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Kenya declared its independence in 1963 under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta.

Today in Black America - February 16

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Today in Black History: The Liberia Herald is published as the first Black newspaper printed in Africa in 1826 by C.L. Force of Boston.

The New York Times

National


EDITORIAL: Time to Investigate Trump’s Ties to Russia


Kristof: What Did Trump Know, and When?


After Election, Trump’s Love for Leaks Quickly Faded

Trump Plans to Have an Ally Review the U.S. Spy Agencies

Puzder, Labor Nominee, Withdraws Amid G.O.P. Doubts

A Punishing News Cycle Is Re-energizing Journalists


Boeing Workers Reject a Union in South Carolina


Trump Voters Show President They Can Complain on Twitter, Too


Mideast Peace Doesn’t Demand 2 States, Trump Says

Palestinians Dismayed by Two-State Remarks

Hate Group Numbers in U.S. Rose for 2nd Year in a Row, Report Says


Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims

Chicago Reels as 3 Children Are Gunned Down in 4 Days


Local


New York City Girds for Political Brawl Over Looming Speaker Vacancy

Cuomo Blocks New York City Plastic Bag Law

He Sent de Blasio 2 Dozen Letters. He Got Zero Replies.


Rare Disease Strikes a Bronx Area All Too Familiar With Rats


The Christian Science Monitor


Congress nixes regulation that would block gun sales to mentally ill (+video)


Tea party, reversed? How GOP town halls look from the inside.


What changed – and what didn't – with Trump's immigration raids

THE MONITOR'S VIEW A lesson on UN peacekeeping – from Haiti

Americans are becoming more tolerant of many religious groups, survey finds



The Star-Ledger


N.J. workers to take part in national 'day without immigrants' Trump protest

Freeholder asks N.J. attorney general to probe KKK fliers

Prosecutors fighting Menendez bid to throw out corruption case


Christie: Absolutely no talk of Trump job during Valentine's Day lunch

Protesters persist in rallies outside GOP congressman's office


N.J. Assembly votes to expand 'Joan's Law' in child sex crime cases


Philly.com


Phila. DA drops charges against teen murder suspect after surveillance video proves alibi

Dems for DA: A crowded field swings toward chaotic

State school board president resigns over chimpanzee tweet


Vets group frustrated by the way the city treats their fallen friends

Closer monitoring on tap for City Council's ethics training

Major overhauls ordered at 11 Philly schools


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Lawsuit says Ohio jail officer pepper-sprayed man in restraints (video)


Who's running for Cleveland City Council? One incumbent faces host of challengers

30 University of Akron volunteers discover ancestry in 'Rethinking Race'

Immigration law firm holds 'Know Your Rights' workshop at Painesville library

Demotion of Cleveland airport whistleblower appears to have been in retaliation, OSHA finds

Ohio congress members Marcia Fudge, Tim Ryan back Jaime Harrison of SC for DNC chair

Bail reform gets liberal rap but can be bipartisan: 6 states that prove it


The Detroit Free Press


UAW steps up organizing efforts with automakers

Water shutoffs to resume in Flint before spring

Michigan poll: Don't repeal Obamacare without replacement

House panel approves gradual elimination of income tax


Early intervention puts teen on path to success


The Chicago Tribune


Third child dies from a shooting in Chicago in just two days

Police: Suspect shot at 3 gang rivals, killing 11-year-old Takiya Holmes instead

Glanton: In Chicago, we sleep peacefully while our children die


Obama makes surprise visit to Chicago for meeting on his library

Rauner talks tax hikes, need for compromise, drawing Democratic laughter

Rick Bayless, other businesses to close some locations Thursday to support immigrants


The Washington Post


Flynn saga shifts balance of power between president, Congress

Labor nominee Puzder’s withdrawal magnifies turmoil in White House


Trump says Flynn was treated unfairly, a day after Spicer said he was fired because of a lack of trust

Trump faces renewed questions on Russia

Where Obama lectured, Trump just declares

‘This is really unprecedented': ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Tex. courthouse

What should U.S. military leaders do if the president provokes a major international crisis?

Donald Trump has only taken questions from the conservative media in the last 2 weeks

House GOP leaders demand Justice Department inspector general probe leaks surrounding Flynn

FBI releases file on 1970s Trump housing discrimination case

Maryland lawmakers give AG blanket authority to sue Trump administration

Immigrant workers plan strike Thursday as part of ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest


In Va. governor’s race, Democrats are locked in primary battle to be the most progressive

Kathleen Matthews running for Maryland Democratic Party chair


The Los Angeles Times


Column: Dam officials should've listened to those warnings about Oroville. Now we're stuck with the tab

L.A. Unified urges students and teachers not to join 'A Day without Immigrants' protests

L.A. City Council votes unanimously to decriminalize street vending

Why do more L.A. County black children end up in foster care? Experts clash over the reason


USA Today


Businesses across U.S. close for 'Day Without Immigrants'

Montague collection unveiled at FAMU museum


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