The scoop on Monday, August 17: 5 things to know this morning

1. Civil rights activist Julian Bond dies

Julian Bond was 75 when he died after a brief illness Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Bond was a longtime leader of the NAACP and a public face of civil rights activist throughout his life. Bond was also the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States. Read more.

2. Georgia State ready to move on Turner Field

After the Braves announced last week that they plan on vacating the stadium by the end of 2016, Mark Becker — Georgia State President — said the university is ready to move on the property if it is put up for sale. Read more.

3. Data on use of force by police across U.S. proves almost useless

The Justice Department survey of 2013 had the potential to reveal whether police officers were more likely to use force in diverse or homogenous cities; depressed or wealthy areas; rural or urban towns and more, but the data issued last month showed figures that turned out to be almost useless. The figures varied widely. Read more.

4. Braves beat D-Backs on Maybin's walk-off homer

Braves center-fielder Cameron Maybin hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Braves a 2-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday. The Atlanta team is headed into a seven-game trip in San Diego on Monday. Read more.

5. Carter attends Sunday School, as usual

After announcing his cancer diagnosis only four days ago, former president Jimmy Carter showed up for Sunday School as a student and made it clear that he'll be back again next week to teach. Carter wasn't on the schedule to lead the class on this particular Sunday, but this week's Sunday School teacher was someone close — his neice, Kim Fuller, whose father was the late Billy Carter, brother of the former president. Read more.