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Today in Black America - April 21

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Today in Black History: The National Urban League was founded on this date in 1911 in New York City upon the merger of three social service organizations.

The New York Times


Trump Predicts Attack in Paris Will Have ‘Big Effect’ on Vote

Editorial: Fearmongering at Homeland Security

Obama’s Silence to End, But He Won’t Criticize Trump

Gerrymander Test Heads to Court in ‘Pivotal’ Moment

Arkansas Executes Its First Inmate in More Than a Decade

An Array of Legal Challenges Have Stopped Four of the Eight Planned Executions in Arkansas

Louisiana Man Who Spent Three Years on Death Row Has Murder Charge Dismissed

Justice Dept. Weighs Charges Against Julian Assange

Ohio Town’s Schools Hope to Be ‘More Than a Line Item’ in the Federal Budget

John T. Curtin, Judge Who Desegregated Buffalo Schools, Dies at 95

Jeff Sessions Dismisses Hawaii as ‘an Island in the Pacific’


A Bronx Church’s O’Reilly Factor

Townsend Harris, Elite Queens High School, Gets Welcome Change at the Top

The Christian Science Monitor

When a child has no lunch money, whose problem is it?

The next O'Reilly: Why young conservatives may not want a Papa Bear

Across US, states answering cries for police reforms

After 'Facebook killing,' social media confronts its dark side

Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex

Another court setback for Lower Merion schools in tax case

Philly schools to add teachers, save against federal cuts with new city money

The Star-Ledger

Racist, white nationalist fliers found taped around Princeton U. campus

Christie: 'I have not heard much about overcrowded trains'

Fired Wells Fargo employees say they were made scapegoats in mortgage scheme

A dozen people in Newark sickened by synthetic marijuana

Christie could decide who will get $1 billion in federal drug treatment aid

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Baldwin Wallace University offers free summer school tuition to low-income students

Scientists march on Saturday to reach the masses: Editorial Board Roundtable

Cleveland March for Science promotes importance of local researchers' work, set for Saturday

Cleveland Foundation's support for after-school arts for low-income children deserves a shout out -Cheers & Jeers: editorial

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit disputes number of school closings

Who is new Detroit schols superintendent Nikolai Vitti?

Talks with Detroit schools pick Nikolai Vitti on hold pending challenge

6 arrests at Flint town hall meeting on city’s water crisis

The Chicago Tribune

Airport official investigating United incident was fired from previous job amid sex-for-favors allegations

After United dragging case, Chicago aldermen float changes for aviation police

Former Gov. Blagojevich's 14-year prison term upheld

Chicago State University interim president takes office with $240,000 salary

Opinion: Working-class whites can't handle their status as 'the new minority'

The Los Angeles Times

In last-minute deal, Wells Fargo ups sham-account settlement to $142 million

Garcetti's State of the City charts a course of 'bold action' for L.A. as his budget stakes out top priorities

University of California officials will ask judge to halt alleged health fraud scheme they claim stole millions

Poll finds support for vouchers and higher school funding in California

California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley

USA Today

Trump immigration agency wants to kick 50,000 Haitians out of the USA

The Washington Post

White House turns up heat on Congress to revise the Affordable Care Act

Henry Kissinger’s lukewarm non-endorsement of Jared Kushner is even more damning than it seems

At least 20 members of the House are registered to vote outside their districts

Trump outlines policy plans for first 100 days before taking office

‘Dark money’ vs. corporate cash: Democratic rivals clash over funding

White House could provoke a spending showdown over funding for border wall

Chaffetz will leave behind Oversight panel he used to investigate Obama White House

Some USDA scientists say their work has been tampered with — maybe for political reasons

Bowser plans to lease apartment buildings to house homeless families

‘I knew it was coming’: Ramos reacts after prosecutors drop sex-abuse charges

For the first time, a charter school teacher wins National Teacher of the Year

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