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Today in Black America - May 31

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Today in Black History: The Tulsa, OK race riots erupted in 1921, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of Blacks and the destruction of the city's Black business center.

The New York Times


Big Banks to Get Reprieve From Crisis-Era Volcker Rule

F.B.I. Official Wrote Secret Memo Fearing Trump Got a Cover Story for Comey Firing

Trump Again Says He Wishes Sessions Were Not Attorney General

Edsall: Trump Against the Tide

How Trump’s Election Shook Obama: ‘What if We Were Wrong?’

Blow: The Moral High Ground

Jury Leaves $4 to Family of Man Killed by Sheriff’s Deputy, Along With Many Questions

58 Years Later, Alabama Apologizes for Expelling Black Students After Lunch Counter Sit-In

For ‘Columbiners,’ School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure

Triple Jeopardy in Sexual Assault Case Ends N.F.L. Career

Never Mind the Media: Politicians Go Straight to Voters


Harvey Weinstein Indicted on Rape and Criminal Sexual Act Charges

Judge Suggests Review of Cohen Documents Is Moving Too Slowly

Senate Democrats Thought a Tie Would Work in Their Favor. It Didn’t.

With School Visits, Chancellor Signals a Softer Stance on Charters

Police body-cam videos of Wildwood arrest: 'That's it. You're about to get dropped'

Philly Councilwoman Cindy bass: Forget tax hikes, cut spending

Pa. Sen. Scott Wagner resigning his seat to focus on governor's race

Controversial Meek Mill judge will remain on his case, another judge rules

The Detroit Free Press

Too hot to learn? New research links hot temps to academic struggles

7 candidates may be knocked off Michigan Congressional ballot

Ex-teacher sentenced to probation in student's drowning in school pool

The Chicago Tribune

EDITORIALS: Another summer killing season in Chicago

Illinois Senate approves budget plan in landslide, awaits House OK

Two Chicago cops suspended for lying about an unauthorized chase that injured teen girl — 14 years ago

Illinois approves Equal Rights Amendment, 36 years after deadline

The Star-Ledger

Body cam videos show cop hitting woman on Wildwood beach, her spitting back

Slammed by a surprise medical bill? A really big number of N.J. residents feel your pain.

Atlantic City pays $650K to settle claim 'rogue cop' beat casino patron

What just derailed this major N.J. criminal justice reform? The fine print.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland unveils 3-year capital improvement plan with $320M targeted at 2018

Ohio officer fired, accused of racist posts about college police chief

Inmates deprived of proper medical care under Cuyahoga County jail director, former nursing supervisor says

Grant-funded safety initiative will pay for free gun locks distributed in Cleveland

The Washington Post

‘You know why the lady called the police’: Black people face 911 calls for everyday acts

Video: These incidents stir conversations about ‘overpolicing’

White America’s racial resentment is the real impetus for welfare cuts, one study says

Virginia General Assembly approves Medicaid expansion to 400,000 low-income residents

In Southern Calif., Democrats play the blame game as House races loom

Trump plans to impose sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, E.U.

How the NRA transformed from marksmen to lobbyists

Analysis: Poor people die younger in the U.S. That skews American politics.

Students in the only federally funded voucher program perform worse in math, study says

Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson fired over handling of sex abuse allegation

Democratic candidates for Md. governor attack Hogan — but not each other

Gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin sues to make Maryland reprint ballots

The Los Angeles Times

Former USC medical school dean used hard drugs while employed at university, attorney says

Here's how easy it is to block a homeless housing project in L.A.

In race for California schools chief, candidates are buoyed by big money from charter supporters and unions

UC Berkeley student's persistence helps win more liberal rules for in-state tuition

USA Today

Sears, Kmart parent company to close another 72 stores as sales crisis continues

Parkland’s Nikolas Cruz made chilling videos before shooting: ‘You’re all going to die’

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