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Today in Black America - February 15

POSTED: February 15, 2017, 8:30 am

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Today in Black America: Balladeer and pianist Nat King Cole died in 1965, leaving behind a rich musical legacy carried on by his brother Freddie and daughter Natalie.

The New York Times

National

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

‘Eroding Level of Trust’ Gave Way to Flynn’s Downfall

Ex-Admiral and Member of Navy SEALs Is Top Choice to Replace Flynn

EDITORIAL: The Missing Pieces in the Flynn Story


As Democrats Seek Inquiry, G.O.P. Anxiety Grows


Jeff Sessions Resists Pressure to Remove Himself in Russia Inquiries

Aide in Ethics Violation Over Trump Product Promotion

Liberal Activists Join Forces Against a Common Foe: Trump

‘Resist’ Is a Battle Cry, but What Does It Mean?

Why More Democrats Are Now Embracing Conspiracy Theories


With Oroville Scare, Eyes Turn to Aging U.S. Dam System



Local


Cuomo Blocks New York City Plastic Bag Law

Editorial: A Housing Solution: Lawyers for Tenants


Bill de Blasio Underscores Focus on ‘Good-Paying’ Jobs After Speech

Knicks’ James Dolan Offers Apology; Charles Oakley Says He Won’t Accept It


The Christian Science Monitor

What changed – and what didn't – with Trump's immigration raids

Will Trump defy experts on how many crises he can endure?

Mike Flynn ouster: What’s behind turmoil in Trump world

Democrats want answers on Michael Flynn and Russia (+video)


Federal judge denies request to block Dakota pipeline (+video)



The Star-Ledger


A history of the Ku Klux Klan in N.J.

White supremacist group's poster found on Rutgers campus

Christie talk on Obamacare repeal spurs worry that N.J. residents could lose coverage

N.J. company named among worst for wage theft fined $3.2 million

N.J. Muslims, feeling persecuted, tell lawmakers: 'Enough is enough'


2 charter schools say segregation complaint is unfounded


Philly.com


Restaurants, stores urged to close for 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

Vets group frustrated by the way the city treats their fallen friends


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Who's running for Cleveland City Council? One incumbent faces host of challengers

Ohio teachers would have to job shadow at a business to renew licenses under Gov. John Kasich's budget


Superintendents: Cut state tests, end As and Fs on state report cards

4th Ohio child dies of flu-related illness: What you need to know


Ohio GOP targets clean energy standards, efficiency rules

Opponents, some supporters, of Q renovation plan pack Cuyahoga County Council meeting



The Chicago Tribune

Chicago gunfire claims 2 children in a single day

Driver shot to death on Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton


6 dead, at least 6 wounded in Chicago shootings


Glanton: Chicagoans, these senseless shootings are on us

$9M cut from state violence shelters, Rauner administration blames 'confusion'


The Detroit Free Press


No pending Oroville, but Michigan's aging, crumbling dams pose a risk

Teachers union: Detroit students need more sanctuary schools

Delores Bennett, who improved Detroit kids' lives, dead at 84


30,000 expected at Nation of Islam convention in Detroit

Michigan orders Flint hospital to address Legionella risks


The Washington Post


Flynn departure erupts into crisis for White House


Senators from both parties pledge to deepen probe of Russia and the U.S. election

From a phone call at a Caribbean resort to a forced resignation

Flynn episode ‘darkens the cloud’ of Russia that hangs over Trump administration


Pence is above the fray, but is he out of the loop?

Parker: America, meet the nuclear ‘football’

Ahead of Netanyahu meeting, White House official says U.S. won’t insist on two-state solution

Trump is dividing American Jews over domestic politics, not Israel

Wary of town-hall protests from their party, Democrats turn to Bernie Sanders for help

White House taped heated exchange with reporter, Omarosa Manigault


Diversity posters are back on the wall at Virginia high school

Va. police: Death of teenage girl, two other cases may all be gang-related



The Los Angeles Times


Industrial pollution has contaminated even the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean


ICE is threatening to deport man who had protection under Obama program, lawsuit says

When an evangelical pastor welcomed refugees, it transformed his Texas church


Mitchell Schwartz might be an ally of Eric Garcetti if he weren't running against him

In 2016, crime in San Diego drops to rates comparable to the late 1950s to early 1960s


USA Today


Nearly 56,000 bridges called structurally deficient


Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cummings fall for fake Flynn account on Twitter

Plenty of unanswered questions about Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia











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