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November 17, 2017

Massachusetts' Edward Brooke, Andrew Young of Georgia and Texan Barbara Jordan are among 16 Blacks elected to Congress in 1972.

Today in Black America - November 15

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Today in Black History: Teacher, abolitionist and feminist Sarah Jane Early was born in 1825.

The New York Times


Military Detains Longtime Leader of Zimbabwe

What We Know About Zimbabwe’s Apparent Coup

Editorial: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall
Sessions Denies Lying About Russia Contacts
Boxed In by His Boss: Sessions Has a Clinton Dilemma
Senate to Use Tax Plan to Repeal Health Care Mandate
Republicans May Target Entitlement Programs to Reduce Deficit
Graphic: Every Tax Cut or Increase in the Bill, and What It Would Cost
Rumors of Improper Behavior Swirled in Moore’s Hometown
What Can the G.O.P. Do About Moore? Here Are the Options


Divided Jury to Keep Deliberating in Case of Ex-Jail Officers’ Union Chief
Connecticut Supreme Court Hears Newtown Families’ Appeal Against Gun Companies

'It's a Disgrace' : New York G.O.P. Fund-Raiser Quits Over Tax Bill

'How are they still open?' Why Cheyney University, the nation's oldest black college, is in trouble

Under acrreditation threat, Cheyney to hire permanent president
'Racist' gun range ads in S. Jersey should come down, activists say. The range's owner disagrees.
Feds: Philly officer sold drugs stolen by corrupt Baltimore police squad

The Detroit Free Press

Democratic candidate for Michigan governor Shri Thanedar is sued over alleged fraud
Domestic violence victims get protections under bills in House, Senate
Lawsuit seeks to stop work on NEXUS gas pipeline in Michigan

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Rep. Wes Goodman resigns over 'inappropriate behavior'
Bill would ban suspensions of non-violent young students to keep them in class
Ohio military recruit challenges transgender troop ban
City invites Akronites to open house to redesign Exchange Street using tactical urbanism
Bishop Perez chosen as chairman of Catholic diversity panel

The Star-Ledger

Defense in Menendez case pushes for mistrial as jurors fail to reach verdict

School bus driver fired after driving 80 mph with kids aboard
N.J. Republican blasts colleagues for shortchanging Jersey Shore on flood insurance
Republicans send Trump a message: Hands off N.J.'s big military base

N.J. approves tax break for Mars candy maker to bring 483 jobs to Newark

The Chicago Tribune

Man in prison for 29 years freed after Cook County prosecutors drop charges

U.S. Steel dumps more toxic chromium near Lake Michigan, asks to keep it a secret
The case for shop class: How vocational schools and gap years can help ease academic anxiety
CTA should raise fares to balance budget: RTA boss

The Los Angeles Times

As gunman sprayed school with bullets, quick action prevented mass bloodshed
Senate plan would make individual tax breaks temporary while corporate cuts would be permanent
Prosecutor describes tense, armed standoff at Cliven Bundy ranch: ‘We were outgunned’

The Washington Post

Zimbabwe’s military takes control of country and detains President Mugabe in showdown over political succession
‘It’s grotesque’: Justice Dept. veterans recoil at idea of another special counsel
Fox News’s Shepard Smith debunks the Clinton uranium ‘scandal’
The Fix Analysis: Key takeaways from Sessions’s memory-lapse-filled hearing
Senate GOP changes tax bill to add Obamacare mandate repeal

Alabama GOP leaders aren’t joining chorus of national Republicans speaking out against Roy Moore
‘Who are they gonna believe, you or me?’: Texas prosecutor fired after drunken Uber tirade
House passes nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill
Jury finds Chicago police officer shot friend in head, orders city to pay $44.7 million for leaving officer on the street
Md. school official apologizes for reference to people with intellectual disabilities
NAACP Legal Defense Fund files lawsuit over voter instructions in key Va. House race

USA Today

Senate makes tax changes for families temporary, but corporate cuts would be permanent

Liberal donors band together to plot 2018 strategy

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