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Today in Black America - August 1

POSTED: August 01, 2022, 12:30 pm

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The New York Times

Bill Russell, Who Led the Celtics to 11 Championships, Dies at 88

Where the Fight Over a Return to the Office Is Over and the Office Won

In Races for Governor, Democrats See a Silver Lining

USA Today

California's largest wildfire of the year rages; 2 found dead

Death toll rises to 30 in Kentucky flooding; 'hundreds' unaccounted for: Updates

Our View: Senate Democrats' cannabis bill gets it right

The Associated Press

Sen. Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena

Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore state’s attorney nominee Ivan Bates has a plan for squeegee workers. Will Mayor Brandon Scott go along with it?

A North Avenue storm drain collapse could take months to repair. Owners of demolished Baltimore rowhouses face even more uncertainty

‘House music is therapy’: Nonprofit Hug Don’t Shoot brings the beats to its annual back-to-school giveaway party

Man dies after shooting himself behind N.J. police station, cops say

N.J. weather: Severe heat expected again as temperatures could hit 100 degrees in upcoming week

Minorities and women seeking to own N.J. legal weed stores `swimming uphill’ to land licenses

The Washington Post

U.S. seeks 15-year sentence for Guy Reffitt, citing terrorism

Major legal fights loom over abortion pills, travel out of state

Okla. downgrades school district over complaint it shamed White people

The Los Angeles Times

More people are catching coronavirus a second time, heightening long COVID risk, experts say

America’s allies are watching the Jan. 6 hearings. They are worried about U.S. democracy

Trump’s pick for Arizona governor renounced her media past. The conversion made Kari Lake a front-runner

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Why Stacey Abrams isn’t running away from Joe Biden

Thousands of metro Atlanta students return to school this week

Why Dickens isn’t worried crime will hinder Atlanta’s DNC convention bid

The Chicago Sun-Times

Shootings and homicides in Chicago down from historic highs of past years, but overall crime still up

Lightfoot announces deal to keep Lollapalooza in Grant Park for another decade

Scammers still targeting Illinois state employment agency; officials say they’re better prepared now

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