Cheryl Corley Cheryl Corley is a NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk and is based in Chicago. She travels throughout the Midwest covering issues and events throughout the region's 12 states.

Closure Of Chicago Mental Health Clinics Looms

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Three years ago, Rufus McDonald found historic documents in an abandoned house and took them to a rare-books dealer. The papers and books belonged to Richard T. Greener, a 19th century intellectual who was the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Discovery Sparks Interest In Forgotten Black Scholar

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Dannaer Fields, who went by Donna, is shown in this undated photo. She was one of three people killed in Friday's shootings in Tulsa, Okla. Courtesy Of News On 6 hide caption

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Tulsa Shooting Victim Had Turned Her Life Around

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Police: Suspects Confess To Tulsa Shooting Spree

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Alvin Watts (left), 33, and Jacob England, 19, were arrested following an appeal to the public to help police solve the five shootings that happened Friday. A police spokesman said the two face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Premature' To Call Tulsa Shootings Hate Crimes

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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey (center) has been assigned to lead the investigation into the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Kelly Jordan/The Florida Times-Union hide caption

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Trayvon Martin Case: Attorney Choice Sparks Division

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago on March 9. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Makes Final Push To Win Primary

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The University of North Dakota's Brad Eidsness makes a save during a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Since 2005, there have been a series of lawsuits and legislative actions over the nickname for the school's athletic teams, the "Fighting Sioux." Josh Holmberg/AP hide caption

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Voters May Break Up Fight Over 'Fighting Sioux'

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Residents Try To Recover From Midwest Storms

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Jane Addams Hull House To End Immigrant Services

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Online Lottery Could Be Coming To A State Near You

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Applicants fill out forms at a Miami jobs fair hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus. An NPR/Kaiser survey found blacks make up about 10 percent of the full-time working population but 27 percent of the long-term unemployed. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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For Black Americans, A Longer Time Without Work

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Blagojevich's 14-Year Term Starts In February

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Blagojevich Sentencing Hearing Starts

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Occupy Chicago: A 'Dry Run' For Upcoming Summits

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