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Today in Black America - February 16

POSTED: February 16, 2017, 7:00 am

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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


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


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

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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