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Today in Black America - January 12

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Today in Black History: James Farmer, civil rights activist, and founder of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), was born on this date in 1920

The New York Times


Trump’s Vulgar Immigration Remarks Alarm Lawmakers

Outrage From Norway to Haiti

EDITORIAL: The Trump Plan to Hurt the Poor by Pretending to Help Them

Kasich and Bush: A Bad Idea on Immigration

White House Backs States on Requiring Work for Medicaid

Can Requiring People to Work Make Them Healthier?

Is Partisan Gerrymandering Legal? Courts Are Divided.

Walmart Raised Wages. Then It Closed 63 Stores.

Black Colleges Swept Up in For-Profit Crackdown Find Relief From DeVos

Atlanta Faces Call to Overhaul a Bail System That Jails the Poor

Baltimore Hospital Patient Discharged at Bus Stop, Stumbling and Cold


Council Speaker Calls Police Response ‘Out of Control’

Opioid Addiction Knows No Color, but Its Treatment Does

Why Prisoners Can Choose Cheetos, but Not Chaucer

Number of Students Taking the SAT Jumped by More Than Half, City Says

Investigate an Accused Ally? New York Senate’s Republican Leader Says No

Change-driven DA Krasner hires 83-year-old retired judge as top deputy

A 24-year quest for exoneration will test Krasner's conviction-review unit

New City Controller Rhynhart lets go of 10 staffers, wants more gone

Could Mayor Kenney's labor aide oust longtime Dem party boss Bob Brady from Congress

Armstrong: Shame on Quakertown school district for canceling King holiday

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit district, charter school battle over closed school building

Ilitches can maximize parking money thanks to favorable city ruling on LCA lot designs

Mich. House leader open to compensating victims of unemployment errors

The Star-Ledger

He empowered Newark parents to fight for their children's education | Carter

You should know this about property taxes and Trump tax law before filing N.J. return

Federal officials to announce cause of fatal Hoboken train crash next month

'American Gangster' prosecutor avoids prison time in tax case

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Judge expected to decide on release of transcripts of racist audiotapes in Pilot Flying J fraud trial

Commissions, bonuses drove the Pilot Flying J scandal, prosecutors say

Judge rejects prosecutor's request to hike bond for men charged in Cleveland gun battle

Fact-checking ourselves, and Mayor Frank Jackson: George Rodrigue

The Chicago Tribune

Trump's 'shithole' remark is the latest in long string of racial provocations

Editorial: Trump owes the country an apology

Huppke: Your response to Trump’s racist ‘shithole’ comment will be remembered

Aldermen get their chance to blast CPS special education cuts

7 wounded, including 15-year-old boy, 2 killed in Chicago shootings

FBI expert concluded Chicago cop's shooting staged to appear as a suicide

The Los Angeles Times

EDITORIAL: Trump is a liar, but his 'shithole' remark shows he's often scariest when he says what he truly believes

Trump expected to keep Iran nuclear deal intact but add unrelated sanctions on Tehran

The same elements that made the Thomas fire such a monster also created deadly debris flows

The Washington Post

‘Like throwing gasoline to the fire’: Trump’s explosive remark roils immigration debate

Incendiary comments draw swift condemnation globally

‘This is CNN Tonight. I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist.’

The president gives another gift to lawyers challenging his immigration orders

State Dept. distances itself from ambassador’s anti-Muslim comments but declines to call them inaccurate

Trump ‘cancels’ London visit to dedicate U.S. Embassy, citing ‘bad deal’ to relocate building

Trump blames ‘bad deal,’ but Brits think they scared him away

Education Dept. awards debt collection contract to company with ties to DeVos

D.C. high school students plan and attend civil rights summit

House votes to override Hogan’s sick-leave veto; showdown now moves to Senate

Public hospital officials privately drafted plan to shut nursery and delivery rooms

Students ‘horrified’ about coach with white nationalist ties, school says

USA Today

'Divisive,' 'elitist,' 'racist': Reactions to Trump's immigration comments

Trump calls off trip to London, blaming Obama for Bush embassy decision

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