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Baseball legend, Negro League star and Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.

Today in Black America - October 20

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Today in Black History: Jomo Kenyatta, African nationalist and first president of Kenya, was born in 1893. He would lead Kenya from 1964 until 1978.

The New York Times


Republican Freedom Caucus’s Revolt in House Is Stoked Back Home

Tests of New Features on Go to the Wire

Many Republicans Still Look to Ryan for Speaker Post

‘Super PAC’ Backing Hillary Clinton to Air Ad on Benghazi Testimony

G.O.P. Candidates Leading Charge in Call for Syrian No-Fly Zone

Kevin Davis Is Sworn In as Chief of Baltimore Police

A Fragile Baltimore Struggles to Heal Itself

For Offenders Who Can’t Pay, It’s a Pint of Blood or Jail Time


Stuyvesant Town Said to Be Near Sale That Will Preserve Middle-Class Housing

Citigroup Accused of Improperly Avoiding $800 Million in New York State Taxes

The Christian Science Monitor

Last wave: Could Confederate battle flag furl in Mississippi?

Kids rebel against bland foods in lunch line: Time for a 'pasta exemption'?

Amid dark year for American Muslims, deeper signs of 'hope'

How the Iran deal might change the Middle East

Testimony at Chaka Fattah Jr.'s trial depict a young man with a high lifestyle

Pa. board: Judge's emails 'mildly pornographic'

Union, officials debate teacher shortfall

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland police arrest protester at City Hall during demonstration calling for 'justice for Tamir' (video)

Tamir Rice probe requires comprehensive effort from the prosecutor; patience from the community: editorial

Ohio again delays executions because of trouble finding lethal-injection drugs

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is hopeful about renewing giant school tax next year

The Chicago Sun-Times

Sandi Jackson to report to prison this week, likely Tuesday

Barbara Byrd-Bennet's Detroit contracts under federal investigation

R. Kelly helps his high school music teacher save her home

The Los Angeles Times

Garcetti's South L.A. forum ends ubruptly because of Black Lives Matter protesters

Why white people marched for Black Lives Matter at CicLAvia

Growing homeless problem prompts HUD leader, local officials to meet

The Detroit Free Press

Riley: Where'seducation plan for Detroit kids?

2 Detroit paramedics stabbed in Cass Corridor

Family of man killed: 'Unbelievable'

Detroit development agency hires executive vice-president

The Washington Post

Ryan nears decision on speaker's race as Congress returns

The latest DIY biotech hotspot? The local library.

Georgetown social network accused of racial profiling is suspended

The National Association of Evangelicals has changed its position on the death penalty

FBI says 51 police officers murdered in the line of duty during 2014

O'Malley goes after Clinton's ties to Wall Street during a visit to 'The Daily Show'

He made a promise to help others. Now he's giving tents to the homeless

Trouble with college debt? This program aims to educate students before it's a problem.

High school graduation rates are on the rise in most states

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