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Today in Black America - September 12

POSTED: September 12, 2017, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes the first Black woman astronaut on a space mission in the history of the U.S. space program in 1992.

The New York Times


Flooding and Power Failures May Plague State for Weeks

Paradise Gets a Ransacking in the Florida Keys

In a U.S. Territory, Some Feel Forgotten in Relief Effort

Testing Shows Toxins in Houston’s Floodwaters

Trump Aimed to Cut Health Research, but Congress Adds Funds

$475,000 Price Tag of Gene Therapy Is Expected to Be Norm

Justice Kennedy’s Order Temporarily Leaves in Place Trump Travel Ban on Refugees

How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats

Gunman Kills 8 at Cookout at Suburban Dallas Home


U.S. Seeks Decades in Prison for Ex-Rikers Guard in Fatal Beating

Robert Menendez Personally Lobbied for Visas, Former Aide Testifies

Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate and Improve New York Schools

Who speaks for Black Lives Matter?

Clout: Black Lives Matter, front and center. for Krasner's DA campaign

Philly raising money to help DACA recipients renew status

Students tell of death threats, racial epithets at Chesco school


Christie tears into ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon

Tourist visas for doctor's girlfriends not improper, ex-Menendez staffer says

Menendez lobbied for tourist visas for women, former aide testifies

Every N.J. lawmaker in Washington just agreed on this

N.J. trooper admits sharing 'intimate photos' of women he pulled over

The Detroit Free Press

AG Bill Schuette expected to make bid for governor official today

U.S Rep. Dave Trott to leave Congress

City Year Detroit kickoff gets big boost from Dan Gilbert's company

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Akron touts infrastructure improvements, including roads that talk to cars

Former Cleveland Mayor Mike White awarded Heritage Medal

Mom, daughters charged in Cleveland home invasion shootout

Cleveland vows to cut backlog of investigations into citizen complaints against police in half by year's end

The Chicago Tribune

Investigation of woman, 19, found dead in Rosemont hotel freezer turns to viral Facebook video

Rauner's education secretary to leave administration just weeks after governor signed education bill

Bloomberg to spend 'whatever it takes' to re-elect Cook County soda tax backers

Blagojevich, unrepentant but bruised, reflects on prison life

The Los Angeles Times

Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

Judge bars public from trial over Homeland Security contract for device to detect bioterrorism

Janet Napolitano: Why I'm suing the Trump administration over DACA

Villaraigosa craves a return to the spotlight, fights odds in run for California governor

High school students are graduating, but are they ready for what's next?

The Washington Post

Irma leaves much of Florida in the dark

Why Irma wasn’t far worse — and how close things came to catastrophe

Congress may let storm victims tap retirement plans

Schools reopen in Houston after Harvey

Trump’s legal team debated whether Kushner should leave the White House

Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner

Republican Sen. Bob Corker weighing retirement, while another House Republican calls it quits

Analysis: This is why Charlie Dent and other moderates are disappearing from Congress

Perspective: It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders

Video shows a police officer taking cash from a hot dog vendor’s wallet while issuing a citation

Milbank: The NRA’s idea of recreation: Assault rifles, armor-piercing bullets and silencers

College Park decides Tuesday whether to allow noncitizens to vote

Billionaire Tom Steyer’s PAC donates $1 million to help Virginia immigrant groups mobilize for November election

University of Virginia ill-prepared for torch-bearing marchers, report finds

USA Today

DOJ prosecutors agree Arpaio case should be tossed after Trump pardon

Chicago teen found dead in hotel freezer: What we know now

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