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James Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, enrolls as the first Black student at the University of Mississippi in 1962.

Today in Black America - August 1

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Today in Black History: Educator and civil rights champion the late Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President of Morehouse College, was born on this date in 1895.

The New York Times


She Went to Jail Because Prosecutors Withheld Evidence

Hardball With Senators Is a Risky Game for New Presidents

It Was a Brief but Volatile Tenure for Scaramucci. Here Are the Highlights.

Prosecutors’ Dilemma: Will Conviction Lead to ‘Life Sentence of Deportation’?

Moving Past Health Care, White House Looks to Tax Reform

What Does It Take to ‘Assimilate’ in America?


Police Fatally Shoot ‘Emotionally Disturbed’ Man Holding Knife in Brooklyn

Upstate County Jails Are Challenged for Sending Juveniles to Solitary

Mayor and City Council Make Deal on Lawyers for Immigrants

Federal Jail in Brooklyn Faces a String of Sexual Assault Cases

Random Havertown killing stuns quiet communities

Temple professor calls 'Confederate' an appeal to the pro-Trump masses

How Brady's blind ambition could kill Obamacare

In Philly, opportunities - and honors - for one immigrant student

The Detroit Free Press

How feds say a Fiat Chrysler company man and a union negotiator teamed up to get rich

Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick coming home to fight prison sentence

Wayne County moves forward with Gilbert's jail proposal - but not a done deal yet

Heidelberg Project chief: City of Detroit hindering growth

Volunteers to spruce up around 15 Detroit public schools

The Star-Ledger

Family of 12-year-old who killed herself to sue school district

How Christie's commission wants to fight opioid addiction

Former State Police head Clinton Pagano dead at 89

Jersey's public schools ranked near the top in the nation

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

ALDI hiring in Cleveland area: Job fair Aug. 2

Councilman Zack Reed raises $57,350 for mayoral bid, but total is dwarfed by Mayor Frank Jackson

Ohio pastor accused of sexually assaulting young girls

The Ohio governor's race in dollars and cents: analysis

Ohio's voter culling practices are legal, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted tells U.S. Supreme Court

The Chicago Tribune

Next move is Rauner's after Senate sends him school funding bill

Confused about what Cook County's soda tax covers? Here's what you need to know

Police video highlights blurred line between excessive force, typical policing in high-crime areas

12 shot, one fatally, in attacks on South, West sides

Emanuel mum on whether he'll raise taxes to close 2018 budget shortfall

The Los Angeles Times

Here's what L.A. gains in return for agreeing to host the 2028 Olympic Games

Analysis: Time will be the ultimate judge on if L.A. made a good deal to take 2028 Olympics

Mother of man killed outside Ladera Heights gym sues Sheriff's Department and county

California's bullet train is likely to face more environmental hurdles after a high court ruling

The Washington Post

Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

The Fix: Trump’s personal lawyer has some explaining to do

Is a president indictable? Why those maddening Founding Fathers failed to tell us.

Perspective: I’m an impeachment lawyer. I’m rooting for Trump’s new attorney. You should, too.

Scaramucci fired from White House role as Kelly flexes muscle as chief of staff

GOP leaders concede it’s time for Senate to move on from health care

An anti-apartheid activist died in police custody in 1971. New testimony points to murder.

Former Ariz. sheriff Joe Arpaio, who took extreme stance on immigration, is convicted of criminal contempt

Finding of possible conflicts in Md. medical pot program sparks call for legislation

Sprint is reportedly seeking a merger with Charter, the nation’s second-biggest cable company

USA Today

We're cooked: Earth's atmosphere to warm by at least another 2 degrees

Sent to prison at 12 for killing, teen is now free

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