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October 23, 2017

Led by Dr. W.E. B. Dubois, the NAACP issued a petition against racism in America to the United Nations in 1947.

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Today in Black America: John Morront, the first African American missionary to work with American Indians, is ordained as a Methodist minister in London.

The New York Times

National

Killings in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever


Editorial: Trump’s Failure in Jerusalem


Waves of Gazans vs. Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years


The White House That Won’t Apologize

Pennsylvania’s Primary: The Key Races to Watch

Trump Shifts From Trade War Threats to Concessions

Georgia State Reinvents Itself as an Engine of Social Mobility

National Guard Has Eyes on the Border. But They’re Not Watching Mexico.



Local


Judge Temporarily Halts Release of Police Body Camera Videos

Two District Attorneys May Stop Prosecuting Most Marijuana Offenses


Ex-Lieutenant at Federal Jail Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Inmates


Philly.com


With new rental vouchers, better neighborhoods now more affordable

Mayor Kenney, labor leader Dougherty clash with Council over union diversity

Controversy over racial incident that ended boys' lacrosse season divides Haddonfield High


The Detroit Free Press


Islamophobic? Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman in niqab

Problem-plagued prison food contractor gets extra $35M from Michigan


City of Detroit sues Bedrock for info on any tax-evading tenants



The Star-Ledger


N.J. teacher filmed child porn, shared it with 'LOL!' message: authorities


Legalized sports betting in NJ: Who are the winners and losers?

Jury convicts 2 in killing of 3 in Maplewood apartment drug robbery


The Chicago Tribune


New study offers solutions for Chicago area's segregation woes — starting with affordable housing

Federal lawsuit accuses Obama center organizers of pulling an 'institutional bait and switch'


How the death penalty was abolished in Illinois


State election board director says hack of voter database a 'declaration of war'


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland agrees to three-year contract with police union after two years of negotiations

Some of ex-Councilman Joe Cimperman's ethics charges involve votes on ordinances that didn't name the recipient of the contract


Cleveland City Council looks to crack down on nuisance behaviors


The Washington Post


Death of black Louisiana man during arrest ruled homicide by ‘asphyxia,’ coroner says

More protests expected in Gaza as death toll rises after violent clashes


Turkey expels Israeli ambassador as outrage grows over Gaza killings


Milbank: Nothing says ‘peace’ like 58 dead Palestinians

Allies fume over Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal but have few options to respond

Trump supporters suffer unintended consequences of his policies


Pennsylvania seen as crucial to Democratic hopes to win House majority

‘No broken bones … no major scars’: Parents deny torturing 10 children found living in filth

Licensed gun dealer who killed 3 in neighbor’s home was accused of placing pistol to girlfriend’s head

Eleanor Holmes Norton, seeking 15th term, faces Democratic challenger in DC primary


Teachers shelling out nearly $500 a year on school supplies, report finds


Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous to debut TV ad in Baltimore


The Los Angeles Times


Thousands join Palestinian funeral processions as Israel faces fallout over Gaza protesters' deaths


The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege

A dangerous opioid is killing people in California. It's starting to show up in cocaine and meth


When Gavin Newsom issued marriage licenses in San Francisco, his party was furious. Now, it's a campaign ad

Democrats running for California attorney general quarrel as Republicans hope for top-two finish

On his first day as L.A. schools chief, Beutner visits a bus depot and schools across the district


USA Today


Lunch lady in Virginia stole more than $250K from school system, police find






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