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Today in Black America - October 11

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Today in Black History: Pianist Art Blakey, leader of the "Jazz Messengers" and mentor to jazz artists, is born in 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The New York Times


For Republicans, ‘Failure Is Not an Option’ on Tax Cuts

For Trump, the Reality Show Has Never Ended

Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal of Expired Travel Ban

E.P.A. Says It Will Write a New Carbon Rule, but Can’t Say When

Editorial: Mr. Trump Nails Shut the Coffin on Climate Relief

Pledge to Impeach Trump, a Key Donor Demands of Democrats

Texas Tech Student in Custody After Campus Police Officer Is Fatally Shot

Kansas Tried a Tax Plan Similar to Trump’s. It Failed.

Trump Threatens N.F.L. and Attacks Jemele Hill of ESPN

Military Is Waiting Longer Before Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers, Detainees Say


Sparks Fly at Mayoral Debate, as de Blasio Fends Off 2-Pronged Attack

Five Takeaways From the New York City Mayoral Debate

Fact Checks of the New York City Mayoral Debate

Sleepy New Jersey Governor’s Race Turns Fiery in First Debate

10% of New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

He Excelled as a Detective, Until Prosecutors Stopped Believing Him

The Star-Ledger

Phil Murphy, Kim Guadagno clash in fiery 1st debate of N.J. governor race to replace Christie

11 fiery moments and fact checks from Guadagno-Murphy debate in race to replace Christie

Rutgers opts to keep Weinstein money as California school rejects it

Biden brings sex assault talk to Rutgers amid Harvey Weinstein scandal

In Carteret, indicted cop accounted for fifth of arrests involving force

Stained ceilings, water damage, we desks: How a mold problem grew in an NJ school district

Philly cop, once lauded as a hero, fired for lying about shootout

Tatal police shooting of Temple student highlights deadly force debate

ESPN reporter shoots back after Trump attacks SportsCenter host

The Detroit Free Press

Police seek help finding missing Detroit girl, 13

Detroit schools taking aim at crowded classes

Family, rap fans mourn rapper Doughboy Roc: 'An out-of-body-out-of-mind experience'

Detroit man calls shooting death of dog attack victim an accident

University of Michigan's need to grow political diversity faces challenges

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Playing hardball, Frank Jackson's campaign raises Zack Reed's past drunken-driving convictions

How Cuyahoga County is balancing its 2018-2019 budget

2 Ohio teens die after being shot in truck behind home

Teen, 15, wounded in 3rd shooting Tuesday night in Cleveland

The Chicago Tribune

Two Chicagoans among this year's MacArthur 'genius grant' winners

Muslim activist Rami Nashashibi named MacArthur 'genius'

Emanuel plan to lower Chicago borrowing costs before City Council today

Suburban Republicans moving ahead with gun giveaway after Las Vegas massacre

$30 million lawsuit targets Fox for using Ali's image in Super Bowl promo

The Los Angeles Times

Eminem unleashes anti-Trump rap during 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards

New disclosure shows a casino guard alerted hotel to gunman before Vegas massacre began. So why did it take so long to stop him?

Court limits government warrant for data about anti-Trump website

The Washington Post

Trump’s Puerto Rico video tells positive story, leaves misery on cutting-room floor

Trump’s bold declarations don’t always yield results he promises

Friends for three decades, Trump whisperer says he is ‘stunned’ by president’s rhetoric

Foreign intelligence agencies might be using your anti-virus software against you

Navy relieves top USS John S. McCain officers of their duties, says deadly collision was ‘preventable’

In scolding letter, ethics chief tells agency heads to ask themselves ‘Should I do it?’ not ‘Can I do it?’

Black man attacked by white supremacists in Charlottesville faces felony charge

Ben Jealous wants tuition-free college in Maryland. His plan is like Sanders’ ‘College For All’ bill

Judge lets Internet firm redact user-identifying data in information provided to prosecutors in rioting case

Justin Fairfax’s journey from party crasher to party insider

Hundreds of Concerned Black Men once offered help to D.C. boys. Now only 15 men remain.

USA Today

VA conceals shoddy care and health workers' mistakes

20,000 DACA teachers at risk — and your kids could feel the fallout, too

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