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Young Thug case: Two years in, prosecution seeks gag order

The new judge presiding over Young Thug’s sprawling gang and racketeering trial must make several important rulings if the case is to proceed after a one-month hiatus.

Lawsuit filed over teen’s 2022 in-custody death at Georgia detention center

Parents of Alexis Sluder, 16, filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was denied lifesaving care after a drug-related medical emergency.

Delta begins recovery as meltdown draws new scrutiny from lawmakers

Delta Air Lines has started to recover from it operational meltdown, but is drawing new scrutiny from lawmakers and a federal investigation.

Judge rejects prosecutors’ push to pause oversight panel’s work

Election 2024

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Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Insisting that “the defense of democracy is more important than any title,” President Biden delivers an Oval Office address on his decision to drop bid for reelection.

LISTEN

Geoff Duncan endorses Harris, says he’s ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

There’s no consensus in Georgia over whom Kamala Harris should pick as a running mate

Some Democrats want her to select a swing state Democrat or an outside-the-box contender.

Biden is out, and all eyes are on Harris. What’s next? Follow coverage

Class Controversy

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Kemp, critics seek answers about decision on African American Studies class

Confusion has been a recurring theme after state Superintendent Richard Woods' decision not to fund AP African American Studies class.

Q&A: Georgia’s decision not to back AP African American Studies course

State School Superintendent Richard Woods' decision on the AP African American Studies course has caused some confusion, so we're providing answers for parents and students.

Outrage follows Georgia decision over African American Studies class

Teachers and students react to state School Superintendent Richard Woods' decision not to approve the AP history class, which piloted in 33 schools.

Students: African American Studies class opens eyes to rich history

Atlanta's Maynard Jackson High School is among the schools in the pilot program for the new AP African American Studies class.

Georgia News

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NBA rejects TNT’s NBA matching offer, keeping games with Amazon through 2036

The NBA rejected TNT's last-ditch matching offer to keep games on the network, sticking with Amazon instead.

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The first birthday without Rosalynn Carter: Plains still celebrates her

Memories of Rosalynn Carter still flutter around southwest Georgia. Organizers are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the former first lady since she passed away.

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BRADLEY’S BUZZ

The Falcons’ camp inventory - 1 new head coach, 2 new QBs

The Falcons have a plan. Not all plans work. This plan just might.

Food & Dining

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Cookbook review: A hidden cuisine returns to the light

Kyiv restaurant owner, online cooking teacher and social activist Yevhen Klopotenko shares recipes from his native country in 'The Authentic Ukrainian Kitchen.'

RECIPES

5 kid-friendly snacks that are tasty for adults, too

These five kid-friendly recipes for snacks including cherry and walnut snack bars and sweet and savory puppy chow are just as tasty for adults.

RECIPE

Make Roshambo’s Seared Georgia Mountain Trout

Roshambo’s chef de cuisine Kevin Leveille was happy to share the recipe for the Seared Georgia Mountain Trout that was launched with the spring 2024 menu

RECIPE

Pavlovas get a peach makeover

If you skip the cream and stick to the fruit, a pavlova can be relatively healthy. The swirl of peach jam into the meringue and sliced peaches makes this a showstopper.

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Crime and Public Safety

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Florida man accused of stealing multiple mortuary stretchers near Atlanta

A Florida man is wanted in multiple Georgia jurisdictions after he was accused of stealing mortuary stretchers from two different funeral homes in Acworth and Dallas.

‘Why did you shoot?’ Video shows Douglas County deputy shooting driver after crash

Man dead in shooting near Pittman Park in SW Atlanta

One individual was shot and killed in the Pittsburgh neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. An investigation is ongoing to determine suspects and motives.

Man killed in Old 4th Ward shooting was owner of Buckhead eatery

Chad Dillon, 33, owner of The Boiler Seafood, was gunned down at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, as confirmed by his lawyer and restaurant staff to Channel 2 Action News.

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OPINION

TORPY: Six Flags’ teen chaperone policy a sign of the times

This comes after disturbances last year and now the popular park is calling for kids 15 and younger to have adult chaperones after 4 p.m.

Six Flags’ new chaperone rule is similar to ones in place elsewhere

Six Flags Over Georgia joins other Atlanta businesses with chaperone rule

Six Flags Over Georgia to require chaperones for those 15 and younger

Six Flags Over Georgia to require chaperones for those 15 and under

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Metro Atlanta

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Q&A: Georgia’s decision not to back AP African American Studies course

State School Superintendent Richard Woods' decision on the AP African American Studies course has caused some confusion, so we're providing answers for parents and students.

Delta begins recovery as meltdown draws new scrutiny from lawmakers

Delta Air Lines has started to recover from it operational meltdown, but is drawing new scrutiny from lawmakers and a federal investigation.

Mayor Dickens names new adviser on minority business development

Georgia

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U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

Ranking: Georgia’s best RN program isn’t the one you’re thinking of

According to RegisteredNursing.org, the Peach State’s top institution is in Cobb County

The first birthday without Rosalynn Carter: Plains still celebrates her

Memories of Rosalynn Carter still flutter around southwest Georgia. Organizers are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the former first lady since she passed away.

Politically Georgia

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U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

New polls show ‘Harris honeymoon’ and tight Georgia presidential race

Nationwide, and in Georgia, polls show Vice President Kamala Harris and former President Donald Trump are locked in a tight race for president.

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U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."

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Georgia

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U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

There’s no consensus in Georgia over whom Kamala Harris should pick as a running mate

Some Democrats want her to select a swing state Democrat or an outside-the-box contender.

More than 1,000 volunteers sign up as Harris’ Georgia campaign gets going

After President Joe Biden stepped aside as the Democratic nominee for president, his campaign in Georgia rapidly began transitioning to support Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

What the flood of donations to Harris campaign means for Georgia

Vice President Kamala Harris raised more money in one day than any candidate in the 2024 cycle.

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U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."

Columnists

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OPINION: Biden does the right thing and leaves the stage

Opinion: Trump, Republicans still stuck on 2020

Many attendees of the Republican National Convention continue to talk about the 2020 election.

Opinion: Will surviving an assassination attempt change Donald Trump for good?

The Trump we’ve heard from and seen in the three days since the assassination attempt has been noticeably different from the one Saturday on stage.

Trump Investigations

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Fani Willis’ marquee cases against Donald Trump and Young Thug are thrown into chaos

The bold and ambitious gambits thrust the Fulton County district attorney into the national spotlight.

Roswell man charged with threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray

Court records show that John Woodbury is facing federal charges of making interstate threats to Christopher Wray and others.

Photo of Fani Willis found on Trump shooter’s cellphone

The phone also contained pictures of several other politicians, including President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, according to a CNN report.

Food & Dining

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Bring home the gold with these Olympic-worthy metro Atlanta food challenges

We’ve compiled some of the most Olympic-worthy food challenges regularly offered by eateries around metro Atlanta.

Here’s the scoop: Atlanta Ice Cream Festival isn’t just about sweet treats

New Zealand pie pop-up Heaps to open brick-and-mortar in Decatur

After more than six years as a pop-up and wholesale business, Heaps is set to open a brick-and-mortar location in Decatur this winter.

Eleventh Street Pub reopens this week after water main break in June

Eleventh Street Pub is set to reopen this week in Midtown, nearly two months after it closed due to a water main break.

UATL

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A Democratic victory hinges on Black voters. Convincing them this time may be harder

Black voters in Georgia seemed split on supporting Kamala Harris’ run.

JT Money feeling ‘Immortal’ with new album, longevity in Southern hip-hop

As the founding member of Poison Clan, JT Money helped Atlanta become a destination for hip-hop. He just released his new album 'Immortal'.

Tariq Nasheed tells untold hip-hop history with ‘Microphone Check’

Tariq Nasheed is hosting screenings of his hip-hop documentary, “Microphone Check: The Hidden History of Hip-Hop,” at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Things to Do

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The first birthday without Rosalynn Carter: Plains still celebrates her

Memories of Rosalynn Carter still flutter around southwest Georgia. Organizers are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the former first lady since she passed away.

Accomplished Atlanta rapper Bktherula literally, figuratively going places

The riskiest — and safest — destinations for travelers

No U.S. cities rank in either category

Lifestyle

Entertainment

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NBA rejects TNT’s NBA matching offer, keeping games with Amazon through 2036

The NBA rejected TNT's last-ditch matching offer to keep games on the network, sticking with Amazon instead.

Glen Powell stars in Hulu series ‘Chad Powers’ shooting in metro Atlanta

Glen Powell is starring in a new Hulu comedy "Chad Powers" that will begin shooting in metro Atlanta in August, 2024.

Jonathan Knight juggles HGTV hosting, New Kids on the Block

Jonathan Knight doubles now as both part of New Kids on the Block and an HGTV star co hosting "Farmhouse Fixer."

Health

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Why millions are trying alternatives to big-pharma’s weight-loss drugs

Compounding pharmacies offer copycat weight-loss drugs to millions, although FDA spokesperson warns against potential contamination or counterfeit.

Another summer COVID-19 surge hits Atlanta. How to stay safe

The pandemic officially ended more than a year ago, but COVID-19 is still spreading amid increased travel, leading to a surge in new infections in Atlanta, experts say.

Harris, once Biden’s voice on abortion, would take outspoken approach to health

Travel

The riskiest — and safest — destinations for travelers

No U.S. cities rank in either category

Summer Travel: 10 ways to activate some adrenaline-pumping adventure

Summer Travel: From a Montana dude ranch to a sailboat in the Caribbean, consider these destinations for your next travel adventure.

How home swapping became the trendy alternative to Airbnb

Offering your home in exchange for a stay at someone else’s place is far from a new concept, but this segment of the travel industry is booming

News Partners

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Police killing of Sonya Massey is striking example of another ‘senseless loss’ in the Black community

Body camera footage released from the shooting of Sonya Massey by a sheriff’s deputy in Illinois has sparked outrage.

Community health workers fill gaps in broken system for the uninsured

Without help navigating the system, families with limited English can easily miss out on support. Community health workers are stepping in to assist.

The push for more Black pilots gets federal funding boost

Airlines and schools that train pilots and mechanics are eager for new federal funding to help fill thousands of empty slots.

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Investigations

Speeding puts UGA football culture back into spotlight

18 months after a fatal crash killed two members of UGA's football program, a recent string of speeding incidents has reinvigorated questions about the team's culture.

String of environmental violations raises concerns about firm linked to Okefenokee mine project

Twin Pines and others affiliated with its parent company have committed more than 70 violations across multiple states, records show.

For some Georgia correctional officers, inmates are their weapons

Some Georgia correctional officers have allowed inmates to carry out violent attacks on other prisoners or even instigated them. An AJC investigation.

Video

Man shot, killed trying to stop suspects from breaking into neighbors’ cars

Man shot, killed trying to stop suspects from breaking into neighbors’ cars

Storm knocks tree down onto I-285, closing lanes for hours

Storm knocks tree down onto I-285, closing lanes for hours

Scattered showers arrive in the afternoon

Scattered showers arrive in the afternoon

Photos

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Photos: Georgia festival at world’s largest muscadine vineyard just weeks away

Wine lovers will be heading on down to Paulk Vineyards in Wray for the Georgia Muscadine Festival this summer.

Photos: Braves lose first game against Reds

AJC photos from the first game between the Braves and Reds on Wednesday, July 24, 2024. The Braves fell 9-4.

Podcasts

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LISTEN

Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

LISTEN

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."

Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United beats Columbus

In this episode of the podcast “Southern Fried Soccer,” host Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviews Atlanta United’s 2-1 win against Columbus.