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MARTA Police Arrest Suspect in Shoving Incident

After a thorough investigation, the MARTA Police Department today arrested Loren Hooks, 43, of Atlanta and charged him with simple battery in connection with the June 7th incident involving a 68-year-old customer who was forcibly removed from a train stopped at the East Lake rail station. Mr. Hooks has been transported to the DeKalb County Jail.

Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dead at 91

Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.

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Majority of African Americans now say Simpson was guilty

Twenty years after the start of the O.J. Simpson murder case, attitudes towards Simpson and towards race relations in the country have dramatically changed, according to a new national poll.

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Holder endorses shorter sentences for drug offenders now in prison

As many as 20,000 federal prisoners could see their sentences shortened under a new proposal by the Justice Department.

Audra McDonald Makes Tony History

Audra McDonald made Broadway history when she won the Tony for best lead actress in a play for her portrayal of blues legend Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." McDonald's sixth Tony made her the first person to win in four different acting categories.

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Comedian Tracy Morgan critical but responsive after weekend crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan remained in critical condition early Monday following a weekend car wreck, but the actor's publicist said he's showing signs of improvement.

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Out & About in Atlanta (June 6 - 12)

Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice. Send your entertainment or arts listing to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com.

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won’t Say.

Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions. Could a little-known regulation help open the black box?

At the center of the admissions and financial-aid process is a massive information imbalance: Schools make their decisions with detailed data about each applicant that goes well beyond test scores and transcripts. Many universities have access to comprehensive financial profiles, sometimes down to the type of cars a family drives. Some analyze patterns and interpret even the most subtle indicators from students, such as the order in which schools are listed on the federal financial-aid application, or even how long a student stays on the phone with an admissions officer.

Maya Angelou: Marking a Big Loss

This week marked the loss of a powerful voice in Maya Angelou. Fortunately, many in the nation paused to notice her loss. Dancer, actress, poet and teacher, Angelou captured everyone’s attention because of her ability to talk honestly out of her own pain and to get people to empathize, to share in the human experience.

 Google Boldly Did the Right Thing

Last week, Google made the bold and necessary decision to release information about their employment diversity, detailing the race and gender makeup of its workforce, admitting in the words of Senior Vice President Laszlo Bock, “Google is not where we want to be when its comes to diversity and it’s hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly.”

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Master Your Summer Backyard Barbecue

Coaxing layers of mouthwatering savory, smoky flavor out of grilled meat instantly transforms your backyard barbecue from ho-hum to heavenly. As the temperatures rise this grilling season, focus on flavor to take your backyard barbecue to a whole new level.

Apple’s Beats buy is two-sided for music streaming

Apple’s $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the music-streaming industry: It’s hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services.

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Uncovering The Truth Behind Nutritional Studies

Do you often feel confused by the multitude of sensational nutrition studies in the media? When it comes to feeding your family, being able to break down the scientific research process to make informed nutrition choices is essential.

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Steve Harvey Morning Show Opens Voting for 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Show

Steve Harvey will recognize community leaders, businesses, education and churches across the nation with the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Show this August. 

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The New Atlanta Stadium and the 31 percent

Representatives from a minority business association say they are concerned that minority participation in the building of the new Atlanta stadium may not reach the required 31 percent goal that is outlined in the Equal Business Opportunity Plan.

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Live to 100: Number of centenarians has doubled

It is Her Majesty's custom to send a personal greeting to her subjects on their 100th birthdays. These days the Queen of England has a lot more letters to write.

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Americans finally want World Cup tickets

The United States is the second-largest market for tickets to the upcoming soccer tournament in Brazil, according to data from viagogo, the global market for ticket resales.

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OBAP Youth Aviation Academy Deadline for Applications is June 7

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Inc. (OBAP) Aviation Career Education (ACE) summer programs providing middle and high school students exposure to aerospace through career exploration experiences, is accepting applications for academies in cities around the country and the Caribbean.

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Report: NSA collects millions of facial images per day

The National Security Agency is reportedly capturing millions of images per day to feed facial recognition programs.

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LA deputy: Singer Chris Brown released from jail

Singer Chris Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said.

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