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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 National Council of Negro Women is founded in 1935 by famed educator Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.


The New York Times


National


Robert Mueller’s Motion Against Paul Manafort

Among the Tax Bill’s Biggest Losers: Blue State Taxpayers

What Does the Bill Mean for Your Income Group?

Trump and G.O.P. Again Back Moore, Accused Predator


Who Stays and Who Goes When Accused of Harassment?

Sex Abuse Victims’ Obstacle to Justice: The Clock


Trump Slashes Size of Utah Monuments by 2 Million Acres


Ex-Congresswoman Who Ran Sham Charity Gets 5 Years in Prison

Conyers Won’t Seek Re-election in Wake of Harassment Claims, Relative Says


A Better Way to Compare Public Schools


Local


New Yorkers Would Suffer Under the G.O.P. Tax Bill


Governors Unite to Blast Tax Bill, but Next Steps Unclear


Poor Communication Magnified City’s Lead Paint Failures


Philly.com

Ex-Philly DA Williams sent to prison in Oklahoma

Philly union presses pensions on nonunion hotel

Meek Mill's battle with judge enters another round


Why families face a crisis when children with disabilities turn 21

3 Lincoln High students charged as adults in beating death


The Detroit Free Press


Report: Conyers' relative says he will announce retirement, not resignation

Another John Conyers accuser comes forward, saying he groped her in church

Recount to start Tuesday in razor-thin Winfrey win over Gilchrist for Detroit City Clerk


Police: High school fight led to Noel Night shooting in Detroit; suspect, 16, arrested


The Chicago Tribune

As CPS neighborhood high schools shrink, football teams vanish


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

3 aldermen join 'Chuy' Garcia in crowded field to replace Rep. Luis Gutierrez


EDITORIALS: A concealed-carry danger to Illinois


The Star-Ledger

House Republicans seek to weaken N.J. gun control after Las Vegas, Texas massacres

Can a 'no-zero' grading policy work in N.J. schools?

N.J. should lift its own limit on your property tax deductions, lawmaker says

Treasured star's light in Newark keeps on burning | Carter


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Five members of Cleveland City Council bid farewell as 2017 session closes

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson taps finance director as interim chief of staff


Who pays $10,000 property tax bills in Cuyahoga County? What U.S. tax changes could mean for homeowners?

Cleveland development, colleges and your medical deductions depend on which tax bill prevails



The Los Angeles Times

Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California

Editorial Board: The GOP's big tax win is a loss for the rest of us

L.A. asked for $3 million for community policing. The DOJ said no. Some fear it's a sign of what's ahead.


Crime rates down in California, up in L.A. County, during period of criminal justice reform


The Washington Post

New defense by Trump’s lawyer is dismissed by legal scholars, leaves White House officials baffled


The Fix: 2 big holes in Trump lawyer John Dowd’s explanation of that disastrous tweet


Prosecutors say longtime Manafort colleague has ‘ties’ to Russian intelligence

With shutdown looming, conservative Republicans try to push back spending deadline


Trump solidifies control of the Republican Party as RNC decides to back Moore again

Woman shares new evidence of relationship with Roy Moore when she was 17

Conyers’s lawyer casts doubt on report the congressman won’t seek reelection after harassment allegations

Only 26 percent of Hurricane Harvey survivors had FEMA aid request approved, survey finds

Ballou principal removed after report questioning school standards

Montgomery faces budget shortfall of $120 million


Fairfax police chief urges FBI to release video of Park Police shooting soon. The victim’s family wants to see it now.


USA Today


'The president stole your land,' Patagonia homepage says



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