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In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to count slaves as "three-fifths" of a person for political representation.

Today in Black America - January 9

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Today in Black History: Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar died on this date in 1906. Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee is founded on this date in 1866.

The New York Times


Cabinet Hearings Will Begin Tuesday, Republicans Insist

What to Watch For in Washington

EDITORIAL: What Are You Hiding, Jeff Sessions?

Opinion: The Grim Reaper of Alabama

Editorial: The Hidden Gun Epidemic

At Charleston Trial, Tearful Testimony Is Testing Defense

Body Cameras Offer New Tests of Transparency and Trust

Rights Battles Emerge in Cities Where Homelessness Can Be a Crime

The Hazards Justices Face by Owning Individual Stocks


Cuomo Tuition Plan Stands to Help Students Make ‘the Last Mile’

Cuomo Is Expected to Confirm Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

City to Close or Merge 9 Schools That Were in Support Program

The Christian Science Monitor

THE MONITOR'S VIEW Africa rising? Well, yes it is.

In black Charleston, a struggle to find both justice and mercy

How L.A. garment district shows promise and peril of higher minimum wage

New York shootings hit all-time lows: Lessons for other US cities?

Could a small city Indiana mayor be the next DNC chair?

The Star-Ledger

Did Christie keep promises in 2016 State of the State? Here's a scorecard

Clark mom says 'hanged' puppet was Lebron James tribute, report says

New Jersey's higher education legacy: fiscal impotence | Editorial

Tiny homes for the homeless. Why not? | Editorial

N.J. senators request NTSB safety review of railroads after passenger train crashes

At swearing-in, new Jersey City NAACP president stresses need for unity

Philadelphia School District librarians: a species nearly extinct?

For Philly DA Williams, a crowded primary field is good news

Baer: A case for Philly's neediest cases

Inquirer Editorial: Pensions, taxes again loom large in reaching a Pa. budget deal

The Chicago Tribune

Six years after Daley, Emanuel still using high-cost borrowing practices

Protesters stage 'celebration' outside closed Dairy Queen

Lame-duck lawmakers return to Springfield with obstacles in way of budget deal

Illinois' financial watchdog finds himself embroiled in spending scandal of his own

Should Illinois hospitals have to pay property taxes? Court will weigh question

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Understanding the battle between Donald Trump and John Kasich for control of the Ohio GOP (video)

Ohio communities, counties have nearly $1.2B less in aid for 2017 because of state cuts

Alternatives to Muslim database need to be explored: Zohaib Zafar (Opinion)

State school board shifts more Republican as opposition voice lessens

New state school board member Lisa Woods has Tea Party and parenting background

Donald Trump's election shouldn't change Cleveland police reform, judge says

The Detroit Free Press

CEO: Ford can make money on public transit

Gov. Rick Snyder tours Fraser sinkhole, pledges help

Lawmakers look for common ground with 2017 priorities

Snyder taps former state Rep. Harvey Santana for urban initiatives job

The Washington Post

As presidential advisers, Trump confidants could face tangle of conflicts

At a Chicago housing project, pride in Obama, but a wish more had changed

A Dairy Queen owner unleashed a racist tirade against a customer. He no longer has a business.

Teachers unions mount campaign against Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick

What to expect from Trump’s Cabinet’s confirmation hearings

Why surging high school graduation rates might be a mirage

‘Where was your sense of decency?’ Chicago judge shocked by attack on mentally ill teen.

NAACP chief promises more civil disobedience against Trump nominees

New D.C. Public Schools chancellor leaves Oakland with budget shortfall

Pr. William School Board votes to alter design of 13th high school

Trump presidency, 2018 election hang over Annapolis statehouse

McAuliffe enters final General Assembly session with eye on legacy

The Los Angeles Times

California mogul with Mideast ties guides Trump's inaugural

Downtown Los Angeles hasn't seen this much construction since the 1920s

At last, a TV character captures the simmering rage of a successful black man in white America

Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt

U.S. intelligence report doesn't say whether Russian hacking helped elect Donald Trump

USA Today

Russia engineered election hacks and meddling in Europe

Flu cases hit U.S. coastal cities hard, particularly NYC

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