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May 23, 2018

Actor and musician Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was born on this date in 1910 in Terra Haute, Indiana.

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Today in Black History: Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, gained independence on this date in 1980
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The New York Times

National


Judge Hints Trump Team Won’t Get First Look at Cohen Files


Hannity Is Revealed as Trump Lawyer’s Mystery Client

Starbucks Employee Who Called Police on Black Men No Longer Works There, Company Says


Trump Rejects New Sanctions Against Russia, Changing Course


Interior Secretary Is Opening Up Land. Just Not at Home.


How Liberty University Built a Billion-Dollar Empire

Opinion: When Is a Church Not a Church?

Pruitt’s $43,000 Phone Booth Broke the Law, Auditors Say

Video Shows Police Tackling and Punching Black Harvard Student

Whose Neighborhood Should Get a Street Named for Dr. King?

Racist Terror Plot, or Just Idle Talk? Kansas Trial Hinges on the Answer



Local


City Orders Sims Statue Removed From Central Park


As Session Resumes, a Democratic Truce in Albany Seems Uneasy

Smelling Blood, Democrats Swarm New York House Race



Philly.com


Philly looking into other incidents at same Starbucks where two black men were arrested

For black cafe patrons, Starbucks arrests raise concerns and interest in black businesses

This community-based program in N. Philly brings trauma counseling to the children who need it most

N.J. Gov. Murphy ousts high-priced Christie ally from role as Atlantic City overseer


The Detroit Free Press


Detroit seeks to compel landlords to list renters in search for tax evaders

Comments caught on police video get Detroit officer reassigned


The Star-Ledger


Should state rules be changed to keep people from collecting a pension and getting a public paycheck?

Every N.J. Republican House seat could fall in November because of Trump, poll finds

Listen up, young adults. N.J. is about to make it easier to register to vote | Editorial

New Jersey could lose $631M in federal cash by missing this deadline



The Chicago Tribune

A grieving family remembers a promising life cut short at Bradley University

DAHLEEN GLANTON: White anger over arrest of two black men at Starbucks is long overdue

Emanuel is trying to convince police to buy homes in violent neighborhoods. Only two have taken the offer

More than 600 people have been shot in Chicago this year

Chicago water department supervisor didn't report email about Southern farmers 'bidding' on Obama, watchdog says


The Los Angeles Times


Survivors of violent crime raise their voices in California to call for a new approach to criminal justice


Some Republican lawmakers, once critical of marijuana, now think highly of it. Here’s why

Southern California News Group asks for public support — and perhaps a shift to nonprofit status — amid cuts


Beutner emerges as a top pick for L.A. schools superintendent amid last-minute jockeying

With a guilty plea, man expresses remorse for death threat against Maxine Waters


The Washington Post


Federal judge weighs special master to review seized Cohen records

Hannity had a lot to say about Cohen lately. But he left a few things out.

Analysis: Yes, Sean Hannity was a legal client of Michael Cohen’s

Sean Hannity’s idea of ‘attorney-client privilege’ was right out of ‘Breaking Bad’


‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed

Fact Checker: Trump’s 3-Pinocchio claim that James B. Comey ‘lied in Congress to Senator G’

Large majority of Americans supports tougher Russia sanctions, poll finds

Video shows police punching a Harvard student after he was found naked in the street

Kendrick Lamar deserves his Pulitzer. Rap is the most significant music of our time.

Montgomery council to vote on funding lawyers for immigrants facing deportation

Sen. Kamala D. Harris backs Angela Alsobrooks in Pr. George’s executive race


Retirement of Md. judge in effect closes out judicial misconduct investigation


USA Today


Anderson Cooper rips Sean Hannity for not revealing legal ties to Trump lawyer

Supreme Court sides with immigrant facing deportation

Four-hour drive for a colonoscopy? What VA privatization warnings ignore







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