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Today in Black America - October 28

POSTED: October 28, 2016, 8:00 am

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

The New York Times


National

Seven Who Seized Oregon Wildlife Refuge Are Acquitted


Emails Show Chelsea Clinton’s Devotion and Frustrations

At Least 6 Women Accuse University of Wisconsin Student of Assault

U.S. Indicts Dozens in $300 Million Indian Call Center Scheme

Chelsea Clinton’s Frustrations and Devotion Shown in Hacked Emails

Donations to Foundation Vexed Hillary Clinton’s Aides, Emails Show


Hillary Clinton Basks in First Lady’s Soaring Popularity on the Campaign Trail



Local


Rebirth of Bronx Housing Complex Aims to Cut Crime and Increase Homes

Judge in Bridge Case Abruptly Adjourns Court Before Closing Arguments


As Freelancers’ Ranks Grow, New York Moves to See They Get What They’re Due



The Christian Science Monitor

Denver police department becomes the latest to rethink use-of-force policies


Could the rise of 'vote swap' apps make the electoral college irrelevant?

Why Trump says the state of US military is a 'disaster'



Philly.com


Veteran principal sent to N. Philly elementary to restore order

Jury orders Penn State to pay McQueary $7.3 million

N.J. lieutenant governor defies Christie — again

Should N. Philly mom whose 4-year-old fatally shot herself be released from jail?


Pa. lawmakers approve ban on naming officers in shootings


The Washington Post


Jury acquits leaders of armed takeover of Ore. wildlife refuge of federal conspiracy charges

Immigrants to be held in jails deemed unfit for inmates


Police oust oil pipeline protesters from private land


Dozens charged in massive Indian call center scheme


Facing potential loss, Trump expands the list of conspirators plotting against him

Can either presidential candidate rescue this Ohio city?


Reporter breaks down 'Bill Clinton Inc.'


Progressive group tries to inject Wells Fargo scandal into House races


Obama commutes sentences of 98 inmates Thursday; 42 had life terms


WSSC solicits citizen input on changing water rate structure

Md. Democrats clash over who should battle Republican Gov. Larry Hogan

Utilities disconnected at condos in Prince George's County

U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders show gains on national science test


The Chicago Tribune


More aggressive Kirk goes after Duckworth in second debate, questions her family's heritage

1 dead, 5 wounded in shootings on West, South sides

City may shake up where it deploys cops after study


The Detroit Free Press


Detroit school board candidate ticketed for soliciting is put on leave

Michigan education board candidates share ideas on improving schools



The Star-Ledger


N.J. teacher, coach charged with sex assault of teens

Judge sets hearing date in voter intimidation case from N.J.

Warning to N.J. officials clinging to Trump: It's going to leave a mark | Editorial

N.J. panel approves fix to protect patients from those surprise medical bills

State Police: Check sex offender registry before trick-or-treating


The Los Angeles Times


'This is slavery': U.S. inmates strike in what activists call one of the biggest prison protests in modern history

In a stunner, the leaders of that Oregon wildlife refuge standoff are acquitted of federal charges


The city of L.A. didn't have an accurate count of how much property it owned — until now


Fired sheriff's deputy who watched sickly man crawl home gets job back — but county doesn't want him


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Ex-Cleveland charter school employee charged in $30,000 theft from student accounts

RTA names new director of rail operations


Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority offers education, support for Summit County's youngest residents


Cleveland schools' E-Rate legal bills approach $700,000, with no money recovered yet

Cuyahoga County inmates to pay 42% more for phone calls, but other services will save money, county says


USA Today


Jury acquits all 7 leaders of Oregon standoff








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