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Today in Black America - April 13

POSTED: April 13, 2017, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: In 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first Black to win an Academy Award for best actor for his role in 1963's "Lillies of the Field."

The New York Times


New York Appeals Court Judge Found Dead in River

James Baldwin’s Archive Comes (Mostly) Into View

At Meeting, Putin and Tillerson Find Very Little to Agree On

Court Approved Wiretap on Trump Campaign Aide Over Russia Ties

After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties

Trump Undercuts Bannon, Whose Job May Be in Danger

Trump Says He Didn’t Know Bannon Until Campaign, but They Met in 2011

Choice of Pro-Immigration Economic Adviser Riles Trump’s Base

Scott Pruitt Faces Anger From Right Over E.P.A. Finding He Won’t Fight

To Detain More Immigrants, Trump Administration to Speed Border Hiring

Suburban G.O.P. Voters Sour on Party, Raising Republican Fears for 2018


Cuomo Adopts a Middle-Class Mantra

New York’s Free-Tuition Program Will Help Traditional, but Not Typical, Students

Another Reprieve for Expert Testimony That Is Anything But

The Christian Science Monitor

Chicago schools try a new disciplinary tool: empathy

How a gritty Midwestern city is emerging as a model for civility

US drops out of top 5 death penalty countries in the world

'Food deserts' sprout groceries that nourish people – and communities

The Chicago Tribune

2 more aviation officers involved in removing passenger from United plane put on leave

1 dead, 9 wounded in city shootings

Parents of boy, 12, shot in Old Town say older boys used him as shield: 'It’s messed up'

Critic of cop reform in Chicago upsets incumbent president in police union election

Man wrongly convicted in 1957 Sycamore killing of 7-year-old declared innocent by judge

Syphilis surges in Philadelphia. Could mobile apps be to blame?

Supreme Court shoots down latest Cosby appeal

Has a bold reform plan helped to shrink Philly's prison population?

Controller: Philly schools lack adequate staffing, per state

DNC convention spending in Philly falls tens of millions short of projections

The Detroit Free Press

Call center jobs gaining luster in southeast Michigan

Should governor and lawmakers get a pay hike?

How Michigan could make millions off marijuana

The Star-Ledger

Paterson fires coaches, athletic director as fallout from Eastside hoops scandal spreads

Rep. Frelinghuysen to meet with (paying) constituents at chamber breakfast

N.J. congressman faces fiery crowd in 1st town hall since Obamacare vote

How N.J.'s public pension investments performed compared to U.S.

Former football player fatally shot in Elizabeth was a 'natural leader'

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

MLB wants Indians to 'transition away' from Wahoo logo: Here's what the Indians say

Sherrod Brown raises hefty $2.4 million in first quarter of 2017

Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown air pollution still is among Ohio's worst

Nearly all Ed FitzGerald incident reports exempt from public records law, Cuyahoga County says

Cuyahoga County Council agrees to help fund MetroHealth System's $1 billion transformation

The Los Angeles Times

United Airlines incident hits home in Little Saigon

David Lazarus: That time passengers were told to give up their seats for United's CEO and his family

Boy battled rare disorder with enthusiasm before being gunned down in his San Bernardino classroom

Two L.A. Unified schools win grants to re-create themselves elsewhere

Vaccination rate jumps in California after tougher inoculation law

The Washington Post

Video shows an officer slamming, then pummeling a black man accused of jaywalking

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, first African American woman on New York’s top court, found dead in Hudson River

Trump administration moving quickly to build up nationwide deportation force

Trump backs off fiscal pledges, adopts centrist policies he once fought

Inside Bannon’s struggle: From ‘shadow president’ to a marked man

Tillerson, Putin meet amid deepening tensions over U.S. missile strikes in Syria

Obama funded this ‘clean coal’ plant. Now Rick Perry is celebrating its opening

‘You lie!’: Constituents use Rep. Joe Wilson’s own line against him

Jailed while pregnant: A woman claims guards ignored her pleas and killed her unborn baby

D.C. mayor to propose bill expanding rights of sexual assault victims

Md. law authorizes GPS monitoring of domestic-violence suspects

Hogan captures a major win as the 2017 Maryland legislative session ends

USA Today

Lawsuit against United might be in the wind

Stars remember Charlie Murphy and his 'True Hollywood Stories'

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