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

Today in Black America - July 18

POSTED: July 18, 2017, 9:30 am

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Today in Black America: Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood of the African American Episcopal Zion Church, a fierce civil rights advocate, was born in 1897 in Boston.

The New York Times

National


New Defections Signal End for Health Bill

G.O.P. Relearns Lesson: Benefits Are Hard to Take Back


EDITORIAL: Obstructionists Are Obstructing Themselves


Brooks: Getting Radical About Inequality

A Battle Begins as Republicans Look to Pass a Budget


Ex-Officer Indicted in Killing of Black Teenager in Texas


After Grisly Killings in Pennsylvania, a Quick Deal to Spare Execution


Family Asks: Why Did Minneapolis Police Kill Australian 911 Caller?


Defendants Can’t Be Jailed Solely Because of Inability to Post Bail, Judge Says


Bathroom Bill Tests Clout of Rare Moderate in Increasingly Conservative Texas



Local


De Blasio Keeps Fund-Raising Lead, but a Republican Makes Some Gains


Man Who Pushed Passenger to His Death on Subway Tracks Is Acquitted


Subway Track Fire Sends 9 to Hospital and Snarls Morning Commute

A Daytime Dance Party That Celebrates Black Diversity


Philly.com


A contraband phone and Instagram helped former inmate, Wallo267, build his community

Pa. Senate back in Capitol - but no budget deal yet


Interim DA candidate Abraham fires back at NAACP head

Beverage industry appeals to Pa. Supreme Court



The Star-Ledger


Funeral set for slain 11-year-old Keansburg girl Abbie Smith

Trump dumped Christie after cussing him out over this on election night, book claims


Christie reigns as least-popular governor in U.S. in latest poll

Towns where property taxes hurt the most in each of N.J.'s 21 counties


No-show NJ Transit engineers force rush hour train cancellations


The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Economic Club told that 1967 issues aren't resolved yet even now


Group seeks Michigan ballot proposal to end gerrymandering


Problem cops: Free Press investigation sparks discussion


Detroit Land Bank appoints new director


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Easing of Ohio high school graduation rules is now law - but questions remain

Greater Cleveland preparing to seek "Common Ground" on July 30

'Enormous' slate of candidates for city council: Ohio Politics Roundup

2 Miami University student workers among 3 accused of rape, reports say


The Chicago Tribune


Racist emails show Chicago official joked about 'safari' tour to see violence in black neighborhoods

Rauner 'body man' fired after racially insensitive, homophobic tweets surface


Cook County property tax system helped wealthy homeowners at others’ expense


Berrios forced to play defense as county property valuations scrutinized

4 killed, 9 hurt in city shootings



The Los Angeles Times

California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change


Former USC medical school dean no longer seeing patients; Pasadena police discipline officer

4 LAPD gang officers injured after patrol cars collide in South L.A. parking lot


The Washington Post

President predicts party will let ACA markets fail, then rewrite law


McConnell’s new last-gasp effort to repeal Obamacare appears certain to fail

Analysis: Why is McConnell still calling for a health-care vote?


House GOP budget plan ties major spending cuts to tax rewrite

Kushner had to update his disclosure of foreign contacts three times. Does that put him in legal jeopardy?

The Fix: 6 defenses of Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting — each less credible than the last

After Minneapolis officer in police shooting is named, Somali community braces for backlash

It’s past time for South Carolina to provide adequate schools for all


Some D.C. high schools are reporting only a fraction of suspensions


Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s treasury secretary, is hurtling toward his first fiasco

Transgender candidate far outpaces incumbent Va. delegate in fundraising, reports show

Baltimore prosecutor reaches out to youths amid violence

Isiah Leggett’s signature plan for Shady Grove is less lucrative than promised


USA Today


Australian woman's death at hands of police called homicide






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