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August 09, 2020

We honor U.S Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim American to represent the United States in the Olympic games.

Today in Black America - August 8

POSTED: August 08, 2016, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Famed explorer Matthew Henson was born in 1866 in Charles County, MD, a member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole.

The New York Times


Criminal Defendants Sometimes ‘Left Behind’ at Supreme Court, Study Shows

Jury Trials Vanish, and Justice Is Served Behind Closed Doors

Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line

Balance, Fairness and a Proudly Provocative Presidential Candidate

Donald Trump’s Allies Battle for Favor of G.O.P. Givers He Mocked

Democrats Hope for a Wave, but Republicans Doubt Clinton’s Coattails

Green Party Sees Opportunity Amid Wide Voter Discontent

Congressman Backs Libertarian Presidential Candidate in Campaign First

Mark Kirk in Electoral Vise as Republican in Illinois Senate Race

Hillary’s New Go-To Gesture: Hand to the Heart

Thousands of Roaming Dogs Are Cited as Problem in Poor Areas of Dallas


When New York, Leery of Losing Business, Leaned Dixie

Threats Over Police Radios Have Officers and Scanner Buffs on the Case

New York State Test Scores Inspire Conflicting Interpretations

The Christian Science Monitor

What the new job numbers don't say

THE MONITOR'S VIEW For Africa, a lesson about identity politics

How Obama has broken the mold in 2016

Trump endorses Ryan amid backsliding in battleground states

The truth about US manufacturing

To narrow gender pay gap, one state tries something completely new

The Star-Ledger

What 2 former N.J. governors say about RNC, DNC; Trump-Putin; state roads

N.J. sent people to prison with junk science. Now we owe them justice | Editorial

5 reasons why the NJEA union is so influential in Trenton

Is your town's ban on political lawn signs unconstitutional?

As trial looms, prosecutors allege leaks and lies by Attorney General Kane

No-bid bargains

Johnny Doc and Local 98 face state grand jury probe of alleged threats, intimidation

FBI searches target electricians union, Johnny Doc, Councilman Bobby Henon

Consultants recommend police, firefighter layoffs to bolster Chester's finances

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Keeping workers in poverty is neither just nor moral: Tish O'Dell, Ohio Community Rights Network (Opinion)

Cuyahoga Community College receives $100,000 from AT&T for scholarships

Ohio GOP officials should pick their legal battles on voting rights - or reimburse taxpayers for the needless costs: editorial

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

The Washington Post

As senator, Clinton promised to bring jobs to N.Y. Her efforts fell flat.

Clinton leads Trump by 8 points in latest poll

George W. Bush administration official announces support for Clinton over Trump

These Republicans were unable to stop Donald Trump’s nomination. But they’re trying again.

In suburban Virginia, women are torn about whom to vote for this fall

The crusade of a Democratic superlawyer with multimillion-dollar backing

Clinton, Trump plan dueling economic speeches from Detroit in coming days

Thanks, Trump: The Muslim community benefits from an unexpected spotlight

NAACP members call for ban on privately managed charter schools

Will Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne face jail time after his methamphetamine bust? Maybe.

I’m doing the best I can’: A black inventor takes on musical notation’s racial history

For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule

The Chicago Tribune

O'Neal shooting mobilizes teens to hold Millennium Park police protest

Body cams give close-up, disturbing view of fatal police shooting

EDITORIALS: Chicago aldermen created this mess. Now they dislike Emanuel's proposed fixes.

EDITORIALS: What new prison sentence does Illinois' Rod Blagojevich deserve?

The Los Angeles Times

Mother and 4-year-old daughter killed by gunman while walking home from grocery store

The Coliseum case is the latest embarrassment for D.A.'s corruption unit

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit speech offers potential risks, rewards for Donald Trump

Former Gov. Milliken endorses Clinton over Trump

Hillary Clinton to hype jobs plan in Michigan speech

As U.S. housing recovers, low incomes keep Detroit behind

Flint's growing mental health crisis

Judge makes her point as she sets bond for Charles Pugh

USA Today

Man killed while playing 'Pokemon Go' at San Francisco park

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