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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - February 8

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Today in Black History: Three S.C. State College students were killed while protesting a segregated bowling alley in the "Orangeburg Massacre" in 1968.

The New York Times

National


Court Is Skeptical of Arguments to Restore Trump’s Travel Ban

Pence Casts Deciding Vote in DeVos Confirmation

Pentagon Considers Leasing Space at Trump Tower

Yemen Forbids U.S. Ground Missions After Flawed Raid

Trump Weighs Terrorist Label for Muslim Brotherhood

Warren Silenced by Republican Senators in Sessions Debate

EDITORIAL: Republicans Have Lost the Plot on Their Obamacare Repeal

Why Silicon Valley Wouldn’t Work Without Immigrants

Army Approves the Building of Dakota Access Pipeline

Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China’s Help

30-Year Sentence for Man Who Burned Florida Mosque Attended by Omar Mateen

The Preacher and the Sheriff


Local

De Blasio May Be Interviewed by Federal Prosecutors on Friendly Turf

New York Tries to Revive Garment Industry, Outside the Garment District


The Christian Science Monitor

In Trump's orders, a test of America's checks and balances


Tens of thousands of protest calls didn't stop DeVos. But they're not in vain.

Why 'fake news' is now ensnaring liberals

America's new ministers



The Star-Ledger


N.J. bill would fund sanctuary cities denied federal dollars by Trump


3 of the 4 House Republicans who refused to weaken environmental rules are from N.J.

Fulop pledges focus on housing, safety in annual address

Booker and Betsy DeVos worked together on school choice. He just voted against her.

The Bridgegate brief against Chris Christie: The prosecutor won't read it, but you can | Mulshine



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Nuisance laws could hurt domestic abuse victims, so CSU students fight for changes

Rep. Marcia Fudge introduces legislation to ease food donations

Democracy Day in Mentor and elsewhere probes corporate political gifts

Ohio Dems respond to proposed sanctuary city ban with own plan

Dan Gilbert proposes building new justice complex in Detroit in exchange for old downtown jail site. Could that happen here?


The Chicago Tribune


Federal judges express skepticism about arguments on Trump's travel ban

Illinois Senate looking at higher sales tax on food, drugs


11 wounded in city shootings

Pharmacy safety bill draws fire from lobbyists, skepticism from Rauner

Dueling letters draw CPS parents into battle over funding



The Detroit Free Press

Poll: Support for Trump slipping among Michigan women, independents


University of Michigan investiges racist emails sent to students

WSU: Snyder budget knocks us for doing research


Philly.com

Pa. Senate moves to block state grants to Philly, other 'sanctuary cities'

Good news and bad news in the race for Philadelphia DA


Another challenger for Seth Williams?

Local schools pleased - mostly - with Wolf's budget proposal

Philadelphia education community blasts Betsy DeVos confirmation


The Washington Post

After pointed questions, fate of travel ban rests with appeals court

An open letter to Trump: ‘My daughter’s death will not be used’

Fact Checker: Trump’s claim that sanctuary cities ‘breed crime’


Why Trump’s travel ban is struggling: People were never begging for it in the first place

Republicans vote to silence Warren, accusing her of impugning character of attorney general nominee

The fistfight that paved the way for Rule 19


Democrats to spend three days soul-searching and plotting an anti-Trump strategy

House overturns two Obama-era education regulations


The DeVos vote is a bad case study for the power of campaign contributions

It’s not unusual that Trump’s approval ratings sagged. It’s unusual that they’re this low.

GOP legislature moves to wrest regulatory power from Va. governor


A group of Democrats in Md. plan fight against privatizing low-performing public schools

Maryland’s highest court overhauls the state’s cash-based bail system


The Los Angeles Times


Judges sharply question attorneys for both sides on Trump's travel ban

ACLU says TSA's own documents don't support program to spot terrorists

Lawsuit targets key funding source for teachers unions

Steve Lopez: How do you feel about subsidizing private schools, using students as political pawns, and escalating war for control of public education?


USA Today

Sessions tried to jail me for helping people vote: Voices

Trump begins charm offensive of conservative Democrats

How Net Neutrality could get reversed (and what that means to you)







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