The Freedom From Religion Foundation has asked G.P. "Bud" Peterson — Georgia Tech president — to address the role of football team chaplain Derrick Moore. The group has charged Tech with holding policies that "fail to properly protect your student athletes' rights of conscience and pose a high degree of discrimination." Read more.
Former DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker was indicted by a Cobb County grand jury Thursday on charges that she lied to state investigators who were handling her 2013 sentencing of DeKalb's one-time Superintendent Crawford Lewis. The indictment says Becker lied when asked why she didn't grant bond for Lewis when sentencing him to 12 months jail rather than the 12 months probation that was part of the prosecutors' plea deal. Read more.
The Atlanta Braves were the underdogs against the Chicago Cubs Thursday night as struggling rookie Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves left with their 19th loss in their past 21 road games. However, the rookie showed signs of big potential in the first two innings. Read more.
The internet, with help of conservative website Breitbart, is buzzing with accusations that King — who had been awarded the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship that encouraged recipients to volunteer to help others — claimed to be black or biracial in order to get the Winfrey scholarship. Morehouse officials scoffed at that claim Thursday, saying the scholarship has been a need-and-merit-based scholarship since it was first awarded 26 years ago and recipients of any race are eligible. Read more.
In a press conference held at The Carter Center Thursday, former President Jimmy Carter announced that his cancer has spread to his brain and that he is beginning a course of radiation and drug therapy to fight it. Carter said he has been diagnosed with melanoma, a skin cancer that has progressed to his brain and liver. Read more.
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