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Educator Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of Brown University, was born on this date in 1945 in Grapeland, Texas.

Today in Black America - October 21

POSTED: October 21, 2013, 6:30 am

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Today in Black History: Jazz legend and band leader, Dizzy Gillespie, was born in 1917 in Cheraw, SC. He would become one of the genre's great ambassadors.

The New York Times

Contractors See Weeks of Work on Health Site

Editorial: The National Guard’s Defiance on Civil Rights

Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in G.O.P.’s ‘Civil War’

INTERACTIVE MAP: The Factions in the House of Representatives

Senate Minority Leader Faces Dual Battles in G.O.P.

Making a Stand for Reform at Grambling, and at the N.C.A.A.

Caribbean Nations to Seek Reparations, Putting Price on Damage of Slavery

The Christian Science Monitor

'Best and brightest' techies drafted to fix Obamacare computer glitches

Sen. Ted Cruz breaks political crockery – right and left (+video)

'Kentucky kickback': an issue for Mitch McConnell or just friendly fire?

Republicans acting like Democrats – fighting with themselves

The Star Ledger

East Orange woman whose father impregnated her five times gets $10K education grant

State TAG awards lag tuition hikes for some low-income N.J. students

Former Newark council president Donald Bradley asks for shot as interim mayor

Booker and Menendez form historic duo as first black and Latino senators from the same state

The Detroit Free Press

How Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial will unfold

With an appeal in mind, Kwame Kilpatrick couldn't fully apologize, experts say

Napoleon, Duggan trade digs in mayoral debate, outline plans to fight crime

Crime strikes at heart of Detroiters' quality of life

Detroit Baptist leader resigns after announcing she married a woman

Buono: Fierce spirit, overwhelming odds

New complex in N. Phila features long-needed grocery

King of Camden's golden age of hoops dies at 81

Investigators search Philly senator's offices

Penn State star tackles math with ease

Dispel minimum-wage myths

The Washington Post

Experts enlisted to fix glitches in

How much did the shutdown cost?

Republicans say little was gained from shutdown

Shutdown’s toll is felt in district of one of its champions

Judge allows Va. voter purge

Maxwell offers six-month plan for Prince George’s schools

Q&A with Howard University’s new interim president

The Chicago Tribune

Illinois health officials brace for flu season

State pension debt no 'crisis,' Senate president says

Eastern Michigan football team remembers slain teammate from Chicago

Ex-Simeon football standout Demarius Reed fatally shot in Michigan

CPS changing its promotion policy

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Turner Construction-led team picked to tackle Cleveland convention hotel for Cuyahoga County

The battle over Ward 10: Cleveland City Councilmen Jeffrey Johnson and Eugene Miller meet for NEOMG endorsement interview

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's '24-hour city' -- mayor shows off downtown's nightlife, amenities on walking tour (VIDEO)

Gov. John Kasich says he's optimistic Medicaid will be expanded in Ohio on Monday

Tuskegee Airman Joseph Burrucker, father and mentor: Obituary

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dozens of Georgia children die despite state intervention

Workers who cry foul seldom get a day in court

The Los Angeles Times

Brown emerges from bill signings with a strong political hand

Opponents gear up to fight transgender law

Study faults UCLA's handling of faculty's racial bias complaints

Feds launch inquiry into deaths of BART workers

CEO-to-worker pay gap is obscene; want to know how obscene?

USA Today

Hospitals face whole new world under health law

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