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In 1787 delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed to count slaves as "three-fifths" of a person for political representation.

Today in Black America - December 27

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Today in Black History: Dr. Charles Drew creates a pioneering blood bank in NYC in 1941. Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination).

The New York Times


G.O.P. Attacks on Obamacare Expand Role of Government

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

Tied Virginia Race Undergoes Yet Another Twist

Cities Sue Over Pentagon’s Failure to Report Crimes to Gun Database

Opinion: The Gun Lobby Is Hindering Suicide Prevention

Editorial: There Is Common Ground on Guns

‘We’re Competing Against Everybody Just Like You’: Voices on Manufacturing in Mexico


Cash Might Be King, but They Don’t Care

Newark Schools Chief Resigns Early to Ease Transition to Local Control

Temple confronts student opiod deaths

Bitcoin's boom is a boon for extremist groups

Cherry Hill Mall disturbances by juveniles leads to arrests

The Detroit Free Press

Lawsuit: Detroit's parking tickets and late fines are a ripoff — and illegal

Ex-MSP trooper charged with murder in death of Detroit boy being chased on ATV

Kym Worthy announces charges in cases involving police officers

Grandma gets 12 years for cocaine smuggling

The Star-Ledger

'Amazing' impact: Newly-minted Rhodes Scholar promises to return home

Why everyone in New Jersey might not be counted in the 2020 Census

The Women's March is happening again in N.J. in 2018. Here are the details

The Chicago Tribune

Alliances, conflict and ‘vicious’ damage: How rifles are changing the way Chicago gangs operate

Cabbie found slain was 'one of our greatest friends' in Somali community

Chicago sees nearly $1 million drop in Divvy income following expansion into South, West sides

Change in property tax deduction affects thousands in Naperville

What happens next with the Republican tax plan, month by month

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ranking every Ohio city, county for median home value - Census Snapshot

Where languages other than English are spoken at home: ranking every Ohio city, county - Census Snapshot

Cleveland police officer's son stabs man in front of father after botched marijuana deal, police say

The Washington Post

Extremists turned to bitcoin to try to evade increased scrutiny. They found profit.

Justice Department faulted for ‘systemic’ mishandling of sex harassment complaints

Mississippi Senate race could be the next front of the intraparty battle in the GOP

Democrats build case against tax plan but don’t call for its repeal

Sen. Hatch said it was an honor to be ‘Utahn of the Year.’ It wasn’t.

Name-drawing in tied Va. House race delayed after Democrat announces court challenge

Marcus Raskin, think tank founder who helped shape liberal ideas, dies at 83

White nationalists built a memorial for the white woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis policeman

A swastika was mowed into a field. Was it part of a chain of events that led to murder?

30,000 applicants, one flagship: How to decide who gets into a major public university?

The Los Angeles Times

Regulators warned against housing near freeways due to health risks. Now they're warming to it.

Preservation groups buy 17-acre property in Laurel Canyon for $1.6 million

How much will cities profit from California's marijuana legalization? We'll soon find out

USA Today

'That I am alive today is a miracle': Nigerian schoolgirl describes capture by Boko Haram

Singer says she filed sex assault complaint against former Trump aide Corey Lewandowski

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