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Isabella Baumfree, who took on the name Sojourner Truth and was a fearless abolitionist, was born into slavery in 1797 in Swartekill, NY.

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Today in Black History: Philosopher Alain Locke, the first Black Rhodes Scholar, was born on this date in Philadelphia in 1886.

For continuing coverage of the aftermath of Hurrican Irma in Florida visit the Miami Herald and the Florida Times-Union news websites.

The New York Times


National


Ferguson Drops Charges Against Man Cited in Justice Dept. Report

Officers Avoid Federal Charges in Death of Freddie Gray

Congress Passes Measure Challenging Trump to Denounce Hate Groups

Deal Struck to Extend Financing for Children’s Health Program

Splitting 5-4, Justices Put Texas Redistricting on Hold

Democrats on Voter Fraud Panel Join Those Criticizing It


How the U.S. Limited the Death Toll in 2 Monster Storms

Why Getting Florida’s Power Back On Could Take Weeks

Ravaged South Has ‘a Lot of Work To Do’ as Skies Clear


White House May Reset Refugee Quota to Below 50,000


Justices Allow Refugee Ban While Case Proceeds

A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts



Local


De Blasio, Seeking Second Term, Wins an Easy Victory

Local Issues Dominate New York City Council Elections

Eric Gonzalez Wins Primary Election for Brooklyn District Attorney


Police Likely to Release Body Camera Footage in Fatal Bronx Shooting, Commissioner Says


In Testimony, Women Describe Robert Menendez’s Role in Getting Visas


After More Than 20 Years, Newark to Regain Control of Its Schools



Philly.com


Afro-pick sculpture added to plaza with Frank Rizzo's statue

Unlike Rizzo statute, Willis' raised-fist statue is empowering


Report:DHS ignored warning signs, two girls died

Inside Black Lives Matters' messy hierarchy in Philly

In Philly, a push to get kids to show up for school


The Star-Ledger


What we know about the models who testified in Menendez case

32 charged in major gang, drug bust after spike in shootings


Meet candidates for ‘Teacher of the Year’

Here's what every N.J. college would cost if it cut tuition 20% (like Drew U.)


Why Christie isn't in Trump's cabinet just got more intriguing. Here's why.


The Chicago Tribune

What we still don't know about Kenneka Jenkins' death – despite what you see on social media

Kenneka Jenkins' death strikes chord with amateur sleuths, police critics

1 dead, 4 wounded in Chicago shootings


Petition alleges corrupt Chicago cop framed 15 additional people on drug charges

10 key numbers in Cook County soda tax repeal debate


Obama Foundation sets summit to promote civic engagement

Former Second City cast member files racial discrimination lawsuit



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

To promise free tuition in Cleveland, Say Yes must raise enough money

Will Say Yes to Education help pay your child's college tuition? Charter school students' fate still to be decided


Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson endorses Zack Reed after mayoral primary defeat

Despite victory, Frank Jackson has his work cut out for him


All Cleveland City Council incumbents survive primary

Brandon King wins East Cleveland Democratic mayoral primary, will face Devin Branch in November


The Los Angeles Times

Three crucial debates to follow at September's California State Board of Education meeting

Years ago, residents began raising money to make their street safer. But City Hall keeps throwing up roadblocks

UC regents to examine UC Irvine's rescission fiasco, impact of another possible tuition increase


Berkeley City Council OKs police use of pepper spray on violent protesters

Embattled ethics watchdog to step down amid turmoil at water agency



The Detroit Free Press


Protesters march outside Kid Rock show at Little Caesars Arena

Riley: Protesting Kid Rock was wrong use of valuable civil rights energy, time


Michigan Attorney General Schuette joins Republican race for governor


Sen. Bert Johnson wants criminal case tossed: 'The indictment is defective'


The Washington Post


Sanders to introduce bill that would revolutionize U.S. health care. And he has a record level of support.

Trump promised giant tax cuts. Here’s where negotiations stand.

Middle-class incomes rise, but Census report shows worrying disparities

After Irma, a once-lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands is now a wasteland

Supreme Court agrees with Trump administration, says some refugees can be barred for now

Over liberals’ objections, Supreme Court says Texas need not draw new districts now

After @tedcruz liked a porn tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz blamed ‘a staffing issue’

After 5 years, Ferguson drops charges against black man cited as victim of biased policing

8-year-old biracial boy was hung from rope by N.H. teenagers because of his race, family says

Analysis: The right disdains identity politics. But President Trump is proof it works for them, too.

Judge orders Town of Chevy Chase to pick up the tab for Purple Line supporters’ legal fees


College Park decides to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections


Report urges major changes in career education at Maryland school system


Baltimore officers won’t face federal civil rights charges in Freddie Gray’s death, Justice Department concludes


Baltimore officials ask for stiffer punishments and more money to address crime



USA Today


Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter facing blowback on Hurricane Irma comments

ESPN sends out statement regarding Jemele Hill tweets

These before and after satellite photos show Irma's devastating destruction in Florida and Caribbean





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