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October 22, 2017

Some 3,000 Blacks march in Philadelphia in 1906 to protest a theatrical production of "The Clansman" and 62 are reported lynched.

Today in Black America - August 8

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Today in Black History: Famed explorer Matthew Henson was born in 1866 in Charles County, MD, a member of the first expedition to reach the North Pole.

The New York Times


Google Fires Engineer Who Wrote Memo Questioning Women in Tech

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Climate Change Report

Read the Draft Climate Change Report

EDITORIAL: What Real Tax Reform Could Be

Brooks: Getting Trump Out of My Brain

Industries Are Left in the Lurch by Trump’s Stalled Trade Plans

White House Won’t Say Who Is on Its Deregulation Teams

Partisan C.I.A. Chief Heartens Trump and Worries the Agency

Detroit’s Mayoral Election Is a Test of Recovery and Legacy

Wells Fargo Faces New Inquiry Over Insurance Refunds


Defendants Kept in the Dark About Evidence, Until It’s Too Late

De Blasio’s Push for Tax on Wealthy Helps Put Pressure on Cuomo

Trump May Nominate a Giuliani Law Partner as U.S. Attorney in Manhattan

Man Killed in 9/11 Attacks Is Identified by DNA Testing

A Revival Comes to Newark, but Some Worry It’s ‘Not for Us’

Black Lives Matter protesters shut down City Hall news conference

Ex-US Rep. Chaka Fattah appeals 10-year prison term

Editorial: Pa. budget act is like watching a clown car headed off a cliff

The Detroit Free Press

Macomb on the hunt for illegal sewage taps in drains running to Lake St. Clair

Wayne County primary election: Breaking down the mayor, council races

3 Detroit mayoral candidates sound off on jobs, blight and neighborhoods

Experts say Michigan's budget is headed for trouble

The Star-Ledger

Christie signs bill creating statewide sex assault training for police

Trafficker who sold 14 year old for sex gets 12 years in prison

Law firms say Jersey City school board veep owes them $25K

Teacher accused of helping kids cheat on state tests gets license revoked

School enrollment help for Newark residents

The Chicago Tribune

Emanuel sues Trump's Justice Department over sanctuary city policy

DNA in 1994 murder points to serial rapist, not 2 men serving life, petition claims

CPS to lay off 950, says it will delay budget proposal to give state more time to act on funding

Rauner shouldn't delay borrowing money to pay Illinois' bills: comptroller

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

NuCLEus tax deal goes to Cleveland school board tonight; city council won't commit to backing board

Gun violence hits home for Cleveland families after 4-year-old boy shot, 8-year-old discovers gunshot victim

Ohio inspectors don't check for internal corrosion in carnival rides; that's up to operator, based on manufacturer guidelines

Attorney who represented Tamir Rice's family jailed for contempt in Stark County

Ohio budget bill ended cash assistance program for people with disabilities

The Los Angeles Times

Inside Beijing's new strategy to win African hearts and minds

Jurors acquit two LAPD officers charged with conspiracy, deadlock on one charge for one officer

'May you die in pain': California GOP congressman gets an earful at town hall

New California law gives air quality officials the power to quickly shut down polluters

The Washington Post

Dysfunction in Washington fuels uncertainty among companies

She needs a job. The economy is in great shape. It should be easy, right?

Rural Appalachia has begun to fall behind the rest of the country in life expectancy, infant mortality

A painting of Lady Liberty in hijab hangs in congressman’s office. Despite protests, he says it’ll stay.

Google engineer behind controversial diversity manifesto says he’s been fired

Canada’s infrastructure projects take off while Trump’s plans sputter

Weakened South Africa president faces new no-confidence vote by Parliament

Who are the men competing to be president of Kenya?

Booz Allen Hamilton’s criminal probe could drag on for years, CEO says

D.C. wants to give every resident a bin for composting and offer curbside pickup in five years

Maryland school parents were uninformed for months about sex-abuse probe

USA Today

Analysis: Why the latest sanctions on North Korea may fail

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