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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,

Today in Black America - June 14

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Today in Black History: Congress passed the Enrollment Act on this date in 1864, authorizing equal pay for Black Union soldiers in the Civil War.

The New York Times


Esdall: How Much Can Democrats Count on Suburban Liberals?

Elections Cement Trump’s Takeover of Republican Party

What a Hard-Right Nominee Could Cost Virginia Republicans

Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Parting With Lawyers as Federal Investigation Continues

What to Watch For in Today’s Report on Clinton Investigation

Congressman Steve King Retweets a Nazi Sympathizer

What Went Wrong for Villaraigosa: A California Stalwart Ponders His Loss for Governor

Texas Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Voter Fraud Loses Bid for New Trial

The Seismic Defect Lurking in Some California High Rises


Black Voters Have More Leverage in This Governor’s Race. They Mean to Use It.

Cuomo Stretches Lead Over Cynthia Nixon in 2018 Election Poll

New York City’s Worst Landlord? It Might Be the City

Charges Dismissed Against District Attorney in Police Shooting Inquiry

Philacelphia could become the next city to pass a scheduling law for retail and fast-food companies

How Philly millenials are dealing with their college student loans

Philadelphia State Police adding oversight to troopers' interactions with ICE

After Starbucks incident, commish orders up a kinder, gentler, more polite police force

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit's rebound brings surge in downtown security jobs

This may explain why Detroit schools struggle to recruit students, staff

Oakland County disputes HUD's claim that its housing policy is biased

Juanita Moore retires from Charles H. Wright Museum, leaves 11-year legacy

Rily: NABJ to honor Bob McGruder's lifelong commitment to diversity

The Chicago Tribune

6 wounded in South Side shootings

EDITORIALS: Students deserve dramatic legislative and CPS action to protect them from predators

Deadline for people to leave Lower Wacker homeless encampment set for Friday

The Star-Ledger

Rats overrun N.J. neighborhood as exterminators try to keep up

Fecal bacteria swimming advisories remain at 2 N.J. beaches, lifted at 45 others

N.J. is putting up $600M to replace that decrepit bridge ruining your commuting life

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Businesses want loans to fix failing multi-employer pension system

Cleveland advocates for the poor lead fight against possible Farm Bill cuts

Ohio EPA program enables Akron to save money on sewer projects while protecting local waterways

The Los Angeles Times

London Breed poised to become first African American woman to lead San Francisco

'Prison-like' migrant youth shelter is understaffed, unequipped for Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy, insider says

L.A. Unified unveils plan to forestall budget crisis a little longer

Video touches off L.A. City Hall discussion on policing and the mentally ill

The Washington Post

Pressure on Cohen intensifies as Mueller stays focused on him

Analysis: Why Cohen is possibly Trump's biggest threat

Republican senators trade personal and profane attacks at private lunch

Fact Checker Analysis: President Trump’s changing stance on coverage for preexisting health conditions

A GOP congressman retweeted a self-described ‘Nazi sympathizer.’ His party did not rebuke him.

A shake-up in elite admissions: U-Chicago drops SAT/ACT testing requirement

Comcast makes $65 billion offer for 21st Century Fox, setting up bidding war with Walt Disney

In latest show of independence, Koch-backed group to sit out Virginia Senate race

Nearly 60% of D.C. seniors graduate on time this month, suggesting a possible dip coming in final figures

USA Today

Watchdog expected to rebuke ex-FBI director James Comey over Clinton email case

San Francisco elects London Breed as city's first African-American woman mayor

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