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Today in Black America - October 31

POSTED: October 31, 2016, 9:00 am

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Today in Black History: Singer and Academy Award nominated actress Ethel Waters, a winner of the NY Drama Critics Award, was born in 1896 in Chester, PA.

The New York Times


EDITORIAL: The R.N.C.’s ‘Don’t Get Out the Vote’ Drives

Black Voters, Aghast at Trump, Find a Place of Comfort

Justice Department Obtains Warrant to Review Aide’s Emails

For Democrats, Anthony Weiner Makes an Unwelcome Return

Clinton Forges Slim Lead With Early Turnout in Swing States

As Health Premiums Jump, Obama Wields an Imperfect Shield

Venom of U.S. Election Seeps Down to City Council Race in California

Get Ready for Another Swing in the Polls, but Not Necessarily a Shift in the Race

Justice Thomas, Reticent on the Bench, Is Effusive About His Time There


Bridge Scandal Has Become Thorny Issue for Another Governor: Cuomo

In Closing Words at Bridge Trial, Prosecution Returns to a Familiar Email

New York Senate Debate Becomes Proxy War for Presidential Hopefuls

Campaign to Bring Casino Gambling to North Jersey Appears Doomed

The Christian Science Monitor

Why new generation of black activists say, 'No thanks' to 2016 election

What battles has Bernie Sanders lined up for the day after the election?

In Wisconsin, rural superintendents turn to voters to keep schools going

One thing Washington can do: ease costs for child care

Will Californians say yes to multilingual education at ballot?

The Star-Ledger

5 things you didn't know about Jill Stein's Green Party

Kelly's attorney to make final Bridgegate defense argument today

Trump offered Christie VP but rescinded because of Bridgegate, report says

Missing voices: The witnesses Bridgegate jurors never got to hear

N.J. cemetery with dozens of slaves, freed slaves rededicated

Philly's shame: City ignores thousands of poisoned kids

Local U.S. House contests to watch

SEPTA, union resume talks as Monday midnight deadline looms

Investigative article spurs state senators to call for action

Gun control key difference among state attorney general candidates

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hundreds march to Board of Elections to cast ballots, protest dearth of early-voting locations

Do you feel safe? While Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton debate violent crime, Cleveland's Mike Walker on front lines (photos, video)

New plan to reduce youth violence approaches it as public health issue

The Detroit Free Press

Why are fewer Michigan prisoners classified as high-security?

Free Press endorsement: Hillary Clinton is a prepared, mature choice

Detroiters to vote on community benefits ordinances

Live: Carlita Kilpatrick speaks on prison's impact on parenting

2 vying for at-large Detroit City Council seat

The Washington Post

Why James Comey was able to defy Justice bosses on Clinton email announcement

FBI obtains warrant to search newly discovered Clinton-related emails

FBI agents pressed unsuccessfully for probe of Clinton Foundation

Clinton loses popularity edge in tight race with Trump, poll finds

Once the hope candidate, Obama in his final days faces a hopeless electorate

For 25 years, it has been Clarence Thomas v. Controversy

Autistic black teen got lost running a 5K — and was assaulted by a man who feared getting mugged

Student’s leg amputated after contractor body-slammed him, lawyer says; police investigating

1 in 7 children globally lives with ‘toxic’ air, study finds

Renowned African American chemist and inventor killed in Maryland house fire

He threw a punch that killed a fellow student. Now his guilty conviction could disappear.

Hogan proposes $82 million budget trim that would include staff cuts at U-Md.

After humiliating defeat in 2014, Anthony Brown appears headed to Congress

‘An incredible impact’: Poor kids are being priced out of youth sports. Here’s one solution.

The Chicago Tribune

Most state schools improve on PARCC tests, resistance to testing continues

1 dead, 5 wounded in West, South side shootings

South Side residents look forward to Red Line extension

EDITORIALS: The Oregon occupation acquittals

EDITORIALS: What every schoolchild in America deserves

The Los Angeles Times

The upside for Clinton in the latest email controversy? Almost nothing has upended the 2016 race

After decades of Republican victories, here's how California became a blue state again

Column: Motivating bad guys to become good guys? That's worth a 'yes' vote

Your ballot box guide to California's 17 propositions

USA Today

Hillary Clinton emails: What we know, and what we don't

Harry Reid says FBI director 'may have broken the law'

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