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Human rights activist Ella Baker is born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903.

Today in Black America - January 3

POSTED: January 03, 2017, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: Rev. Jesse Jackson orchestrates the release of Lt. Robert Goodman on this date in 1984.

The New York Times


National


Republicans in House Vote to Curtail Power of Ethics Office

Opinion: Democrats Can Learn From the Tea Party

Leonhardt: Fixing the Democratic Grass Roots


Defense Dept. Pick Made Case to Halt Torture in Iraq


Nixon Tried to Spoil Vietnam Peace Talks in ’68, Notes Show

India Call Centers Find New Angle: Scamming Americans


After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting

Dylann Roof, Charleston Church Killer, Is Deemed Competent for Sentencing

Obama Plans Farewell Speech From Chicago


Chicago Ends Year With 762 Killings, the Most in 2 Decades



Local


Cuomo to Propose Free Tuition at New York State Colleges for Eligible Students

After Victory Lap for Second Avenue Subway, M.T.A. Chief Will Retire

Milestones in the Building of the Second Avenue Subway


Cyril D. Tyson Dies at 89; Fought Poverty in a Turbulent Era



The Christian Science Monitor

Congress returns to work, hot to repeal Obamacare

The economy in 2017? The trend is up, but not for everyone.

Muslim women catch up to – and even surpass – male counterparts in education


Finland experiments with unconditional income for jobless


Philly.com


Philly to Pittsburgh: A moving trend


He seeks more black men to teach in Philly and beyond

Pa. man haunted by poor criminal record-keeping

Opinion: Democrats, stop blaming Putin and look in the mirror

Two more announce they are running against DA Seth Williams



The Star-Ledger


Sizing up the 17 possible candidates running for N.J. governor in 2017

What 2 ex-N.J. governors say about Dems in 2017; Christie's book bill; income inequality

N.J. nurse fired after accusing hospital of mishandling MRSA outbreak, suit says


N.J. activist, champion of African-American heritage dies at 76


The Chicago Tribune


Emanuel's police hiring plan is a challenge, lawmakers say

Two police-involved shootings mark rocky start to 2017 in Chicago


Number of unauthorized immigrants living in Illinois down 10 percent

After losing son to gun violence, mom helps youths fight lure of gangs


Chicago's housing market will be weakest of nation's 100 largest metro areas in 2017


The Detroit Free Press

Cop says female boss sexually harassed him, sues Wayne County

36th District Court no longer has to file performance reports

Just 4 hours into the new year, 2 slain in Detroit


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Gov. John Kasich has two years to go -- and plenty of power: Thomas Suddes

Gov. John Kasich vetoes bill that would have abolished governor's state agencies


Gov. Kasich wields his veto pen wisely for Ohio's future: editorial

Ohio Democrats look ahead after a disastrous year: 2016 takeaways



The Los Angeles Times


L.A. County is looking to local sources for water. Is a South Bay desalination plant the answer?


The Washington Post

Defying Ryan, House Republicans vote to rein in independent ethics office

Obamacare unlikely to die a swift death, despite GOP rhetoric

Claiming mandate, GOP Congress lays plans to propel sweeping conservative agenda


Kane: Donald Trump, meet your toughest hurdle: The U.S. Senate

Here are the eight Trump Cabinet picks Democrats plan to target

For decades, the U.S. has objected to Israeli settlements. Trump has signaled he could make an extraordinary change.

Critics call German police security operation blatant ‘racial profiling’


Former students fight for a stake in ITT Educational Services bankruptcy

Trump: Chicago’s mayor might need federal help to fight homicide rate

Wealthy Maryland is poor in child-care subsidies


Court-imposed election map paved way for new Virginia congressmen

Debate over school start times flares anew

Homicides remain steady in the Washington region


USA Today

Trump slams House move on ethics watchdog


Expect more store closings despite big holiday sales



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