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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: John Morront, the first African American missionary to work with American Indians, is ordained as a Methodist minister in London, England.

The New York Times


G.O.P. Senators Begin Edging Away From the President

Senators Voice Concerns About Trump’s Threat of Taped Conversations

Young Black Democrats Eager to Lead From the Left

The Election Is Over, but Trump Can’t Seem to Get Past It

When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional Line?

If Americans Can Find North Korea on a Map, They’re More Likely to Prefer Diplomacy

A Seeker of Kansas Voter Fraud Gets a National Soapbox

Demonstrators in Virginia March in Support of a Confederate Symbol

Tributes to the Confederacy: History, or a Racial Reminder in New Orleans?


EDITORIAL: Confronting Segregation in New York City Schools

In the South Bronx, Gang Violence Breaks With Old Loyalties

For New York’s Free-Tuition Plan, Lessons From Tennessee

As Subway Riders Fume, Political Leaders Are Mostly Mum

500 Students in a One-Room School: Fallout of New Jersey’s Funding Woes

Record of teen executed in 1931 expunged

Emails: PPA officials altered records after Right-to-Know request

First came Trump anger. Now the primary. Can Pa. Dems make headway Tuesday?

Millennials, it's time to vote and be heard

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit schools, teachers union reach tentative deal

Mom: My kids don't qualify for new Flint benefits because we moved

Detroit school board OKs starting pay for chief: About $300K -- plus perks

New Detroit schools chief Vitti: School system can't be an afterthought in city's rebirth

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland State's policing of social media suppresses free speech: Christine Link and Elizabeth Bonham (Opinion)

Chronic absenteeism a growing concern in Ohio schools; missing a few days a month adds up

Ohio lawmakers must fill multimillion-dollar Medicaid managed-care sales tax hole: editorial

Northern Ohio attorneys react to Jeff Sessions' tough drug crimes stance: Ohio Politics Roundup

The Chicago Tribune

Gun demand rises in Chicago despite national drop-off under Trump

Boxed in by father, Lisa Madigan seeks fifth term as Illinois attorney general

Why this year's college grads aren't chasing jobs at startup companies

Spate of store closures puts a wrinkle in summer jobs for teens

Cook County Jail placed on lockdown due to absent workers

The Star-Ledger

Trump and Christie are overshadowing the N.J. governor's race

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana in N.J. set to be unveiled

East Orange hospital urges patience during renovations under new ownership

Rutgers grad killed in hit-and-run looked 'to make the world a better place'

Debate duo from Rutgers University-Newark nab two national championship tournaments

The Los Angeles Times

Trump presidency easing Gavin Newsom's path in second run for California governor

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Trump’s revised travel ban

Gov. Brown's budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help Californians facing deportation

How would Charter Amendment C affect the LAPD's disciplinary system?

The Washington Post

Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for Moscow

Top lawmakers: If Trump has tapes, Congress needs access to them

The federal appeals court that Trump hates the most will now hear arguments on his travel ban

White nationalist Richard Spencer leads torch-bearing defense of Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia

Under Trump, inconvenient data that was previously public is being sidelined

Health insurance premiums will keep going up, under either ACA or AHCA

‘Did you hear that?’: Amid Baltimore’s surge in killings, a faint cry shocks police

Analysis: The U.S. census is in trouble. This is why it’s crucial to what the nation knows about itself.

Analysis: Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really.

Three years out of the NFL, he’s about to graduate from law school

At Howard University graduation, Trump administration policies loom large

Pr. George’s council member Mel Franklin pleads guilty to DUI in crash that injured 2

USA Today

Va. mayor: Torchlit rally at Robert E. Lee statue evokes 'days of KKK'

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