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Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett to promote Atlanta's working families policy with Kasim Reed

WASHINGTON — Valerie Jarrett, the close personal friend and top adviser to the Obamas, will travel to Atlanta on Tuesday to promote the city’s policies for working families. 233 more words

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GOP House speaker says Confederate symbol on Mississippi flag 'needs to be removed'

In 2001, Mississippi voters overwhelmingly approved their current state flag with its Confederate battle emblem. And then Charleston happened – and now a top Republican in the Mississippi legislature is ready to join a Democratic effort to change it. 821 more words

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Trust us, it's different: Koreans in Atlanta back a Japanese-American in Congress

The history books tell us that World War II ended in 1945. For many of us, the real end of the conflict came on the day our father or grandfather bought his first Toyota. 1,046 more words

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A Christian send-off for Reggie Eaves in Atlanta

Reginald Eaves, who died Tuesday at age 81, was the first African-American police commissioner in the city of Atlanta. Many will remember that he later served until 1988 as a Fulton County commissioner. 158 more words

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Clinton policy group will come to Atlanta next June

Out in Denver, former President Bill Clinton – with Mayor Kasim Reed at his side – announced this evening that CGI America, the domestic policy arm of the Clinton family foundation, would hold its annual gathering in Atlanta next June. 402 more words

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Buddy Carter, four House Democrats want anti-collision tech on big trucks

In response to the recent deadly crashes involving tractor trailers on I-16 leading to Savannah, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has joined Georgia’s four House Democrats in requesting new safety regulations for truck drivers. 1,206 more words

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Walking through your airport with an AR-15 and 100 rounds of ammo

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So we have the case of Jim Cooley, presumably a resident of Barrow County, who recently struck a blow for the Second Amendment by parading through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with an AR-15 and a 100-round drum magazine of ammunition. 1,051 more words

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