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Today in Black America - April 13

POSTED: April 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

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Today in Black History: In 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first Black to win an Academy Award for best actor for his role in 1963's "Lillies of the Field."

The New York Times


Justice Dept. Can’t Tie Police Funding to Help on Immigration, Judge Rules

In Reversal, Trump Weighs Rejoining Trade Pact for Pacific

Is Trump Intent on a Trade War? China Is Hunting for Answers

Ediotorial: Pompeo Works the Hill

Bruni: Will Democrats Win the House? Ask Texas

Mattis Urges Caution in Answering Attack in Syria

Scooter Libby Is Expected to Get Pardon From Trump

Trump Issues Order to Review the Postal Service’s Finances

Oklahoma Teachers End Walkout After Winning Raises


Mayor de Blasio’s Message, Even Amid Scandal: ‘You’re Not Fired!’

New Jersey Takes a Big Step Toward Renewable Energy (and Nuclear Gets Help, for Now)

Legal Aid Demands Rebates for Nycha Tenants Left in the Cold

Lawyers Walk Out to Protest ICE, and Court Objects

If you want to vote in next month's primary, you need to register by Monday

For police who want to arrest illegal immigrants, Pennsylvania is a free-for-all

Some 14,000 inmates were illegally strip-searched in Burlington County. Their court case settles for $2.4 million.

The Star-Ledger

Can a court-appointed guardian get paid?

How many innocent people are locked up in N.J.? Murphy's AG eyes reform after bungled case

Physics teacher facing death sentence in Egypt detained outside N.J. home: report

Hundreds of N.J. judges, top state officials could soon get a pay raise

One of N.J.'s troubled school districts won't have a leader come June. What's next?

New Jersey's solution to those pricey out-of-network medical bills now up to Phil Murphy

The Chicago Tribune

Ethics board orders Cook County tax officials to return $440,000 in excess campaign donations

Video shows brawl in maximum security section of Cook County Jail

Sears to close last store in Chicago, the city that helped launch its growth into a major retail presence

EDITORIALS: For CPS students, welcome signs of progress

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland sex crimes, special investigative units more understaffed than patrol

Deadly 2012 chase: Cleveland cops ask for review of offer to drop charges in exchange for money

Wes Moore to be featured speaker at African-American Philanthropy Summit April 28

The Detroit Free Press

Old Detroit City Airport crumbles as city rejects offers of millions

Federal judge OKs 'win-win' settlement to help up to 30,000 Flint kids

Former Detroit judge, activist James Del Rio dies at age 94

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

The Washington Post

Whatever happened to Trump steaks and coffee? They’re over. So is most of Trump’s merchandising empire.

Trump’s allies worry Cohen’s taped conversations are now in hands of FBI

Cohen seeks court order limiting prosecutors after search of his office

Majority of Americans support Mueller’s probe, poll says

Paul Ryan’s GOP swept away by a Trumpian revolution he could neither contain nor control

The Daily 202: Trump sends a message to witnesses in Mueller probe with plan to pardon Libby

As a secretive hedge fund guts its newspapers, journalists are fighting back in their own pages

Rep. Jim Jordan, Freedom Caucus co-founder, is exploring run for House speaker

Senators have more money now. Will they finally pay their interns?

No confidence: Howard faculty members say in vote they have lost faith in school’s leaders

Maryland lawmakers pass scholarship bill for community college students

Perspective: In 1968, social scientists tried to help D.C.’s cops and inner city residents get along

The Los Angeles Times

Could granny flats help ease the state's housing crisis? Some advocates think so

California education officials finally agree on a plan to meet key federal requirements

5 protest movements that shook college campuses in California

Riverside County judge is secretly recorded insulting defendants

USA Today

Thunder VP: Broadcaster's 'cotton-picking' comment about Russell Westbrook was offensive

Tax cut savings flow to company stockholders, trickle to hourly workers

Teen with full ride to 20 colleges requests public apology from Fox affiliate in order to air interview

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