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Today in Black America - August 19

POSTED: August 19, 2016, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Public outrage over the death of 10 year-old Gavin Cato, hit by a Hasidic man, erupted in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY in 1991.

The New York Times


7 Chicago Officers Face Firing Over Laquan McDonald Cover-Up

When Police Don’t Live in the City They Serve

U.S. to Phase Out Use of Private Prisons for Federal Inmates

Donald Trump’s Crucial Pillar of Support, White Men, Shows Weakness

Republicans Worry a Falling Donald Trump Tide Will Lower All Boats

Donald Trump Steps Out of Character to Voice Unexplained Regrets

If Hillary Clinton Wins, Foundation Will Stop Accepting Foreign Donations

Ukraine Releases More Details on Payments for Trump Aide

U.S. Concedes $400 Million Payment to Iran Was Delayed as Prisoner ‘Leverage’

Twitter Suspends 235,000 More Accounts Over Extremism

Debt. Terror. Politics. To Seattle Millennials, the Future Looks Scary.

Middle-Income Jobs Finally Show Signs of a Rebound


Family of Man Charged in Killing of Queens Imam Insists He Is Innocent

False Reports of Gunfire at J.F.K. Airport Offer a Real Case Study in Security

5 Neglected New York City Parks to Get $150 Million for Upgrades

The Christian Science Monitor

Private prisons to be phased out, Obama administration seeks higher goal

Ryan Lochte's story unravels, and Rio takes a stand (+video)

Are Americans working too much?

The Star-Ledger

How N.J. police track down child porn distributors

Christie rejects bill to automatically register N.J. residents to vote

Jersey City councilman signals shift on long-term tax breaks

Oversight of state's largest hospital sits on Christie's desk

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Federal prison in Youngstown might not feel effects of private-prison phase-out

Golf legend Charlie Sifford's son sentenced to prison for pilfering estate

Cleveland's income tax increase: How City Hall would spend your money

The Army wants you - to use its free ACT/SAT prep programs

Cuyahoga Community College receives $3.1 million grant to help Cleveland students succeed

The Chicago Tribune

8 wounded in Chicago shootings, including 15-year-old boy

MARY SCHMICH: Laquan McDonald case shows the temptation to lie is a tenacious weed

Chicago's former top cop says police don't feel City Hall has their backs

The Detroit Free Press

Deadline approaching to file Detroit flood claims

Judge rules against DPS in teacher sick-out case

Pay restored for 6 employees suspended over Flint water crisis

5 things to know about Detroit's American Girl doll

Detroit officials say water assistance fund not dry

D.A. Williams sought vacations; staffers questioned by FBI

Judge: Courts can't 'pass off' lifer decisions to Parole Board

Report: Charter administration costs double those of other public schools

SRC curtails suspensions for kindergartners and dress code violators

Report: Philly leads in business tax breaks

The Washington Post

White supremacist stabs interracial couple after seeing them kiss at bar, police say

‘I hate that I’m a cop,’ off-duty police officer says during her own DWI arrest

They survived Hurricane Katrina and rebuilt in Baton Rouge. Now they’ve lost everything again.

Money paid to Iran was ‘leverage’ not ransom, State Department says

Why these diehard Democrats are rooting for Trump

As she gains in polls, Clinton seeks Latino support in unusual places

Sanders and allies cheer DOJ’s private prisons decision, but want more

‘Not a matter of money’: Family sweats out heat wave to protest utility’s $14 fee

Latino advocate in Virginia found guilty of defrauding immigrants

Missing from Maryland’s legal marijuana growers? Black business leaders.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates 10 years in DC

The Los Angeles Times

Students traumatized by loss and violence get a fighting chance to learn

L.A. County sanitation district embroiled in fight over human-waste facility

Abcarian: Prop. 64 would legalize marijuana in California, and it's highly likely to pass

L.A. Unified targets well-known charter school for possible revocation

USA Today

Jill Stein: How far will she go to make a splash at the debates?

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper gets 18 years in federal prison

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