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December 09, 2017

P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the nation's first Black governor on this date in 1872 in the state of Louisiana.

Today in Black America - February 14

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Today in Black History: Richard Allen becomes the first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church on this date in 1816

The New York Times


Zuma Says A.N.C. Efforts to Remove Him Are ‘Unfair’


White House Let Porter Keep His Job After F.B.I. Report

The F.B.I. vs. the White House: Timeline of the Porter Scandal

Judges Call for New Maps; Lawmakers Call for New Judges

How Courts Have Ruled on Election Maps

Trump’s ‘Harvest Box’ Likely to Die on the Vine, Critics Say

A Stock Windfall for Titans, a Debacle for Everyone Else

Citizenship Question on Census May Be Bad for Your Health

Denied Insurance for Taking an AIDS Prevention Drug

A New Home for Angela Davis’s Papers

Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking


State May Move to Close Rikers Ahead of 10-Year Timeline

Mayor Wants City Charter Revision to Tackle Campaign Finance

As a School Moves Out of Renewal, Can Its Progress Be Sustained?

A Former Pharmaceutical Executive Is Running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey

"People's lives are just impossible to manage' when it comes to working hours

No tests, no homework, no grades. no problem at 'unschools'

Defense attorneys scramble after learning of DA's list of problem cops

Civil service board protests bill on state hiring practices

The Detroit Free Press

Judge, pastor, Broadway actor caught up in prostitution sting

Detroit schools chief: Weak curriculum leaves our kids at a disadvantage

Sen. Gary Peters warns Donald Trump on tariffs in trade meeting

From 0 to 100: Michigan education department's new school ratings system

The Star-Ledger

Illegal guns came into N.J. through Ohio pipeline, authorities say

Nationwide concealed carry bill for gun owners is worrisome, cops say

Ex-Postal Service worker admits re-directing packages containing drugs

WATCH: Kids get gift after helping couple 60 years after racist incident

Does Republican Bob Hugin have a chance at beating U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court won't reopen Anthony Sowell appeal

A pretty good progress report on Justice reform, honest Congressional districts and A Greater Cleveland: Chris Quinn

Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James highlights local partnerships strengthening education

ECOT funding questioned by Ohio Supreme Court justices: "How is it not absurd?"

Ohio's charter school quality crackdown claims a big-city victim - the Cincinnati school district

The Chicago Tribune

Slain Chicago cop advocated for stiffer sentences; suspect in his shooting is a 4-time felon

Rauner's budget will ask local schools to pay millions more toward teachers' retirements

Lawmakers flock to new Obama plaque at Illinois Capitol

How to land a mortgage without a salary. For freelancers, a good home loan is hard to find.

The Los Angeles Times

Frustrated judge demands O.C. find shelter for homeless being evicted from camps

L.A. school board approves three-year benefit package with some cost containment

Student wounded in Westlake school shooting still has a bullet lodged in his head, his former teacher says

L.A. County supervisors seek plan to clear and reduce marijuana convictions

The Washington Post

Wall Street might not like this: Inflation rises 2.1 percent, faster than expected

White House reels as FBI director rebuts Porter timeline

House Oversight is investigating the White House’s handling of Porter

Democrats pick up another special election win as state races heat up in Trump era

Longtime Trump attorney says he made $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels with his money

The Fix: What’s conspicuously absent in Cohen’s statement about Stormy Daniels

America’s top spies issue a challenge to Trump’s agenda

Trump backs GOP immigration plan, rejects limited approach on ‘dreamers’

Analysis: South Africa’s ruling party recalled President Zuma. But the ANC faces 3 big challenges.

‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed.

Wine magnate David Trone is throwing his support and money behind Rushern Baker’s bid for Maryland governor

After Ghaisar killing, Park Police chief backs out of meeting on bill requiring body cams

USA Today

Why Millennials are choosing to be physician assistants, not doctors

House panel launches investigation of Rob Porter's security clearance

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