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November 18, 2016

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: The Port Chicago incident occurred in 1944 when Black Navy ammunition handlers were killed in a violent explosion at the California base.

The New York Times


National

Editorial: Smoking Marijuana While Black


States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.


EDITORIAL: Save the Census

Top Jobs in Trump’s Administration Are Mostly Vacant: Who’s to Blame?

Trump Goes on Attack as Russia Revelations Appear to Take Toll

Fate of Health Bill Uncertain, a G.O.P. Leader Promises a Vote


Governors Give Chilly Reception to Health Bill Push


McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought


Australian Woman Is Fatally Shot by Minneapolis Police


Pennsylvania Killer Recalled as Troubled and Getting Darker

Cost of California’s Hot Economy: Severe Housing Crisis


Local


New York Schools for Off-Track Students May Face Stricter Rules

Cuomo’s Office Ordered to Release Records Sought by Times in Graft Inquiry

Gus Trowbridge, Turned King’s Integration Dream Into a School, Dies at 82


Philly.com


What it will take for Trump's 'voter fraud' panel to get N.J. data: 65 cents


Philly NAACP vows to block Lynne Abraham from becoming interim DA


Opinion: Old grudge fueling NAACP opposition to Lynne Abraham?

Violent night in Philly: 4 shot in Center City, 4 killed citywide



The Star-Ledger


This may be the last action of Christie's presidential campaign


Feds reportedly probe health care spending in Jersey Shore city


N.J.'s 25 highest paid superintendents, up to $297K



The Detroit Free Press


Kym Worthy adding staff to focus on possible wrongful convictions


Detroit '67: 1966 student walkout at Northern a sign of things to come


Michigan marijuana campaign brings together activists, moneyed investors, tobacco dealers

Detroit Medical Center blames data breach on outside agency



The Chicago Tribune


How did Terrance Jenkins die? Guards, prisoners disagree on details in inmate's death

Surburbia is left scrambling as firms relocate to big cities

Can CTA rail workers strike? They can threaten

Detroit at crossroads 50 years after riots devastated city



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson's mayoral candidacy challenged in Ohio Supreme Court

Joe Jones' expungement clears way for competitive Cleveland City Council race in Ward 1


The road for Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act runs through Ohio

Ohio nursing homes fear losing $800 million in Medicaid funding in healthcare bill: A Critical Choice

John Kasich calls Senate's revised healthcare bill 'unacceptable': Ohio Politics Roundup


The Los Angeles Times

An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of then-USC med school dean

Mixed message from Trump on DACA sparks frustration from Dreamers as well as critics of illegal immigration


The Washington Post


Support for Trump grows more tepid and opposition is increasingly inflamed

What Americans love and hate about Trump’s presidency so far

Trump’s lawyer insists nothing ‘nefarious’ in Trump Jr. Russia meeting


Republican holdouts on Senate health bill energized by delay of vote


Sens. Collins, Paul criticize revised Senate health-care bill


Davidson: Job Corps program hit on student safety problems, despite successes

Jeff Sessions used our research to claim that sanctuary cities have more crime. He’s wrong.

Bernie Sanders tells his Maryland faithful to back Ben Jealous for governor

‘How far can you run?’ says sister of slain woman about suspect on the lam


As gentrification creeps east, D.C. nonprofits help residents of modest means stake their place through homeownership

Trump wants to spend millions more on school vouchers. But what’s happened to the millions already spent?


Women’s March organizers protest the NRA before 17-mile march to the Justice Department


USA Today


Analysis: At the six-month milestone, can Trump turn around his struggling presidency?




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