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In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

ATLANTA (AP) - In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said Tuesday that a plan by President Barack Obama’s administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global warming.

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‘Get On Up’ - The Story of James Brown “The Godfather of Soul”

This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, finally the Hardest Working Man in Show Business gets his story told.

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Falcons want big improvement from guys up front

Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

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Thousands Return to Atlanta to Celebrate Gospel Music

As the nation’s top black attorneys were wrestling with how to legally help African Americans at the Marriott Marquis, just across the street, an even larger group of black people from across America were looking to help themselves and others through a different medium – God and the soothing power of gospel music.

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Out & About in Atlanta (July 25 - 31)

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.

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Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO (AP) - Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.

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Ask the doc………I have arthritis in my knee and hip

“I have arthritis in my knee and hip. My doctor told me that it’s good to exercise but when I do it hurts. Should I do it anyway?”

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Study: Many heavy kids think they’re normal weight

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight - most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were more common in black and Mexican-American children than in white kids, the survey found.

A Victory for Affirmative Action

Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news:  A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University of Texas’ modest affirmative action program.

Charity Begins at Home

Americans have lost their minds. Forgive me for not expending any of my emotional energy or shedding any tears for those illegals coming into America. No, I can’t get all wrapped up in the plight of all the illegal children whose derelict parents are sending them thousands of miles on a dangerous journey alone.

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.

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On-the-Go Yummy Eats Healthy and filling ways to snack

(Family Features) Hectic mornings, busy schedules and afternoon snack cravings can make it difficult to eat foods that are tasty, healthy and satisfying. Instead of grabbing a bag of packaged cookies or vending machine chips, have a healthy alternative available for you and your family that’s delicious and satisfying.

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The Center for Working Families names Spelman alumna President and CEO

ATLANTA - The Board of Directors of The Center for Working Families, Inc. (TCWFI) announced that Che D. Watkins is joining the organization as its new president and CEO, as of Monday, July 21. Watkins began her career with J.P. Morgan & Co. as a Financial Accountant and later as an Associate, before moving into client interfacing leadership positions for seven years at Bank of America. She received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Spelman College and her MBA from New York University. She also has more than 20 years of experience in external affairs, public policy, business development, and finance.

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Run-off election results: Arrington Takes The Fifth; It’s Perdue vs. Nunn

Atlanta attorney Marvin Arrington Jr. is now the new commissioner from Fulton County’s new 5th District Commission seat.

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Historically black colleges face uncertain future

(AP) - Three days before Payton Wilkins returned home to Detroit last May with a bachelor’s degree, his cousin was arrested for selling heroin and crack cocaine.

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Obama: Washington could do with less 'Scandal'

(CNN) -- Olivia Pope may be the best crisis manager -- real or fictional -- to ever grace Washington.

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Chief Ebola doctor overseeing cases in Sierre Leone contracts the virus

(CNN) -- A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

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Disturbing Viral Rape of Teenager, Jada, Spreads Like Wildfire

(Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily.

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Out & About in Atlanta (July 18 - 24)

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.

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Ex-employee sues Ga. GOP alleging discrimination

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ATLANTA (AP) - The former executive assistant to the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party has filed a federal lawsuit claiming race discrimination. Qiana Keith of Gainesville filed the lawsuit against the Georgia GOP on Tuesday, saying she was subjected to racial slurs and discrimination from co-workers because she is black. She said she was fired March 31 after complaining to her boss. She seeks unspecified damages and attorney fees as well as job reinstatement. The Georgia GOP’s lawyer, Anne Lewis, said in a statement Wednesday that Keith was terminated for "consistently poor job performance’’ and that an internal investigation found no merit to her claims.

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