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Dr. William A. Hinton, developer of the "Hinton Test" for diagnosing syphilis is born in 1883.

Today in Black America - March 16

POSTED: March 16, 2018, 11:30 am

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Today in Black History: "Freedom's Journal," the nation's first Black newspaper is founded on this date in 1827 in New York City.


The New York Times

National


The Top Trump Aides Who Are Seen as Next in His Purge

Mueller Orders Trump Business to Surrender Files on Russia

Russia Could Have Switched Off U.S. Power, Officials Say

At Least 6 Killed as Pedestrian Bridge Collapses in Miami

Donald Trump Jr.’s Wife Files for Divorce


Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on ‘60 Minutes’ This Month

All 7 U.S. Troops Aboard Helicopter Killed in Crash in Iraq

Former South Africa Leader Is Charged With Corruption

America’s Coldest Places Are Warming the Fastest



Local


Brooklyn Lawsuit Asks if Illegal Graffiti Is Protected by Copyright Law

Hijab Removal by the New York Police Prompts a Lawsuit

Cynthia Nixon Hints at a Run, and Cuomo Flexes His Muscle


Cooper Union Announces Plan to Reinstate Free Tuition


Philly.com


How counting the votes works in tight Pa. special election

As Pa. GOP reels after special election loss, a new wrinkle: Rep. Ryan Costello mulls retirement


City halts foster care intakes at two agencies that discriminate against LGBTQ people

Inmate's suicide at Pa. prison was one of four in the soan of five weeks. Now, his mom wants answers.

List of 'troubled' Philadelphia police filled with inconsistencies


The Detroit Free Press


Audit: State of Michigan computer systems are vulnerable to attack


Detroit man who tried to help neighbor in dog attack now charged in her death

Substitute teacher accused of choking 8th grader in Kalamazoo

Wells Fargo CEO slams criticism on his 35% pay hike


The Star-Ledger


Jersey City's 4,000-member teachers union strikes for first time since 1998

School safety bill passed by overwhelming margin. Why this N.J. Democrat voted no.

Murphy underfunds popular property tax relief program in first budget

Murphy just pledged $9.6B to N.J. schools. See how much your district could get


The Chicago Tribune


Trump isn't on the ballot, but his presence is everywhere in the Illinois governor campaigns


Contrasts stark, stakes high in Cook County assessor race

Flawed assessments under Assessor Berrios caused $2 billion shift in Chicago property taxes, study finds


Guidebook maps the legacy of black women on Chicago’s South Side

Five wrongly convicted men denied certificates of innocence because of sentences of probation, not prison



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Parole Board recommends mercy for condemned killer scheduled for execution next month


Cuyahoga County task force seeks sweeping bail reforms


Ohio lawmaker says 18-year-olds should be able to carry guns in public schools

Pulitzer-winning sociologist offers Cleveland crowd a solution to affordable housing crisis

Transfer of Cleveland's House of Correction prisoners to Cuyahoga County's jail begins as part of regionalization plan


The Washington Post


Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow

The Daily 202: Trump may hire more cable news personalities

Analysis: Trump is making one thing clear: He likes surrounding himself with people who like him

Liberal champion of women’s rights and American manufacturing dies at 88

As Fla. shooting victims seek an explanation, here’s what we can learn about motive from previous attacks


Democrats say they have proof State Dept. staffers were targeted for being ‘disloyal’ to Trump

Trump’s personal aide apparently lost White House position over gambling habit


Perspective: National Geographic acknowledges its racist past, then steps on its message with a cover photo

Bowser, in State of District speech, vows ‘reinforced’ oversight of school system

Maryland Senate approves state budget proposal that gives $200 million more for education

More than 40 officers swarm Maryland neighborhood in likely ‘swatting’ hoax



The Los Angeles Times


Henry Waxman explains why it took the FDA so long to regulate the nicotine in cigarettes


Wells Fargo customers could have more time to file claims in $142-million fake accounts settlement

New California bill would give big state funding boost to affordable housing

California considers lower taxes on pot to help new legal industry compete with black market



USA Today


Stormy Daniels' lawyer says porn star was physically threatened to remain silent over alleged affair with Trump

The Bubble: 'The White House is in total meltdown,' liberals say









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