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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: Dr. Franz O. Fanon, Algerian author and political leader, dies in 1961.

The New York Times

National


Conyers Steps Down After Sexual Harassment Claims

Trump’s Move on Jerusalem Fuels Alarm Across Mideast

Groups Seeking Support for Tax Cuts Find It a Tough Sell

Tax Plans Crown at Least 1 Big Winner: Trump’s Industry


Making 2 Become 1: Ironing Out Senate and House Tax Bill Differences

Trump’s Backing of Moore Points to a G.O.P. Issue: Chaos

Bannon Stumps for Moore as Movement to Reshape Senate

The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger?

UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care


Local


At Hearing on Lead-Paint Test Lapses, Questions Go Unanswered

New York Police Rejecting More of Watchdog’s Findings, Report Says

Comptroller Halts Payout to Ex-Jails Head Over Car Probe


Philly.com


GOP tax bills threaten health care for many in Pa., N.J. advocates say

Wallingford principal resigns over alleged 'inappropriate action'

Philadelphia takes another step toward providing affordable housing

Pa. officials restore six-figure pension for former senator convicted of corruption


The Detroit Free Press


Conyers saga puts spotlight on Pelosi's weak leadership

U.S. Rep. John Conyers: Highlights of his life and career

A sad, but necessary, end to John Conyers' career | Editorial

All in the family? Why the Conyerses could be the next Michigan political family dynasty


The Star-Ledger


N.J. sexual assault hotlines report uptick in calls in aftermath of Weinstein

Jersey City runoff results a mixed bag for Fulop

Opening statements set for Wednesday in trial of cop accused of brutality cover-up

Booker, Menendez say House Republicans from blue states can save your property tax break

Candy giant to open new HQ in Newark


The Chicago Tribune

Data mining program designed to predict child abuse proves unreliable, DCFS says

Civil trial to begin for doctor accused of missing ‘telltale sign of abuse’ before Gizzell Ford’s death


Preckwinkle can't make chief judge lay off 155 for now, judge rules


U.S. homeless population increases for first time since 2010, pushed by crisis on West Coast



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

New supermarket coalition aims to improve access to healthy food in Cuyahoga County

Basheer Jones confirmed winner of Ward 7 Cleveland City Council race

Find lawmaker ethics filings for Ohio and other states (database)


Ohio businessman caught in Spain sentenced to 70 months for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights schools


Akron wants to sell rights to lease city property for cell towers for $11 million



The Los Angeles Times


Santa Ana winds roar through Southern California, whipping fires on destructive path

NASA satellite captures raging Southern California fires from space

Labor activist Wendy Carrillo will be L.A.'s newest Assembly member


The Washington Post


House conservatives return to their old ways: Playing havoc with spending legislation

Tillerson gets chilly reception from European allies

Bannon unloads on Mitt Romney in Alabama speech: ‘You hid behind your religion’ to avoid Vietnam

Researchers find some of earliest slave remains unearthed in Delaware

‘I’m not going to sit back and let evil win’: Retail CEO vows to sue Trump over national monuments


Conyers steps down amid sexual harassment claims

The Finance 202: Democratic split on Wall Street threatens party's economic message

McAuliffe says Virginia has done its part to fix Metro and needs Maryland and D.C. to step up

E.W. Jackson, conservative firebrand, preparing U.S. Senate bid in Virginia

Ben Jealous calls for single-payer health care in Maryland

Following fraud probe, a Md. district drafts plan to improve grading

Hogan wants to double the sentence for repeat offenders who commit a felony with a gun


D.C. moves to protect women’s health coverage if Affordable Care Act repealed


USA Today


Why declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital may upend peace in Middle East

Hero cop of Pulse shooting is terminated from force










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