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Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, was born in 1875.

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Today in Black History: Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

The New York Times


Spared From a Criminal Record, as Long as You Can Pay

The Prosecutor’s Deal, the Defendant’s Dilemma

The Lethal Gaps in How the Supreme Court Handles the Death Penalty

C.I.A. Based Judgment on Russia on Swell of Evidence

Pick for White House Counsel Has a Combative Style

Rex Tillerson, Exxon Chief, Is Expected to Be Pick for Secretary of State

Editorial: An Antidote to Donald Trump’s Secrecy on Taxes

Democrats Hone a New Message: It’s the Economy, Everyone

TV News Must Pull No Punches in the Era of Trump

Medical Records Overhaul for California Prisons Is Delayed and Over Budget


As Other Districts Grapple With Segregation, This One Makes Integration Work

Inquiry Into Racial Bias in New York Prisons Is Big Job for Small Team

An Organization Paves a Path Out of Rikers Island and Into the Job Market

Editorial: Chris Christie’s Defense of Solitary Confinement

The Christian Science Monitor

To fight poverty in Africa, a new-old solution: cash handouts

For Obama administration, Dylann Roof trial goes beyond one man (+video)

Trump's cabinet takes shape, and it looks a lot like him

For middle-income college students, a rising dilemma

Did the news media overlook the world's biggest religious gathering? (+video)

Former Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah to be sentenced today

Rev. Al Sharpton talks Trump, politics at Camden church

Pa.'s few community colleges mean higher prices for some students

Philly solicitor linked to Trump vandalism keeps job, not charged

The Star-Ledger

Grades are in: See N.J. teacher ratings for each school

11 ways N.J. changed in the last decade

The Big Loss: How N.J. incomes have plummeted since 2009

Will Bramnick, Brown, or even Joe Piscopo enter race for N.J. governor? | The Auditor

Booker, Menendez call for FTC investigation of turf company

Timeline: The scandals that rocked Essex County College in 2016

Former Essex County track coach admits stealing $150K in school scam

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Bernie Sanders activists push Nina Turner to run for Ohio governor

Fracking rights to SE Ohio's Wayne National Forest go on auction Tuesday

Online charter schools not tossed a lifeline from Ohio legislature

East Cleveland recall: 25 Northeast Ohio public officials who faced recalls

Ohio's death-penalty secrecy shrouds too much crucial information for executions to resume: editorial

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit braces for hefty pension, debt payments

Recount mess: What if Michigan had held the key to election?

Rochelle Riley: All I want for Christmas is to help our children

Old Macomb County building to reopen this month after $19M renovation

Brainy Joique Bell returns to Detroit Lions with master's degree

The Chicago Tribune

Discipline of cop involved in 2 fatal shootings fell through the cracks

How Chicago violence impacts young women in the city's toughest neighborhoods

EDITORIALS: Expect nothing from Springfield: Rauner had 44 agenda items. Madigan's Democrats had 1.

Older workers get boost from federal training program, but do they get jobs?

The Washington Post

How to cut the prison population, save $18 billion a year, and keep America safe

GOP senators join call for probe into Russia’s suspected role in U.S. election

Bolton makes extraordinary claim that hacking may be a ‘false flag’ by Obama administration

Trump draws rebuke after challenging long-standing U.S.-China policy on Taiwan

School choice advocates divided over Trump and his education pick, Betsy DeVos

New push to replace Obamacare reignites old GOP tensions

Veterans Affairs facility left body unattended for at least 9 hours, report finds

Coaching change at Oregon got a push from a unique diversity law

He grew up hungry. Now he wants to revolutionize school lunch.

States need to do better by their most talented students

How a murder convict facing a life sentence became a D.C. mayoral appointee

‘It does not have to be this way’: Report slams services for former inmates returning to D.C.

Is the D.C. mayor losing control of her city?

The Los Angeles Times

Residents of Oakland warehouses fear 'witch hunt' after fatal fire

California's ballots have finally, finally been tallied

Massive $340-million turf rebate program plagued by poor planning and oversight, audit finds

USA Today

Analysis: Trump's Cabinet dubbed 'Goldman, generals and gazillionaires'

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