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Today in Black America - September 12

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Today in Black History: Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes the first Black woman astronaut on a space mission in the history of the U.S. space program in 1992.

The New York Times

National


Flooding and Power Failures May Plague State for Weeks

Paradise Gets a Ransacking in the Florida Keys


In a U.S. Territory, Some Feel Forgotten in Relief Effort

Testing Shows Toxins in Houston’s Floodwaters

Trump Aimed to Cut Health Research, but Congress Adds Funds


$475,000 Price Tag of Gene Therapy Is Expected to Be Norm

Justice Kennedy’s Order Temporarily Leaves in Place Trump Travel Ban on Refugees

How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats

Gunman Kills 8 at Cookout at Suburban Dallas Home


Local


U.S. Seeks Decades in Prison for Ex-Rikers Guard in Fatal Beating

Robert Menendez Personally Lobbied for Visas, Former Aide Testifies


Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate and Improve New York Schools



Philly.com


Who speaks for Black Lives Matter?


Clout: Black Lives Matter, front and center. for Krasner's DA campaign

Philly raising money to help DACA recipients renew status

Students tell of death threats, racial epithets at Chesco school


Star-Ledger


Christie tears into ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon

Tourist visas for doctor's girlfriends not improper, ex-Menendez staffer says

Menendez lobbied for tourist visas for women, former aide testifies

Every N.J. lawmaker in Washington just agreed on this


N.J. trooper admits sharing 'intimate photos' of women he pulled over


The Detroit Free Press


AG Bill Schuette expected to make bid for governor official today

U.S Rep. Dave Trott to leave Congress


City Year Detroit kickoff gets big boost from Dan Gilbert's company


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Akron touts infrastructure improvements, including roads that talk to cars


Former Cleveland Mayor Mike White awarded Heritage Medal


Mom, daughters charged in Cleveland home invasion shootout

Cleveland vows to cut backlog of investigations into citizen complaints against police in half by year's end


The Chicago Tribune


Investigation of woman, 19, found dead in Rosemont hotel freezer turns to viral Facebook video

Rauner's education secretary to leave administration just weeks after governor signed education bill

Bloomberg to spend 'whatever it takes' to re-elect Cook County soda tax backers


Blagojevich, unrepentant but bruised, reflects on prison life


The Los Angeles Times

Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

Judge bars public from trial over Homeland Security contract for device to detect bioterrorism

Janet Napolitano: Why I'm suing the Trump administration over DACA

Villaraigosa craves a return to the spotlight, fights odds in run for California governor


High school students are graduating, but are they ready for what's next?


The Washington Post


Irma leaves much of Florida in the dark


Why Irma wasn’t far worse — and how close things came to catastrophe


Congress may let storm victims tap retirement plans


Schools reopen in Houston after Harvey

Trump’s legal team debated whether Kushner should leave the White House


Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner

Republican Sen. Bob Corker weighing retirement, while another House Republican calls it quits


Analysis: This is why Charlie Dent and other moderates are disappearing from Congress

Perspective: It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders


Video shows a police officer taking cash from a hot dog vendor’s wallet while issuing a citation

Milbank: The NRA’s idea of recreation: Assault rifles, armor-piercing bullets and silencers


College Park decides Tuesday whether to allow noncitizens to vote


Billionaire Tom Steyer’s PAC donates $1 million to help Virginia immigrant groups mobilize for November election

University of Virginia ill-prepared for torch-bearing marchers, report finds


USA Today


DOJ prosecutors agree Arpaio case should be tossed after Trump pardon


Chicago teen found dead in hotel freezer: What we know now






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