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February 27, 2017

On this date in 2007 Brown University pledged to raise $10 million to make amends for benefiting from the enslavement of Africans.

Today in Black America - February 17

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Today in Black History: Dr. Huey P. Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, is born on this date in 1942.

The New York Times


National


On a ‘Day Without Immigrants,’ Workers Show Their Presence by Staying Home


EDITORIAL: Bring On the Special Prosecutor

‘I Inherited a Mess’: Trump Lashes Out at Media Coverage


Demanding a Forum to Project Calm and Soothe Himself

A Reporter Got to Ask Trump a Question. It Didn’t Go Well.


Fact Check of Trump’s News Conference

Brooks: What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like


Opinion: Is It Time to Call Trump Mentally Ill?


As Leaks Multiply, Fears of a ‘Deep State’ in America


President’s Pick to Replace Flynn Turns Down the Job


Republican Leaders Outline Plan to Replace Health Law

Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich

How a Tax Code Overhaul May Affect You

Mexican Consulates Flooded With Fearful Immigrants


Local


Equations and Inequalities: Math, Race and Fellowship

Still Shadowed by Bridge Scandal, Christie May Find Sympathy at White House


De Blasio’s State of the City Has Critics Asking: What About Schools?


State Court Rules Against de Blasio Plan for Homeowner Water Credit


Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Charged With Lying About a Suspect



The Christian Science Monitor


Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the rise of originalism

How to combat the rise of 'intellectual' hate groups in the US

End of the two-state solution? What Israel, Palestinians would be giving up.

Where Americans agree on Trump: He should be builder-in-chief


Philly.com


'Day Without Immigrants' protest: Latest updates

Judge rules in favor of man in violent 2015 arrest

Soda lobbyists to Council: Repeal the tax

Pew analysis: In Philly, 50,000 undocumented immigrants

SRC approves expansion for charter to serve immigrant students

Updated: Councilman Oh to Mayor Kenney: Stop enforcing 'unfair' 11 o'clock law



The Star-Ledger


The 8 projects on which the Port Authority wants to spend $32B

Newark clerics unite against Trump immigration ban

10 school officials reportedly suspended after 3K grade irregularities found

Rutgers fashion police boot students from job fair for wrong color suit

N.J. taxpayers shouldn't be punished because of sanctuary cities | Opinion

Trump first-month approval rating falls below any other president, poll finds



The Chicago Tribune


Video shows suspect in Takiya Holmes' slaying beaten by inmate at courthouse

Trump says there are 2 Chicagos: One safe, one worse than the Middle East


U.S. Rep. Kelly writes Trump letter on Chicago violence, includes pictures of slain children

Chicago cop fired for shooting at wrong car 16 times in off-duty incident

University of Wisconsin student government demands free tuition for black students


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Here's which Ohio cities, villages, townships would win or lose money under Gov. John Kasich's budget (database)

Here's how Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson plans to quell violence, improve lives of inner-city youth

What's in the new tentative Cleveland teacher contract? Details and full contract here

Ohio sheriffs, county commissioners calling for bail reform


Gov. John Kasich could win controversial Medicaid changes, thanks to Trump

Ohio Democrats want Trump administration to keep conflict-of-interest rules for investment advisors

Cleveland State receives $1 million gift for foster care youth support center



The Detroit Free Press


4 Wayne Co. prosecutors in trouble for backing crooked Detroit cop

Hundreds in metro Detroit protest on 'Day Without Immigrants'


Schools for Detroit students get good grades from group


Wayne County OKs move to vet Gilbert jail plan


The Washington Post


Flynn in FBI interview denied discussing sanctions with Russian ambassador

House Intelligence Committee open to probing Flynn

Trump’s pick to replace Flynn turns down offer, people familiar with decision say

A group that thinks jihadists will destroy America says it now has a ‘direct line’ to the president

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle comes at high cost to taxpayers

If Trump can’t arrange his own meeting with black lawmakers, how does he unite the country?


On eve of confirmation vote, judge orders EPA nominee to release thousands of emails

Largest outdoor gear show abandons Salt Lake City after 20 years to protest Utah Republicans’ conservation stance

Man with white supremacist ties accused of plotting attack ‘in the spirit of Dylann Roof’

GOP works to reverse Obama-era rules on family planning, predator hunting in refuges


Federal immigration raids net many without criminal records, sowing fear

Medicaid exposes rifts within the GOP over the program’s future after the ACA

Democrat’s fix for Metro: $750 million from feds in exchange for governance, labor changes

Eight weeks of paid leave for new parents about to become law in D.C.


Tensions escalate between Montgomery and church over possible black cemetery


Cummings: ‘No idea why President Trump would make up a story about me like he did today’


The Los Angeles Times


'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes restaurants across the U.S.


Republicans in Congress gambled on Trump and won. Here's why they're worried now

Here's why the 2018 Senate election will be crucial for President Trump and his Democratic foes

Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change?

Investor pleads guilty to withholding email during grand jury probe of Port of L.A. police chief

Grants go to charters and a traditional school to help teachers stay on the job

L.A. community plans languished for years. Now they're an unlikely issue in the March election


USA Today


Fact check: President Trump's press conference falsehoods

Analysis: Trump's press conference was a spectacle for the ages

Fox host Shepard Smith slams president, Trump supporters call for his head

Business, community groups boost health partnerships






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