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    Georgia’s gas prices to rise 6 cents today
    ATLANTA — Beginning July 1st, Georgia’s new gas tax will take effect to pay for an ambitious and comprehensive transportation and road construction campaign. According to…
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    Nick Gordon hires power lawyer to defend against Bobbi Kristina estate lawsuit
    While still on the mend at his mother’s Orlando, Fla. Home after checking out of rehab,  Nick Gordon has hired legal heavyweight and Casey Anthony’s infamous lawyer Jose…
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    Gov. Deal names sculptor for Martin Luther King statue at Georgia Capital
    ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal and Rep. Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus) announced today that the state has selected Henry County-based sculptor Andy Davis to create the…
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    Atlanta commute time higher than national average
    The average commute time for drivers in metro Atlanta is higher than the national average, a recent study concludes. According to a probe into gridlock…

    BUSINESS

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    Donald Trump Gets ‘Trumped’ By NBC Universal
    NEW YORK – NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he…
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    NEWS ROUNDUP: LeBron James becomes free agent, Greek banks close… and more
    After falling short in the Finals, NBA star LeBron James might be having second thoughts as to whether he should remain in his hometown of…

    SPORTS

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    Atlanta Hawks Foundation tips off court dedication at Camp Twin Lakes
    WINDER, Ga — The Atlanta Hawks Foundation, committed to increasing access for metro Atlanta’s youth to play, grow, and learn life and leadership skills through…
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    LeBron James opted out of contract with Cavaliers
    The Cavaliers are going through some contactual and personnel changes through the offseason in hopes of finally getting that NBA Championship. Of course, LeBron James will be at…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    ‘LHHATL’s’ Kirk Frost arrested on multiple charges
    Rasheeda’s husband Kirk Frost of “Love and Hip Hip Atlanta” has been arrested and charged with multiple infractions this past weekend after participating in a wild…
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    Rick Ross to appear before judge on kidnapping, felony assault charges
    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — Rap Boss Rick Ross is to appear before a judge today after being denied bail after he was arrested on kidnapping…
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    Look Hot, Stay Cool: 7 Essentials For Your Fiercest Summer Ever
    Check out these tips and tricks that will help you Spark Your Style and stay looking your best with a minimal amount of effort.
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    Black Girl Magic: 15 Facts You Should Know About Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland
    Misty Copeland and her rise atop the ranks of the competitive world of ballet has been one barrier-shattering moment after another. On Tuesday, it was…
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    POLITICS

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    Atlanta City Hall glows in rainbow colors to honor same-sex ruling
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta City Hall will be illuminated in rainbow colors this week in honor of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on marriage equality for…
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    For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to ‘yes’ on gay marriage
    WASHINGTON (AP) _ When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court’s watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a “shift in…

    ATL BLOG

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    Criminal justice reform movement emerging in America
    While social change for some may appear to be inevitable, it does not happen by osmosis, and it does not occur without a focused effort…
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    Do men cheat more than women, or are women just better at it?
    Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

    COMMUNITY

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    Parent Choice movement fights for education opportunities for low-income families
    I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to…
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    Detroit Mom Accused Of Killing & Freezing Kids “Feels No Remorse” For “Those Demons”
    In a shocking and disturbing courtroom confession, a Detroit mother charged with killing and freezing her children to death said Monday that she felt “no…

    PRAISE

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    Episcopal Church elects first Black presiding bishop
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church has elected its first African-American presiding bishop. North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry was elected as the denomination’s…
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    Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage ruling
    Same-sex marriage bans are no longer legal in America, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today. Not everyone agrees. Faith leaders have responded in kind.…

    FEATURES

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    From symbol to substance, is a new South coming?
    “It is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds.” With those words, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley captured the new understanding that came…
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    Rachel Dolezal wasn’t the first – 6 more whites who passed
    Hey guys, can we talk about this #RachelDolezal story? http://t.co/ZcAdvDtfU5 pic.twitter.com/SbIYqgGAGS — E! News (@ENews) June 12, 2015 Long before Rachel Dolezal, head of the…
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    Black Dads Matter: Are Fathers really optional?
    Author Josh Levs has been standing up for fathers since he fought and won his own battle for paternity leave. From JoshLevs.com: When journalist and fatherhood…

    EDITORS PICK

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    My Black History: Keeping it real in school and life
    In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she…

    VIEWPOINTS

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    Remove Confederate flag and agenda it represents
    The savage act of racial terrorism at “Mother Emanuel,” the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., has been met with extraordinary expressions of faith in…
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    Shooting drew together ordinary lives of driver, officer
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — But for a series of split-second decisions that followed a traffic stop, Walter Scott might still be alive and police…
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