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Atlanta Mayor Pledges To Restore Public Trust

In her first State of the City address, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms promised to restore the public trust. Bottoms said, "what has been broken must be fixed", adding, "we will repair the trust between the people who help make Atlanta work and the people for whom work is being done." Mayor for...
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The Latest: Starbucks pact with 2 men includes free college

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks says a settlement it reached with the two black men arrested at one of its Philadelphia shops includes an offer of a free college education. The coffee shop chain says the two can complete their degrees through a partnership it has with Arizona State University...
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Prosecuting Tex McIver: How They Did It

"Guns just don't go off", says Chief Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Clint Rucker. He and his team apparently convinced a jury of that last week when the panel returned guilty verdicts on 4 counts against Atlanta lawyer Claud "Tex" McIver for the murder of his wife Diane. According to...
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Free Atlanta Hiring Fair Thursday

Organizers call it Atlanta's largest job fair for youth. The Atlanta Opportunity Job Fair & Forum is being held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center. A coalition of companies and foundations have joined with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and more than 75 local...
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Waffle House Supports Employee Actions

It's been a week since 25 year old Chikesia Clemons entered into an exchange of words with an employee of a Saraland, Alabama, Waffle House restaurant that resulted in her being arrested. The exchange was apparently over Clemons and a friend wanting to know why they were being charged $0.50 cents...
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Michelle Obama Portrait Artist Receives High Museum Driskell Prize

Amy Sherald says the David C. Driskell Prize "came right on time." The artist, whose portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama hangs in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., calls it all "exciting." She's received other grants and prizes, yet Sherald says "this one feels...
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DeKalb Superintendent Green vs Disgruntled School Bus Drivers

The leader of Georgia's largest school system says he'd like for the district to move forward. DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Greene wants to put in the past the recent "sick out" by close to half of the system's almost 900 bus drivers. He was to meet with the drivers today. The...
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Bill Cosby is lead from the courtroom after being found guilty in sexual assault trial

Bill Cosby Convicted

TV icon Bill Cosby has been found guilty of all 3 counts of sexual assault against him. A jury in Norristown, PA, deliberated for more than 14 days over two days before reaching a verdict. Cosby, who is 80 years old, was convicted of aggravatd indecent assault for drugging and assaulting Andrea...
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Kasim Reed Bonuses Called Illegal and Atrocious

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore says "I'm sad for the city, and for what we're going through." Moore is referring to reports, by Atlanta television station Fox 5, that former Mayor Kasim Reed paid out more than $500,000 in bonuses and contest winnings during his last year in office. As...
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Atlanta Lawyer Guilty of Murdering Wife

Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver could be headed to prison for the rest of his life. That's among the sentencing options, with the decision to be announced on May 23. Monday, a 12-person panel of 7 women and 5 men, found McIver guilty of the September 2016 shooting death of his wife Diane. They...
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