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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

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Today in Black History: Isabella Baumfree, who took on the name Sojourner Truth and was a fearless abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1797 in Swartekill, NY.

The New York Times


National

Trump-Size Idea for a New President: Build Something That Inspires Awe

EDITORIAL: Donald Trump’s Plan to Purge the Nation

Trump Said to Offer National Security Role to General Flynn


Trump’s Son-in-Law Tests Legal Path to White House Job


Giuliani, Possible Cabinet Pick, Faces Financial Scrutiny

Donald Trump’s Parade of Cabinet Prospects Looks Like His Old Enemies List

The Glaring Contradiction at the Heart of Donald Trump’s Economic Policy

Colorado Voters Keep Slavery Exception in State Constitution


Nonprofits Opposed to Trump’s Ideology See a Surge in Donations



Local

New York Today: Our City That Never Was

Election Themes Clash in Capra-esque Seneca Falls, Cradle of Women’s Rights

How Rudolph Giuliani, Possible Cabinet Pick, Made Millions as Ex-Mayor


Report Spurs CUNY to End Its Contracts With Outside Lobbyists


Mayor de Blasio Increases New York’s Budget by $1.3 Billion


The Christian Science Monitor


The Trump voters you don't know

US homelessness declines: What's working?

Coding at the homeless shelter

The new face of the sanctuary movement: college campuses (+video)


Philly.com


Guilty, but reelected, Rep. Acosta finds a chill at the Capitol

Dissecting the Democrats' loss in Pennsylvania: 'We failed in hearing people, hearing their voices'


Clout: Island casino pays Rendell 5G a month for...what?


City Council weighs higher pension costs for union workers, but not for Council


SRC agrees to more transparency


City's pre-K chief leaves job


The Star-Ledger


Christie readies to remain in N.J., 'no reason to believe' Trump job offer imminent


The tug-of-war for Bernie Sanders' love in N.J. governor's race just started


4 things we can expect from the mega development replacing Bears Stadium

N.J. outperforms other states on most PARCC exams

Acting mayor named after Passaic leader pleads guilty to bribery



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


The Cleveland schools' six most critical reforms: editorial


Rocky River schools send letter after divisive election, amid incidents across country

Black students feel less safe on college campuses, survey shows

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is challenging Nancy Pelosi for House Democratic leader

Cleveland police union president suspended for altercation at union hall


The Detroit Free Press


Motown Museum expansion gets $6 million from Ford

L. Brooks Patterson draws fire for speaker's anti-refugee views

Snyder continues wrong path on Flint


The Los Angeles Times


California Democrats ask Obama to pardon nearly 750,000 'Dreamers,' but White House says it wouldn't work

Trump's win brings 'white pride' out of the shadows

In tough talk on Muslims, Japanese internment survivors feel a dark deja vu


Civil rights advocates brace for a radical shift in Justice Department priorities under Trump



The Chicago Tribune


4 dead, 7 wounded in city shootings

Why Chicago top cop Johnson is in Rome with Emanuel to see to see Cupich’s elevation


EDITORIALS: Some common sense amid the bombast: Trump's big league bet on jobs


The Washington Post


The manufacturing jobs Trump promises now require education after high school. Are apprenticeships the answer?

A pastor to evangelical Trump voters: I believe you are not racist. But how will you combat hate?

This Democratic congressman is challenging Nancy Pelosi

Baltimore middle school teacher fired after racial tirade is captured on video


Life and death in the United States, in two maps

JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million in fines for bribing foreign officials by hiring their friends and family


Deep in Trump country, this Clinton voter found renewed faith in her neighbors and America

After Clinton’s loss, two female lawmakers in Md. consider statewide run


Leggett proposes Montgomery Liquor Authority to upgrade service

Superintendent in Maryland calls for end of off-campus student protests

Fairfax school board hires firm to search for new superintendent

D.C. becomes first predominantly black city to legalize 'death with dignity'


USA Today


Donald Trump's Big 10 foreign policy pledges -- will he stick to them?






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