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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: Sammy Davis, Jr, groundbreaking entertainer, and star of stage, screen and recording artist, born on this day in 1925.

The New York Times


Franken Offers Resignation, and a Parting Shot at Trump

House Republican Trent Franks Resigns

Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

Did Trump Kill Off a Two-State Solution?Palestinians Say Yes

Nearly Every Former U.S. Envoy to Israel Disagrees With Trump’s Decision

Trump’s New York Buddies Have Some Issues With Tax Bill

Renewable Energy Is Surging. The Tax Bill Could Limit It.

Another Strong U.S. Jobs Report, 8 Years Into the Recovery

Texas Prisons Ban 10,000 Books. No ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ for Inmates.

Opinion: Should Medicine Discard Race?


New York City Promised Jobs for 400 Teachers. So Far, It’s Placed 41.

If the G.O.P. Tax Plan Hurts You, Congressmen Say It’s Your State’s Fault

Rep. John Lewis: Trump is an 'insult' to civil rights event

Inside the gerrymandering data top Pa. Republicans fought to keep private

Grad students say GOP provision will tax them out of school

Auditor General: Hands-off Parking Authority allowed Fenerty to reign as 'tyrant'

Former Bordentown Twp. police chief indicted, accused of lying to FBI in racial case

The Star-Ledger

Dashcam video shows cop kicking handcuffed suspect in head

See the rise of non-English speaking residents in your town

Political power player to seek 5th term

Newark residents land jobs to change their future | Carter

Ex police chief accused of assault, using racial slurs indicted

The Detroit Free Press

State suspected 'bid rigging' in Detroit demolition program; now says it didn't happen

'Homeless' lawyer camps out in shack on East Jefferson in bid to help clients

The Chicago Tribune

As shootings and homicides drop in Englewood, a new optimism grows

CPS inspector general says CEO Forrest Claypool 'repeatedly lied' during ethics investigation

EDITORIALS: Forrest Claypool’s self-inflicted wound

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Third Frontier awards $1.9 million to Cuyahoga County businesses, institutions to combat opioid epidemic

Former Pilot Flying J president made racial remarks about Browns, Cleveland, judge says

Federal agents seized documents from Cleveland City Hall relating to company owned by city worker

Cleveland's 'Fannie Lewis' local-hiring law upheld by appellate court

Cuyahoga County judge strikes down law restricting cities' right to set minimum wage, limit cell equipment

The Washington Post

Trump’s planned visit to civil rights museum stirs anger among some blacks in Mississippi

Retropolis: In Mississippi, a racist’s rifle tells a chilling story. But will Trump overshadow it?

Democrats’ move against Franken seen as a moral and political calculation

Rep. Franks, who asked aides to be surrogate mothers, to resign

‘We are nowhere near the end of this’: Wildfires continue to grow in Southern California

The latest version of Trump’s travel ban goes before an appeals court in Virginia

The Daily 202: Democrats struggling to activate black voters in the Alabama Senate race

Trump’s richest friends are asking for changes to the GOP tax plan, and he’s listening

Democrats ask federal judge for new election in tainted Va. House race

Jackie Jeter is still Metro union president

The Los Angeles Times

Liberal group wades into primary fights early, endorses challengers in four GOP-held districts

Californians might retain a state and local income tax deduction — but with limits

Inside a secret 2014 list of hundreds of L.A. deputies with histories of misconduct

USA Today

Opinion: Roy Moore is the last straw, you can now call me a Democrat

Congress reels as two lawmakers resign Thursday over sexual misconduct

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