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July 12, 2020

In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to count slaves as "three-fifths" of a person for political representation.

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Today in Black History: Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston, who rose from poverty in Arkansas, was born on this date in 1932.

The New York Times


Father of Jordan Edwards Sues Former Texas Officer in Fatal Shooting

A G.O.P. Principle Is Shed During the Health Care Fight

Obama Defends Affordable Care Act, but Leaves Trump Out of It

On Health and Welfare, Moral Arguments Can Outweigh Economics

A 2016 Review: There’s Reason to Be Skeptical of a Comey Effect

Trump’s Wall Faces a Barrier in Texas: Landowner Lawsuits

Trump to Announce Slate of Conservative Federal Court Nominees

Hearing May Shed Light on What White House Knew About Flynn

Texas Governor Signs a Ban on Sanctuary Cities

San Diego Police Wonder Why Teenager Called 911 Before They Shot Him


The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools

Latest Problem for New Jersey Transit: Collecting Fares

Rikers Tumult Rises: Prison Official Accused of Spying on Investigator

The Christian Science Monitor

Why GOP hard-liners have suddenly become more pragmatic

Can ‘compassionate conservatism’ make a comeback?

American quest: income, but with stability, too

DA candidate O'Neill hopes labor support pushes him to victory

$1.45 million Soros investment in Philly DA's race draws heat for Krasner

A judge called this juvenile lifer innocent, but he's still in prison. Will Philly's next DA let him go home?

Human Rights Watch cites Pa. case of suicide in immigration detention

6 months after nomination, Richman still waits for SRC confirmation

The Star-Ledger

Parsippany will reportedly layoff 14 teachers, cut reading and writing program

Atlantic City rakes in a fraction of other states on gaming tax, report says

What 2 ex-N.J. governors say about Trump's tax plan and our property taxes

Will 2 N.J. lawmakers who supported Obamacare repeal get an earful from voters this week?

The 20 towns with the most new home construction in N.J.

Can Terrell Homes be saved? Councilman proposes solution

The Detroit Free Press

7,000 bodies could be buried on Mississippi campus

Debate in Michigan: Teacher pensions or 401(k)?

Report: Trump to name Justice Joan Larsen to 6th Circuit

Bill would eliminate Michigan’s pistol registration mandate

Detroit girl, 14, missing after being suspended from school

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Litterbugz walk in Robert Godwin's footsteps, honor him by cleaning up neighborhood (photos)

Landlords want state to control lead poisoning laws; local approaches have proven more effective

Charter schools want more money to have "funding equity" with districts

Is Dennis Kucinich right about charter schools draining dollars from districts? Mostly. Here's how

Ohio senators respond to proposal to cut funds for the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Lawyers in KNR lawsuit urge Ohio Supreme Court to remove judge

The Chicago Tribune

Ebony cuts a third of its staff, moving editorial operations to L.A.

2 killed, 8 wounded at memorial 'another brazen act of gang violence'

Man killed by rifle among those wounded in weekend shootings

Mayor's 90-day video release policy on police shootings faces new threat — Cook County courts

Chicago police citations for distracted driving plummet over 3 years

Sinclair said close to buying WGN owner Tribune Media for about $4 billion

The Los Angeles Times

In L.A., teens balance high school with planning in case their parents are deported

Silicon Valley is 'officially a retirement community for D.C. political vets'

Westminster council takes steps to recognize historic civil rights case

The Washington Post

Free-standing emergency rooms offer costly convenience

Texas governor signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban, springing surprise on critics

35 of 37 economists said Trump was wrong. The other two misread the question.

Researchers have answered a big question about the decline of the middle class

Democratic lawmakers such as Amy Klobuchar start making 2020 moves — and the base starts making demands

Tensions rise as New Orleans prepares to topple Confederate monuments

Trump voices ‘unwavering support’ for historically black colleges

Abuse allegations lead to spike in teachers placed on leave in a Maryland suburb

Texas officer who killed black teenager leaving party is charged with murder

Black and Hispanic unemployment rates have never been below those for whites

Front-runner to lead Justice Department civil rights defended Abercrombie in Supreme Court discrimination case

Abuse allegations lead to spike in teachers placed on leave in a Maryland suburb

USA Today

Obama: There's no 'courage' in aiding the already powerful

President Trump seizes on election rules to push his agenda in new ways

Unmanned military space plane touches down after two-year secret mission

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