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Today in Black America - March 28

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Today in Black America: Poet Countee Cullen wins Phi Beta Kappa honors at New York University on this date in 1925.

The New York Times


Democrats Ask Leader of House Russia Inquiry to Step Down

Senate Committee to Question Kushner on Meeting Russians

2018 Dilemma for Republicans: Which Way on Obamacare?

Once Just a Footnote, Medicaid Flexed Its Might in Showdown

EDITORIAL: Paul Ryan, Brought Down to Size

Leonhardt: Republicans for Single-Payer Health Care

An Alabama Prison’s Unrelenting Descent Into Violence

White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding

Fame, Fortune and an Itch to Run for Office

Roger Wilkins, Champion of Civil Rights, Dies at 85

THE UPSHOT: A 2016 Review: Turnout Wasn’t the Driver of Clinton’s Defeat


White Suspect in Black Man’s Killing Is Indicted on Terror Charges

Editorial: A Bad Idea to Cut Prison Visitations

Software Engineer Starts Unlikely Business: A Weekly Newspaper

The Christian Science Monitor

'Sundown towns': Midwest confronts its complicated racial legacy

Health-care bill failure spotlights Republican leadership challenges (+video)

Will GOP's tax reform prove easier than health care? (+video)

The Star-Ledger

Jersey City got $1.9M to fight gun violence. Trump may take that away

Did Christie's job approval rating finally hit bottom?

Newark Street Team builds trust with youth to prevent violence

Pension debt triggers N.J.'s 11th credit downgrade under Christie

Trenton school board chooses new superintendent

Armstrong: Beloved grandson of WHAT's Mary Mason allegedly stole her savings

Worried that Seth Williams is broke, lawyer wants off his case

Black Lives Matter protesters call for Seth Williams to resign

Trial begins in 2015 rape and murder of Drexel grad student

Judge dismisses all charges in Chesco businessman's bribery case

The Chicago Tribune

Chicago area pays steep price for segregation, study finds

Prison officials appear to have ended controversial practice of suing inmates to pay for their room, board

Rauner makes prediction on Emanuel's political future: No 4th term

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Quicken Loans arena legislation could pass today at Cuyahoga County Council

Cleveland City Council OKs spending plan that bolsters safety forces, enhances city services

Cleveland shootings that killed four, injured five highlight troubling youth gun violence

10 Ohio job-creation projects granted tax credits: See the list

The Detroit Free Press

Law enforcement raids home, office of Sen. Bert Johnson

New alliance demands cheaper Detroit car insurance with same benefits

Deal to settle Flint lawsuit brings $87M for new water lines

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts recall try fails, but fight is not over

'12th and Clairmount' film takes look at Detroit's summer of '67

The Los Angeles Times

A trade war is brewing inside the White House between rival camps

House Freedom Caucus reemerges as a challenge to Trump's agenda and strategy

'Nothing short of blackmail': California Senate leader denounces DOJ plan to cut funding

California's state and local leaders strike a defiant tone on Sessions' call to end 'sanctuary cities'

The Washington Post

Trump’s approval hits a new low of 36% — but that’s not the bad news

Government watchdog to review Trump’s use of Mar-a-Lago

23 people ask the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions

Who is Jared Kushner?

Nunes’s secret White House visit on Trump surveillance files triggers calls for recusal

Trump, Ryan differ on how much relief to offer the middle class in tax-code overhaul

Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue push to overhaul nation’s health-care system this year

Gorsuch may fall short of votes needed for smooth Supreme Court confirmation

Trump order to take major step to wipe out Obama’s climate record

At Morehouse: When college boards of trustees won’t let presidents do their jobs

Entire senior class at D.C.’s Ballou High School applies to college

Uncovered boxes shed light on Maggie Lena Walker, an African American icon and first woman to own a U.S. bank

USA Today

'Pink Tax' forces women to pay more than men

'Dreamer's' post on paying taxes goes viral

Alarming UT-Austin report: 15% of female undergrads say they've been raped

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