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Today in Black History - October 18

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Today in Black History: Rock and roll legend Charles "Chuck" Berry, an inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, was born in 1926 in San Jose, California.

The New York Times


Official Apologizes for Police Role in Mistrust by Minorities

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Accused of Targeting Latinos, Is Charged With Contempt

Donald Trump Reveals Evangelical Rifts That Could Shape Politics for Years Will Add ‘Simple Choice’ Plans in Effort to Improve Value

Judge Rejects Riot Charge Against Amy Goodman of ‘Democracy Now’ Over Pipeline Protest

The Greats: Shifting the Color of Art History

Photographing Civil Rights, Up North and Beyond Dixie


Ex-Christie Aide Says He Was Duped About Bridge Lane Closings

Cuomo Declines to Appoint Successor for Brooklyn District Attorney

What Would New York Police Body Cameras Record?

Helicopter Trip Becomes Another Stumble for Mayor de Blasio

The Christian Science Monitor

After hurricane Matthew, Haitians worry aid groups will overstay welcome

Voters' top value: being team players

Epidemic of police shootings? FBI director says public needs better data

The Washington Post

Police chiefs group apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities

‘Guns don’t kill people, toddlers do’: The new gun-control PSA focused on children

Top State Dept. official wanted FBI to change classification of a Clinton email

The Fix: Clinton’s email problems just came roaring back

Federal watchdog sees major cracks in program to help student loan defaulters

Obama touts education record at D.C.’s Banneker High School

Obama’s post-presidency political focus: Redistricting

A computer program used for bail and sentencing decisions was labeled biased against blacks. It’s actually not that clear.

Right-to-die law faces skepticism in nation’s capital: ‘It’s really aimed at old black people’

Md. attorney general pushes for change to bail system to keep defendants from languishing in jail

New D.C. Public Schools chancellor should protect this crucial program

Philly leaders like apology to minorities from police chiefs group president

Federal judge blasts Philly DA's 'juvenile lifers' policy

Electricians boss Dougherty hit with racketeering lawsuit

Prosecutors seek "significant" jail term for Kane

Trump's voter fraud claims knocked down by Philly officials

The Star-Ledger

Baroni testimony: I thought Bridgegate traffic study was legit

Battle for casinos in North Jersey shatters spending record

Less than 1% of N.J. tenants know their rights. Fix it this way | Opinion

Trump A.C. casino bankruptcy cost employees millions in retirement savings, report said

Superstorm Sandy relief center in N.J. abruptly shuts down

The Detroit Free Press

State to babysit Detroit demolition program

In Ohio, Trump finds a poll he likes

Obamacare rates to jump 16.7% in Michigan despite state scrutiny

Motown Museum announces $50 million expansion

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Two new polls continue to show tight race in Ohio between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Could big-city tax issues in Ohio boost turnout in key Hillary Clinton areas

Judge orders EPA to evaluate the effects of its air pollution crackdown on the coal industry

Cleveland Public Power lets contractor overspend, then asks for City Council approval

Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo hires consultant to assist with statewide run

The Chicago Tribune

CPS decision to disband girls golf team called out of bounds

Preckwinkle wants to give commissioners $500K each for projects

CPD's first new hires will help to fill vacancies: mayor's aides

The Los Angeles Times

A mother was fatally shot 13 times in Inglewood. But the police watchdog group has barely even met

Prop. 64 raises drugged driving concerns: 'We are going to start losing folks in astronomical numbers'

Outbid, outhustled, outmuscled: Trump has never been able to conquer Southern California

Solid academics may not be enough to keep six L.A. charter schools open

USA Today

Democrats raise $13K to reopen firebombed GOP headquarters

Mayor accused of racist post about Obamas allowed to resign

Companies used Clinton fundraisers to lobby State Department

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