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December 13, 2017

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

Today in Black America - October 19

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Today in Black History: The U.S. Navy accepts Black women into its Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) program in 1944.

The New York Times


EDITORIAL: Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect.

Edsall: Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction

Mother of Slain Soldier Says Trump Was Disrespectful

Health Care Deal in Doubt as Trump Backs Off Support

Fact Check: Calling Health Insurance Subsidies ‘a Bailout’ Is Misleading

Signaling Frustration, Senior House Republican Plans to Quit

Deal on North Carolina Bathroom Law Would Expand Transgender Protections

In North Carolina, Republicans Stung by Court Rulings Aim to Change the Judges

Man Shoots 6, 3 Fatally, at Two Places He Worked, Police Say

Harvard Revokes Du Bois Medal Awarded to Harvey Weinstein


Obama’s Visit to New Jersey Caps Tour of Democrats Supporting Murphy

A Fractious Final Debate in the New Jersey Governor’s Race

New York City’s Libraries Will Forgive All Children’s Fines

Why is the Philly DA seeking the death penalty in a 40-year-old case?

Homestrecth of race for N.J. governor: 'deranged murderers' amd Trump

DHA gives Ds to 7 out of its 10 child-care contractors

Could latest Pa. budget plan be as good as it gets?

The Star-Ledger

You can still use N.J. driver's license to board airplanes (for now)

Riders fume over NJ Transit cancellations

N.J. governor debate full of nasty exchanges between Murphy and Guadagno

Guadagno and Murphy play hot potato with Chris Christie during governor debate

Commuters are fuming as NJ Transit keeps cancelling the same rush hour train

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland mayoral candidates talk about leadership

Ohio 3rd-grader brings loaded gun to school

Mayor and challenger discuss access to public records, transparency and engaging with the public

All state senators will undergo sexual harassment training, Senate president says

Cleveland police monitor wants city to tell judge why it's bad at investigating citizen complaints

The Chicago Tribune

Ex-Oklahoma police officer convicted in shooting death of daughter's black boyfriend

Emanuel reveals budget that raises taxes for 6th time in 7 years

Rauner cuts more than $200 million in spending out of lawmakers' budget

DAHLEEN GLANTON: Illegal guns are killing innocent people

Why TV shows about black Chicagoans by black Chicagoans matter

The Detroit Free Press

Macomb County prosecutor to provide interpreter for hearing impaired

Watch Detroit clerk, city council candidates debate on Facebook

Michigan Senate OKs bill giving charter schools more public money

Detroit charter school teachers vote to unionize

The Los Angeles Times

Sessions again refuses to answer questions about his talks with Trump before Comey firing

Thousands displaced by Northern California's wildfires now face the region's housing shortage

Former USC medical school dean saw patients after using meth, investigators allege

The Washington Post

Trump promised $25,000 to a grieving military father in a phone call. The check hasn’t arrived.

Soldier killed in Niger and ensnared in Trump controversy was highly regarded by his peers

White ex-Tulsa police officer convicted of fatally shooting daughter’s black boyfriend

What Sessions wouldn’t say was more revealing than what he did

‘Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking’: Puerto Rico faces a demographic disaster

After Bill O’Reilly’s taunt, Jake Tapper reminds him he was ‘humiliated in front of the world’

Analysis: This new poll shows that populism doesn’t stem from people’s economic distress

Trump appears to back further away from bipartisan health-care push

Perspective: We say black lives matter. The FBI says that makes us a security threat.

Suspect in shootings of 6 in Maryland and Delaware caught, officials say

Gillespie campaign seen as snubbing Trump operative, causing uproar

Ex-liquor board director admits tipping off those in bribery scheme to FBI probe

USA Today

Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say

University president: Richard Spencer hoping for violence to build movement

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