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December 11, 2017

Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity opened at Lincoln Center in New York in 1961.

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Today in Black History: Author Richard Wright ("Native Son") is awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal on this date in 1941.

The New York Times


Trump Jr. Won’t Provide Details of Call With Father

Russian Sanctions Would be ‘Ripped Up,’ Flynn Said

G.O.P. Works to Fix Tax Bill Differences as Cost Fears Loom

Economic Scene: Tax Bill Attacks an Old G.O.P. Target: Spending by States

Schumer Joins Senators Calling for Franken to Resign

Gillibrand Retains Her Place at Front of Misconduct Battle

Futures in Jeopardy, ‘Dreamers’ Get Some Big Business Backing

Trump Hails Jerusalem Plan, but Mideast Is Put on Edge

U.N., European Union and Pope Criticize Announcement


WNYC Suspends Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

Black Employees Accuse Fire Department of Discrimination

New York Officials Battle Wage Theft in Construction Industry

A New Push to Expand New York’s Childhood Sex Assault Law

Philly Housing Authority took their homes two years ago. They are still waiting to get paid.

Pa. kids will take fewer tests, later in the year, Wolf announces in Montco

Wolf asks Pa. House members to demote Daryl Metcalfe for antigay talk

Opinion: Meek Mill, Paul Manafort: How the criminal justice system treats black menn differently than white men

The Detroit Free Press

Riley: Rep. Lawrence resisted frenzy to denounce Conyers — and still wants due process

Boy, 3, dies after being shot in the face in Detroit

Coalition recommends coordination between Detroit schools, putting emphasis on reading

WXYZ anchor Malcom Maddox put on leave in wake of sexual harassment allegation

Fired Detroit EMS supervisor who posted racist, anti-Muslim messages wins job back

The Chicago Tribune

CPS watchdog says Claypool should be fired, but Emanuel sticks by his schools chief

Cook County commercial property assessments defy logic, punish taxpayers, enrich lawyers

4 shot in Uptown near Wilson CTA station, Truman College

The Star-Ledger

Nearly a third of N.J. residents don't speak English at home, new Census data shows

More women at N.J. prison allege sexual assaults by guards

Tenured teacher fired for confining special needs students in bathroom

Lesbian sheriff's officer lawsuit: Discrimination, retaliation and racial slurs

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

IRS, FBI and HUD conduct nighttime raid at Cleveland City Hall

University Hospitals increases economic impact in Ohio by $3 billion

Ohio's richest, poorest, most educated cities - new estimates released by Census Bureau

Cleveland police officer under internal investigation after appearing in online video

Kent State University reports death of student

The Los Angeles Times

Section of 101 Freeway closed as powerful winds force new evacuations

Tax breaks for beer, unborn children and lawmakers are among goodies in Republican bill

Opinion: Disenfranchised because of voter ID bureaucracy? VoteRiders and Kathleen Unger can help

The Washington Post

Franken set to discuss his future in Senate as fellow Democrats demand his resignation

GOP steps up criticism of Mueller, FBI as Russia probe intensifies

After cutting taxes, Trump looks to localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

Ryan says Republicans to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending to ‘tackle the debt’

‘This will be bad’: Clashes erupt in West Bank after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

They bragged about their 1983 ‘heinous’ racial killing for years, prosecutors say

A viewer called Atlanta news anchor Sharon Reed the n-word. She responded on air.

Pathologist of ‘Concussion’ fame accuses Calif. sheriff of mutilating corpses, meddling with investigations

Bankrupt Toys R Us can pay executives millions of dollars in bonuses, judge rules

Race where Republican leads by 10 votes instrumental to deciding Va. politics’ fate

Prince George’s school board member wants deeper probe of alleged grade tampering

Frosh endorses Baker in his bid for Maryland governor

USA Today

Editorial Board: Rex Tillerson must go

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