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Inventor Granville T. Woods patented the Electric Railway Conduit in 1893.

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Today in Black History: Oscar De Priest, the first Black to serve in Congress in the 20th century, was born in Florence, Alabama in 1871.

The New York Times

National

Tillerson’s Remarks Only Highlight His Strains With Trump

Puerto Rico Makes Crucial Drugs. Now, Shortages Loom.

Higher Puerto Rico Death Toll Reflects Survey Across Island

48 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump

Opinion: The Congress Members Receiving the Most N.R.A. Funding

Fact Check: No, There Was Not More Than One Gunman


G.O.P. Leaders Say Rapid-Fire Device May Be Worth a Ban


Opinion: Want Gun Control? Learn From the N.R.A.


G.O.P. Congressman to Retire Amid Abortion Controversy

Women Today: Inspired or Frustrated, Women Go to Work for Themselves


Local


More Corruption Trials? Possible Reprise Makes Albany Groan

Bannon Backs Grimm, Ex-Congressman and Felon, in G.O.P. Challenge

De Blasio Expands Affordable Housing, but Results Aren’t Always Visible


Philly.com

Trying to draw African American tourists to Philly, one celebrity - or influencer - at a time

Philly preschoolers being expelled at higher rates

Pa. congressman Tim Murphy to retire after reports of an affair

Girard College president Clarence Armbrister leaving to head university in Charlotte


The Detroit Free Press

How to fix Lake St. Clair's environmental problems — and why it hasn't happened yet

Michigan State police director to meet Thursday with lawmakers who want her to resign


Detroit councilwoman on Vegas tragedy: Ban rifles in hotel rooms facing public spaces


The Chicago Tribune


DCFS worker in coma after being assaulted while taking protective custody of child

EDITORIALS: The costs — and risks — of police overtime abuse

The Wall of Respect: The story of a South Side mural — and of Black Power



The Star-Ledger


What you need to know about flu season and concerns over new H3H2 strain


What guns can you legally own in N.J.?

N.J. Democrats want to ban device that helped Las Vegas gunman fire more shots


Mom files class-action suit claiming building is rat infested


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Rep. Marcy Kaptur backs bill to shut down megabanks that cheat customers

Sen. Sherrod Brown backs 'bump stock' gun-control bill, while Sen. Rob Portman says he'll review it


Ex-Euclid jail supervisor who stalked ex-wife using police database accused of violating probation

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer to women interested in STEM: "We need your voice in the room"

Burton D. Morgan Foundation approves $900,000 in grants to local youth entrepreneurship organizations


The Los Angeles Times

I was 9 when my parents told me I was undocumented. With DACA ending, I have no idea what's next


A man and his machine in Africa — and his quest to bring ultrasound to his people

Republicans once railed against deficits. Now President Trump's tax plan piles on more than $2 trillion in red ink


Federal authorities accuse an L.A. food processor of distributing potentially contaminated fish


The Washington Post

The Trump administration has already been rolling back gun regulations

Some Republicans open to discussing Democrats’ proposal to ban device used in the Vegas attack


‘Death spiral’: Tillerson makes nice but may not last long with Trump


Analysis: Tillerson sure made it sound like he called Trump a ‘moron’

Roy Moore’s disruption of Washington has already begun, and more is on the way

Analysis: This is what millennials think about the NFL protests

Democrat Northam leads Republican Gillespie in race for Virginia governor, new poll finds

Analysis: The Daily 202: New Virginia poll shows why Gillespie is fighting the culture wars. It’s all about the base.

Liberal groups got IRS scrutiny, too, inspector general suggests


Bipartisan Senate group unveils latest attempt at sentencing overhaul


USA Today

For-profit charter schools bill taxpayers for empty desks

3 U.S. Army special operations commandos killed in Niger





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