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Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

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Today in Black History: Althea Gibson became the first Black to win a major tennis championship on this date in 1956, winning the French Open
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The New York Times

National

Appeals Court Rules Against Revised Trump Travel Ban

Top Russians Spoke of Ways to Sway Trump Advisers

Lieberman Withdraws From Consideration as F.B.I. Director


In Words, and Actions, Tough Posturing From Trump to Allies

Trump Appears to Push Aside the Leader of Montenegro


European Visits by Trump and Obama: a Study in Contrasts

The Toll of U.S. Airstrikes Against the Islamic State


Big Payoff After Blackstone Courted a Saudi Prince

Few in St. Louis Knew Confederate Memorial Existed. Now, Many Want It Gone.

Greg Gianforte, Montana Republican, Captures House Seat Despite Assault Charge



Local


Brooklyn Prosecutor Scraps 7 Murder Convictions but Says Detective Broke No Laws

A Quarter of U.S. Babies With Zika-Related Birth Defects Were Born in New York

Jim Johnson Delves Into His Personal History as Candidate for Governor

Even in Liberal Cities, Budgets Push Austerity Into Starvation Territory



Philly.com

The hierarchy of hurt in Philadelphia


An untold part of stop-and-frisk: Underwear searches

Bill would make landlords give six months' notice of major renovations



The Detroit Free Press


Betsy DeVos in the schoolhouse door

Opinion: Why I'm burning and burying the Confederate flag in Detroit

After signing law to shrink Court of Appeals, Snyder to add another judge

Driver's license suspensions hurt poor in Michigan, says lawsuit


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


For-profit college graduates earn less and owe more, report says

Will Cleveland City Council be cut to 15 members after the 2020 census?

Nan Whaley's gubernatorial campaign vows to stop fundraising tactic: Ohio Politics Roundup

Crisis intervention supervisor Grady Stevenson to head Cleveland Community Relations Board



The Chicago Tribune


Chicago cop's lawyer calls Laquan McDonald's killing 'business as usual'


3 killed, 3 injured in city shootings

Police add 1,000 extra cops for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of Chicago's most violent stretch

Dispute over CPS money latest snag in longtime debate on school funding

Older jobless Americans: Trump's budget means 'hardship'



The Los Angeles Times

David Lazarus: Republican healthcare bill has no problem throwing you off a building

No one knows how many untested rape kits there are in California. This bill aims to fix that

After criticism, civilian oversight panel calls for improved transparency by the L.A. sheriff

Parents sue San Diego school district over Islamophobia bullying policy



The Washington Post


Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

The Fix: Here’s why the FBI is likely to be interested in Kushner’s meeting with Russians

The GOP inherits what Trump has wrought

The Fix: The GOP’s newest member of Congress can’t make up his mind about what happened

Texas teachers give ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 13-year-old

Tillerson: U.S. takes ‘full responsibility’ for leaks during Manchester probe

Are you bored yet? Some GOP senators are not so diplomatic about describing health-care disharmony.


The Health 202: Senate GOP is all talk and no action on health care

U.S. death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?

Pr. George’s lawmakers pass cautious budget, fearing federal cuts


Trump budget proposal spells more pain for D.C. region


USA Today


President Trump shoved the Montenegro prime minister at NATO






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