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Today in Black America - October 18

POSTED: October 18, 2013, 6:30 am

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

The New York Times


2 Parties Start Limited Budget Talks to Avoid Repeat Crisis

After Victory, Obama’s Edge Over G.O.P. Still Unclear


From the Right, Despair, Anger and Disillusion

Editorial: Common Interests, Not Confrontation


For Police Commissioner, the Next Mayor Will Have a Wide Array of Options

U.S. Judge Denies Bid by Lhota Supporters to Accept Unlimited Donations



The Christian Science Monitor

Do schools' anti-bullying programs really help?

Why did tea partyers surrender? Because January will be different, they say.

Florida hunts for convicted killers who used forged papers to escape prison (+video)


The Star Ledger


Pascrell asks Christie to reopen Sandy grant application process

2 phys ed teachers lose jobs, tenure for calling kids negroes

Sweeney: Low turnout means Senate succession laws must change

Christie leads by 26 points over Buono in new Rutgers poll

Christie's Supreme Court nominee approved by N.J. Senate judiciary committee


The Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley: Fond memories inspire businessman to donate $750,000 to Detroit institutions


Teen killed over the weekend in Detroit identified; two acquaintances face charges

Bernard Kilpatrick sentenced to 15 months in prison

State Senate bills would set tougher rules for people on public assistance



Philly.com

SRC rejects plan to auction district art

Proposal: Cigarette tax to fund schools

Pa. universities to ask for a 4 percent increase in state funding

Council passes bill on school building-money swap

YouTube cop pulled off the street as 2nd video surfaces


The Chicago Tribune

CPS changing its promotion policy

Police: Arkansas man fatally shot while asking for directions

Affordable Care Act brings more money, more stress to local clinics


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Editorial board interview with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and challenger Ken Lanci: 5 things you should know

Panel recommends Marine officer be discharged for role in troops urinating on corpses

Bipartisan effort to bolster rights of domestic violence victims among newly introduced House bills


The Los Angeles Times

Is it time for Jim Thorpe to go home?

Baca held liable for $100,000 in inmate abuse case


9th Circuit wrestles with American flag shirts and free speech

2 Latinos plead guilty to hate crimes against blacks



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Atlanta mayor signs onto county’s sales tax plan


Norwood, Watson get union endorsements

Jobless claims fall for Georgia


The Washington Post

Leaders seek to find path past cycle of crisis


For GOP establishment, more soul-searching ahead

The Take: Obama has an opportunity


After losing over Obamacare, GOP’s next political target is... Obamacare

Robinson: Republicans’ devastating defeat


Jackson’s stories of childhood deprivation are challenged

D.C. Council wrestles with fixes to troubled tax lien system



USA Today


S.C. mayor under fire for comments about LGBT

Grambling State coach out after second player practice boycott






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