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October 20, 2017

Jomo Kenyatta, African nationalist and first president of Kenya, was born in 1893. He would lead Kenya from 1964 until 1978.

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Today in Black History: Kwame Nkrumah, Pan-Africanist and the first President of Ghana, was born in 1909 in what was then the Gold Coast (Ghana).


The New York Times

National

Mueller Seeks Documents of Trump Actions in White House

Editorial: Tax Cuts for the Rich by Another Name

Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Health Bill

Fed to Pull Back on Help That Propped Up the Economy


The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

Start-Up Slump Drags on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.

Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him


Voter Fraud? A Trump Nominee Looks as if He Cast an Illegal Ballot


Spokeswoman Cites ‘Demanding Schedule’ for Health Secretary’s Use of Private Jets


Local


At James Blake Trial, Judge Invokes Law Shielding Police Records

De Blasio’s Gap on Climate Policy? It’s Under His Front Door.


Months After Second Avenue Subway Opening, Safety Testing Is Not Finished


Rochester Launches New Inquiry Into Harassment Accusations

At Menendez Trial, Legal Wrestling Over Definition of ‘Constituent’



Philly.com

Philly journalism institute makes $2 million in new grants

Glitch let ineligible immigrants vote in Philly elections, officials say

Did a 'Negro League' thwart high school lacrossse team?


Trade union politics derail N. Philadelphia apartment proposal


The Detroit Free Press


Testimony expected today during court hearing in Flint water investigation

Study: Fewer pregnancies, more fetal deaths in Flint after lead levels rose in water

Riley: When honoring Detroit's treasures, remember The Wright


The Star-Ledger


Was Menendez's friend and co-defendant a 'constituent'? Lawyers debate

WATCH: Anger, chaos erupt at Newark council meeting over housing

Did insurance mismanagement lead to death of this former Newark cop?

Murphy's lead over Guadagno not as wide in latest governor's race poll


State Treasury employee admits to $75K fraud


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Dads Walk brings fathers and father figures to area schools to show support for students

Cleveland to pay $25,000 to man who claimed police officer used excessive force during traffic stop

New president of Federal Bar Association talks Trump's attacks on judges: Q&A

Downtown Akron Vision & Redevelopment Plan lays out plan for more vibrant city

Ohio Supreme Court rules appeals court had jurisdiction to reinstate murder conviction of ex-Akron police captain Douglas Prade



The Chicago Tribune

Column: Wheaton College needs to answer questions about football hazing case

Illinois submits big Obamacare rate increases to the feds

Video of fatal police shooting on Chicago's South Side released


The Los Angeles Times


Death toll from Mexico's earthquake climbs to 230 as frantic search continues for survivors

Parents of man fatally shot by LAPD, then run over by a police car, call for criminal charges

UC system will chip in at least $300,000 to help Berkeley pay security costs for controversial speakers


10 points to keep in mind about housing affordability in California


The Washington Post


Manafort offered ‘private briefings’ on 2016 race to Putin ally


Trump’s puzzling speech to African leaders, annotated


The ugly past — and fraught future —of the biggest Confederate monument


Analysis: How Bernie Sanders and America could take a step closer to universal Medicare if the GOP has its way. Let us explain.

Tillerson was startled that Trump told reporters he had made up his mind on Iran deal


Neighbors yell ‘he can’t hear you’ before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man

He said deportation would kill him. His body was found in Mexico this week.


At EPA, guarding the chief pulls agents from pursuing environmental crimes

BlackPAC plans $1.1 million effort to mobilize African American voters in Virginia


Virginia Republican’s ad ties opponent to MS-13. Democrats compare it to ‘Willie Horton’


Fight over labeling of ‘flushable’ wipes headed to federal court


Five key moments from Virginia’s first televised gubernatorial debate


Poor, sick and still traveling long distances for health care in D.C.


USA Today


Michigan candidate tests whether Democrats can reclaim Midwest from Trump and GOP



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