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December 08, 2017

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

Today in Black America - June 21

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Today in Black History: Carl Stokes, the first Black mayor of Cleveland, Ohio was born in 1927.


The New York Times

National


Video of Police Killing of Philando Castile Is Released

EDITORIAL: Needed: Senators With a Conscience

G.O.P. Wins Closely Watched House Seat

Who Is Karen Handel, Winner of the Georgia Special Election?


Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets Despite Blackmail Worries

Middle Class Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments

Dueling Realities for Democrats: Big Gains but Large Obstacles in 2018


Justice Dept. to Work With 12 Cities to Fight Violent Crime


Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments



Local


What if Mayor’s School Control Lapses? A 2009 Episode Offers Clues

New York City Officials Raise Pressure Over Mayoral Control of Schools

New York City and James Blake Resolve Excessive-Force Claim


Philly.com


Nursing-home official: DA Seth Williams misused funds meant for his mother's care

Philly nonprofit is losing its founder after whistle-blowers complain

Mayor wants all landlords with pre-1978 housing to prove rentals are safe from lead

PFT contract now in force; SRC says it could mean layoffs or tax hikes



The Star-Ledger


N.J. Supreme Court says government can't hide information in electronic databases

Christie to decide whether N.J. will tax Airbnb, online rentals

Got an idea for a tech startup? $25K up for grabs if you start it in this city

Insurance company makes comeback to N.J. Obamacare health exchange

Christie pardons 2 more out-of-staters on gun crimes



The Detroit Free Press


Amid turmoil, 'trust is faltering' at Michigan State University

Detroit City Council OKs $34.5M public funding for Pistons move


Former chief justice Young says he is joining U.S. Senate race for GOP


EAA seeks state aid advance to cover obligations


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Former Ohio teacher gets prison sentence for sex with student

High school graduation requirements would be eased under Ohio Senate proposal


Ohio Senate Republicans propose Medicaid expansion freeze in 2018


Attoneys for death-row inmate Tyrone Noling ask Ohio Supreme Court to allow DNA testing of 27-year-old evidence



The Chicago Tribune


4 dead, 7 wounded in Chicago after 24-hour lull in shootings


Rauner calls for compromise in speech Democrats dismiss as empty rhetoric

Elderly woman brought car to dealer for repair, was duped into buying used car, lawsuit claims


Group led by former Chicago alderman bids to buy the Sun-Times


The Los Angeles Times


L.A. Unified approves more spending and layoffs

New CAA study says diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets

L.A. County supervisors OK $3 million to aid legal efforts for immigrants facing deportation


The Washington Post


Editorial: Children are dying because of America’s lax gun policies


19 kids are shot every day in the United States


Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

GOP win in Ga. election lifts Trump’s hopes of steadying presidency, agenda

Analysis: Special elections are still painting a good picture for Democrats, overall

Sessions becomes latest Trump official to hire personal attorney


‘Don’t pull it out!’: Police video shows traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile’s death

A valedictorian went rogue in his final speech. His school tried to shut him down.


D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is broadly popular as reelection campaign nears

Killing of Muslim teen stirs questions about hate crime prosecutions


USA Today


Hundreds rally for pregnant mom shot by Seattle police

Insurers make Obamacare deadline decisions, but can still drop out







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