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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

The New York Times


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


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


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

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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