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July 16, 2020

Journalist and civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells, a founder of the NAACP, was born on this date in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

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Today in Black History: World War II hero Dorie Miller, who shot down Japanese fighter planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor, was born in 1919 in Waco, TX.

The New York Times


Police Use Surveillance Tool to Scan Social Media, A.C.L.U. Says

Case Accusing Bush Officials of 9/11 Abuses Heads to Supreme Court

Gun-Control Groups Push Growing Evidence That Laws Reduce Violence

Supreme Court Weighs Bias and Secrecy in Jury Deliberations

Mistrial for 2 Ex-Officers in Albuquerque Killing of Mentally Ill Man

Benjamin Payton, Transformative Leader of Tuskegee University, Dies at 83

Obama, in North Carolina, Lashes Trump as He Urges Blacks to Back Clinton


Now Hiring: Under de Blasio, New York’s Government Grows to Record Level

Cuomo Insider, Caught in Albany Corruption Case, Leaves Post at SUNY

Lawyer Says Ex-Aide and Christie Spoke of Bridge Plot Beforehand

The Christian Science Monitor

Trump poised to reshape GOP, no matter what

Why Paul Ryan’s gambit on Trump is backfiring

Why climate change divides us

Oso landslide lawsuit settled: Could climate change affect future cases?

The Star-Ledger

Did Bridgegate defense attorney suggest Kelly told Christie about lane closures?

N.J. lawmaker blasts Lt. Gov. Guadagno over not voting for Trump

Women's prison correction officer charged with sex assault

The Citizens Campaign partners with former N.J. governors to promote civic engagement

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Simple and cheap precautions you can take to limit risk from lead pipes

Lead pipes: What you need to know about newly released (searchable) Cleveland Water data

New Ohio law requires mapping of lead pipes in water systems' service areas; stricter federal laws expected in 2017

Cleveland Water releases information on pipes that are 'likely or 'unlikely' to contain lead

ECOT online charter school appeals two rulings that threaten $60 million in funding

The Detroit Free Press

M-STEP exam: Several question proposed changes

Cozy charter-school tie-ups bring risk of fraud, federal audit finds

Opponents blast Detroit benefits proposal as job killer

Michigan lawmaker calls for audit of state's Flint purchases

The Chicago Tribune

Mayor's third-term push comes into focus as he tackles key issues

Emanuel, CTU declare victory after reaching deal, but costs not yet clear

EDITORIALS: CPS, CTU and taxpayers: What happened to Mayor Emanuel's 'shared sacrifice'?

1 dead, 10 wounded in Chicago shootings

Illinois lawmaker pushes to ban post-retirement bonuses for educators

Fattah Jr.'s alternative school boss charged with paying nannies, landscapers with school district funds

Kenney appointee seen as top pick to lead Parking Authority

At deadline, Pa. sees surge in voter registration

The Washington Post

Yesterday’s Ku Klux Klan members are today’s police officers, councilwoman says

Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined

These North Carolina towns have been nearly wiped out before: From Floyd to Matthew

Flooding from hurricane hits lower-income North Carolina residents hard

Obama administration releases long-delayed regulations for teacher-preparation programs

Trump declares war on GOP, says ‘the shackles have been taken off’

Protesters interrupt Obama at Clinton rally

No school again? Parents juggle child care and work amid frequent disruptions.

Unarmed black man fatally shot by Tulsa officer had PCP in his system, autopsy says

Between ACA and Medicare, some Americans may have too much health coverage

Prince George's teacher charged with assault and soliciting sex from student

Md. attorney general’s office raises constitutionality questions about state’s cash bail system

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Police Commission approves proposals to increase transparency, training for how LAPD officers use force

Anaheim settles discrimination lawsuit from city's first Latina attorney for $1.45 million

Prop. 58 would restore bilingual education in California. But is the issue 'dead and forgotten'?

Gerrymandering helped Republicans take control of Congress, but now it's tearing them apart over Trump

USA Today

Texas congressman under fire for comments about Trump and rape

This graphic shows just how much hurricane help Haiti needs

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