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Today in Black America - March 5

POSTED: March 05, 2018, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Crispus Attucks is killed in the Boston Massacre in 1770, becoming the first casualty of the American Revolution.

The New York Times


Russian Threat on Two Fronts Meets Strategic Void in the U.S.

White House Defends Tariffs, but Leaves Room for Change

Divided Voters Weigh What It Means to Be a Democrat

A Big Divergence Is Coming in Health Care Among States

Military-Style Rifle Wounds: ‘A Ghastly Thing to See’

Why It’s So Hard to Invest With a Social Conscience

School Officers Face Greater Demands, and Dangers

West Virginia Teacher Strike Enters Its Seventh Day

Are You 21 to 37? You Might Be a Millennial

How College Campuses Are Trying to Tap Students’ Voting Power


Trump’s Yanked Support for Hudson Tunnel Angers Those Who Saw a Done Deal

A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness

De Blasio Bolsters Affordable Housing, but at What Price?

The Match Seemed Perfect for New York’s Schools. But There Were Red Flags.

Philly Sheriff Jewell Williams' $34K side gig: Political consultant

Oscar winners: 'The Shape of Water,' Kobe Bryant and Jordan Peele

CDCs must adapt as Philly, NY neighborhoods continue to gentrify

The Detroit Free Press

Davis siblings: Don't make him a villian

Sen. Bert Johnson cuts deal in theft case

Alt-Right cocktail party canceled after warning from Sterling Heights Police

The Star-Ledger

They dropped and mishandled the dead. N.J. kept paying them to transport bodies

Residents of a former Playboy Club are about to be homeless

Switching high schools could lead to a 'death spiral' of taxes in this poor N.J. district

This is the final price tag for Phil Murphy's inauguration

Push for legal weed in N.J. will be met with new legislative proposals

The Chicago Tribune

As Ives hits the road against Rauner, her firebrand reputation precedes her

EDITORIALS: Endorsements for Cook County Board

Man's 2017 death in struggle with guards the latest red flag for Chicago private security firm

Professor, 2 teenage sons shot to death in apparent murder-suicide

Three kids, 13- and 14-year-olds, injured in West Side shooting

Sinclair deal to sell WGN to chairman's business partner gives broadcaster control

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police searching for missing 12-year-old girl

Food fight is simmering over SNAP in Washington

Ohio House bill would prohibit Anthem, other insurers from denying some ER claims

Ohio wants to improve school security after Florida shootings, but officials have no plan yet

What does a School Resource Officer do?

U.S. Marshals arrest man accused of putting gun to sister's head, nearly hitting Oakwood Village police officer with car

The Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Separating children and parents at the border is cruel and unnecessary

Wakanda forever: 'Black Panther' cast shines on Oscars red carpet

L.A. Unified commemorates 50th anniversary of Eastside walkouts, but tells students to stay in class March 14

Garcetti says major state housing bill doesn't protect single-family neighborhoods

Lawmaker would raise minimum age for buying rifles to 21 in California

The Washington Post

Brazil’s angry millennials are forming their own tea party and Occupy movements

‘A moment of awe’: Photo of little girl captivated by Michelle Obama portrait goes viral

Senate prepares to scale back banking rules passed after 2008 financial crisis

‘Like a pinball machine’: Lawmakers struggle to negotiate with an erratic Trump

Former Obama chief of staff says McConnell ‘watered down’ Russia warning ahead of 2016 election

2018 is the year of scientists running for Congress

An Illinois gun show bans AR-15 sales, landing it at the center of a national gun-control debate

Analysis: A new poll shows how younger women could help drive a Democratic wave in 2018

With mounting scandals in D.C., where are the challengers to the mayor?

Virginia Republicans haven’t united behind a candidate to take on Tim Kaine, poll shows

These pro athletes are courting success outside the arena

FTA finds tracks in ‘black condition’ but Metro routinely reclassifies them, keeping them in service

USA Today

Florida gun bill draws ire of shooting's survivors

'King Chaos': Trump and aides navigate a White House cauldron

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