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

Today in Black America - February 1

POSTED: February 01, 2018, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Four North Carolina A&T students stage a sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960
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The New York Times


Global


After Years of Drought, Cape Town Is Close to ‘Day Zero’ of No Water

BOOKS OF THE TIMES: ‘Rise and Kill First’ Sheds Light on Israel’s Hidden Killings

Britain’s Model for Outsourcing May Be Cracking


National


Special Counsel Zeros In on a Trump Tower Cover Story


About 25% of Trump’s Re-election Spending Continues to Go to Lawyers


F.B.I. Chief Clashes With Trump Over G.O.P. Memo


Instead of Bridging Immigration Gap, Trump Widens It

Krugman: Worse Than Willie Horton


6,900 Syrians Win Permission to Stay in the U.S., for Now

Trump’s $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is Light on the Details

E.P.A. Blocks Obama-Era Clean Water Rule

1 Dead in Amtrak Crash; Lawmakers Are Mostly Unhurt



Local


Justice Dept. Moves to Dismiss Charges Against Menendez

$82 Million Plan for New Boilers at New York Housing Projects

De Blasio, a Pro-Labor Mayor, Is Sued Over Bargaining Tactics

Chirlane McCray to Lead Effort to Help Female Inmates at Rikers


Philly.com

Who were the black soldiers of the Revolutionary War?

Pa. paid at least $3.2M to settle sex harassment claims against state workers

Flu cases up sharply in the region; Pa records 18 more flu deaths

Trump's talk on infrastructure leaves big questions for Pennsylvania, N.J. projects

Sen. Scarnati refuses Pa. Supreme Court order to turn over map data in gerrymander case


The Detroit Free Press


University of Michigan pours billions into funds run by contributors’ firms

Detroit schools seek out master teachers to help improve schools

Feds: Apartment managers extorted homeless Detroit women for cash


Craig Fahle resigns as spokesman for Detroit Land Bank

Civil rights lawyer who bankrupted KKK gets hero's welcome in Detroit



The Star-Ledger

Menendez stronger after charges dropped, but he still faces Senate ethics probe

Abrupt closure of 3 Sam's Club stores in N.J. cost more than 500 jobs

N.J. flu outbreak: All 21 counties ranked by how hard they've been hit


Murphy could be hedging on his vow to end state takeover of Atlantic City


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


No deal on gerrymandering fix from Ohio legislature after another day of talks

PAC raised nearly $300,000 from 11 Cleveland movers and shakers to support Mayor Frank Jackson's re-election

Ohio Supreme Court rules against Cleveland's efforts at local gun control

First Year Cleveland, county programs to receive another $3M in Medicaid funding to combat infant mortality


Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor reminds judges that courts are not ATMs


The Chicago Tribune

Study on Cook County property tax system still not released as primary for Assessor Berrios approaches


Rauner tries to reframe with economic message, opponents say he's rewriting history

Chicago cops stripped of powers as FBI probes ripoffs of drug dealers, sources say

4 killed, 8 others wounded in Chicago shootings, including 11-year-old boy

Foxx recalls blatant sex harassment in Cook County justice system, including predecessor Alvarez’s office


The Los Angeles Times

Schiff accuses Nunes of making secret changes to classified memo before White House review

Here's why L.A.'s homelessness crisis has been decades in the making


New California legislation would make it easier to build projects that meet climate goals. But environmentalists don't like it

Gavin Newsom continues to dominate fundraising in California governor's race

Interest groups spent record $339 million on lobbying California state government in 2017


The Washington Post

Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict

What we know about the warrant at the heart of dispute


FBI’s pushback on GOP memo could land its director in Trump’s crosshairs


Schiff: Rep. Nunes’s memo crosses a dangerous line


President’s appeal for unity faces a reality check at GOP retreat

Federal government on track to be out of money sooner than expected because of new tax law


Carson’s family participated in HUD events despite warnings from department lawyers

‘Eerily familiar’: For GOP, deadly train wreck brings a chilling reminder of baseball field shooting

Nashville mayor admits to affair with head of her security detail


Parroting Trump: Ill. GOP official resigns after calling East St. Louis a certain vulgar name


University of Iowa wants to drop Steve Wynn’s name from institute amid sexual misconduct allegations

Gov. Hogan’s State of the State speech lays groundwork for 2018 campaign

Md. lawmaker proposes ‘Jared Kushner Act’ to protect delinquent tenants

Their job was to take guns off Baltimore streets. They admitted stealing drugs and cash instead.


Candidates for Prince George’s County executive attack Baker on schools


USA Today

Rep. Schiff: Nunes gave the White House a secretly altered memo

House Republicans are retiring in droves. What's pushing them out?

Trump painted a dark picture of immigrants, despite the facts










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