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Today in Black America - May 3

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Today in Black History: Civil rights activist and education advocate, Septima Clark, a fierce advocate for justice, was born in 1898 in Charleston, South Carolina.

The New York Times


Chicago Schools Ex-Leader Is Sentenced as Classrooms Struggle to Stay Open

Officers Won’t Be Charged in Black Man’s Shooting Death in Louisiana

Ex-Officer Who Shot Walter Scott Pleads Guilty in Charleston

Key Takeaways From a Report on Racial Gaps

G.O.P. Scrambles as a Crucial Voice Shuns the Latest Health Bill

Trump Gets a Win He Wasn’t Counting On: He Saved the Filibuster

Comey Is Expected to Face Tough Questioning at Senate Hearing

Reined-In N.S.A. Still Collected 151 Million Phone Records in ’16

With Civil War Remark, a President Who Doesn’t Go by the (History) Book

Giving the Behemoths a Leg Up on the Little Guy

U.S. Auto Boom Seems to Be History, Just as Trump Counted on Jobs


Trump Is Returning to New York City, Just Not to Sleep

A Republican Primary Conundrum: How Far to Run From Christie

The Christian Science Monitor

A US president hosts a Palestinian leader. Has anything changed? Maybe.

Why GOP-run Congress didn’t fund Trump’s wall

How the FCC hopes to curb those annoying spam calls

USDA secretary announces halt on school nutrition standards

The Star-Ledger

Suit claims student sexually assaulted classmate on bus, videotaped incident

The 3 high schools in each county with the best SAT scores

Criminal investigators looking into Paterson Eastside in wake of hoops scandal

Keeping adult kids on your health insurance | Biz Brain

N.J. ranks 4th in drinking water safety violations, study says

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Suburban Columbus public school teachers concerned by Trump's education plan: Ohio Matters

Cleveland City Council to take up tax program geared toward bolstering housing

Ohio House passes massive budget plan: Ohio Politics Roundup

Shaker Heights property tax increase passes

The Chicago Tribune

Three in custody, others sought after 2 Chicago police officers shot in Back of the Yards

Teen boy among 6 wounded in city shootings

Editorial: Crime's toll on a neighborhood: Violence that crushes lives also crushes parts of Chicago

Obamas to visit Chicago today to unveil closely guarded presidential center design

Cash-strapped schools ditch the classroom for virtual summer school

Niles West coach resigns amid allegations school board president abused power

Ex-76er, college coach charged with exposing himself in Lower Merion

State Sen. Hughes to House Speaker Turzai: 'Stay the hell out of Philadelphia'

U.S. probing Local 98 payment for Seth Williams' daughters to attend summer camps abroad

Philly journalism institute gets millions in new donations

Pennsylvania Prison Society turns 230

The Detroit Free Press

Tigers react to racist taunts hurled at Adam Jones at Fenway Park

Warren Buffett to Detroit kids: Come to our shareholders meeting

House approves $55.7 billion budget for schools, government

The Washington Post

While in White House, Trumps remained selling points for ‘very special’ Philippines project

House Republicans just voted to change overtime rules for workers

GOP health bill on shaky ground as concerns grow about preexisting conditions

The Fix: The 5 most insensitive health-care comments from Democrats and Republicans

Trump is learning — and sometimes mislearning — the lessons of the presidency

‘We need justice’: Protesters decry decision not to bring federal charges in fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling

Heritage Foundation board ousts president Jim DeMint

The long legacy of ‘passing’ in America

Louisiana’s coast was already sickly. Now it’s being hit by a plague.

Women, minorities are still nearly shut out of this $7 trillion industry

A common talking point about African Americans’ views on crime has been debunked

Schools superintendent who sued her school board agrees to step down

D.C. Council confirms Peter Newsham as city’s new police chief

Historic Maryland bridge is closed after failing inspection

Can Kathleen Matthews heal Maryland’s Democratic Party?

USA Today

Democrats say they must show how tax cuts may put Social Security, Medicare at risk

Tribe steams after Playboy Playmate poses nude on 'sacred' New Zealand volcano

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