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Today in Black America - November 15

POSTED: November 15, 2023, 7:00 am

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USA Today

House dodges government shutdown, passes temporary spending compromise

Smurfs and sucker punches: Congress avoids shutdown, tests decorum


13-year-old who fatally shot Sonic worker in Keene, Texas, sentenced to 12 years


NJ.com

Judge sends N.J. school segregation case to mediation


U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear COVID vaccine case filed by N.J. nurses

Rural N.J. county opens its first temporary housing shelter for displaced moms, kids


The Washington Post


House passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown

McCarthy accused of elbowing lawmaker, while fight nearly breaks out in Senate


Analysis: An ugly scene highlights House GOP’s descent into childish infighting


The Associated Press


House votes to prevent a government shutdown as GOP Speaker Johnson relies on Democrats for help

The Georgia district attorney who charged Trump expects his trial to be underway over Election Day


Many parents don’t know when kids are behind in school. Are report cards telling enough?



The New York Times


In His First Big Showdown, an Unyielding Conservative Yields

How Trump and His Allies Plan to Wield Power in 2025


Battle for House Control in ’24 Race Begins in a New York Courtroom


The Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s landmark Child Victims Act faces first known constitutional challenge, from Archdiocese of Washington

Principals of two West Baltimore middle/high schools propose merger due to low enrollment, scarce funding

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will not run for open Maryland congressional seat



The Los Angeles Times


Under the 10 Freeway: Immigrant businesses scraped by while landlord dodged Caltrans

Israel-Hamas war roils UC over the line between free speech and unacceptable behavior

A historic Black church’s new gospel in Oakland: Fight the high housing costs


The Chicago Sun-Times


Johnson’s first budget leans on one-time revenue, hopes for federal, state help to avoid tough choices down the road


Alex Knorre: Young Black men in areas of Chicago, Philly more likely to die from guns than troops in battle

City Council drafts rules of decorum to manage disruptive crowds, behavior at its meetings


The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Highlights of the Fulton DA interviews with Trump defendants


Enrollment rebounds in 2023 after 2-year dip at Georgia public universities and colleges


Woman fatally shot at Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta



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