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Today in Black America - November 14

POSTED: November 14, 2017, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute, dies at age 59 in Tuskegee in 1915.

The New York Times


Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

Moore Faces Fifth Accuser; McConnell Asks Him to Quit

Past Scandals Show McConnell Is Willing to Take Tough Line
Congress Struggles With Harassment as Stories Pile Up
Appeals Court Partly Reinstates New Travel Ban

Justice Dept. to Weigh Inquiry Into Clinton Foundation
What to Watch for as Sessions Testifies on Russia Contacts
Veterans Claiming Disability Pay Face Wall of Denials and Delays
Jeers Greet Trump Team’s Coal Pitch at U.N. Climate Talks


Cuomo, a Master of the $50,000 Fund-Raiser, Bypasses Small Donors

Cornell Student Accused in Attack Is Charged With a Hate Crime

Jurors Say They Cannot Reach Verdict in Menendez Trial

Black Lives Matters activist arrested during Center City protest
By day, an anti-violence activist. By night, a gang member. How a cop pursued him.
Supporters of imprisoned Meek Mill rally outisde courthouse
Will Krasner and Rhynhart usher in new blood for Philly Democrats?

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit Council takes up land for $520M jail
Battler for wrongly convicted will join Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
Detroit police chief embarrassed after cops from neighboring precints trade punches

The Star-Ledger

There's going to be a Barbie who wears a hijab -- and an N.J. Olympian inspired her

Menendez jurors say they are deadlocked; will resume deliberations Tuesday

College student, 20, wins close Jersey City school board race
Police seek 5 people in racist Hoboken mayoral flier case
Murphy slams Trump-backed House Republican tax plan as a 'sham' that will hurt N.J.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

After several delays, Cleveland nearly finished training its police officers on new use-of-force policies
Kevin Kelley again chosen as president of Cleveland City Council
BOUNCE, Akron's center for innovation, awarded $2 million for renovation
Senate tax debate begins with Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown already taking different views
Ohio Senate Democrats' chief of staff abruptly leaves job after allegations of "inappropriate conduct"

The Chicago Tribune

175 years ago today, Chicago auctioned off a black man

After pop tax loss, Preckwinkle headed for fight over budget cuts to sheriff, chief judge

How Preckwinkle's pop tax backfired
Dahleen Glanton: City officials should listen to young people in debate over new police academy

'No worse fate than failure': How pressure to keep up is overwhelming students in elite districts

The Los Angeles Times

In high-tax California, a vote to scrap deductions could be the kiss of death for endangered House Republicans
California clears the way for testing of fully driverless cars. Local, federal interests have concerns.
All sexual harassment investigations in California state Senate to be sent to outside attorneys

The Washington Post

Pressure grows for Moore to leave Senate race as fifth accuser comes forward
New accuser says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16

Some Alabama evangelicals see Moore as a man of Christian values. Others are torn.

Puerto Rico’s bankrupt utility agreed to pay Whitefish Energy double what its subcontractor was charging
President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days
Perspective: Trump sounds ignorant of history. But racist ideas often masquerade as ignorance.
That judicial nominee who’s never tried a case also failed to disclose that his wife works for the White House
Analysis: Could a surge of support from women flip the House to the Democrats in 2018?

Civil rights attorney D. Michael Lyles seeks top prosecutor job in Pr. George’s
NAACP legal fund files lawsuit over voter instructions in key Va. House race
GOP tax ‘cuts’ would be tax hikes for some D.C. families, officials say
Montgomery County’s $15 minimum wage bill signed into law
Candidate for Md. governor proposes agency to clamp down on sexual assault, harassment

USA Today

New health guidelines say you might have high blood pressure
Woman says Roy Moore attacked her in a car when she was 16

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