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Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

Today in Black America - May 17

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Today in Black History: U.S. Supreme Court rules segregation in public education unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

The New York Times

National

Trump Asked Comey to End Flynn Inquiry

What Qualifies as Obstruction of Justice?

EDITORIAL: Did Mr. Trump Obstruct Justice?

ROSS DOUTHAT: The 25th Amendment Solution

Some See a Victory for Putin That Goes Beyond Any Secrets


Editorial: Can Trump Be Trusted With State Secrets?


Tempers Flare and Confusion Swirls at Rattled White House


Democrats Escalate Calls for Trump Inquiry, With Republicans More Reserved

White House Fights a Familiar Enemy: The Press

New Orleans Removes Beauregard Statue, and Subdued Crowds Look On

Their Public Housing at the End of Its Life, Residents Ask: What Now?

For Voting Rights Advocates, Court Decision Is ‘Temporary Victory’


Local


De Blasio Quietly Seeks Allies in Battle Over Homeless Shelters

Port Authority Wage Campaign Shifts as Union Takes Fight to Albany


Philly.com


Krasner declared winner of Democratic primary for DA in Philly

Rhynhart beats Butkovitz in controller’s race upset

Voters approve ballot question to change how city issues contracts

At Philly polls, no lines, no waiting, but some signs of better turnout

Cheltenham teachers reprimanded for violence survey file labor complaint

Haitians spared devastation in island home fear U.S. will send them back



The Detroit Free Press


Family wants missing Detroit girl, 15, to come home


Federal prosecutor charged with assault, denies slapping mother he calls 'my best friend'

Bill would allow concealed weapons without permits in Michigan

Detroit school district has the cash to pay $31M debt, firm says



The Chicago Tribune


Man charged after video captures River North security guard getting punched


3 dead, 16 wounded in city shootings

How Emanuel has raised his profile after Trump's election

CPS cancels public presentation it was set to make to Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Oberlin considers replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day


Economic self-interest demands that Ohio do more to help students afford college: editorial


Former U.S. attorney, judge to discuss mysterious grand jury process in Cleveland



The Star-Ledger


Ethics experts call Frelinghuysen's action 'an awful thing to do'

Another candidate for governor sues Christie to stop Statehouse renovation

Finger-pointing, ugly accusations tore through school as hoops scandal widened

New chief judge for N.J. will take over in federal courts


How one Trenton neighborhood is revitalizing itself



The Los Angeles Times


L.A. City Council: Cedillo wins reelection, Rodriguez heads to victory in northeast Valley

Charter backers poised to win their first L.A. school board majority

Voters decisively back measure to rework discipline at the LAPD

UC regents to tackle hot-button issues of state audit and nonresident enrollment


The Washington Post


Trump urged halt to Flynn probe, former FBI director’s notes say

Behind the wide grins and loose lips: How Trump agreed to meet with the Russians


Putin offers to provide Congress with details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys


Pressure intensifies for GOP lawmakers to step up oversight of Trump administration


The Fix: Republicans’ extreme frustration with Trump, in one congressman’s middle finger

‘I think we’re in impeachment territory,’ says David Gergen, former aide to Nixon and Clinton

Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.

In a PR blitz before his trial, Bill Cosby blames racism for sexual assault claims

Family of slain Seth Rich says reports that he fed DNC info to WikiLeaks are untrue

Democratic candidates for Virginia governor running different races

D.C. to spend $3 million to get names of dead people, other errors off voter rolls

New charter schools debate: Are they widening racial divides in public education?



USA Today

Trump pressed James Comey to close FBI inquiry into former adviser Michael Flynn

Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard statue is 3rd New Orleans monument to be taken down







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