These GOP Senators Could Block Republicans' Obamacare Repeal

Republicans' complex health care calculations are coming down to simple math. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans to vote for a bill that aims to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act and drastically reshape the Medicaid system. McConnell's office is planning to bring the bill up for a vote next week. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has made clear that his vote is unattainable on the latest and last-ditch proposal by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South...

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After Peaceful Vigil, Fiery Protest At Georgia Tech

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. The night started as a sea of candles reflecting off the Georgia Tech Campanile fountain and ended with the bright orange glow of a burned-out patrol car.

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Today on “Two Way Street,” Emily Saliers tells us about her first solo album, “Murmuration Nation.” For more than 30 years, she’s been one half of the beloved musical duo, Indigo Girls. Saliers and her bandmate, Amy Ray, have been playing music together since attending high school together in Decatur. Throughout their career, Ray has released six solo records.

We start with the question that’s on everyone’s mind: What took Saliers so long to produce her own album?

The South has seen its Hispanic population increase 43 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center. The story of the 1996 Olympic Games is key to understanding the Latino boom in Atlanta, and in the South more broadly.

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The South has seen its Hispanic population increase 43 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center. The story of the 1996 Olympic Games is key to understanding the Latino boom in Atlanta, and in the South more broadly.

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For more than forty years, the city of Atlanta has been led by an African-American mayor.

 

Maynard Jackson started the trend in 1974, becoming the first black mayor elected in a major southern city.

The man who preceded Jackson was Sam Massell, who made history of his own in 1970 when he became the first Jewish mayor of Atlanta.

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The Georgia Tech community is left with many questions after a student leader was fatally shot by campus police last weekend.

Scout Schultz was a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, and president of Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance.

 

Last Saturday evening, police say Schultz called 911 to report a person armed with a knife and potentially a gun.

School officials say Schultz then encountered campus police and ignored repeated commands to drop a multipurpose tool. Officer Tyler Beck, a 16-month veteran of the campus police force, fired a single shot, and Scout Schultz later died at the hospital.

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'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuwnLd3d9PA Gucci Mane has an extensive resume. As a founding father of trap music, Mane's been carving out the rap genre since 2001 when he put out his first underground release: Str8 Drop Records Presents Gucci Mane La Flare . Since then, he has amassed a long list of musical achievements: dozens of mixtapes, singles, collaborations and eight studio albums. But before all of that, he was Radric Davis, growing up in Atlanta and watching his dad hustle people...

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

In Mexico City and surrounding areas, rescuers are still searching for casualties and survivors of Tuesday's earthquake. More than 200 people are believed to have died. Geologically speaking, Mexico City is not built in a very good place. This is the second big quake in Mexico in less than two weeks. It came 32 years to the day after another deadly quake. And there will be more in the future, though when is anyone's guess. The reason is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust...

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Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

Updated at 3:36 p.m. ET President Trump ordered new economic sanctions Thursday against any bank or other company doing business with North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program. The move is designed to tighten the economic screws on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in hopes of halting his development of nuclear warheads and the missiles to deliver them. "For much too long, North Korea has been allowed to abuse the international financial system to facilitate funding for...

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has weighed in on the heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, with a personal analysis of President Trump's Wednesday speech at the United Nation General Assembly.

Trump's speech, which was notable for its apocalyptic rhetoric — it vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea and its 25 million people if the United States had to defend itself and its allies — aroused greater fears of military miscalculation that could lead to catastrophe.

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When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it.

"We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "By Sunday morning, we had 17 states signed on to say, 'This is unconstitutional. We're going into court to stop it.' And we went into courts all over the country and eventually got it struck down."

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Water parks can be fun, but they also can pose unexpected health risks – in this case, eye and respiratory problems. And that shower you never take before you get in the pool plays a role.

In July 2015, patrons at an indoor water park resort in Ohio started to complain about eye and respiratory problems. Local health officials surveyed patrons and water park employees, who reported issues like eye burning, nose irritation, difficulty breathing and vomiting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then stepped in to investigate.

Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads purchased by a Russian agency to Congress. The political ads ran during the 2016 presidential election campaign. The move comes amid growing pressure on the social network from members of Congress to release the ads.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg live-streamed a statement in which he said that his company was "actively working" with the U.S. government in the ongoing Russia investigations.

After a cyberattack that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people, the credit reporting agency Equifax set up www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, a website to help people determine whether they had been affected.

However, on multiple occasions over the span of weeks, the company's official Twitter account responded to customer inquiries by apparently directing them to a fake phishing site called www.securityequifax2017.com.

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