Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also currently investigating immigrant and refugee mental health stigma and health care access as a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.

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One of America’s best places to retire is right here in Georgia
 A comfortable retirement depends a lot on location, according to a new report from SmartAsset.  Experts over at the personal finance tech company sought to find America’s best places to retire and live out your golden years  by first comparing state and local income and sales tax rates. » RELATED: This is the...

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A comfortable retirement depends a lot on location, according to a new report from SmartAsset.  Experts over at the personal finance tech company sought to find America’s best places to retire and live out your golden years by first comparing state and local income and sales tax rates. » RELATED: This is the...
This is the longest government shutdown in US history — A timeline of federal shutdowns
 This story has been updated. The United States partial government shutdown is approaching its fifth week with no indications of an end deal in sight. The shutdown, which began with a Republican majority House on Dec. 22, 2018 is officially the longest in U.S. history. It’s been 28 days as of Friday. » RELATED: Georgia...

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This story has been updated. The United States partial government shutdown is approaching its fifth week with no indications of an end deal in sight. The shutdown, which began with a Republican majority House on Dec. 22, 2018 is officially the longest in U.S. history. It’s been 28 days as of Friday. » RELATED: Georgia...
Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 90 this year — A brief timeline of the origins of MLK Day
 The late Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929  in Atlanta . This year, he would have celebrated his 90th birthday. » RELATED: King District remains closed at busiest time of year It’s been nearly 51 years since Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis. The 39-year-old, in town to support a sanitation...

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The late Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta . This year, he would have celebrated his 90th birthday. » RELATED: King District remains closed at busiest time of year It’s been nearly 51 years since Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis. The 39-year-old, in town to support a sanitation...
January’s super blood moon: The only total lunar eclipse of 2019
 This story has been updated. The first celestial event of the new year is a triple threat you won’t want to miss. On Jan. 20-21, we’ll get the chance to catch a total lunar eclipse, a blood moon and a supermoon. The first full moon of the year is also called a wolf moon. The next visible total lunar eclipse won’t occur...

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This story has been updated. The first celestial event of the new year is a triple threat you won’t want to miss. On Jan. 20-21, we’ll get the chance to catch a total lunar eclipse, a blood moon and a supermoon. The first full moon of the year is also called a wolf moon. The next visible total lunar eclipse won’t occur...
7 things to know about R. Kelly
 This story has been updated. Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has threatened to “sue everybody” involved in the multi-part documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired over the weekend on Lifetime. » RELATED: R. Kelly ex-manager surrenders on terroristic threats charge According to ...

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This story has been updated. Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has threatened to “sue everybody” involved in the multi-part documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired over the weekend on Lifetime. » RELATED: R. Kelly ex-manager surrenders on terroristic threats charge According to ...
R. Kelly ex-manager surrenders on terroristic threats charge
 This story has been updated. R. Kelly’s former manager, Henry James Mason, surrendered Friday to Henry County authorities after police issued an arrest warrant against him, according to the sheriff’s office. » NEW: Former R. Kelly manager surrenders on terroristic threats charge The warrant was issued eight months ago...

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This story has been updated. R. Kelly’s former manager, Henry James Mason, surrendered Friday to Henry County authorities after police issued an arrest warrant against him, according to the sheriff’s office. » NEW: Former R. Kelly manager surrenders on terroristic threats charge The warrant was issued eight months ago...
What is Super Bowl LIVE?
 Organizers are putting together a six-day “fan village”  leading up to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3. » RELATED: Continuing coverage of Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta The free Super Bowl LIVE series presented by Verizon features six days of outdoor concerts to be held at Centennial Olympic Park from Jan. 26-28 and...

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Organizers are putting together a six-day “fan village” leading up to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3. » RELATED: Continuing coverage of Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta The free Super Bowl LIVE series presented by Verizon features six days of outdoor concerts to be held at Centennial Olympic Park from Jan. 26-28 and...
DIY birth control? Georgia Tech designs new long-acting contraceptive patch for women
 Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a new long-acting contraception patch that women may be able to administer themselves. » RELATED: FDA approves first-ever contraception app Originally intended for areas with limited health care access, the contraceptive has shown promise in animal testing...

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a new long-acting contraception patch that women may be able to administer themselves. » RELATED: FDA approves first-ever contraception app Originally intended for areas with limited health care access, the contraceptive has shown promise in animal testing...
Researchers discover 566 genes affecting tobacco, alcohol use
 Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to the use of and addiction to tobacco and alcohol. » RELATED: This is the real cost of smoking in Georgia The findings, recently published in the journal Nature Genetics, involve genetic data on 1.2 million individuals and...

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to the use of and addiction to tobacco and alcohol. » RELATED: This is the real cost of smoking in Georgia The findings, recently published in the journal Nature Genetics, involve genetic data on 1.2 million individuals and...
Verizon Wireless to expand free Apple Music on select plans
 Verizon Wireless is expanding its Apple Music perk for its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited customers from six months of music to permanent access. » RELATED: 5 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60 to 75 percent The company made the announcement Tuesday, confirming Apple Music will be included in the two plans...

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Verizon Wireless is expanding its Apple Music perk for its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited customers from six months of music to permanent access. » RELATED: 5 ways to cut your wireless bill by 60 to 75 percent The company made the announcement Tuesday, confirming Apple Music will be included in the two plans...