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Today in Black America - June 22

POSTED: June 22, 2017, 10:30 am

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Today in Black History: Stellar television journalist, the late Ed Bradley, graduate of Cheyney State University, was born on this date in 1941 in Philadelphia.

The New York Times


95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Worldwide

Milwaukee Officer Is Acquitted in Killing of Sylville Smith

Democrats Take Stock: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’

Trump Turns Iowa Rally Into Extended Venting Session

Canada’s Plan for Managing Trump: Go Around Him

Obama Officials Delayed Revealing Russian Hacking

Health Insurers Speak Out

Examining Mitch McConnell’s Claims on Health Care Overhaul

A Census Time Machine: Sioux Falls Is the Past, Staten Island the Present, Las Vegas the Future


Stalemate in Albany May End de Blasio’s Control of City Schools

New York Lawmakers Push Bills Across Finish Line as Session Ends

De Blasio's Plan to Close Rikers Island

De Blasio to Unveil Plan for Rikers While Warning It ‘Will Not Be Easy’

Opinion: Let's take a closer look at that Brewerytown clash

PHA breaks ground on $45M N. Philly headquarters

At DA Seth Williams' trial, prosecutors zero in on alleged theft from mother

Days from the deadline, budget indecision in Pa.

The Detroit Free Press

FBI investigates Flint airport attack as 'act of terror'; suspect yelled 'Allahu Akbar'

Opponents of public funding for arena asking Detroit school board to join fight

Stalemate could stall 114 recreational development projects in Michigan

Detroit Water Commissioners approve 1.7% rate hike, lowest in years

The Star-Ledger

Councilman caught in video rant targeted in recall, report says

Ex-teacher convicted of sexting student loses teaching license

The 42 N.J. high schools with the best ACT scores

Legislature is better when leadership reflects state's diversity | Opinion

N.J. Democrats at odds over proposed budget deal with Christie

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Medicaid is a sacred promise to the least of us: Gregory V. Palmer

Don't take away the Medicaid lifeline that protects our children's health coverage: Jennifer Kusma (Opinion)

The Dan Gilbert effect - on the Cavs and the Cleveland mayor's race: Brent Larkin

Ohio superintendent accused of sexually abusing child

The Chicago Tribune

Black exodus accelerates in Cook County, census shows

COMMENTARY: A crumbling, dangerous South Side creates exodus of black Chicagoans

'Chuy' Garcia seeks answers from Assessor Berrios on unfair property tax assessments

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. County foster care agency botched many more payments than initially reported

An LAPD officer needs a bone marrow transplant. His ethnicity limits his chances of getting one

What housing crisis? Last-minute bill would let wealthy Marin County limit home building

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy fatally shoots person in Palmdale

The Washington Post

A looming deadline on Trump tapes has lawmakers thinking subpoena

The 55 things the White House has promised to get back to us on

Here’s what it would take to flip the House to the Democrats

Senate Republicans to unveil health-care bill as GOP struggles to advance its vision

Here’s what we know is in the Senate proposal so far

Democrats reel from another special-election loss, and some point fingers at Pelosi

Back in campaign mode, Trump hits on immigration and a border wall

Teens are using contraception more and having less sex, CDC reports

Can a change of titles make DC seem more stately? Ask Gov. Bowser.

Fairfax schools brace for bigger class sizes, new student fees amid budget woes

Rushern Baker, leader of Prince George’s, to run for Md. governor in 2018

USA Today

Nine questions we have about the Senate health care bill

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