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October 18, 2017

Rock and roll legend Charles "Chuck" Berry, an inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, was born in 1926 in San Jose, California.

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Today in Black History: Abolitionist and freedom fighter Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in Ulster County, New York in 1797.

The New York Times

National


Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says


Florida’s Land Rush Endures as Seas Rise and Storms Intensify


Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

Georgia Tech Student Leader Is Shot Dead by Campus Police

G.O.P. Seeks Senate Vote in New Attempt to End Obamacare

The Latest Health Care Repeal Plan Would Give States Sweeping Discretion


Mueller Inquiry Sets Tone With Shock-and-Awe Approach


Administration Shuns Study Showing Benefits of Refugees

Mattis Leaves the Door Open to Military Options in North Korea

Democrats Mount Effort to Recruit Women as State Attorneys General



Local


Long Delays Cloud Police Department Disciplinary Trials

How Party Bosses, Not Voters, Pick Candidates in New York

Officer Charged With Assault After Confrontation Over Dropped Plastic Cup

Racially Charged Incidents Shake Cornell Campus


Philly.com


The refrigerator is empty.' Childhood hunger triples in North Philly.

Chester teen gunned down, two other youths wounded in possible drive-by shooting

Private school for low-income children readies for a home of its own


The Star-Ledger

There's a last-ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, and it would still slam N.J.

How swanky spa, resort play into Menendez's corruption allegations

Ballot positions drawn for Jersey City mayor, council races

After Equifax breach, N.J. lawmaker wants to take this step to help consumers

Toys 'R' Us may file for bankruptcy before holiday season, reports say


The Cleveland Plain Dealer


A 2017 GPA for every school district in Ohio; Ottawa Hills 1st; Beachwood, Solon tie for 5th

Racial tensions break into open as Akron City Council considers legislation to censure Councilman Bob Hoch


Online upgrades make Cleveland City Council more transparent with just a click

Lawsuit accuses Columbus police of excessive force against blacks


Possible vote next month in Ohio House could reinstate Medicaid expansion freeze



The Chicago Tribune


Man, 28, killed in Bridgeport apartment among 6 shot citywide

Jury awards almost $5 million to three siblings shot by a Chicago cop


Kenneka Jenkins case to remain with Rosemont police, not FBI


City ousts relocated tent city; advocates withdraw bid to stop Uptown viaduct construction



The Los Angeles Times


UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation

Dealing with Democrats? Protecting 'Dreamers'? Here in Arizona that's just fine with these Trump supporters


Six 'Dreamers' sue Trump to block repeal of DACA



The Detroit Free Press

Mexico's Vicente Fox on Trump: 'Ugly American that was hated in the past' could be back

Fraser City Council removes mayor, councilman facing sexual harassment allegations

Royal Oak mayor on racist graffiti: We aren't immune to hate

Rochelle Riley wins $75K Pulliam Fellowship to study students and trauma


The Washington Post


Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica, heads toward Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm

New climate change calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they’re right


Senate passes defense bill, leaving several controversial policies unresolved

Latest health-care push comes with big risks for Republicans

Opinion: Trump’s pardon of Arpaio can — and should — be overturned

Ohio firefighter: ‘One dog is more important than a million’ African Americans

Evangelical college football players face arrest over hazing incident


New White House initiative leader calls for 'increased contributions' from HBCUs

Former Maryland attorney general Doug Gansler does not plan to run for governor in 2018

D.C. Council poised to overhaul city’s troubled Youth Rehabilitation Act



USA Today


Man's need to apologize for using dad's truck to help Irma victims may have cost his life

Fox News commentator alleges network retaliated after her rape accusation











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