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The mayor loaned his surprising skills to the VH1 documentary “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game." | More TV news

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Brad and Angie wed

The longtime couple tied the knot in France. | See Brad's ring | Photos:  Celebrity weddings 2014 | The couple through the years

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Joan's health scare

The comedian was rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest, police said. | Photos:  Joan Rivers through the years

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Ready for Dragon Con?

The four-day festival celebrating all things sci-fi and pop culture kicks off Friday. | 34 can't-miss names | Ralph Macchio talks Con, "Kid"

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Weekend best bets

Won't be at AJC Decatur Book Festival or Dragon Con? There's still plenty to do. | Try this beer | Visit Chattanooga | See Aerosmith

SPORTS

TRAVEL

Secrets of the North Carolina Coast

Secrets of the North Carolina Coast

Jason Frye moved to Wilmington, N.C., in 2002 to attend grad school — and never left. As a freelance writer, he has visited and written about the 301-mile coastline and the mainland behind it.

NATION & WORLD

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.

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BUSINESS

Georgia banks increase jobs and loans, despite slightly lower profits

Georgia’s banks continued to show improved vital signs in the first half of the year, with more profitable banks and more jobs.

HEALTH

Health officials frustrated by how many youths don’t get HPV vaccine

Julie Altmann didn’t hesitate when her children’s pediatrician suggested they get the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus.

Atlanta Sports

Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for the AJC

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Jeff Schultz

Jeff Schultz is a sports columnist and blogger for the AJC

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Michael Carvell on recruiting

College recruiting news, recruits, top high school players

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Chip Towers on UGA

Georgia Bulldog blog on football, basketball, more sports

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Ken Sugiura on Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets sports blog from The AJC

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Georgia High School Sports

The Prep Zone blog covers high school sports in Atlanta and Georgia

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News to Me / George Mathis

Informative and / or entertaining breaking news humor from the AJC

Business beat blog

Business beat

Atlanta, GA and US business news and how it affects you

Things to Do, Celebrities

The Buzz / Jennifer Brett

The Buzz / Jennifer Brett

Atlanta buzz about people, social life and celebrities

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Bargain Hunter / Nedra Rhone

Find metro Atlanta deals and bargains to save you money

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The Music Scene / Melissa Ruggieri

Concerts, live music, Atlanta musicians and the best acts coming to town

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Atlanta Restaurant Scene / John Kessler

Best Atlanta restaurants, new places to try, recipes, Atlanta chefs and food

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Momania / Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

Raising healthy children without going insane, one blog post at a time.

Opinion

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Today's editorial cartoon from the AJC's Pulitzer Prize winner

Jay Bookman

Jay Bookman

Opinion and commentary from the left