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February 20, 2019

Military leader Idi Amin overthrows the Obote government and becomes the president and ruler of Uganda on this date in 1971.

Today in Black America - January 10

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Today in Black History: Famed scientist Dr. George Washington Carver is born in 1864.

The New York Times


Judges Strike Down North Carolina’s Congressional Map

DACA Immigration Protections Must Continue for Now, Judge Says

Trump Says He Is Open to Sweeping Deal on Immigration

Feinstein Releases Transcript of Dossier Firm’s Testimony

Named in Dossier, Trump’s Lawyer Files Two Lawsuits

Bannon Is Leaving Breitbart After His Break With Trump

EDITORIAL: Unrest Shows the Iran Nuclear Deal’s Value, Not Its Danger

Arpaio, Ex-Sheriff Pardoned by Trump, Will Run for Senate

Toyota and Mazda Are Said to Pick Alabama for $1.6 Billion Plant


Mourning Erica Garner: ‘When Her Father Died, an Activist Was Born’

Christie Gives a Boastful Final State of the State Address

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

Shake-Up in Hierarchy of the New York Police Department

New York Police Union Sues to Stop Release of Body Camera Videos

Some Prosecutors Stop Asking for Bail in Minor Cases


Meet your brand-new Legislature, Jersey

Judge rules on N.J. voter intimidation case that curbed Republicans across the U.S.

Phil Murphy taps yet another Obama official for cabinet with labor department pick

This fight between politicians could be N.J.'s nastiest of 2018

Penn State frat hit by judge's statewide ban in hazing case

New DA Krasner on ousters: 'The coach gets to pick the team'

If more Philly kids eat free breakfast, will achievement rise? The school says yes.

4 congressmen demand action on Philly's worst-in-nation disbaility benefits backlog

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Fired Cleveland cop Timothy Loehmann, who shot Tamir Rice, set for arbitration

Ohio rec basketball league boots team because of racist jerseys

More than 200 people indicted in 2017 on federal gun charges in Northeast Ohio, prosecutors say

Renewed calls for reforms at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center after Monday-night brawl

Inmates involved Cleveland Juvenile Detention Center brawl are accused of killing 12-year-old boy

U.S. attorney for northern Ohio says Sessions' memo won't change how he handles marijuana cases

The Chicago Tribune

39,000 homicides: Retracing 60 years of murder in Chicago

EDITORIALS: A lower black jobless rate. Somebody tell Illinois.

One of Emanuel's harshest critics creates campaign fund for 2019 mayoral run

Ethics board fines Cook County assessor $41,000 over political donations from lawyers

Cook County assessor candidate Kaegi overcomes challenge to his bid to run against Berrios

The Detroit Free Press

Feds: Lock up Chuck Rizzo; he tampered with a witness

Economists project continued slow, steady growth for Michigan economy

Former Detroit Schools CFO Marios Demetriou fires back over district's claims

Zeta Beta Tau revokes charter of U-M chapter over hazing

The Los Angeles Times

Federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocks Trump's decision to end DACA program

California, other states seek to sidestep key provision of GOP tax overhaul

Parents agonize over their kids' health as funding for children's insurance program remains in doubt

At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows and freeway closures across Southern California

Tom Steyer on impeachment and 2020: 'If we don’t win on Nov. 6, 2018, we’re screwed'

The Washington Post

Judge says protections for ‘dreamers’ must remain for now

Analysis: It’s Trump vs. Trump, again, as judge cites tweets in DACA ruling

With DACA in the balance, Democrats ponder whether to force a shutdown

The Fix Analysis: ‘Not a fabrication’: Six times the firm behind the Russia dossier contradicted Trump’s claims

Federal court voids North Carolina’s GOP-drawn congressional map for partisan gerrymandering

‘Mitt-ism’ vs. ‘Trumpism’: Romney’s return to national stage flares GOP divide

Trump administration does abrupt about-face, says no oil drilling off Florida coast

Analysis: President Trump has made more than 2,000 false or misleading claims over 355 days

Ralph Northam assembles a majority-female cabinet, a first for Virginia

D.C. Council unanimously backs public campaign finance program

Pepco, Washington Gas say they’ll reduce rates to pass federal tax savings to customers

Ethics committee to review case of Maryland lawmaker accused of helping a fake business for bribes.

USA Today

Exclusive: Wahlberg got $1.5M for 'All the Money' reshoot, Williams paid less than $1,000

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