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December 13, 2017

Human rights activist Ella Baker is born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903.

Today in Black America - October 6

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Today in Black History: Voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917 in Ruleville, in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

The New York Times


Editorial: How Long Until We Debate Real Gun Laws?

Brooks: Guns and the Soul of America

Comparing the Las Vegas Attack With Gun Deaths in U.S. Cities

From Single Shots to Automatics: How Firearms Work

For G.O.P. Leaders, the Headaches Just Keep Mounting

Trump Nominates a Coal Lobbyist to Be No. 2 at E.P.A.

Bill for Mnuchin’s Use of Military Jets Totals $800,000

Transgender Is Not Protected Category, Justice Dept. Says

Courts Thwart Administration’s Effort to Rescind Obama-Era Environmental Regulations


De Blasio Expands Affordable Housing, but Results Aren’t Always Visible

De Blasio Holds Huge Lead in Mayoral Race, Poll Finds

Firm Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Underpaid Women, U.S. Says

Suit: A federal jail in Philly is stopping kids from seeing their dads

Reading, writing, arithmetic and now coding for youngest learners

Calling out Trump, sprinting around Pa., Josh Shapiro seeks to make a name as AG

Gun safety groups now o[ppose Pat Toomey's landmark background check bill, urge stronger measure

Pa. attorney general sues the largest US student loan servicer

The Detroit Free Press

Flint water crisis case against state health director resumes in Flint

Detroit roads, parking would get $125M improvement under plan

Detroit schools count 48,511 students on Wednesday, above budget projections

Kwame Kilpatrick's pal Jeffrey Beasley loses final appeal; stuck in prison for hurting pensioners

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Racist fliers target Ohio business, say blacks unwelcome

Ohio man posts Facebook Live video of him holding gun in hospital, gets arrested

CWRU gets federal money to establish new Minority Health and Health Disparities Center of Excellence

Boy, 9, investigated on possible sexual assault at Ohio elementary school

The Star-Ledger

A detailed look at how the NRA spends millions to push its gun agenda in Washington

Trauma is real for Newark residents and police | Carter

Why won't Christie's AG step up for the wrongfully convicted? | Editorial

15-year-old had loaded gun at school, police say

My mail-in ballot was already filled in with votes for Dems, GOP leader claims

The Chicago Tribune

Unions, progressive groups put on Democratic governor forum Sunday

After shooting, suburban school forfeits football game at West Side field

Contractor paid thousands in kickbacks to suburban mayor, complaint states

Nonprofit puts workers on track for higher earnings, job retention, report shows

Chicago student is 'shocked' rapper Nicki Minaj helped pay his tuition

The Los Angeles Times

Lazarus: Guns, like cigarettes, are legal products that kill people. That's not OK

USC medical school dean out amid revelations of sexual harassment claim, $135,000 settlement with researcher

Gov. Brown visits L.A. to lobby for the $17-billion delta water project

The Washington Post

As ACA enrollment nears, administration keeps cutting federal support of the law

Trump administration could sharply limit ACA’s contraception mandate

Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students

Arizona congressman repeats bogus claim that Charlottesville violence was left-wing plot

The firm that brought us ‘Fearless Girl’ was underpaying women, U.S. government says

Trump administration plans to scrap Obama’s key effort to combat climate change

Treasury secretary’s military flights totaling $811,000 were legal but poorly justified, watchdog says

Judge lets former Louisiana congressman William Jefferson out of prison

Her disability check was gone, and now the only option left was also one of the worst.

Fewer poor students deemed ready for college and career due to test error

Negotiations stall over vanished African-American cemetery in Bethesda

D. C. will not appeal concealed carry gun ruling to Supreme Court

D.C. police chief responds to change in city's gun control law

USA Today

Milwaukee alderman bounced from leadership post after questioning grant money spending

Rick Pitino raked in 98% of the cash from University of Louisville's current Adidas deal

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