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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


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’


De Blasio Quietly Seeks Allies in Battle Over Homeless Shelters

Port Authority Wage Campaign Shifts as Union Takes Fight to Albany

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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