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September 30, 2020

James Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, enrolls as the first Black student at the University of Mississippi in 1962.

Today in Black America - May 23

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Today in Black History: Actor and musician Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was born on this date in 1910 in Terra Haute, Indiana.

The New York Times


Abrams Wins Georgia Primary for Governor, Making History

5 Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

How the Mueller Investigation Could Play Out for Trump

Cohen's Business Partner to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal

Congress Approves First Big Rollback of Dodd-Frank Law

What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care

Can Paul Ryan Make It Through to January as House Speaker?

200 Professors Call for Ouster of U.S.C. President, Citing Lack of ‘Moral Authority’

Transgender Student in Bathroom Dispute Wins Court Ruling


Nixon Has the Buzz, but Cuomo Hits Convention With the Advantage

Plan to Fix New York City’s Subway Has $19 Billion Price Tag

Where Brooklyn Tenants Plead the Case for Keeping Their Homes

Barbara Underwood Approved as State Attorney General; First Woman to Hold Post

‘I Am Not Racist’: Lawyer Issues Apology One Week After Rant

After arguing with drug dealers, a Kensington block captain's house is firebombed

ICE's 7-day operation arrests 49 immigrants in Philly area

Lutherans' first black female bishop aims to tackle an 'unchurched' flock and microaggressions in seminaries

Pa. Civil Service takeover bill advances

The Detroit Free Press

Rep. John Conyers' son officially denied a spot on ballot

L. Brooks Patterson says he won't run again, calls Duggan 'a creep'

Detroit school board OKs Duggan's bus loop idea for northwest Detroit

House passes bills creating 'polluter panels' that could override DEQ

The Chicago Tribune

Illegal guns 2 or 3 'handshakes' away from Chicago arrestees, research shows

Madigan under fire again over handling of sexual harassment claims, asks for watchdog investigation

EDITORIALS: When Chicago schools close: How to help students thrive

The Star-Ledger

Lyme disease is soaring in N.J. Here's the number of cases in each county.

Schools business manager accused of stealing $200K in 'complex theft scheme'

Newark picks its own school superintendent for first time in 22 years

This N.J. congresswoman wouldn't remain silent after a moment of silence for victims of gun violence

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

RTA seeks to fire administrator accused of helping ex-president abuse benefits (photos)

Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct

Women are winning primary elections; Democrats look to women, report says

Ohio prison inmates pirated movies and built computers from spare parts, inspector general finds

Unions hesitate to report teachers shoving students, using racial slurs, edited 'undercover' videos suggest

The Washington Post

Fresh faces beat out political pedigree in Democratic primaries across the South

Prominent Southern Baptist leader is ousted after remarks about abused women

Six black girls were brutally murdered in the early ’70s. Why was this case never solved?

‘SPYGATE’: Trump steps up attacks on FBI probes during campaign

Trump admitted he attacks press to shield himself from negative coverage, Lesley Stahl says

The Fix: A big shoe drops in the Mueller probe, as the Taxi King flips

Fresh from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, Houston starts to build anew — in the flood plain

Virginia Senate puts off vote on expanding Medicaid

Va. store fires employee accused of making anti-gay slur, kicking out Boy Scout

Perspective: She’s shown compassion to many — even her son’s killer. Now she could use a little herself.

Perspective: ‘No relief in sight’: Hundreds of Virginia inmates languish in solitary confinement for years, groups find.

Rep. Anthony G. Brown returns to Congress after minor stroke

The Los Angeles Times

California’s local D.A. races become big-dollar battleground in nation’s justice debate

California has moved to the left, and Dianne Feinstein is following in her bid for a fifth term

UC regents to scrutinize Janet Napolitano's office budget in a step toward stronger oversight

300 patients come forward in USC gynecologist misconduct case as LAPD begins investigation

USA Today

Tuesday's elections reward military veterans, bring Stacey Abrams closer to making history

Driver in fatal New Jersey school bus crash had 14 license suspensions

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