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The National Council of Negro Women is founded in 1935 by famed educator Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.

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

National

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?


Local


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



Philly.com


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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