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Today in Black America - October 28

POSTED: October 28, 2014, 8:00 am

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Today in Black History: Abolitionist Levi Coffin, President of the Underground Railroad, was born in 1798 in New Garden, North Carolina.

The New York Times

Editorial: The Dangers of Quarantines

In Liberia, a Wish to Do More to Fight Ebola Meets Reality

Governors’ Shifts on Ebola Are Criticized as Politics

A Push to Help Poor Students Get Through College

The Fed and Inequality

Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail, Raising Abuse Concerns

Top Uniformed Jail Officer to Step Down Over Rikers Violence

Bronx Police Officer in Ticket-Fixing Inquiry Is Guilty of Drug and Robbery Charges

The Star Ledger

Prosecutor: Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs died of alcohol poisoning after party

Racist political flyer being investigated by Salem County Prosecutor's Office

Port Authority reform bills approved by N.J. Assembly panel

Morgan: Ex-chief of staff, who resigned over old hateful speech, maintains loyalty to JC mayor

The Christian Science Monitor

Hazing trial opens for FAMU band member: Have new laws had an impact? (+video)

Should the Feds reclassify marijuana? US judge holds hearing.

Hillary Clinton says businesses don’t create jobs. Uh-oh. (+video)

Why new Jeb Bush 2016 hint may really indicate he's running (+video)

The Washington Post

In Liberia slum, a losing race against Ebola

Quarantine debate turning into a chaotic brawl

Poll: Midterm momentum belongs to Republicans

1 Florida A&M hazing trial proceeds; 3 are delayed

Do I need an ID to vote? A look at the laws in all 50 states.

Muriel Bowser starts spending down mayoral coffers

Youth unemployment leaves the young disconnected

The Detroit Free Press

GM investing $540M in southeast Michigan

Kevyn Orr: Rhodes has 'heavy decision' in Detroit case

Detroit seeks public comment on city’s budget

Need small-business aid? Many programs can help

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The LeBron James business model: Why it's not (entirely) about the money

First 'green' sites unveiled in $3 billion effort to keep sewage out of Lake Erie

Cleveland school wins more than 400 iPads from Apple - one for every student

Battleground Ohio ranks in bottom half of 'politically engaged' states, study says

The Chicago Tribune

At least 3 killed, 12 wounded in city shootings

County commissioner preps run against Emanuel

City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings

Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program

Report: Groupon among tech firms lacking in board diversity

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dallas nurse free of Ebola to be released from Emory

Former Hawk Blaylock gets 15 years in fatal crash

More than 12,600 people voted Sunday in Georgia

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. school officials order review of every senior's transcript

Man found guilty in slaying of 2 USC graduate students

Football: Morningside players mourn loss of assistant coach in fatal shooting

Jim McDonnell's career as police chief could show how he'd lead as sheriff

SEPTA union: We're going on strike, but not right now

AP Interview: NEA president opposes 'toxic' tests

McCaffery's departure best for high court, lawyers say

USA Today

Some doctors wary of taking insurance exchange patients

Teen wins U.S. peace prize for 100 Men Reading program

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