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November 18, 2016

Isabella Baumfree, who took on the name Sojourner Truth and was a fearless abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1797 in Swartekill, NY.

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Today in Black History: Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

The New York Times

National

3-Year-Old Dies After Mass Stabbing at Her Birthday Party, Authorities Say

Man Arrested in Cleveland Terror Plot After F.B.I. Sting


Man Who Waved Gun and Yelled ‘Womp Womp’ Arrested at Immigration Rally

Suspect Sent Letter Stating Plans to Kill at Capital Gazette

Trump Talks to 4 Candidates as Staff Focuses on Court Pick

The Most Powerful Conservative Donors You’ve Never Heard Of

They Went at Least a Decade Without Primary Challengers


Former E.P.A. Aide Says Pruitt Asked Her to Help His Wife

ICE Raid Leaves an Iowa Town Divided Along Faith Lines


Facebook Faces Broadened Federal Investigations Over Privacy

Editorial: This Tweet Captures the State of Health Care in America Today


Local


Cynthia Nixon. Parent. Activist. Governor?

Schumer Misses Town Hall in Brooklyn, but Still Feels the Heat

Dead of AIDS and Forgotten in Potter’s Field

What Will It Cost to Fix New York’s Public Housing?


Philly.com


Protesters set up camp outside Philly ICE office

Scott Wagner cast himslef as Trump-like in his run for Pa. governor. Some Philly-area GOP donors aren't feeling it.


It takes a long time to close a charter school in Philly. Here's why.

Report: Starbucs should evaluate hiring practices, engage with communities of color.


The Detroit Free Press


Appeal planned in Detroit literacy lawsuit tossed by federal judge


Judge says there's no fundamental right to learn to read and write

Feds: Ex-con used Detroit Land Bank house as drug den

Rochelle Riley: John Engler is all wrong for Michigan State


The Chicago Tribune

A small Michigan town mourns a 12-year-old girl slain in Chicago: 'She’s here with us'

More than 60 kids 15 and younger shot in Chicago this year: 'These kids can't live, they can't play, they can't do nothing'

Rauner appoints outgoing Republican lawmaker as head of top health care agency

Rough week for Illinois businesses as more tariffs loom



The Star-Ledger


12 months. 13 killed by police in N.J. Here's who was shot.


Newark closes homeless shelter during sweltering heat wave

It's like crossing a 'second wall.' The wait to become a U.S. citizen grows longer. Here's why.

Yet another new lawmaker takes office in N.J.


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Kentucky ruling on Medicaid work requirement could stall Ohio's waiver

Cleveland Fourth of July Terror Attack: complete coverage

LeBron James' departure won't stop Cleveland's downtown from flourishing, Mayor Frank Jackson says

Trio indicted in Cleveland shootout that killed 9-year-old girl caught in crossfire


The Washington Post


Legal immigration is set for a steep fall under Trump


In blow to ICE, federal judge blocks blanket detentions of asylum seekers


Liberals tell Schumer to scrap decorum and civility in battling Trump


Pruitt aides reveal new details of his spending and management at EPA


Capehart: ‘Stop acting as though Trump is the first,’ says the Rev. William Barber

Trump’s trade war could be quite real


Trump interviews Supreme Court candidates as political fight over Kennedy replacement intensifies

What happens when schoolchildren live in violent neighborhoods? The effects are broader than previously known, a study finds.

Richmond panel urges removal of Jefferson Davis statue

District government asks court to throw out $1 billion gentrification lawsuit

Montgomery Democrat Nancy Floreen may launch independent run for county executive


The Los Angeles Times

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a potential Supreme Court nominee, has defended overturning precedents

Proposed San Diego law would prohibit landlord bias against people with federal housing vouchers

A historic election shock gives a longshot the chance to topple L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell


L.A. councilman among arrestees at protest over splitting families at border

Healthcare groups want California voters to tax soda


USA Today


Sears adds more stores to closings list; 78 set to close in September






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