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Today in Black History: Henry L. Marsh, III is elected the first Black mayor of Richmond, Virginia, "the cradle of the Confederacy," on this date in 1977.

The New York Times


Editorial: The Race-Based Mortgage Penalty

Blow: The Worst People

Women We Overlooked in 167 Years of Our Obituaries

Editorial: Gary Cohn Joins the Exodus

White House Exits Add to Sense of a Presidency of One

U.S. Allies to Sign Major Trade Deal in Challenge to Trump

Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Stormy Daniels

Sessions Uses Obama Court Victory in Suit Against California

Florida House Passes Gun Control Bill, Defying N.R.A.

U.S. Lifts Ban on Some Elephant and Lion Trophies

Seeking to Heal Rift, Tillerson Pledges New Aid to Africa

Outrage Over Footage of Police Officer Beating a Black Man in North Carolina


Elite Schools Make Few Offers to Black and Latino Students

Facing Potential Challenge From Cynthia Nixon, Cuomo Swipes at Familiar Foe: The Mayor

Why the N. Philly grandmothers who shut down Temple's football meeting are so angry

North Philadelphia neighbors to Temple University: Hear us out on football stadium

Behind DA's list of suspect cops: A discilpline system that makes it difficult to punish, fire problem officers

'March for Our Lives' student-led rallies for gun control planned in D.C., Philly, other cities

Pennsylvania school-funding lawsuit seems poised to proceed


Should Hudson County Exec Tom DeGise run for re-election?

Don't punish students who take part in gun-control protests | Editorial

NAACP says AG must investigate cop punching man in the head

Jersey City middle school teacher accused of sex crimes

The Chicago Tribune

In rare move, Mayor Emanuel ordered to sit for sworn deposition about police shooting of Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones

Mother files lawsuit against city, police officer in son's shooting death

Domestic battery case resurfaces as longtime Democratic lawmaker Robert Rita faces primary challenge

Ex-Harvey official made secret recordings for prosecutors in bribery investigation, unsealed documents show

Activist says 'racial profiling' behind Chicago's biking tickets disparity; CPD denies it

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Akron man sentenced for assaulting children, impersonating cop for fake 'scared-straight' program

Kent State University to increase tuition and fees by 6 percent for in-state freshmen, but freeze that amount for four years

Ohio bill calls for updates to Statehouse sexual harassment policies

The Detroit Free Press

3 kids with brain cancer unite 3 Michigan football families

Bus proposal for Detroit schools, charters would be an unprecedented partnership

Detroit school board OKs selling land for Wayne County jail project

Detroit crime map allows public to see where and when crimes were committed

The Washington Post


Mueller gathers evidence that 2017 meeting was effort to establish back channel to Kremlin

Analysis: What Mueller appears to be investigating

The Fix: The gall of Trump’s potential obstruction of justice

Bucking the NRA, Fla. lawmakers pass gun-control bill after Parkland school shooting

‘I have to see you again’: How Trump’s alleged affair with a porn actress spilled into public view

GOP flees storm over Stormy Daniels and Trump

DHS official jailed over domestic violence case says he handles ‘high volume’ of classified information

Rafael ‘Ted’ Cruz accuses Democratic opponent of changing his name to appeal to voters

Perspective: New evidence of the minimum wage doing what it’s supposed to do: Help low-wage workers

Glendening, former Md. governor, says he was wrong to deny ‘lifers’ early release

Allegations of unauthorized pay increases roil Prince George’s school system

The Los Angeles Times

Some of the California 'sanctuary' laws targeted by feds could be vulnerable, legal experts say

Sessions did the California Democratic Party a big favor with his visit to the state

L.A. city officials, organizers push back against termination of protected status for thousands of immigrants

They faced 66 years in prison. The 'Eastside 13' and how they helped plan the East L.A. walkouts

USA Today

Florida lawmakers send gun-control bill to governor, includes plan to arm teachers

President Trump's lawyer secured a restraining order against porn star Stormy Daniels

HIV, syphilis cluster in teens, adults found in Milwaukee

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