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Today in Black America - September 2

POSTED: September 02, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Oberlin College founded by Congregational Christians in Oberlin, OH in 1833 is the first American college to accept Black students.

The New York Times


Why Small Rural Counties Send More People to Prison


In Debate Over ‘Sanctuary Cities,’ a Divide on the Role of the Local Police

David Brown, Dallas Police Chief, Announces Retirement

Emails Raise New Questions About Clinton Foundation Ties to State Dept.

Hillary Clinton to Unveil Plan to Address ‘Excessive’ Increases in Drug Prices

Leaked Script Shows What Advisers Want Donald Trump to Say at Black Church

‘He Used Us as Props’: Conservative Hispanics Deplore Donald Trump’s Speech


Some Rikers Island Guards Will Get Stun Guns, de Blasio Says

Attack Ad Among First Salvos Against Mayor de Blasio in 2017 Race

Anthony Weiner Confirms Child Welfare Agency Is Investigating Him

Under New Policy for Homeless Families, Children Can Miss Less School

The Christian Science Monitor

Hacks of state voting systems reveal US vulnerabilities in 2016

Trump all zing and zap on immigration again – with slight softening

New study shows Twitter white supremacists relatively unchecked

THE MONITOR'S VIEW Poor democracies that aren't poor in demanding honesty

Trump to stump in Philly on Friday for African American votes

After 40 years claiming innocence, Philly juvenile lifer is free

Kenney condemns photo of cop with apparent Nazi-style tattoo; police to review

Stolen bronze MLK Jr. statue recovered at scrap yard

The Star-Ledger

Victim, suspected gunman in deadly A.C. mall shooting identified

Will the water in Newark schools be safe to drink again this year?

Newark school principal reported missing, police say

What we know about FBI raids in Orange, what we want to find out

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio to lose millions in wind-energy investments if state laws aren't changed

To merge or not to merge? Taking stock of impoverished East Cleveland's assets and liabilities

Charter school reviews are back on schedule after state Superintendent Paolo Demaria sidesteps rule change controversy

Clamp down on payday lending greed and make it stick in Ohio: editorial

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit church supplies Trump with list of questions

New guidelines proposed for transgender students

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago neighborhoods grapple with 'tragically intertwined' trends of youth joblessness and violence

For young men struggling to gain foothold, search for career brings hope, heartache

After 90 killed in August, Chicago may soon pass last year's homicide toll

Rauner moves to dump 29 political hires from Blagojevich, Quinn eras

Top cop wants special session of legislature to toughen gun crime sentencing

The Washington Post

Georgetown plans to apologize for its role in slavery

Maryland Jesuits grateful for Georgetown slavery report

How Trump went from Point A to Point A on immigration

Brock Turner to leave jail as lawmakers approve stricter punishments for sexual assaults

Distraught mother: 'I was given another boy' during JetBlue mix-up

‘Intolerable’: Judge reprimanded after she ‘berated and belittled’ domestic-violence victim

Republican leader of Va. Senate advances felon voting plan of his own

Medical-pot regulators in Maryland blast AG for conflicting advice on racial diversity

Prince George’s takes disciplinary action against staff in troubled Head Start program

The Los Angeles Times

In the 'land of the free,' are you free to sit out the national anthem?

Californians would pay $1 car battery fee for toxic cleanup under bill sent to governor

USA Today

Jobs report seen as key to Fed rate decision

Chicago searching for answers to stem surging murder toll

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