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Today in Black America - May 3

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Today in Black History: Civil rights activist and education advocate, Septima Clark, a fierce advocate for justice, was born in 1898 in Charleston, South Carolina.

The New York Times


President Repaid Hush Money, Giuliani Says

Giuliani Appears to Veer Off Script. A Furor Follows.

The Contradictory Statements From Trump and His Team

Bracing for Multiple Fights, Trump Adds Clinton Lawyer

Trump Assails Justice Dept., Siding With Conservatives

Opinion: Mueller’s Questions Point to What Trouble Trump Is In

EDITORIAL: The Truth Trump Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Caravan

Kelly Finds Himself Eyeing the Exits at the White House

G.O.P. Obamacare Repeal Vote Becomes Democratic Weapon

Tired of Gang Violence, Students Walked Out of Class. Even That Was Dangerous.


From Former de Blasio Official, an Admission on Segregation

Cuomo Leads Nixon by 22 Points in New Poll

Lawsuit Against Weinstein Might Open Door to Criminal Charges

Investigation reveals dangerous levels of lead, mold, asbestos in Philly schools

Ways to make Philadelphia district schools healthier

2 ex-Temple cops guilty of killing women in 'diabolical torture chamber' in Germantown

Down the shore, a vast criminal syndicate involving teachers, firefighters and workers

The Detroit Free Press

DMC to sever century-old ties with Wayne State University

Detroit board OKs crediting teachers for time in the classroom. boosting pay

The Star-Ledger

N.J. school superintendent charged with lewdness, public urination/defecation

NJ Transit's Dodge on Bridge Conditions is Troubling

No, you can't ban out-of-towners from your roads, A.G. tells traffic-tied towns

Teacher union president suspended for saying 'I'm here to defend even the worst people'

$1B tower to rise on site of old factory grounds in Newark

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Issue 1 Q&A: congressional redistricting and the ills of gerrymandering - Election preview

Cleveland Cavaliers step up for Mentor students after last-minute class trip cancellation

Ex-Speaker Cliff Rosenberger dashed off to California to discuss Disney Ohio project that turned out to not exist

Gov. John Kasich proposes new opioid rules for chronic pain patients

Kent State University researchers receive $2.7 million grant to study depression caused by trauma

The Chicago Tribune

14 shot in 9 hours in Chicago, including 15-year-old grazed in head by stray bullet

5 injured in drive-by shooting on the West Side: 'You hear these things so often, you don’t hear anymore'

Analysis: Trump repaying the Stormy Daniels money doesn't mean there were no campaign finance violations

Students campaign for change to Chicago park named after senator whose wife and children owned slaves

'People don't like the mayor,' Vallas says in unsparing campaign kickoff against Emanuel

The Los Angeles Times

LAPD chief calls for change to controversial retirement program

New L.A. schools chief Beutner pledges to listen, learn and take action

The Washington Post

Charlie Rose’s sexual misconduct was widespread at CBS and three managers were warned, investigation finds

Trump repaid lawyer Cohen for Stormy Daniels settlement, Giuliani says

Trump offers explanation on Twitter about how he reimbursed his lawyer to hush porn star

Analysis: Trump repaying Michael Cohen doesn’t mean there were no campaign finance violations

New White House lawyer brings deep experience and ‘steady hand’ to Trump’s legal team

Democrats, while bullish on winning the House, aren’t sold on Pelosi as speaker

Political stress test: Trump’s medical history becomes another divisive issue

Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.

Ethics officials examine D.C. lawmaker’s business ties to digital sign company

Diverse Fairfax City elects Asian Americans to city council for the first time

USA Today

Racism, misogyny earn Redskins' Daniel Snyder title of NFL's worst owner

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