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Today in Black America - November 13

POSTED: November 13, 2017, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Groundbreaking ceremonies take place for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2006.

The New York Times


After Storm, Signs of a Mental Health Crisis in Puerto Rico
Trump Nominee for Federal Judgeship Has Never Tried a Case
White House Urges Caution on Judging Roy Moore
Silence Lifts in Statehouses as Harassment Scandals Bring Swift Penalties
Gerrymanders Dim Hopes for Democrats Despite Wins
Editorial: The Right Way to Cut Corporate Taxes
N.S.A. Struggles to Recover After Huge Breach of Spying Tools
Blow: Siding With the Enemy
A Rightward Tilt and Big Ratings at Fox News
CO2 Emissions, Flat for Three Years, Are Rising Again


Appeal Offers Hope for Newtown Families in Suit Against Gun Companies

David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

Bronx Charity Founder Wants to Pay Bail for Poor Defendants Nationwide
Cuomo, a Master of the $50,000 Fund-Raiser, Bypasses Small Donors

Nonprofits kepot under fire in Senate GOP tax plan
2nd suspect arrested in brick attack on Penn student
From chaos to calm at one North Philly elementary school

The Detroit Free Press

Democrats: Republican plan a tax shift that will hurt middle class, benefit rich
As a major provider of Head Start departs, hundreds of vulnerable Detroit families brace for change
Kresge, Kellog foundations to invest $50M in early childhood efforts in Detroit

The Star-Ledger

Let justice be done in Passaic County: Probe the prosecutor | Editorial
The 196 N.J. towns that flipped from Christie to Murphy

7 things to know about your next N.J. Assembly speaker
Blunt assessment from climate scientist Robert Kopp: NJ's coastline could disappear quickly | The Star-Ledger
With new member on Menendez jury, deliberations start fresh

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

36,000 suspensions for Ohio third graders and younger could prompt ban on harsh punishments
University Hospitals' Otis Moss Jr. Health Center to prescribe healthy food to the Fairfax community (photos)

Three Cleveland City Council members ousted in Tuesday election

The Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Remembering Mayor Harold Washington's death, 30 years ago

New police oversight agency delays release of reports that find officers at fault
5 injured in city shootings, including 14-year-old boy
Ex-Ald. Fioretti to challenge Preckwinkle following pop tax debacle
Group pushes landmark status for Emmett Till's Woodlawn home, nearby school

The Los Angeles Times

Trump's agenda at stake as sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore turn Alabama race into a tossup

Sparked by #MeToo campaign, sexual assault survivors rally and march in Hollywood
In high-tax California, a vote to scrap deductions could be the kiss of death for endangered House Republicans

The Washington Post

Tough decisions loom for GOP as it moves closer to tax-cut plan
More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes
He has never tried a case, but Trump wants to make him judge for life

Moore seeks to refocus campaign on conservative religious values amid firestorm
Emboldened by Trump, tough-talking sheriffs put some residents on edge
James B. Comey, called a ‘liar’ and ‘leaker’ by Trump, tweets a quote about truth and justice
Perspective: ‘We demand more’: Student leaders across the country challenge political leaders to do more to combat hate
For at-large D.C. Council members, challengers from east of the river
Roy Moore is ‘unfit’ for office, Maryland’s Republican governor says
Tensions flare again over African-American burial ground in Bethesda
Perspective: In a divided nation, left and right educators found common ground

USA Today

Keurig, others pull ads from Fox News' 'Hannity' show over Roy Moore coverage
Army lifts ban on waivers for recruits with history of some mental health issues



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