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

Today in Black America - September 20

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Today in Black History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is stabbed in a Harlem store while promoting his autobiographical book “Stride Toward Freedom” in 1958.

The New York Times


National

Opinion: When Will Black Lives Matter in St. Louis?

Amid Protests, St. Louis Mayor Walks a Political Tightrope

Opinion: Undercover With the Alt-Right

White Baton Rouge Suspect Is Charged With Murder in Killings of Two Black Men


Justice Delayed: 10 Years in Jail, but Still Awaiting Trial


Editorial: Warmongers and Peacemakers at the U.N.

At U.N., Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

G.O.P. Leaders Defy Bipartisan Calls to Reject Health Bill


Blue States Face Biggest Cuts Under New Plan


Playing Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later



Local


Cornell Fraternity Closes After Racially Charged Attack

Charter Bus Industry Faulted After Fatal Queens Crash


Officer Who Tackled James Blake Was Told He Might Be Armed


Philly.com


These 'woke' Temple students aren't playing 2nd banana

With a new term, Pat Toomey flexis his muscles on health care, taxes


Carson calls North Philly high school a model for public-private partnerships

Gov. Wolf on budget: "I can make things work' for now


The Detroit Free Press


Average student loan debt for Michigan students still tops $30,000


Report: Charter teachers less likely to be chronically absent

2018 races getting crowded for attorney general, secretary of state


New housing developments in Detroit now required to have 20% affordable housing units

Detroit, Wayne County see dramatic drop in foreclosures


The Star-Ledger

Lawmaker in Confederate flag flap recorded using vulgar term about opponent

Rumors, flights, and tedious testimony: Back-and-forth in Menendez trial

Obama will headline campaign event for Phil Murphy


For Paterson school district, the denial continues | Editorial



The Chicago Tribune


Rauner-Madigan war leads to exodus of lawmakers from Springfield

General Assembly exodus: List of lawmakers who left or plan to leave


Kenneka Jenkins case highlights mistrust of police

Ex-Chicago cop, a fugitive for almost 15 years, arrested in Detroit



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Zack Reed taking nontraditional approach to campaigning following second-place finish in Cleveland mayor's race primary


A dramatic look at how Ohio test scores fell with new tests, expectations

Typical 2016 college grad in Ohio owed about $30K and 64 percent had debt, study shows


Ohio man shot, killed while holding infant son

City Club forum: Plea bargain process is broken, but fixes remain elusive


Cleveland police, FBI form task force to address 'unacceptable' low rate of solved homicides


The Washington Post


New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately


Baton Rouge man arrested for ‘brutal murders’ of two black people, police say

In defiant U.N. debut, Trump defends ‘America first’ foreign policy


Before massive data breach, Equifax sought to limit exposure to lawsuits


RNC spent more than $230,000 in August to help pay Trump’s legal fees in Russia probes

Disturbing images show Navy hospital staffers mishandling infant, calling babies ‘mini Satans’

Analysis: The U.S. has been arguing about the Bill of Rights since 1791


When football players join in to mock transgender people, Kansas high school students protest with a sit-in

Perspective: Induction of union-busting Reagan into Labor’s Hall of Honor shocks union

Va. gubernatorial contenders clash over monuments, the economy in first TV debate


Krishanti Vignarajah launches campaign for Maryland governor


Baltimore man exonerated on murder charge, freed from prison after 13 years


Milloy: Even in a prosperous city like D.C., many still go hungry, report finds


Virginia prosecutor finds fatal police shooting of teen to be justified


The Los Angeles Times


Water district vote deals major blow to California's delta tunnel project


Ref Rodriguez, facing criminal charges, resigns as L.A. school board president

UCLA shuts pharmacy after state finds it sent out drugs with expired, potentially dangerous ingredients

Top L.A. County prosecutors who reported sexual harassment by boss receive $700,000 settlement



USA Today


Exclusive: Less than 25% of Republicans in Congress endorse border wall funding in USA TODAY survey


Fact check: Trump makes misleading boasts on economy and foreign issues in U.N. speech


Hurricane Irma aftermath: Floridians without flood insurance face astronomical bills









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