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Today in Black America - August 3

POSTED: August 03, 2016, 7:00 am

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Today in Black History: The U.S. Senate overrode President Ronald Reagan’s veto of legislation imposing economic sanctions against South Africa in 1986.


The New York Times


National


Trump Steps Up His Criticism of Khans and G.O.P. Leaders

Republicans Should Abandon ‘Unfit’ Trump, Obama Says


Meg Whitman, Calling Donald Trump a ‘Demagogue,’ Will Support Hillary Clinton for President

House Republican Backs Hillary Clinton, Calling Donald Trump ‘Unfit to Serve’


3 Top D.N.C. Officials Leave as Upheaval After Email Breach Continues

Donald Trump Proposes to Double Hillary Clinton’s Spending on Infrastructure

4 More Years: Rush Limbaugh Signs a New Radio Contract


Delaware Supreme Court Rules State’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional


Underwater in the Las Vegas Desert, Years After the Housing Crash

James Baldwin, Who Wrote for Equality at All Costs



Local


William Bratton, New York’s Influential Police Commissioner, Is Stepping Down

As Bratton’s Successor, O’Neill Is Rising to Critical Job at Key Time


James O’Neill, Officer Since 1983, Will Step Into Police Dept.’s Top Job

An Addition to de Blasio’s Morning Coffee and Workout: Protesting Police Officers

City Report Suggests Progress in Effort to Curb Violence at Rikers Island

Wrongfully Convicted of Rape, a New Jersey Man Finds More Punishment After Prison



The Christian Science Monitor

New Black Lives Matter platform: From indignation to remedies (+video)


'Predictive policing' isn't in science fiction, it's in Sacramento

Donald Trump, a fallen soldier, and the myth of game-changing moments


Can Cape Town integrate? Housing advocates battle apartheid legacy.



Philly.com

Judge's impartiality questioned in DNC donor case

Third parties file for Pennsylvania's presidential ballot


Report: Chester faces looming fiscal crisis


Where is Upper Darby school superintendent?



The Star-Ledger

Former top Christie aide: I'm voting for Clinton over Trump

Critics: Christie's last-minute budget cuts hurt N.J.'s most vulnerable


Wyckoff chief violated racial profiling policy, investigation finds


Here's how N.J. students scored on each PARCC test in 2016

Pair sentenced in 'heinous' East Orange killing and dismemberment



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Special election results for Aug. 2, 2016: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Medina and Summit counties

Cuyahoga Heights voters choose income tax hike

Indicted Summit County councilwoman says corruption charges should be dismissed

Fight for Cleveland's $15 minimum wage now before Ohio Supreme Court

Confederate flag sales at upcoming Lorain County Fair prompt protest rallies (photos)



The Detroit Free Press


Conyers, Mitchell, Bergman win congressional primaries

Despite legal challenges, Brian Banks wins primary fight

Janeé Ayers headed to victory in Detroit City Council primary

Family ties help Ian Conyers to lead in Senate race



The Chicago Tribune


Two boys, 14 and 15, among at least 11 shot across Chicago

DePaul University turns down conservative speaker, citing security concerns

Mass layoffs at Chicago State University bring millions in extra costs


In retrospect, losing 2016 Olympics to Rio a big victory for Chicago

Editorial: Cook County Board: Don't backtrack on consolidation



The Washington Post


Obama: Trump is ‘unfit to serve as president’

Top Democratic National Committee officials resign in wake of email breach


Trump refuses to endorse Paul Ryan in GOP primary: ‘I’m just not quite there yet’

A guide to all of Donald Trump’s flip-flops on the minimum wage

Donald Trump transcript: The Republican nominee in his own words


Fast-growing, diverse part of Florida earns special attention from Clinton, Trump


Six key GOP House members reverse support for Obama’s trade agenda

Universities in D.C. avoided $111 million in local taxes last year


Federal judge seals Alton Sterling’s autopsy report, coroner says

Korryn Gaines, killed by police in standoff, posted parts of encounter on social media

Baltimore County Police give news conference on the fatal shooting of Korryn Gaines



The Los Angeles Times


Raves leave L.A. for the suburbs, but deaths and drug problems continue

Artist launches Reparations website and 'social experiment' on white privilege

Jury awards $2.2 million to family of man killed by LAPD officer

City Council approves L.A.'s next police commissioner, attorney Cynthia McClain-Hill


California water conservation dips as relaxed drought rules take effect

Ridley-Thomas courts help from billionaire Tom Steyer for homeless tax initiative


USA Today


Meg Whitman: I'm voting for Hillary Clinton


Mike Pence becomes Donald Trump's clarifier-in-chief

Former top Christie aide backing Clinton over Trump







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