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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…
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    Again?!? N. Carolina woman arrested for helping murderer escape prison
    POLKTON, N.C. — No, not again. Another misguided female prison worker has been arrested for helping yet another convicted murderer escape prison, this time in…
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    Pat Robertson says gays will make Christians like anal sex and bestiality
    Extreme right-wing pastor and televangelist Pat Robertson despises the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide, telling his television audience that gays will…

    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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    CTA Green Line Partners with Locally Owned Business
    CTA Welcomes New Locally Owned Concessions to Green Line by Kai EL’ Zabar Businesses Will Fill Vacant Concession Space and Improve Services at Cottage Grove at King Drive…

    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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    Nene Leakes leaving ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta'; her replacement
    Nene Leakes, after threatening to leave the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” for several years, it looks like she is making good on her pledge this…
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    LHHATL Recap: Kalenna seeks Deb Antney’s help, Yung Joc wants KD back … and more
    Jessica Dime says she and Joseline messed around, Yung Joc begs KD for forgiveness, and more.
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    Celebrity Apprentice May Replace Trump With Host Of Color
    Rumor has it that NBC may go for a host of color for "Celebrity Apprentice."
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    TV ROUNDUP: Lee Daniels Inks Major TV Deal & More
    Also, Ava DuVernay joins the Oscar Board of Directors and Amy Schumer just might be on the next 'Bachelorette' with ABC.
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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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    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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    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…

    COMMUNITY

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    North Carolina Prison Worker Charged With Helping Convicted Murderer Escape
    Just weeks after a worker reportedly helped two inmates escape from an upstate New York prison, a similar case allegedly recently occurred in North Carolina.…
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    5 Black Churches Hit By Fires In Week After Mother Emanuel Attack
    A week after nine people were assassinated at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a string of fires at Black churches have occurred…

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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