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Today in Black America - October 11

POSTED: October 11, 2013, 7:30 am

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Today in Black History: Pianist Art Blakey, leader of the "Jazz Messengers" and mentor to jazz artists, is born in 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The New York Times

Editorial: An Inadequate Offer From the House

No Quick Deal, but Offer by G.O.P. on Debt Shifts the Tone

Kochs and Other Conservatives Split on Health Law

Tutu: In Africa, Seeking a License to Kill

Health Act Embraced in California

In Florida, Opposition by the State and Snags in Signing Up on the Web

Cities Report Better Finances, but Worries Persist

The Quashing of a Case Against a Christie Ally

Lhota Continues to Trail de Blasio by Wide Margin, Poll Finds

The Christian Science Monitor

Kwame Kilpatrick: Disgraced Detroit mayor gets 'massive' 28-year sentence

Obamacare 101: Why the real deadline is Feb. 15 (+video)

Government shutdown: How Americans are feeling its growing effects (+video)

The Star Ledger

Report: Up to 30 Elizabeth police officers under investigation for no-show jobs

School Development Authority asks court to throw out Trenton school board's lawsuit

Newark mayor's race: Ras Baraka rolls out his public safety plan

N.J. judge denies Christie administration request to delay same-sex marriage

Voters prefer Christie 2 to 1 over Buono, Stockton poll finds

The Detroit Free Press

'Corruption no more': Judge sends a message with 28-year sentence for Kilpatrick

Stephen Henderson: Kwame Kilpatrick self-destructed, but new generation of leaders ready to help Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick's 24 corruption counts

34 people convicted in federal probe of Detroit corruption

State's affirmative action ban has 'chilling effect,' U-M professor says

Top Detroit official suspended with pay, apologizes for racial comments

Rep. Fattah: FBI has been investigating finances for 7 years

Video a new black eye for Philly cops

Reporter accuses councilman of "offensive touching" at meeting in Atlantic County.

Coalition to Corbett: Fund schools, develop formula

Study finds recession hit Camden schools worst in state

The Chicago Tribune

3 slain in South Shore shooting

Illinois Dems pressure Boehner on shutdown

Preckwinkle launches good-news budget

Cook County sheriff says modernizing jail records would cut down on errors

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Naymik: Washington Redskins' mascot controversy makes Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo look even more stupid and racist.

Cuyahoga County Council approves $250,000 to study contracting for race or gender-based disparity

Hand Up Gala provides gourmet meals for homeless in Cleveland launches voter guide for November 2013 election

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. Fire Chief Cummings replaced after 911 problems

LAPD officer charged with assaulting handcuffed woman who died

Brown signs bills to aid veterans, boost community college costs

NAACP asks federal judges to release three-strikes prisoners

USA Today

World sees 'a democracy that's not working,' Carter says

USDA won't close plants in salmonella outbreak

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Woman shot in Cobb County road rage incident

State officials approve purchase of church for new Falcons stadium

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