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Today in Black History: Emmett Ashford became the first Black umpire in Major League Baseball in 1966

The New York Times


Why Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

Edsall: Trump Wants America to Revert to the Queens of His Childhood

Ryan’s Departure Is ‘Nightmare Scenario’ for Republicans

Ryan’s Decision Was Expected, but Not So Soon. Why Now?

Mattis Urges Caution in Response to Syria Attack

The Triumph of Contradiction in Trump’s Tweets

Trump, in Reversal, Considers Rejoining Pacific Trade Pact

Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move on a Valid Issue

Report on Missouri Governor Gives Details of Sex Claim


Homeless Children Are 3 Times as Likely to Be Suspended at Some Schools

Cuomo and Nixon Confront First Test: Wooing Working Families Party

A 3-Way Fight Over How to Police the Conduct of City Investigators

In a Rare Step, Commission Recommends Removal of Queens Judge

This New Jersey law is blocking African-Americans from voting in shocking numbers

DA Larry Krasner's revolution comes with a couple of speed bumps

ICE's Philly office most aggressive in nation in rounding up undocumented immigrants

The Detroit Free Press

School gun restrictions challenged in Michigan Supreme Court

Duct tape, cleaning supplies bought with murdered judge's credit card

Detroit cop charged with possessing gun while intoxicated

Music, art get big boost with Detroit schools' $732M budget

The Star-Ledger

The public just won the right to see Horizon's secret plan that changed N.J. health care

WATCH: 'Do you want to feel pain?' cop says, then pepper-sprays handcuffed man

You're staying in jail, appeals panel tells ex-superintendent

N.J. is yanking more teachers' licenses. Here's how it happens.

The Chicago Tribune

Brain-damaging lead found in tap water in hundreds of homes tested across Chicago, results show

3 Chicago cops charged in Laquan McDonald conspiracy case to opt for bench trial

As Paul Ryan steps aside, Democrat challenger 'Iron Stache' feels a tailwind in Wisconsin

To boost gender pay equity, Emanuel bans city departments from asking job applicants for salary history

The Los Angeles Times

Federal judges indicate they could remove Mulvaney as acting CFPB chief

Pompeo faces uphill battle in Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of State job

ICE agents under investigation after fleeing couple die in car crash

What role should the L.A. River play in a future Los Angeles?

A little-known bill could reshape housing development across California

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police supervisors plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges from deadly 2012 chase

Cleveland City Council peppers police Chief Calvin Williams over deployment strategy, officer hirings

Feds threaten 18-year-old with decades in prison in carjacking, bank robbery case

Miami University sorority removes four women for singing racial slur

The Washington Post

As U.S. mulls options in Syria, Russia tries to tamp down fears of a looming conflict

Senators ask Pompeo how he would restrain Trump from acting impulsively on global stage

National Enquirer paid second source with embarrassing Trump rumor

GOP proposes stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a step toward an overhaul of the social safety net

GOP campaign seeks to brand Comey a liar as he touts book critical of Trump

Analysis: Sean Hannity, shadow White House press secretary?

Homes with multigenerational family members are a growing trend

Pay raises draw fire: Some school officials get hikes over 30 percent in two years

Mayor says search for D.C. schools chancellor will start after primary election in June

USA Today

Gov. Phil Murphy signs 'passing the trash' teacher law requiring employment checks

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