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Today in Black America - April 19

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USA Today

New report warns about human health risks from PVC pipes used in drinking water systems

Maps, timeline show what we know about Ralph Yarl, 16, shot by homeowner in Kansas City

Diversity lags at mega-contractors like Raytheon, Moderna and Lockheed


The New York Times

What to Know About the $787.5 Million Fox News-Dominion Settlement

Jury Faces New Scrutiny as Texas Governor Seeks Pardon in Protester Killing


Analysis: For Fox News, the Cost of Airing a Lie Comes to $787.5 Million


The Associated Press

How election lies, libel law were key to Fox News defamation suit

Can a doorbell ring justify a ‘stand your ground’ shooting?


Panel: Seattle police should apologize for protest violence


The Baltimore Sun

Regional hub of national entrepreneurship center launched at Morgan State University

Maryland, local and school board workers’ unions unite after months of discussion

Baltimore City and school leaders struggle over youth summer programming after curfew announcement


The Washington Post


Fox News still faces $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit from Smartmatic

Family denounced police over grand jury declination in shooting near Tysons mall


Grand jury indicts torch carriers in 2017 Charlottesville rally


NJ.com

N.J. teen killed in shooting at home, 18-year-old friend charged with reckless manslaughter

N.J. wildfire 65% contained at 257 acres. Fire danger remains very high today.


‘National leader’ Jersey City touts electric garbage truck fleet and announces aim to go greener



The Los Angeles Times

Striking before-and-after satellite photos show the start of the great California snowmelt

Mayor Karen Bass’ first budget: more cops, more hotel rooms for L.A.’s homeless population

L.A. County warns of possible $3-billion hit to budget from sex abuse claims


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Where’s Walker? After Senate run, Herschel mostly out of sight


RHONE: Dinner with a side of race exploration doesn’t go down easy

DeKalb school board to vote on superintendent hire Wednesday



The Chicago Sun-Times


Year of the Incumbent? Only one sitting City Council member unseated this year — first time in a century

Illinois assault weapons ban withstands appeal in federal court

Lawsuit filed by family of man fatally shot by Chicago police, alleging ‘unprovoked’ use of force and violation of foot pursuit policy




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