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Today in Black America - October 7

POSTED: October 07, 2014, 8:30 am

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Today in Black History: Playwright, poet and activist Amiri Baraka, birth name LeRoi Jones, was born in 1934 in Newark, New Jersey.

The New York Times

The State of the Non-State, Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Delivers Tacit Win to Gay Marriage

2-Tier Secret Service Faces a Test


Judge Blocks Rule for Ferguson Protesters

Las Vegas Schools Groan From Growing Pains

Study Finds Shifts in Charitable Giving After Recession


Alternative Routes to Medicine, Law and Business


De Blasio Stands Behind Aide Who Omitted Boyfriend on Background Check Form


Accused of Rape, a Previously High-Decibel Lawyer Goes Silent


35 New York City Parks to Get Makeovers



The Christian Science Monitor


Poll shows Grimes leads McConnell for Kentucky Senate. Upsurge or outlier?

States, cities examine best practices for stopping spread of Ebola in US (+video)


Supreme mystery: Why didn't the Supreme Court accept a gay marriage case? (+video)


Philly.com


Corbett down 17 in new Quinnipiac Poll

SRC nixes contracts, sets off 'war'

Bill would muzzle criminals like Mumia



The Washington Post

No ban on travelers from West Africa, but additional screenings are coming

What D.C. prison inmates wish they could see from behind bars

The rise of the digital death threat

Here’s what the 2014 election is about -- in 2 charts

Where are the CDC’s quarantine stations, and what do they do?


Why it’s so hard to predict state tax revenues

SAT scores for Class of 2014 show no improvement


Brown leads Hogan by 9 points in Md. governor’s race


The Star Ledger


Gov. Chris Christie signs bill extending 'renaissance' charter school deadline in Camden, Trenton, Newark

Ebola triggers caution in N.J.'s West African communities

Sayreville superintendent says school taking stand against bullying after football scandal

Princeton University changes grading policy, striking down limit on A-range grades

Former Revel employees not guaranteed jobs if bankrupt casino reopens


The Detroit Free Press


FEMA opens 4 flood aid centers in metro Detroit today

Poll: Most approve Snyder's handling of urban issues

Report: Sexual harassment rampant in restaurants

Jury selection starts for Kilpatrick pal Jeffrey Beasley



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Lakewood pays $507,500 to settle Hidden Valley racial discrimination lawsuit

Cleveland not always following its own policy to charge felony arrestees who refuse DNA collection


SAT scores unchanged and many students unprepared for college, report says: Higher Education Roundup

More than 650,000 ballots requested by Ohio voters through Friday


The Chicago Tribune


Professor who lost U. of I. job offer lashes out at school administrators

Rauner radio ad hits Quinn on DCFS deaths


Council to weigh sticker fee cut for seniors driving small pickups



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Georgia schools' SAT scores remain flat

No charges for officers in botched drug raid that disfigured toddler

Atlanta schools superintendent to recommend charter system status


See the Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalists


The Los Angeles Times


Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed

L.A. school board, Deasy again at odds over involvement in lawsuit

L.A. business groups fear another defeat over minimum wage hike


New L.A.-based team to fight methamphetamine trade in California



USA Today


28th child of year dies in hot car

States see more poverty among children, unemployed






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