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Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

Today in Black America - December 13

POSTED: December 13, 2016, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Human rights activist Ella Baker is born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903.

The New York Times

National

A Prosecutor Sets Penalties and Fills Coffers

Trump Names Exxon Mobil Chief to Lead the State Dept.

EDITORIAL: Flawed Choices for the State Department

Meet Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Choice for Secretary of State

Leaders in Congress Back Russia Inquiry, Defying Trump

Trump’s Mistrust of C.I.A. Echoes Views of a Top Adviser


How Trump’s Education Nominee Bent Detroit to Her Will on Charter Schools

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Is Said to Plan Run to Lead D.N.C.


Trump Joins Line of Critics of Costly Fighter Jet


When Trump Meets Tech Leaders, Jobs Will Be on the Agenda


Local


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

New York Education Department Drops Plan to Merge 2 Harlem Schools

Hack of Quest Diagnostics App Exposes Data of 34,000 Patients

New York City’s Child Welfare Commissioner, Gladys Carrión, Resigns

It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education


The Christian Science Monitor

Trump lays groundwork for a presidency of confrontation


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


Trump won. What do liberals do now?


Boston’s religious communities seek a path to post-election unity


High ROI: Why preschool programs are a good investment for society


Philly.com


Federal judge to Jill Stein on recount request: Too little, too late

Friends, supporters bemoan Fattah's fall


Inquirer Editorial: Fattah downfall should serve as indictment of city Democratic Party


Armstrong: It's not fair, but black politicians have to be better

Teen killer, 40 years on, goes home to die

Penn students replace Shakespeare portrait with photo of black writer


The Star-Ledger

Democratic lawmaker wants Christie to resign before profiting from book deal

Democrats say Christie's unpopularity may help them override his veto of equal pay bill

Man accused of strangling college student, dumping body in park faces court

Commuter rail tunnels will take longer to fix than originally estimated, officials say

$13 million grant to kick start transformation of Camden neighborhood



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Lawyers suspended over handling of account of former Cleveland mayor's widow

Cleveland NAACP endorses $15 minimum wage, phased in over several years

Ohio Democratic Party seeks to avoid another Ed FitzGerald: Ohio Politics Roundup



The Chicago Tribune


Ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. files for divorce from ex-Ald. Sandi Jackson

2 killed, 4 wounded in city shootings

Illinois Lottery's biggest scratch-offs didn't award 40% of grand prizes, Tribune finds

Rauner clears clemency backlog, approves just 3 percent of petitions

Emanuel backs move to weaken flavored tobacco sale rules


The Washington Post

How the first family reshaped perceptions of the black family in America

Wisconsin completes recount, reaffirming Trump’s victory

ExxonMobil chief is Trump’s pick for State despite concerns about Russia ties

Dispute over Russia reflects growing GOP resistance to Trump


CIA assessed that Russia hack targeted Democrats more than Republicans, U.S. officials say


Israel receives first of its $5 billion order of U.S.-made F-35 jets


Onetime congressional rising star Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years


Selective colleges pledge to recruit more low-income students


Education secretary ousts one of the nation’s largest college accreditors from its oversight role


Justice Dept. sues Virginia county over denial of permit to build mosque

McAuliffe wants to overhaul Virginia’s economic development agency


The Detroit Free Press

Western Michigan basketball player charged with murder

Michigan's elections bureau to audit Detroit precincts


Ally Bank gets back into mortgages, but not the subprime ones


Lansing: Last water service line with lead to be removed

Detroit braces for hefty pension, debt payments


The Los Angeles Times

$4-million settlement will fund stormwater projects and a 'green street' for Watts

Death of missing woman whose body was found in a San Diego canal was a homicide, police say

Kamala Harris says California will 'provide national leadership' on immigration under a Trump administration

Olympic champion Simone Biles to help California Democratic Party chairman raise money for foster youth



USA Today


4 million Americans could be drinking toxic water and would never know

Rick Perry, who said he wants to scrap Energy Dept., may lead it



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