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June 20, 2018

Piano prodigy Andre Watts, the first artist to appear on "Live from Lincoln Center," was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1946.

Today in Black America - March 17

POSTED: March 17, 2017, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Pianist and velvet voice singer Nat King Cole is born on this date in 1919.

The New York Times


Orlando Prosecutor Will No Longer Seek Death Penalty

Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants

Trump Gambles With Cuts to Programs His Base Relies On

Trump Budget Is ‘Heavy Lift,’ Even in G.O.P. Congress

Buoyed by Trump Budget Plan, Pentagon Draws Up a Shopping List

Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research

Campaign Pledges Return to Haunt Trump in Court

EDITORIAL: Trump’s Tear-Down Budget

Trump Digs In on Wiretap, No Matter Who Says Differently

What Trump’s Budget Could Mean for the Affected Agencies

‘I’d Be Hurt and Upset’: Cities Fear Trump’s Cuts to Urban Programs

The People From ‘Government Sachs’


No Charges, but Harsh Criticism for de Blasio’s Fund-Raising

Acting U.S. Attorney's Statement on de Blasio

De Blasio Proves That Some Laws Are Made to Be Unbreakable

Sheldon Silver Appeal Looks to New Definition of Corruption

Only Assailant Tried in Racially Charged Beating Gets Four Years

The Christian Science Monitor

GOP pushes 'economic terrorism' bills in 18 states to discourage protests

What Trump’s stark budget says about his priorities

What America without the NEA and NEH would look like, and why that matters

The Star-Ledger

Police seek N.J. girl, 14, missing for more than 2 weeks

7 ways Trump's spending plan would affect education in N.J.

Cop admits giving illegally gained information to tow company, loses his job

Trump wants to 'drain the swamp' at EPA. Will that hurt N.J.'s swamps?

Christie can now force Trump to release his tax returns in N.J. if he runs again

N.J. lawmakers try to spike PARCC as graduation test

College grad freed 17 months after false murder accusation

'Half of me is gone': A month on, a mother mourns two sons murdered in East Mount Airy

PA's PUC explores a touchy subject: How much should poor families pay for heat?

Philly FBI sex-discrimination trial airs dirty laundry

Pro-Trump and anti-Trump rallies to face off March 25 outside Independence Hall

SRC hires teacher-prep program over protests

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland NAACP 'disturbed' by fatal Euclid police shooting

More Cleveland school graduates ready for college but fewer enrolling, according to annual report

What Trump's proposed transportation budget means for Ohio

Free program aims to help immigrants, new Americans grow small businesses

Akron attorneys compile info to help children of immigrants stay in U.S.

Cuyahoga County corrections officer brought heroin to jail for accused rapist, court records say

The Chicago Tribune

These are the 19 agencies Trump would stop funding entirely

Trump's EPA cuts threaten programs that clean up Chicago, Great Lakes

7 wounded in South, West side shootings

Police superintendent meets with Sessions, gets no promise of federal aid

Illinois experts say Republican health care plan could cost state $40 billion

River Forest opts out of Cook County rules governing minimum wage and paid sick leave

The Detroit Free Press

Carson on deep cuts to Detroit: 'Forget the numbers and think about the concept'

Federal grant cuts would hurt suburbs, but more defense spending would be a boost

Detroit school board narrows superintendent candidates to three

CEO Michael Ford is ousted at Regional Transit Authority

The Washington Post

Congressional Republicans sharply criticize Trump budget

Analysis: If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you

The sleeping giants of the Obamacare debate: Republican moderates in the House

Michael Flynn received more payments from Russia-related entities than previously reported

White House endorses plan to remove 30,000 FAA workers from federal payroll

Wonkblog: How an Obama-era law could help Democrats block Trump’s budget

Sean Spicer’s angry, lonely defense of Trump’s wiretapping claim, annotated

Tracking false and misleading claims by President Trump in his first 100 days

Analysis: ‘Collective narcissism’ explains at least some of President Trump’s support

Trump and his advisers can’t keep quiet — and it’s causing them real trouble

Holder leads Democratic push to end gerrymandering, starting in Virginia

Okla. governor calls for resignation of state senator accused of trying to have sex with teen boy

Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

Virginia jail inmates robbed by fake bail bond company, prosecutors say

Changes to Md. bail system appear unlikely to pass General Assembly this year

The Los Angeles Times

Paul Ryan's make-or-break moment on Obamacare will test his power, legacy and relationship with Trump

Trump's proposed budget deals a blow to California schools

L.A. County sheriff opposes 'sanctuary state' bill, saying it would hinder law enforcement

Having unprotected sex without telling a partner about HIV-positive status would no longer be a felony under new bill

Absentee vote pushes L.A. County homeless sales tax measure toward a strong finish

USA Today

The 62 agencies and programs Trump wants to eliminate

Senate Intelligence Committee finds ‘no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance’

Beyond 'Hidden Figures': Putting faces to black female scientists' names

Fla. governor moves case after prosecutor won't seek death penalty

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