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Pioneering Black newspaper publisher Carl Murphy of the Baltimore Afro-American is born in 1889.

Today in Black America - May 15

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Today in Black America: John Morront, the first African American missionary to work with American Indians, is ordained as a Methodist minister in London.

The New York Times


Killings in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever

Editorial: Trump’s Failure in Jerusalem

Waves of Gazans vs. Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years

The White House That Won’t Apologize

Pennsylvania’s Primary: The Key Races to Watch

Trump Shifts From Trade War Threats to Concessions

Georgia State Reinvents Itself as an Engine of Social Mobility

National Guard Has Eyes on the Border. But They’re Not Watching Mexico.


Judge Temporarily Halts Release of Police Body Camera Videos

Two District Attorneys May Stop Prosecuting Most Marijuana Offenses

Ex-Lieutenant at Federal Jail Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Inmates

With new rental vouchers, better neighborhoods now more affordable

Mayor Kenney, labor leader Dougherty clash with Council over union diversity

Controversy over racial incident that ended boys' lacrosse season divides Haddonfield High

The Detroit Free Press

Islamophobic? Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman in niqab

Problem-plagued prison food contractor gets extra $35M from Michigan

City of Detroit sues Bedrock for info on any tax-evading tenants

The Star-Ledger

N.J. teacher filmed child porn, shared it with 'LOL!' message: authorities

Legalized sports betting in NJ: Who are the winners and losers?

Jury convicts 2 in killing of 3 in Maplewood apartment drug robbery

The Chicago Tribune

New study offers solutions for Chicago area's segregation woes — starting with affordable housing

Federal lawsuit accuses Obama center organizers of pulling an 'institutional bait and switch'

How the death penalty was abolished in Illinois

State election board director says hack of voter database a 'declaration of war'

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland agrees to three-year contract with police union after two years of negotiations

Some of ex-Councilman Joe Cimperman's ethics charges involve votes on ordinances that didn't name the recipient of the contract

Cleveland City Council looks to crack down on nuisance behaviors

The Washington Post

Death of black Louisiana man during arrest ruled homicide by ‘asphyxia,’ coroner says

More protests expected in Gaza as death toll rises after violent clashes

Turkey expels Israeli ambassador as outrage grows over Gaza killings

Milbank: Nothing says ‘peace’ like 58 dead Palestinians

Allies fume over Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal but have few options to respond

Trump supporters suffer unintended consequences of his policies

Pennsylvania seen as crucial to Democratic hopes to win House majority

‘No broken bones … no major scars’: Parents deny torturing 10 children found living in filth

Licensed gun dealer who killed 3 in neighbor’s home was accused of placing pistol to girlfriend’s head

Eleanor Holmes Norton, seeking 15th term, faces Democratic challenger in DC primary

Teachers shelling out nearly $500 a year on school supplies, report finds

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous to debut TV ad in Baltimore

The Los Angeles Times

Thousands join Palestinian funeral processions as Israel faces fallout over Gaza protesters' deaths

The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege

A dangerous opioid is killing people in California. It's starting to show up in cocaine and meth

When Gavin Newsom issued marriage licenses in San Francisco, his party was furious. Now, it's a campaign ad

Democrats running for California attorney general quarrel as Republicans hope for top-two finish

On his first day as L.A. schools chief, Beutner visits a bus depot and schools across the district

USA Today

Lunch lady in Virginia stole more than $250K from school system, police find

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