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Today in Black America - August 5

POSTED: August 05, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: The Atlanta Daily World was established as a daily newspaper in 1932 by publisher William Alexander Scott, II, who was murdered in 1934.

The New York Times


How the AK-47 and AR-15 Evolved Into Rifles of Choice for Mass Killers

Arrested Protester of Baton Rouge Police Shooting Files Suit

Former Virginia Police Officer Convicted in Killing of Black Teenager

EDITORIAL: The Perils of Writing Off Mr. Trump

In Trump's Lack of Economic Specifics, Some See a Way In

Donald Trump and Mike Pence Again Diverge on Endorsements

Donald Trump Risks Alienating Military Communities in Swing States

Hillary Clinton to Address a Rare Audience: Journalists

With Billionaires Backing Her, Hillary Clinton Must Confront How to Deploy Them

Steven LaTourette, Congressman Who Despised Gridlock, Dies at 62


Transgender on the Force

Judge Lets Dean Skelos and Son Remain Free While Appealing Convictions

The Christian Science Monitor

Has anything changed in ​'​Trump country'​? (+video)

The rise of police body cameras: Who's doing it right?

Why Congress isn't helping Florida deal with Zika (+video)

Hackers grapple with a once-unthinkable idea: Political action

Apple slowly improving diversity: How do other tech companies compare?

The Star-Ledger

Donald who? How N.J. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad dissed Trump at the Rio Olympics

Cops cleared in fatal 2015 Hackensack shootings

Former teacher charged with producing, distributing child porn

Gov. Christie's innocent victim routine is stale | Editorial

Sweeney: N.J. public worker pension amendment may be doomed for this year

In extraordinary ruling, state overrules voters, orders $32M school expansion

Pa. state police, records office battle over crime-scene videos

Aramark unfair to Philly ballpark workers, union says

Some see racial overtones in Upper Darby superintendent flap

The Washington Post

A black firefighter received a racist, threatening letter. Then came a suspicious fire.

Smoking rates are dropping for racial and ethnic groups — except one

Jewish groups decry Black Lives Matter platform’s view on Israel

Saving the Senate majority: Republican senators create distance from Trump, but will it be enough?

Clinton broadens campaign effort to target wary Republicans

Showing growing confidence, Clinton campaign and super PAC pause ads in Colorado and Virginia

Many Trump supporters don’t care about the controversies dominating media coverage

Most Americans would eliminate 1,000 foreign jobs to protect one U.S. worker

What Vincent Orange’s D.C. Council colleagues say about his new Chamber of Commerce job

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Akron attorney who represented Tamir Rice's family requests $264,000 from boy's estate

Cleveland NAACP endorses $15 minimum wage, phased in over several years

NE Ohio sewer bills to rise about $5 per month -- a 41 percent hike over next 5 years

Spending in Ohio's U.S. Senate race soars toward record levels

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor appears to announce gubernatorial campaign on Twitter

The Detroit Free Press

Charles Pugh back in court for hearing today

What's in the RTA master plan and what's it mean to me?

Democrats moving to get Melissa Gilbert off November ballot

Moody's downgrades outlook for Wayne State

The Chicago Tribune

A South Shore block struggles to understand last week's police shooting

City to release O'Neal video just 8 days after shooting

EDITORIALS Police video cameras can be a game-changer — if they're working

Blacks-only classes at local college designed to improve student success

On 50th anniversary of MLK march in Chicago, a new memorial goes up

Jesse Jackson op-ed: In 1966 Chicago, MLK planted seeds that are still thriving

Peoples Gas CEO feeling the heat for old pipe replacement program

The Los Angeles Times

Here's how some California lawmakers would rein in police seizures of property

Lazarus: Rejected for credit? Newfangled scores may be to blame

Wardens at two women's prisons retire amid abuse, suicide claims

USA Today

Clinton jumps to big lead over Trump in new national polls

Black Lives Matter protesters block airport road in U.K.

Man arrested in Facebook Live triple shooting

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