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October 30, 2014

Beyond Ferguson -- Unrepresentative Democracy in City Elections

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Chicago Man Says Police Stormed His Home After He Was Just Walking Down The Street

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Cosby Has No One to Blame But Cosby for His Sullied Image

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Watch Nas React To Seeing An Ancestor's Bill Of Sale Into Slavery

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Republicans Fear Price To Pay For Attacks On Black Interests

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Zambian President Michael Sata Dies

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Ebola Appears To Be Slowing In Liberia: WHO

Liberia
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Giants Are World Series Champions!

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

Nigeria Soldiers
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Watch This Dancing Traffic Cop Tear Up The Roads With His Sweet Moves

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Meet The Guy Who Just Bought 6,000-Plus Neglected Properties In Detroit

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Motor City Mapping

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Coke Is Targeting Nations That Don't Have An Obesity Epidemic... Yet

New Bill Sets A Precedent For ‘The Erosion Of Free Speech'

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New York Police Study Reveals 'Stark Racial Biases'

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When It's OK To Use The 'R-Word'

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Meet 3 People Working To Ensure The Next Hurricane Sandy Doesn't Take Such A Terrible Toll

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White House Fears Cyberattack Underway

White House
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How Felons' Right To Vote Protects American Democracy

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Freedom Summer, 2015

Freedom Summer Civil Rights
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Groups Pledge $8 Billion For Horn Of Africa To End Poverty

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Advocates Welcome Retirement Of Rikers Official Who Oversaw Violent Juvenile Facility

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Ebola Researcher Raises $100,000 Via Crowdfunding

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Official Autopsy: Darrien Hunt Was Shot In The Back

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How Subway Dancing Became A New York Art Form -- And A Crime

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Graphic Video Released In 2012 Police Shooting Of Michigan Man Milton Hall

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Activists Continue Push For Reparations For Victims Of Chicago Police Torture

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Why Schools Hope Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Is Made After School Hours

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Michelle Nunn Turns To John Lewis In Appeal To Black Voters

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Man Beats Impossible Odds Twice, Doubles Down On Lottery Winnings

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As Some Ferguson Protesters Turn On The Media, Others Cover Demonstrations Themselves

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Where To Vote For Election Day 2014

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Angela Bassett Defends Her Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic

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Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today

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Rihanna Gets Risqué For AmfAR

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The Real Story Behind Boyz II Men's Estranged Fourth Member

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Things You Don't Know Your Natural Hair Can Do

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This Is The Greatest Boxing Moment Since 'Rocky'

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