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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

Today in Black America - January 24

POSTED: January 24, 2017, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Historian Arthur Schomburg was born in 1874, for whom Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is named.

The New York Times


National

Trump Repeats an Election Lie in Meeting With Top Lawmakers


Trump Abandons Pacific Trade Deal

Cabinet Hearings Are Set to Resume on Capitol Hill


G.O.P. Senators’ Plan Lets States Retain Health Law

Trump Orders Broad Hiring Freeze for Federal Government

Senate Democrats to Introduce $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Editorial: Big-Money Establishment


Columbia University Unearths Its Ties to Slavery


Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal From Texas on Voter ID Case


Local

New York City to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive


New York Police Plan $275 Million Update to Training Complex

Editorial: New Jersey Towns' Efforts to Shirk Housing Obligations


The Christian Science Monitor

Trump's slow start: Is that a problem?

US AIDS program in Africa: ‘massive entitlement’ or biggest success of 50 years?

Peltier clemency denied: 40 years later, what does AIM mean to Native American activism?



The Star-Ledger

Revived Pinelands natural gas pipeline plan faces crucial public hearing

Drug screen every N.J. high schooler every year, lawmaker says

Christie, lawmakers moving fast on aggressive bill to tackle N.J. addiction crisis

Christie wants former teacher for education commissioner

Jersey City mayoral hopeful returning $100K campaign loan


What Trump's move to kill off Obamacare means for N.J.


Philly.com


Kenney signs nation's first city pay equity bill


Candidate asks disciplinary board if D.A.'s $175k in gifts should cost him law license

Trump to visit Philadelphia for GOP retreat Thursday


Senators question plan to close two Pa. prisons


The Detroit Free Press


2016 road deaths in Michigan break 1,000 mark for 1st time since 2007

Judge to Schuette: No 'superficial posturing' on Flint

MDEQ denies EPA claim that it discriminates against minorities

EPA backs Flint residents' 24-year bias fight over dirt-spewing plant

Detroit prepares new round of property-tax-rate updates



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Service Employees International Union endorses Jeff Johnson for Cleveland mayor


U.S., German researchers find how much one person contributes to climate change

East Cleveland council president says council will ask Ohio attorney general to resolve dispute over appointments


A divided Cleveland City Council approves $2.3 million dirt bike track proposal

Ohio attorney general's office to identify potential human trafficking victims


Akron plans to offer residential tax abatements for new houses


The Chicago Tribune


2 killed, 10 hurt in city shootings

Citywide operation nets 120 arrests during violent weekend


Rauner rolls out plan to protect pharmacy customers from drug interactions

After tweets insulting women marchers, school board member resigns

Chicago Public Schools to revamp high school application process


The Washington Post


With no evidence, Trump claims that up to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote


Trump’s first four-Pinocchio rating as president

There’s no evidence that Trump’s inauguration was the most-watched in history. Period.


Seeking discord between Trump and GOP leaders, Democrats to unveil Trump-style plan

Fury and internal power struggle mark Trump’s tumultuous first days in office

Cabinet nominees face unprecedecent delays amid lingering questions


The latest hire for a mid-level White House job is alarming allies of Paul Ryan

CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change, health

Progressives launch ‘Justice Democrats’ to counter party’s ‘corporate’ legislators

HHS nominee’s mix of investments, donations, legislation keeps raising questions

What the Trump administration wants you know about civil rights and policing

Individual Americans have far less power over President Trump than they did a week ago

Leggett vetoes $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County


Md. budget analyst: Deficits will continue until leaders ‘make harder choices’


USA Today


The best of the best U.S. jobs are tech, tech and tech, again

How 'dreamers' are preparing in case Trump ends Obama immigration actions



The Los Angeles Times


L.A. to pay $5.2 million in wrongful imprisonment case

Conservative Colorado judge emerges as a top contender to fill Scalia's Supreme Court seat

Homeless people face L.A. crackdown on living in cars

If Brown phases out college scholarships for middle-class students, stressed parents wonder: 'How are we going to make this work?'


A key reform of California’s landmark environmental law hasn't kept its promises

Column: U.S. judge finds that Aetna misled the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare





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