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January 20, 2018

On this day in 2009 Barack Obama took the oath of office as the nation's first Black President,

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Legendary Coach Clarence "Bighouse" Gaines with his star player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe

Today in Black History: Winston Salem State University basketball coaching legend Clarence "Big House" Gaines (Morgan State '45) was born in 1924.

The New York Times


Mueller to End Obstruction Inquiry by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says

Trump Demands Investigation of the Russia Inquiry

Tariffs Put on Hold During China Trade Talks, U.S. Says

Anti-Gun Backlash After Shooting? In Texas, Probably Not

Civil Rights Icon Spurns Black Candidate in Boston

Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply

Blow: Enough Is Enough

Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

Black, Female and Running for Governor: Can She Win in the South?

The Secret History of White Power


Nixon Tops Working Families Ticket, but Party Remains at ‘Crossroads’

Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation

The Eviction Machine Churning Through New York City

One-third of Philly students don't graduate on time. To fix that, high schools focus on freshmen.

Only 17 percent of voters turned out for Pa.'s primary election. What does that tell us?

At Haddonfield High, a powerhouse school with a long reputation for racism

Homophobic fliers target out state House candidate Malcolm Kenyatta

Need to appeal your Philly property assessments? Here's how, step by step.

The Detroit Free Press

Indicted Macomb Twp. trustee Bucci no-show at meetings, still gets paid

Former Detroit police officer gets 20 months for extortion

Detroit Renewable Power waste incinerator pollutes. Is DEQ doing enough?

The Star-Ledger

These 25 school districts have the fewest white students — a lawsuit says that's illegal

Principal says sorry for 'insensitive' words on prom tickets

Think you're paid less because you're a woman? Here's how N.J.'s tough new pay equity law works

As N.J. colleges expand recovery housing, here's what others can learn

The Chicago Tribune

After being cleared in fatal shooting, Chicago cop fired for lying about unrelated arrest

Rauner’s death penalty proposal has activists preparing to mobilize in protest

Civil rights groups issue 10-point plan for anti-violence training, other reforms for Chicago police

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

National birth rate drops to lowest number in 30 years

Tamir Rice's mother building center to nurture youth, honor her son

The Washington Post

Under pressure from Trump, Justice Dept. expands probe into FBI

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty. Now his supporters are trying to exonerate him.

China seems to be winning Trump’s trade war

EPA’s Pruitt hits snags in push to roll back Obama-era rules

This exchange student embraced U.S. culture. One of its darkest elements — a mass shooting — killed her.

‘It’s got to get done’: How months of inaction led 20 Republicans to take a stand on immigration

A Border Patrol agent detained two U.S. citizens at a gas station after hearing them speak Spanish

‘You can’t appease tyrants and bullies’: Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

Group of corporate heavyweights pushes for regional toll network

Police: Mother’s boyfriend charged with murder in death of 1-year-old

The Los Angeles Times

Scandal after scandal prompts a question: Has USC lost its way?

Are federal prosecutors targeting Central Americans who cross the border illegally?

This student followed the new L.A. schools chief on his first-day tour

USA Today

Texas leaders at odds over gun control following Santa Fe high school shooting

Trump claims Democrats 'obstruct' his nominees, but it's much more nuanced than that

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