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

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Today in Black History: The first attempt by civil rights protesters to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama was halted by state troopers in 1965.

The New York Times


EDITORIAL: Muslim Ban Lite

Discord at Middlebury: Students on the Anti-Murray Protests

A White House-F.B.I. Disconnect on Claims of Tapping

Fact-Checking Trump’s Defenses of His Wiretapping Assertion

Sessions’s Potential Deputy Faces a Stern Test on Russia

Puncturing the Veneer of Presidential Civility

Editorial: President Trump’s Blinkered Fiscal Vision

G.O.P. Health Plan Would Sub Mandate With Incentives

G.O.P. Repeal Bill Would Cut Funding for Poor and Taxes on Rich

Trump Asks Planned Parenthood to Stop Abortion Services

Building Trade Walls

Travel Ban 2.0: Alterations to Blunt the Legal Challenges

U.S. Missile Defense System Is Deployed to South Korea


Though Divided, Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict in Murder of Police Officer

Since Trump, Quiet Upstate Road Becomes a Busy Exit From U.S.

2 Men Wrongfully Convicted in 1980 Fire Will Receive $31 Million

David Samson, a Christie Ally, Is Sentenced to Home Confinement

The Christian Science Monitor

After Trump tweets, sentiment grows for full Russia investigation (+video)

Trump's streamlined travel ban still faces headwinds (+video)

Trump's travel ban: How community ties can act as shock-absorbers (+video)

How Chattanooga aims to cut poverty with superfast internet

The Star Ledger

David Samson avoids jail in United Airlines bribery scandal

Christie takes action that could make it easier to legally carry a handgun in N.J.

No vote yet on proposed Muslim community center after three and a half hours of public meeting

Newark considers changing rules for rent increases on vacant units

Charter school tracker: Which N.J. schools are closing, expanding

Ubiñas: Emergency room doctors fight fear of deportation

Toomey, Republicans seek quieter ways to engage critics demanding town halls

Ex-children's aid official convicted of murdering boss at North Philly bus stop

Blackface photo prompts Millersville University forum

Pa. auditor general: Legalize pot to close budget gap

Court lays down the law for Philly's juvenile lifers

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Garfield Heights police search for missing 15-year-old girl

Ohio lawmakers react to President Trump's fine-tuned travel ban

Ohio woman sent to jail for false voter registrations, including dead people

Sale of Cleveland police HQ part of deal being considered by City Council

University of Akron student sexually assaulted at residence hall, university says

Cuyahoga County to distribute $1 million in casino tax revenue for community development projects

The Chicago Tribune

House GOP bill unraveling Obamacare will likely leave more Americans uninsured

Rep. Roskam blames Trump, presidential campaign, social media for lack of 'civility' in politics

Here are the official photos that show Obama's inauguration crowd was bigger than Trump's

Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a 'call to action'

HUD secretary Ben Carson compares slaves to immigrants in address

4 dead, 5 hurt in city shootings

CTU President Karen Lewis: Invest in Chicago's schools, teachers to reduce violence

Chicago police ease restrictions on use of force in new draft policy

The Detroit Free Press

Study: Michigan outpaces neighboring states on business incentives

Christians lose priority in new Trump order, raising worries

EMU students: Don't spend tuition money on new football facility

Michigan makes offers to prevent school closures

The Washington Post

National Park Service photos show Obama’s inauguration crowd was bigger than Trump’s

Ben Carson compares slaves to immigrants coming to ‘a land of dreams and opportunity’

The White House was on the same page as ExxonMobil — literally

Fact Checker: Trump’s claim that ‘more than 300’ refugees are the subject of counterterrorism investigations

Editorial: Trump’s new travel ban is as senseless as the first

House leaders brace for the task ahead: Selling ‘Obamacare Lite’

White House aides struggle to defend Trump’s wiretap claim

This former British lawmaker is at the heart of Trump’s wiretap allegations

Sessions insists he was ‘correct’ to deny speaking with Russians during campaign

Senate Democrats to grill Justice nominee on Russia investigation

Pentagon: Iranian vessels harass Navy ship, as Iran tests missile defense system

North Korea says it was practicing to hit U.S. bases in Japan with missiles

We’re not No. 1? See which six countries placed higher in this global ranking.

Md. Senate panel delays action on Hogan nominee to state Board of Education

Amid Islamophobia and travel bans, one mosque offers a lesson in caring

From a descendant of Roger Taney to a descendant of Dred Scott: I’m sorry

The Los Angeles Times

Trump's travel ban contains a tool that could change how the U.S. conducts foreign policy

'It’s an important election': Growth measure dominates the debate in L.A.

Your guide to the 2017 Los Angeles general election

L.A. schools could be on brink of dramatic power shift

UC proposes its first enrollment cap — 20% — on out-of-state students

USA Today

Park service inauguration photos show Obama's was bigger

Fact check: Examining Trump’s wiretap claim

9 questions about Republicans' struggle to replace Obamacare

Ben Carson just referred to slaves as 'immigrants'

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