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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: E. Frederic Morrow becomes the first Black to serve in the Executive Office of the President in 1955, appointed by President Eisenhower.

The New York Times


National

Ralph Paige, Champion of Black Farmers, Dies at 74

A Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten

Can the A.C.L.U. Become the N.R.A. for the Left?

18 Inaccurate Claims from Trump's Montana Rally


Both Parties Face Leadership Struggles as House Returns

U.S. Tried to Block Resolution Endorsing Breast-Feeding

Trump 'Very Close' on Court Pick, buy May Wait Until Last Hours


Pruitt, Fallen E.P.A. Chief, May Rise Again in Oklahoma



Local


Manhattan District Attorney Demands Access to Police Records


‘Ugly Albany’ on Display in Federal Trials and Pension Ruling

New York’s Emergency Food Program Gets More Funding, but Will It Be Enough?


Philly.com


Abington superintendent resigns after Stephen Schwarzman donation debacle

Gap between rich and poor Pa. school districts has grown, funding lawsuit says

"Trump wants us out of here. It's pushing us to do more': Philly Latinos on Trump's America

Pa., N.J. among states examining hiring policies of fast-food chains

Editorial: Memo to Philly government: 1950 called, they want their hiring practices back


Students march in Philly for gun control laws


The Detroit Free Press

Snyder: Referral to FBI of complaint about AG Schuette 'a serious matter'

Rochelle Riley: If you don't vote, you have no right to complain


Concerns raised about contractors sitting on Detroit wrecking board


Thousands of grade school children in Detroit go without recess


The Star-Ledger


Black men got the right to vote in 1870. This ex-slave's son was the 1st to cast a ballot.

Grandmother on oxygen dies after PSE&G cuts off her power, grieving family says

Bludgeon Dems running for Congress with Murphy tax hike hammer? Say hi to the GOP playbook

Ex-N.J. Supreme Court justice: Why you need to know 'stare decisis' this summer


The Chicago Tribune

Preparing for a verdict in Laquan McDonald's killing, activist crafts approach to a watershed moment

Shot in the face, man leaves trail of blood through neighborhood: 'Every day, shots ... It's normal.'


Opinion: How a 1960s street gang turned into a powerful political organization addressing Chicago gentrification


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


AP Fact Check: Trump off base on energy, court case, more

Ohio restarts voter purge process with changes to help prevent unnecessary cancellations

Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson's neighborhood program earns scrutiny over use of federal funds: Mark Naymik


Mike DeWine, Richard Cordray may have favored contributors when awarding contracts


The Washington Post


From Kellyanne Conway to Stephen Miller, Trump’s advisers increasingly are a target of public fury

Trump ‘very close’ on pick for Supreme Court as allies lobby for possible justices


The Fix: The most interesting late development in the Supreme Court derby


As Trumpism takes hold, Republicans face increasing pressure to embrace policies they once opposed


At state level, GOP renews push to require ‘supermajorities’ for tax hikes, imperiling progressive agenda


11 states launch investigation targeting fast-food hiring practices

New York Giants’ A.J. Francis rails against TSA for spilling his mother’s ashes in luggage during inspection


Elrich edges out Blair in Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive

By day, he runs for president of South Sudan. By night, he unloads trucks at Lowe’s.


Nonprofit pursues Baltimore’s troubled young men — to change them

Sydney Harrison and Rodney Streeter claim victory in close Prince George’s County Council races


The Los Angeles Times


Amy Coney Barrett is the favorite of social conservatives, but Democrats are already taking aim

Authorities search for suspects in brutal beating of 92-year-old man

Outside funders give L.A. Unified under new Supt. Beutner a $3 million vote of confidence


Former NFL player Brandon Browner arrested on suspicion of breaking into woman's home


USA Today


Trump legal adviser talks up Kavanaugh and Barrett for Supreme Court











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