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Today in Black History: Legendary Baltimore Afro-American sports journalist Sam Lacy, writer of the popular "A to Z" column, was born in 1903.

Today, we also mark the 28th anniversary of the tragic killing on this date in 1990 of 16-year old Phillip Pannell by a white police officer in the suburban community of Teaneck, New Jersey. Phillip was shot in the back with his arms raised in surrender. Teaneck police officer Gary Spath was acquitted of Phillip's killing by an all-White jury in Bergen County, New Jersey.

The New York Times


F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump Lawyer Who Paid Accuser

Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids (Feb. 18)

Trump Denounces Raid as ‘Attack on Our Country’

Mueller Investigating Ukrainian’s $150,000 Payment for a Trump Appearance

Iran-Israel Conflict Escalates in Shadow of Syrian Civil War

EDITORIAL: In Syria, Trump Faces the Limits of Bluster

Federal Deficit Projected to Top $1 Trillion by 2020

Year of the Woman in Politics? In Arizona, Yes, for Both Parties

Rhodesia’s Dead — but White Supremacists Have Given It New Life Online


Editorial: The Public Housing Chief Steps Down

Embattled Housing Authority Chief in New York City Is Resigning

A Father Asks, ‘Why Did They Have to Just Kill Him?’

As Tests Begin, Chancellor Comes Out Against ‘Opt Out’

Foundation created to manage Schwarzman's $25M gift to Abington raises more questions

An A.C. officer is facing a brutality suit. The police want to keep 21 Internal Affairs complaints against him sealed.

Topless protester who charged past Bill Cosby had been a guest star on his TV show

Temple neighbors balk at community center 'bribe' in football stadium feud.

The Detroit Free Press

3 Carson's stores to close in metro Detroit

Detroit's schools score worst in the nation again, but Vitti vows that will change

Michigan House bill would mark driver's licenses for immigrants, raising fears of profiling

The Star-Ledger

Here are the reasons why 76 teachers lost their N.J. licenses last year

Phil Murphy's budget may be short of cash despite his tax hike plans

N.J. could soon ban tackle football for kids under 12

Help for homeless is just a few clicks away in this N.J. county

The Chicago Tribune

CeaseFire boss: Accused gang leader did what was needed to prevent more bloodshed

Tweets from gang members express grief over violence — but then turn to anger, researchers find

Mayor Emanuel gets heat from community group over bid for Amazon's HQ2

Bill advances that would require Illinois hospitals have trained providers for sexual assault patients

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

President Trump nominates Pamela Barker to be next Cleveland federal judge

Ohio and Cleveland gain little on "Nation's Report Card," as national scores stay flat

Cleveland City Council approves plan to curb false alarms, fine chronic offenders

Ohio should approve 'red flag' laws for gun confiscation, Cleveland City Council says

ACLU will not support, or oppose, change in Ohio's congressional redistricting rules

The Washington Post

‘A bomb on Trump’s front porch’: Seizure of lawyer’s records opens new front in legal battles

President’s longtime ‘fixer’ is now under federal scrutiny

Top Republican senator warns Trump that talk of ousting Mueller is ‘suicide’

Kremlin backers warn of threat of war with U.S. as tensions rise over Syria

Wemple: Fox News Radio reporter: Trump mouthed ‘thank you’ for question about firing Mueller

Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert resigns as turnover continues in Trump administration

EPA documents question justification for Pruitt’s 24/7 security detail, first-class travel

The Energy 202: Republicans are deeply divided as Scott Pruitt's troubles mount

Youthful March for Our Lives revives push to lower voting age to 16 in D.C.

Rep. Anthony G. Brown endorses Angela Alsobrooks in Pr. George’s executive race

Students in Washington region show little change in national test scores

The Los Angeles Times

Vote on Southern California's investment in delta tunnel project could be a nail-biter

California attorney general says he'll appeal ruling allowing Trump border wall projects to proceed

Delaine Eastin tries to gain momentum in the California governor's race, one voter at a time

Six years after the state came in to save Inglewood Unified, the district faces a budget crisis, buildings in disrepair and lack of steady leadership

USA Today

Top NY prosecutor Geoffrey Berman, a Trump appointee, recused from Michael Cohen inquiry

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