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Today in Black History: On this date in 1950 Gwendolyn Brooks became the first Black to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

The New York Times


Is the G.O.P. ‘Staring Death in the Face’ After Repeal?

EDITORIAL: The Trumpcare Disaster

Hospitals, Insurers and Doctors, in Rare Unity, Criticize Bill

Obamacare Repeal Faces Senate Hurdles

Editorial: F.C.C. Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It

What Democrats’ Losses in 2010 Can Tell Us About G.O.P.’s Chances in 2018

Sessions Closed Sterling Case. Odds Are, His Predecessor Would Have, Too.

Violence in Chicago: Highlights From a Times Event

America’s Tap Water: Too Much Contamination, Not Enough Reporting, Study Finds

Trump’s Order on Religious Liberty Pleases a Few, but Lets Down Many Conservatives


Libraries Are Fining Children Who Can’t Afford to Be Without Books

The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools

The Christian Science Monitor

Better housing as a path out of poverty: a tough test in Houston

Why churches may soon be able to endorse political candidates

The values clash behind Republican health-care reform

Having trouble getting a job as an older worker? This woman has some advice.

THE MONITOR'S VIEW When conscience, not guns, decides a democracy

So this is how liberty dies...with Bud Lite and the 'Rocky' theme

Why GOP health plan could be especially tough on N.J., Pa.

Our view: 'Trumpcare' will make sick people sicker

SRC shoots back against Turzai, asks to meet with Pa. speaker

City could shutter businesses that discriminate, under Council-passed bill

The Star-Ledger

N.J.'s Frelinghuysen changes stance and votes to repeal Obamacare

'A sad day for Booker T': community mourns woman killed in murder-suicide

Judge in Essex County accused of helping friend in custody case

Murphy pitches plan to fix NJ Transit that could include new tax

WATCH: N.J. governor candidate Wisniewski jabs Murphy in first TV ad

The Detroit Free Press

Michigan Sen. Mike Green in line for job in Trump administration

What the House health care bill means for Michigan

Tax credits would help redevelop Silverdome, Hudson's sites

Does Detroit rec center proposal shut out kids and seniors?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio schools could lose millions under Obamacare repeal-replace bill facing vote today

Ohio attorney general rejects congressional redistricting amendment language

Outside Cleveland, health officials placard most lead hazard properties, some offer help relocating

Cleveland, other cities get green light to sue in the predatory lending fight: Editorial Board Roundtable

Mayor Frank Jackson unveils agenda to bolster Cleveland neighborhoods, quality of life

The Los Angeles Times

California's Republicans all voted yes on the healthcare bill -- and Democrats can't wait to remind them

Four California high school students sue district over suspensions for ‘liking' racist Instagram posts

A new USC center is bringing advanced manufacturing to smaller companies

San Diego woman gets 3 years in prison for hiding immigrants in her home

The Washington Post

GOP health-plan faces uncertain fate in Senate

Analysis: This bill is not the ‘insurance for everybody’ Trump promised

How two little-known Republicans revived the health-care effort after Trump and Ryan stepped back

Some GOP senators signal frustration with House bill, prepare to do their own thing

With no CBO score, House GOP passes bill in reversal from Obamacare criticism

13 remarkable quotes from people who voted for both Obama and Trump

Kevin McCarthy’s claim that ‘nobody on Medicaid is going to be taken away’

Can President Trump actually break up the 9th Circuit Court?

Democracy for America will back Benjamin Jealous for Maryland governor

A drug dealer got a life sentence and was devastated. So was the judge who sentenced him.

D.C. wants to build a new jail — but officials aren’t talking about it

The Chicago Tribune

What does the GOP health care bill mean for Illinois consumers?

How a revolving door bond system puts violent criminals back on Chicago's streets

Cook County courts raise bonds for gun crimes — but suspects getting out faster

Fewer people going hungry in Cook County, but many still need help

USA Today

5 things to watch while awaiting a Senate health care bill

Health care vote puts pressure on dozens of vulnerable GOP reps

Deadly 'superbug' fungus emerging in U.S. hospitals

Delta apologizes after California family booted from flight

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