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Today in Black History: Ernest Nathan “Dutch” Morial, the first Black elected mayor of New Orleans, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The New York Times

Burial Vaults Inspire a Celebration of a Church Opposed to Slavery

Op-Ed: Bill Maher Isn’t the Only One Who Misunderstands Religion


Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola


Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola


Parts of North Carolina Law Limiting Vote Are Restored by Justices

Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Review of Police Tactics

Head of Jails Is Criticized on Violence at Rikers

Cuomo Reflects in Memoir on Highs and Lows, Both Personal and Political


The Christian Science Monitor


Focus Has politics lost its 'human touch'? Louisiana Senate race is test case.

Death of Dallas Ebola patient raises questions about his care (+video)

Why unchecked Ebola outbreak could crash West Africa's economy (+video)


With new bill, New York City aims to be model for transgender rights

Most US politicians are white and male, and numbers are still 'lopsided'



The Star Ledger


Sayreville parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing


Christie applauds Wisconsin governor's call for drug testing for public assistance, won't say if he backs it

Bergen County police use pepper spray on teen at youth facility


Protesting casino workers shut down Atlantic City highway Wednesday

Gov. Christie embarrassed by property tax figures, so he erases them: Editorial


The Washington Post

White House knew of possible tie to Cartagena


Ebola patient in Dallas dies; 5 airports to screen fliers

Editorial: Sealing off the U.S. isn’t the answer

Domenici: Young offenders lose out on education

Ferguson offers lessons on policing, Holder says

Money from the Missouri lottery is used to pay for schools. What happens when it doesn’t deliver?


New poll: Millennials in their 30s still hopeful that dreams will come true

D.C. residents pack forum on police tactics


Philly.com

Kane, Castille reach porn emails deal

Corbett to Wolf: Porn on your watch, too


Students at three high schools 'strike' in support of teachers


The Detroit Free Press


Request for probe of Detroit's chief attorney withdrawn

Detroit, Wayne County team up to fight blight


Audit: Detroit failed to monitor parking contract


Who lied in Weekley trial over Aiyana shooting? 2 sides clash



The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Cleveland school district makes endorsement pitch for Issue 4 and its construction bonds: Key takeaways from the session

Cleveland police likely to use body cameras early next year; Council considers $1.6 million expense

Akron teen fires shot from a gun he thought was a toy


Two JobsOhio board members notified by ethics board for potential conflict



The Chicago Tribune


Expert: Cook County Jail inmates face 'extremely high' risk of harm

O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program



The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Three wounded in Auburn Avenue shooting

Suspect named in fatal Fulton high school shooting

Man pleads guilty in investment scam that included DeKalb megachurch


The Los Angeles Times


Crowds gather after St. Louis officer fatally shoots young black man

Judge orders state to fix Jefferson High scheduling issues


Innovative apartment complex for homeless opens on skid row


Opinion: The problem with the 'R' word? A Muskogee/Creek Indian explains it all for you

L.A. City Council introduces plan to encourage urban farming



USA Today

St. Louis police officer shoots, kills man

Police officer allegedly takes 3 hostages in standoff





















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