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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.

Today in Black America - May 18

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Today in Black History: In 1896, U.S. Supreme Court upholds Plessy v. Ferguson, beginning Jim Crow or de jure segregation and ending Reconstruction.

The New York Times

National

White Tulsa Officer Is Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Driver

Few Police Officers Have Been Convicted in High-Profile Cases Involving Deaths of Blacks

Robert Mueller, Ex-F.B.I. Chief, to Lead Inquiry on Meddling

How a Special Counsel Alters the Russia Investigation

EDITORIAL: The Special Counsel America Needs

Abuzz With Surround Sound of Scandal


Suddenly, Republicans Can’t Wait to Hear From Comey

Payoffs From Putin to Trump? McCarthy Says He Was Joking

Lieberman Among 4 Interviewed to Head F.B.I.


States Trim Penalties and Prison Rolls, Even as Sessions Gets Tough


5 Years in Prison, or 20? How Sessions’s Get-Tough Policy Would Alter Terms



Local

A Disgraced and Re-elected Connecticut Mayor Eyes the Statehouse


Puerto Rican Day Parade to Honor a Long-Jailed Militant

Amid Eavesdropping Accusations, City Fires Jail Agency Official


The Star-Ledger

What N.J. lawmakers (and Trump) said about new special counsel for Russia probe


TCNJ president recommends dropping segregationist's name from building


Commuters rail on NJ Transit: If this were a private company, you'd be fired

The guy Christie told to sit down and shut up wants a seat in Congress | The Auditor


'It's a dire picture' for town that's asking for its police services to be taken over



Philly.com

Krasner, police union spar on day after primary election


Rhynhart rode antiestablishment wave to top of controller’s race

Conestoga sodomy lie still reverberates

Fix unsafe conditions inside Philly schools, new group says

Pa. upping fines on nursing homes



The Detroit Free Press

Plan to create jobs, 'transform' Cody Rouge neighborhoods unveiled


Detroit to undergo $63M road resurfacing project


Slower growth in Michigan general fund may kill House tax cut plan


Eight ways new Detroit schools leader will boost enrollment


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland begins complying with state law on warning signs for lead hazard properties

Cuyahoga's sin tax well is dry: Indians, Cavs, Browns may pay for projects and wait for reimbursement

Lawsuit challenges Ohio internet harassment law, claiming it stifles criticism of public officials

GAR Foundation awards grants for Summit County school-based projects


Ohio House passes workers' comp budget that eliminates benefits for undocumented immigrants



The Chicago Tribune

2 killed, 10 wounded in city shootings

CPD finalizes new rules on force: Cops can't shoot fleeing person unless they present imminent threat


Soldier held on $250,000 bond in video attack of female security guard

U. of I. cancels talk by Nobel laureate after faculty raises concerns about his views on race, intelligence


The Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas police say unapproved martial arts chokehold was used in deadly chase


After election loss, critics of Charter Amendment C call for sweeping review of LAPD discipline

Charter-backed candidates win L.A. Unified majority, but can they lead from within?


UC regents meeting disrupted by protests over state audit finding of undisclosed surplus



The Washington Post

Roger Ailes, architect of conservative TV juggernaut Fox, is dead at 77

House Majority Leader McCarthy told colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump

Read the transcript of the conversation between GOP leaders

As Trump lurches through series of crises, exhausted White House aides polish résumés and face a new reality

Justice Dept. picks former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead Russia probe

Some Republicans nervously begin stepping away from the president


President Trump is turning to the strategies from his business career. They may not be helping.

Editorial: A special counsel is essential. But Congress isn’t off the hook.

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

How a Trump order on abortion could hurt the fight against AIDS in Africa

Secret report shows ‘special’ treatment for public officials in D.C. school lottery


Md. petition would limit early endorsements in Democratic gubernatorial primary

Maryland school system posts 80 percent increase in reports of sexual harassment



USA Today

Municipal judge in Texas on unpaid leave pending U.S. citizenship


Inside the White House the night DOJ appointed a special counsel for Russia inquiry






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