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July 07, 2020

Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - May 4

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Today in Black History: Provident Hospital in Chicago, the first hospital controlled by Blacks, opened in 1891 on the city's south side.

The New York Times


Health Bill Will Go to House. ‘We Have Enough Votes.’

What to Watch For as Repeal Plan Moves Toward Vote

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

Pre-Existing Conditions: Evaluating Competing Claims

Comey ‘Mildly Nauseous’ Over Idea He Swayed Election

Contractors Under Scrutiny in Project Run by Trump Ally

Why U.S. Prosecuted One Police Killing, but Not Another

Editorial: China Wants Fish, So Africa Goes Hungry

Trump Is Expected to Relax Tax Rules on Churches Endorsing Political Candidates

Georgia Wonders: Will Newcomers Dye the Suburbs Blue?


State’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Panel Found to Have Little Expertise

The Christian Science Monitor

Does Walter Scott plea deal offer a path forward for justice in police killings?

Racist taunts at Fenway bring up Boston's ugly sports past

In rejecting Obama's Asia 'pivot,' did Trump leap before he looked?

US missile defense: Getting to 'ready' on North Korea threat

The Latin American 'lab' where women are learning to code across the employment gap

The Star-Ledger

Here's what a majority of N.J. thinks of Christie's tenure

Cost of $300M N.J. Statehouse renovation could actually top $700M

New poll sizes up N.J. governor's race to succeed Christie

Noose, Confederate flag settlement costs county agency $97K

Who is Phil Murphy and why is he running to succeed Christie as N.J. governor?

Meet Tom MacArthur: 9 things to know about N.J. lawmaker at center of health care bill

Pa. weighs restoring $20,000 monthly pension for convicted Senate leader

Coach accused of exposing himself on Cynwyd Trail says he was urinating

Civil rights attorney Larry Krasner: DA's Office is 'off the rails'

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Who's running for Cleveland City Council? Zack Reed's mayoral bid sparks flurry of interest in his seat

Central State University removed from fiscal watch

Parma couple charged in federal tax scheme involving African and Eastern European housekeepers

E-school leeway in budget bill was mistake and should be axed, House Republicans say

Ohio preschool teacher fired after photo shows her dragging student down hall

Drug court symposium draws crowd to discuss crack addiction in opiate-focused times

The Chicago Tribune

More than 650,000 people still struggle with food insecurity in Cook County

2 Chicago cops shot with rifle in area where gangs increasingly use military-style guns

Frustrated over death of toddler, Will County judge wants to see all DCFS cases

Ken Griffin favors busting up biggest banks. It's worth a conversation

The Detroit Free Press

Genital mutilation probe targets doctors' daughters

Bags of asbestos piled amid southwest Detroit blight?

Michigan Corrections official calls Senate's prison plan 'dangerous'

9 Michigan schools districts OK partnership with state

The Los Angeles Times

California's House Republicans are crucial to the healthcare vote. More than half are undecided

U.S. Senate votes to block California-led effort on retirement security for low-income workers

After mass shootings, Californians respond by acquiring handguns

Panel recommends separate neighborhood council or new election for skid row

The Washington Post

House Republicans say they have votes to pass controversial health-care bill today

What you need to know about preexisting conditions in the GOP health plan

Which people would benefit from the proposed $8 billion? And is it enough?

If House passes GOP health-care bill, a steeper climb awaits in the Senate

Trump to sign executive order making it easier for churches to support political candidates

Wells Fargo tellers targeted undocumented immigrants on street corners, lawsuit claims

‘I can’t lose my house’: Outrage after Flint sends foreclosure warnings over tainted-water bills

‘Black branding’: How a D.C. neighborhood was marketed to white millennials

American University says person seen in this video was behind racially motivated incident

USA Today

Obama's $400,000 speech could prompt Congress to go after his pension

Obamacare repeal: Republicans scramble in 11th hour with new health plan

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