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Today in Black America - March 31

POSTED: March 31, 2017, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Late Robert McGruder, pioneering journalist and former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, was born in Louisville in 1942.

The New York Times


2 White House Officials Helped Nunes View Secret Reports

Flynn Offers to Testify, but Wants Immunity First

Trump Issues Threat to Conservative House Faction

Health Subsidies for Low Earners Will Continue Through 2017, G.O.P. Says

Editorial: North Carolina’s Bait-and-Switch on Transgender Restroom Law

After Calling Nafta ‘Worst’ Deal, Trump Appears to Soften

The Roots of the Battle Over Gorsuch: ‘They Started It’

Two Democratic Senators Back Gorsuch, but Can’t Sway Colleagues

4 Girls Go Missing, and Washington’s Racial Divide Yawns Wider

Net Neutrality Is Trump’s Next Target, Administration Says

Kansas Governor Vetoes Medicaid Expansion, Setting Stage for Showdown


Mayor de Blasio Is Said to Back Plan to Close Jails on Rikers Island

No ‘Inner City’ in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Just Overlooked Strengths

Rival Campaigns for N.J. Governor’s Race Volley Accusations

Money for ‘Failing’ State Schools Has Finally Been Released

The Christian Science Monitor

Why high court's ruling on special education meant so much to parents

Courts now at front line in battles over climate change

Ivanka in the Trump White House: the rewards, and the risks

Westinghouse bankruptcy: What does it mean for US nuclear power?

With personal-cause tool, Facebook to lend a hand to individual fundraisers

Ubiñas: DA Seth Williams' most obscene crime is crying poor in one of the poorest cities

How will Kenney's $40M community schools plan move forward?

Cosby on seducing women: 'They need chemicals'

Old phone booths to the rescue: Philly weighs turning eyesores into safe havens

Pa. senator takes heat after blaming 'warm bodies' for climate change

The Star-Ledger

N.J. lawmakers launch push for fugitive Chesimard's return from Cuba

N.J. governor hopeful slaps rival with election law complaint

Effort underway to re-open Shore house for disadvantaged kids

After Christie praises them, N.J. addiction doctors blast Trump budget cuts

Christie's office defends itself after Bridgegate judge's comments

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The correlation between license suspensions and poverty in Ohio: A video explainer

Prosecutors will seek adult charges against teens accused in Cleveland drive-by shooting of two children

Gov. John Kasich says medical marijuana plays no role in fighting Ohio's opioid crisis

Ohio House kills state renewable energy standards

The Chicago Tribune

Bloody day in South Shore: 7 people shot dead in four-block area of South Side neighborhood

Chicago sees drop in violence so far in 2017, but numbers still high

Chicago Park District to pay up to $12 million over 4 years for police patrols

Warning signs of abuse abounded before Gizzell Ford’s horrific death. Four years later, reforms fall short

The Detroit Free Press

Sen. Bert Johnson's campaign records a tangled mess

Detroit schools work on potential deal with state to avoid closures

Prison food vendor in line for $4M contract boost

The Los Angeles Times

Richard W. Painter: Trump won't reveal his taxes, so Congress should change the way presidents report their finances

For some California sheriffs, it's not politics stopping them from fully helping ICE: It's the legal risk

Orange County jailhouse informant program went on for decades, mass shooter's lawyer claims

The Washington Post

Three White House officials linked to files shared with House intelligence chair

Flynn offers to cooperate with probe in exchange for immunity

Michael Flynn in 2016: Immunity ‘means you probably committed a crime’

Democrats on House panel left in dark on future of Russia probe

The Fix: The White House is in deep legal trouble, according to Trump’s own standards

Trump threatens hard-liners as part of escalating Republican civil war

Trump struggles against some of the forces that helped elect him

Rex Tillerson is walled off from an increasingly uneasy corps of diplomats

Senior aide Katie Walsh leaves White House to run pro-Trump outside group

Tracking Trump’s Promises: Is he donating his presidential salary?

41 of the 50 counties where insurance rates rose the most since 2012 voted for Trump

D.C. mayor uses citywide address to open new fronts in affordable housing fight

Expungement 'fair' seeks to help people move on from old charges

Trump’s Education Department nixes Obama-era grant program for school diversity

USA Today

I Am An American: Fred Gray, the civil rights attorney who desegregated the South

Interstate 85 collapse could bring traffic nightmare in Atlanta

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