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Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

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Today in Black History: Republic of Zambia, a former British colony, in southern Africa gains its independence in 1964 with Kenneth Kaunda as its first president.

The New York Times


End of Apartheid in South Africa? Not in Economic Terms

Black Executives Seek Unity in Their Political Influence

Cub Scout Is Exiled After Pressing Legislator on Guns and Race

Still Waiting for FEMA in Texas and Florida After Hurricanes

EDITORIAL: Honor the Truth, John Kelly

U.S. Troops Ambushed in Niger Waited an Hour to Call for Help

Trump Opposes 401(k) Change, Roiling Debate Over Tax Bill

238 Areas Bid to Be Home of Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters

Congressional Auditor Urges Action to Address Climate Change

Editorial: The Little Guys Win One on Payday Loans


Scrambling to Fix the Subway: Slow Progress, but Much Work Remains

City College Delays Appointing President After Leaders’ Criticism

Dueling Motives in Shooting by Officer: Murder, or Trained Response?

Jon Lester, Convicted in Howard Beach Race Attack, Dies at 48

'Me Too' movemnet can't end with a hashtag, its founder says

On report card day, Philly superintendent gets good marks, and a raise

Students miss school after Pa. teacher posts 'I'm buying a gun'

Editorial: How racist incidents at local schools taught a positive lesson

The Detroit Free Press

Eastern Michigan U. racist graffiti: Ex-student charged, did it for 'self-serving' reasons

Flint City Council wants more time to choose water source

The Star-Ledger

Christie in 2024? Nah, he's not running for anything ever again. But you never know ...

The video that helped sink a superintendent

School owner who stole $2.8M from veterans program gets 2 years in prison

Hundreds of new homes in N.J. were built with toxic chemical

N.J. magazine cancels all-male 'women's empowerment' panel following backlash

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hey, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and County Executive Armond Budish, tell us what you offered Amazon! Editorial

University of Akron student pleads guilty in stabbing death of roommate over fast food, prosecutors say

Do you want to lose this tax deduction? Will your congressman or congresswoman fight it?

The Chicago Tribune

Armed with intelligence from Cook County Jail, sheriff's officers patrol South Side, bolster community engagement

Illinois lawmakers scheduled to consider assault weapons ban today

Cook County officials spar over budget cuts in wake of pop tax repeal

WATCHDOG: Child deaths spike after DCFS privatizes program to keep kids with their families

ROBERT REED: Outcry against Sinclair-Tribune Media merger should prompt feds to kill the deal

The Los Angeles Times

After Nevada hosts a gun show, California sees sharp rise in gun-related injuries and deaths

GOP would rather see student borrowers get screwed than let consumer agency do its job

Ex-L.A. County sheriff's deputy given home detention for lying about beating a jail visitor

California Senate hires lawyers and a consultant to examine sexual harassment allegations

The Washington Post

Caught in a deadly ambush, U.S. troops in Niger were on their own far longer than originally thought

Today’s WorldView: Ambush shines light on U.S. deployments in African countries

Here are the four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger

How an Ivy got less preppy: Princeton draws surge of students from modest means

Iowa abandons attempt to jettison Affordable Care Act rules

The U.S. is now one of just two nations rejecting the Paris climate deal

Crossbow-wielding 13-year-old shoots arrow through 10-year-old, killing him, wounding his brother

Swastika spray-painted on school sign in Prince William County

Gillespie goes after Northam with TV ad on felon rights restoration

Hogan signs order opposing BDS, bars state business with companies that boycott Israel

USA Today

Father who punished Texas girl over glass of milk arrested day after police find body

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