

Since 1st contract, disciplining Chicago police has been a trade-off of money, protection

Boy, 16, killed, 7 others wounded in shootings

Ousted Principal Troy LaRaviere elected to top post at administrators group

Illinois' unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in April

The Los Angeles Times

Thousands have left California's American Independent Party in the last month

S.F. police chief quits amid growing scandals and racial bias claims against department

LAPD union sues Chief Charlie Beck over 'corrupting influence' in discipline process

How a killing in prison set Reggie Cole on a path to freedom

L.A. City Council approves surge in homeless spending in $8.76-billion budget

The Washington Post

DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession

Hillary Clinton holds on to narrow lead after all votes counted in Kentucky

After months of getting help from Christie, Trump returns the favor

Rep. Renee Ellmers supports North Carolina ‘bathroom bill,’ thinks federal government should back off

Oklahoma bill would make performing abortions a felony

Congress is overhauling an outdated law that affects nearly every product you own

Congress could soon make it much harder for police officers to take innocent people’s cash

Ferguson-related charges dropped against Washington Post and Huffington Post reporters

Metro releases significantly revised SafeTrack plan that addresses FTA concerns

Hogan signs Noah’s Law, police and criminal justice reform bills

Virginia Democrats lose lawsuit over voter ID

800 improperly counted votes in Baltimore cannot be removed from results

USA Today

Trump pulls ahead of Clinton in new national poll

Stacey Dash, LendingTree founder back Donald Trump super PAC

S.F. police chief resigns in wake of black woman's shooting

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