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    Engaged Couple Kidnapped and Shot Execution Style in Atlanta
    DECATUR, Ga. — A suburban Atlanta couple who were engaged to be married were kidnapped outside their home and later found lying in the street,…
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    Robber Shoots Gas Station Clerk in the Head in DeKalb Despite Handing Over Cash
    DECATUR, Ga. — A robber shot a gas station clerk in the forehead despite the fact the clerk handed over the cash as ordered. The…
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    Councilman Michael Julian Bond Under Fire for Spending Habits
    Councilman at-large Michael Julian Bond has come under intense scrutiny for the first time in his 20-year political career after an ethics officer filed a formal…
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    Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
    When Oba (King) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo visited Detroit this week to meet with local business leaders and promote development projects in Nigeria, all were eager…
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    BUSINESS

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    Nintendo launching ‘amiibo’ with 12 characters
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo.” Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be…
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    Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most…

    SPORTS

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    Michael Sam’s NFL Career May Be Over Before it Began
    Michael Sam was passed over by the St. Louis Rams twice in one week. The first openly gay football player was cut by the Rams…
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    Soul of the US Open: Venus, Serena Williams Advance to Second Round; Most Seeds Follow
    *Round one of the 2014 US Open has come to a close, with struggles for sure, but not very many surprises. The Marquee players, Serena…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    90’s Stars Attack: Sisqo + Kyle From Jagged Edge Fight
    While many of us were enjoying the last of summer bar-b-ques this weekend, two throwback entertainers were exchanging blows…because R&Beef is so real. Sisqo of…
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    Can We Finally Be Quiet About The Fictional Beyonce And Jay Z Divorce?
    Jay Z and Beyonce put a lid on those divorce rumors that have been swirling around the couple, this weekend at the Budweiser Made In…

    POLITICS

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    Rauner vow revives governor’s mansion question
    SPRINGFIELD — It’s been more than a decade since an Illinois governor lived full time at the state’s Executive Mansion, but once again a Chicago-area…
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    U.S. Rep. Duckworth announces she’s pregnant
    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee, said Monday she’s pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early…

    ATL BLOG

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    The Best Parts of ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion Part II’
    The much-anticipated “Love and Hip Hop Reunion Part II got cracking early and often immediately following Benzino‘s shade on Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez  about their…
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    Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks Show Off Bikini Bodies in Puerto Rico
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks, both recently freed up from their husbands, took to the beaches in Puerto Rico in…

    COMMUNITY

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    US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor
    CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor. Those results show a widening wealth gap when…
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    Police: Atlanta Cop Murdered Woman He Met Online, Set Her On Fire [VIDEO]
    Tahreem Zeus Rana,  an Atlanta police officer who allegedly murdered Vernicia Woodard, 26, woman that he met online, was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday as…

    PRAISE

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    What Choices Will You Make For A Better Tomorrow?
    Dear God: Thank you for the family you chose for me, the situations, circumstances and events you have ordained for my life. No matter what…
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    A Prayer For Desperate Souls
    Desperation is an emotion that can drive people to suicide. This summer we saw suicides rise. It is holiday time when people feel the lowest.…

    EDITORS PICK

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    T.I., Other Celebrities Blasts Blacks over Protesting in Ferguson
    Rappers T.I. and Nelly and other celebrities believe the black community “pulled the trigger” (pun intended) too soon on the protests and demonstrations over the…

    FEATURES

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    Gospel Gala Turns ‘Gangsta’ [VIDEO]
    By now you have heard whispers about the craziness  that transpired this past weekend at Atlanta Gospel Fest. Our buddy at Joy 105 really digged…
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    HOT TOPIC: Should ‘Gay Christians’ Work In Children’s Ministry?
    There is a hot topic bubbling in the Christian community this morning. A recent incident in Lubbock, Texas is rekindling the debate over whether or not…
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    Watch! LisaRaye Shares Actual Baptism From A Few Nights Ago!
    LisaRaye is making real change in her life. She was baptized at her home the other night. She posted the  following words: LisaRaye has a…

    VIEWPOINTS

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    Should Black Americans be Liberals?
    Should Black Americans be Liberals? The concept is one of the many deceptions that have been perpetuated against blacks and other minority groups for some…
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    The Courts Can Outlaw Racist Policies, But They Can’t Eliminate Racism [OPINION]
    Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, education inequalities still exist. What did we really achieve through integration and how do we…

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