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Today in Black America - December 15

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Today in Black History: Dr. William A. Hinton, developer of the "Hinton Test" for diagnosing syphilis is born in 1883.

The New York Times


G.O.P. Resistance Builds to Bolton as State Dept. Deputy

Against Trump, Democrats Prepare G.O.P. Tactic: Lawsuits

Fed Raises Key Rate for Second Time Since 2008 Crisis

Republicans in North Carolina Seek Caps on Governor’s Power

Spared by Gunman in Charleston, Churchgoer Describes Night of Terror

The Oakland Fire: Tenants Living in Warehouses Face Eviction

Obama Bars States From Denying Federal Money to Planned Parenthood

Cosby’s Lawyers Argue to Block Accounts of Other Accusers

Democrats at Crossroads: Win Back Working-Class Whites, or Let Them Go?

Justices to Hear Cases on Withheld Evidence and Bad Advice


News Media Blame Christie for Bill That Could Devastate Newspapers

Once Accepted, Soon Rejected? New York’s Young Immigrants Uncertain Under Trump

As Progress Eludes Him on Social Issues, De Blasio Finds Success Elsewhere

Man Gets 20-Year Sentence for Hate Crimes at a Queens Mosque

The Christian Science Monitor

Why more companies are supporting transparency about climate impacts

Head Start's state-to-state gaps held up in most comprehensive report card yet

Shooting of elderly Bakersfield man highlights gaps in police training

New law could nudge federally funded news closer to White House, critics say

The Star-Ledger

NJ Transit bus driver reportedly refused to stop as passenger was attacked

How much did Phil Murphy make last year? A look at his tax returns

$53M in grants will fund 12 waterfront projects across North Jersey

Dozens of Port Authority cops allegedly skipped patrols, stayed on break

N.J. Press Association: Stop vindictive Christie from punishing newspapers | Opinion

Philly doc linked to 4 opioid deaths won't get his medical license back

Race for city Controller heats up on Day One

Final Fattah codefendant sentenced to house arrest, probation

Controller: Widespread misuse of city petty cash

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Want a new school funding plan in Ohio? State Rep. Andrew Brenner proposes an overhaul

Hacked documents show Democrats tried to recruit U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach to run for Congress

East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton regrets nothing from time in office: Q&A

Pending new East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King discusses city's future: Q&A

Heartless Felon beat 2-year-old Cleveland boy to death, police say

The Chicago Tribune

1 dead, 4 wounded in Chicago shootings

Pharmacies miss more than half of dangerous drug combinations, Tribune investigation finds

Chicago aldermen and corruption cases: Hall of shame

Aurora alderman convicted of theft not running for re-election to 'give other people a chance'

Tech workers pledge to never build a database of Muslims

The Detroit Free Press

Riley: After election problems, Detroit to get new voting machines

Michigan unemployment rate rises for third month

State taps unemployment insurance fund to balance books

Detroit schools end literacy intervention program

The Washington Post

Renewal of Iran sanctions becomes law without Obama’s signature

Sign-ups for increase Obamacare grow as Trump and GOP prepare to dismantle it

Federal officials say it’s ‘premature’ to judge lease for Trump’s D.C. hotel

United Negro College Fund: HBCU students are shouldering heavy debt burdens

Colleges are still cutting deals with Wall Street to peddle debit cards to students

Democratic senators press Trump’s education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 million fine

The $188 million question about ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson joining Trump’s cabinet

‘Black Lives Matter’ debate in Potomac, Md., school stirs allegations of racism

Survey: Obama’s approval rating hits new high mark in Virginia

Rev. Al Sharpton to host rally ahead of inauguration: ‘There must be an organized resistance movement’

The Los Angeles Times

Phone records and reporter's testimony put ex-L.A. County sheriff inside obstruction of FBI probe

How Black Lives Matter turned performance into powerful activism in 2016

Cities try to protect tenants while cracking down on illegal warehouse housing

Young couple suspected in drive-by shooting lead police on chase with 2 young children in the backseat

USA Today

A 20-year toll: 368 gymnasts allege sexual exploitation

Electors’ lawyer: Founding Fathers ‘anticipated’ Trump

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