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December 13, 2017

Human rights activist Ella Baker is born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903.

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Today in Black History: The New York Amsterdam News, one of the nation's premier Black newspapers, is founded in 1909.

The New York Times

National

CVS Deal to Buy Aetna Could Alter Health Industry

Ministers Look to Revive Martin Luther King’s 1968 Poverty Campaign


Two Colleges Bound by History Are Roiled by the #MeToo Moment


Blow: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

As Shutdown Looms, G.O.P. Tries to Buy 2 More Weeks

At This Quarry, How to Spend G.O.P. Tax Cut Isn’t Set in Stone

Bill Offers Last-Minute Breaks for Developers, Banks and Oil

Health Care Failure Was a Map to Tax Success for McConnell


Women Line Up to Run for Office, Aiming a ‘Primal Scream’ at Trump


Alabama’s Disdain for Democrats Looms Over Senate Race


Local

No Longer New York City’s ‘Boulevard of Death’

City to Settle Discrimination Claim in Brooklyn Housing Plan

Death of Jamaican Fast-Food Magnate Stuns Friends and Workers

Christie Looks to Sports Gambling for a Rare Victory



Philly.com


Temple University student found dead at off-campus apartment

How the GOP plan will affect taxes in Philly, its suburbs

US charters schools put groeing numbers in racial isolation

Editorial: 6 things the new Philly school board absolutely should not do


The Detroit Free Press


Monday rally planned to support U.S. Rep. John Conyers


U.S. Rep. Sander Levin will retire from Congress when term ends next year

Fourth victim discovered in Noel Night shooting


The Star-Ledger

The PATH extension is not a priority. Gateway is a priority. | Editorial

The $1.7B PATH extension to Newark airport: A timeline

N.J. environmentalists use new legal strategy to fight pipelines


Ex-development official gets $99K from city in abuse-of-power settlement


The Chicago Tribune


High costs, low benefits in rescue efforts for troubled Chicago schools


More than a dozen Chicago high schools struggle to survive as enrollment plummets, performance falters

Bus company stokes outrage over racially charged ad sent to U. of I. customers


CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health care industry


Six Black Souls gang leaders convicted in Cook County's first test of state RICO law



The Los Angeles Times


California Republicans face big decision on tax vote


Colin Kaepernick honored at ACLU Bill of Rights Dinner in Beverly Hills


Election Tuesday will decide if Wendy Carrillo or Luis López becomes next state Assembly member


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


CHIP on their shoulders? Dysfunctional Congress puts children's health insurance funding at risk

Retiring after 36 years, Cleveland Judge Ronald Adrine talks about domestic violence, Tamir Rice and what he learned from Star Trek

Community invited to read "Evicted," discuss inequality in housing: A Greater Cleveland


Should we do more to teach kids about poverty? Rose Frech (Opinion)



The Washington Post


Trump lawyer says president knew Flynn had given FBI the same account he gave to vice president

Trump offers his most explicit endorsement to date of Roy Moore in Alabama race

GOP’s next hurdle in tax fight: Reconciling differences in House, Senate bills

These voters live in a pro-Trump area, but many are skeptical of the GOP tax plan

North Carolina cut tax rates four years ago. Many residents are still waiting for the benefits Republicans promised.


Billy Bush says there were 8 witnesses to Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ comments

Perspective: Mostly white male tech sector needs government help on diversity

2017 Kennedy Center Honors: Norman Lear, LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, Carmen de Lavallade

Perspective: From gang member to entrepreneur: A transgender woman transforms her life

Virginia Democrat files for recount after ballot glitch

MS-13 members used machete in Maryland decapitation, court papers say

Ex-charter school teacher sentenced to 8 years in prison for sexually assaulting six students

Baltimore police commissioner asks FBI to take over case involving slain detective


USA Today


Hundreds of U.S., South Korean aircraft begin massive drill in Korean Peninsula

New York's TV industry riddled by harassment accusations








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