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Today in Black America - October 26

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The New York Times

The Far Right Gets Its Man of the House


Fidelity to former President Trump was at the center of Republicans’ speaker endgame.

Prosecutors are pushing to reinstate a gag order on former President Trump in the federal election case.


The Baltimore Sun


Man gets consecutive life terms for murder of expectant Baltimore mother Akia Eggleston, who disappeared in 2017

New collaborative to take aim at Maryland ‘crisis’ of overincarceration of Black residents

Baltimore County executive vetoes exemptions to upcoming plastic bag ban


The Washington Post


New speaker Mike Johnson’s 2020 election denial could have 2024 implications

How dangerous is Mike Johnson?

N.C. Republicans pass redistricting map expected to flip 3 House seats


The Associated Press


Food insecurity shot up last year with inflation and the end of pandemic-era aid, a new report says

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill opponents worry targets books about LGBTQ+ and marginalized people

More Texas counties are trying to prevent people from using specific roads to get an abortion



USA Today

At least 16 dead, dozens hurt after shootings in Lewiston, Maine: Live


Mike Johnson wins House speaker race after weeks of GOP infighting: Recap


Trump hit with $10,000 fine by NY judge for 'dangerous' flouting of gag order


The Los Angeles Times

California Supreme Court ends Disneyland’s fight against Anaheim wage law

California city first in U.S. to officially back Palestinians, accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’


U.N. report warns of catastrophic climate tipping points. California is nearing several



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Deal erases college debts held by nearly 3,000 Morehouse men


New U.S. House speaker draws cheers, jeers from Georgia lawmakers

Burt Jones backs paying teachers to carry guns, take firearms training


The Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Public Schools officials project $391 million deficit next year when COVID-19 relief funds run out

Ex-boyfriend of slain CPS special education teacher arrested in shooting of state trooper

Mayor Johnson names real estate pro Ciere Boatright to lead planning department


NJ.com


N.J. council president ‘personally collected ballots’ in local voting fraud scheme, AG says

Bullying lawsuit settled for $30K after dad says kid was beaten while N.J. school did nothing

Fight over N.J. concealed carry, gun-free zones gets its day in court






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