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September 23, 2017

Legendary jazz innovator, saxophonist John Coltrane,a leading figure of the bebop genre, was born in 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina.

Today in Black America - February 6

POSTED: February 06, 2018, 9:30 am

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Today in Black History: Reggae superstar and humanitarian Bob Marley is born in Jamaica on this date in 1945.

The New York Times

National

Lawyers Urge Trump to Pass on Interview With Mueller

House Panel Votes to Release Democrats’ Rival Memo

Gowdy Emerges as Key Challenger to Trump on Memo


Global Markets Sink After U.S. Sell-Off

How a Roaring Economy Spooked the Stock Market


NEWS ANALYSIS: Running With Market Bulls, Trump Risks Being Trampled


House Pushes Another Stopgap Bill as Government Shutdown Looms

The Towers Came Down, and With Them the Promise of Public Housing


Local


Key Prosecution Witness Describes Bribes to Top Cuomo Aide

Rising from the Ashes, Willets Point Redevelopment Will Go Forward, City Says

Charter School Group, Known for Battling the Mayor, Will Close



Philly.com

Wolf to call for more education spending, tax on shale in Pa. budget Tuesday

Cosby's lawyers: We were wrong about hiddden-evidence claim

'I don't think he is a good person': Eagles players won't visit Trump, White House

Thousands of Pennsylvana sex offenders no longer have to register. Should lawmakers put them back on a list for life?


Detroit Free Press


MSU alum Peters: Engler not best choice for MSU in wake of Nassar scandal

Michigan watchdogs accuse DTE Energy of improper shutoffs

Riley: Detroit mayor endorses Brenda Jones to replace John Conyers

Detroit to crack down on rental properties — starting in this ZIP code


The Star-Ledger


Police and firefighter push to control their pensions back in play with Christie gone

IRS penalties for estimated taxpayers

N.J. judges could get $24K pay raise (with no link to a Christie book deal)

N.J. district has had 4 superintendents in a year and is looking for a 5th


Big names gather as Bergen executive announces re-election bid



The Chicago Tribune

Trump, Republicans discover the perils of touting the stock market

New Pritzker-Blagojevich audio from FBI wiretaps sheds light on race issue in governor contest

Rauner challenger Ives 'surprised' about 'hysteria' around controversial TV ad

Rauner condemns Holocaust denier running for Congress

Chicago bobsledder Aja Evans on chasing Olympic gold: 'I refused to let anyone tell me I couldn’t'


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Ohio Senate passes bipartisan congressional redistricting plan, sending it to the House

Cleveland City Council approves new tax rules for businesses it hopes will never take effect


Should restaurants be allowed to redistribute workers' tips?


America is becoming the 'world champion' of inequality: William Chafe (Opinion)


The Los Angeles Times


California Democrats have raised nearly twice as much money as the Republicans they are trying to oust

Prosecutors use aggressive tactics against Suge Knight and his team, sparking civil liberties concerns

Gun allegedly carried by 16-year-old shot and killed by L.A. County sheriff's deputies may have been taken

O.C. cities and the county must prove homeless crackdown is not discriminatory, judge says


The Washington Post


House panel clears release of Democrats’ rebuttal to GOP memo, setting up a showdown with Trump


Trump was speaking ‘tongue in cheek’ when he implied Democrats were ‘treasonous,’ spokesman says


The Daily 202: Why Trump flippantly accusing Democrats of ‘treason’ is not a laughing matter

Fact Checker Analysis: President Trump and the global spread of the term ‘fake news’

Analysis: Carter Page’s explanation for having claimed to be an ‘informal advisor’ to the Kremlin . . . isn’t great

House GOP plan to boost military funding could complicate hopes of avoiding second shutdown

Trump, GOP discover peril of taking credit for stock market

Global markets tumble as U.S. braces for another day of volatile trading

Supreme Court refuses to block Pa. ruling invalidating congressional map


D.C.’s open-government watchdog took her job seriously. Then she lost it.


Speed-camera tickets made $62 million for Maryland last year


An independent candidate is jumping into the race against Sen. Cardin

‘Sexting’ teens could avoid felony charges under bill that clears Va. Senate



USA Today


5 eye-popping things Trump said during his Cincinnati visit







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