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Today in Black America - August 18

POSTED: August 18, 2023, 4:00 pm

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The Washington Post


American democracy is cracking. These forces help explain why.

WVU’s plan to cut foreign languages, other programs draws disbelief

N.C. Republican bill limits mail voting, private election funding



The New York Times


Trump Plans to Skip G.O.P. Debate for Interview With Tucker Carlson

For DeSantis, an Unforced Error Amplifies a Daunting Debate Challenge


An architect of the fake electors scheme appeared to be outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, footage reviewed by The Times suggests.


USA Today


Student loan payment boycott? Don't do it, experts say. Here's why.

Will Supreme Court enter Trump indictment fray? Here's how it could.

Social media algorithms driving hate; and a military 'fight club'


The Associated Press


Proud Boy on house arrest in Jan. 6 case disappears ahead of sentencing


A Georgia school board fires a teacher for reading a book to students about gender identity

Wreckage from Tuskegee airman’s plane that crashed during WWII training recovered from Lake Huron


The Baltimore Sun


Man fatally shot while intervening in an armed robbery in Canton; another dies in Northwest Baltimore shooting


Court documents: Teen arrested in Brooklyn Homes shooting was seen on camera, was wearing GPS monitor


Maryland AG’s office rejects education commission’s approval of similar degrees at Morgan State, Towson



NJ.com


16 year old stabbed to death in N.J. apartment by another teen

Late summer crackdown on drunk driving across N.J. starts Friday


5 burglars, forgers ran statewide prescription cough syrup scheme, authorities allege



The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fulton sheriff investigating threats to grand jurors after indictment

State senator could be suspended over Trump indictment

Morrow leaders censure councilwoman who backed multilingual ballots


The Los Angeles Times

How climate scientists feel about seeing their dire predictions come true


Watching from a wheelchair as crucial items are trashed: Unhoused people sue California cities

L.A.’s $11.5-million damage payout to former homeless hotel won’t be used for repairs


The Chicago Sun-Times

‘Devastating blow to the Gangster Disciples’: Life sentences for 4 leaders, 32-year term for another

Chicago cop gets year’s suspension for role in 2020 shooting of unarmed man on Red Line platform

Mayoral allies nearing compromise on plan to raise tax on higher-end home sales, but office building owners still not buying in

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