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Is This A Fix For White Flight Charter Schools?

All the open seats at the Academy for Classical Education were gone by the time Sammy Smith’s daughters’ names were pulled in the school’s admissions lottery. By then it was all about the waiting list for the parents still hanging around the ACE cafeteria on a day in February. “They’re at Springdale now, which is decent,” Smith said of his daughters. “We just prefer the classical education.” Actually, Springdale Elementary outperforms ACE academically, but about half of Bibb County’s other...

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North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint

North Korea could reduce a U.S. strike force to a sea wreck if it's provoked, the country's propaganda outlets said Monday, adding to tensions on the Korean Peninsula. With the threat of a nuclear test in North Korea looming and another U.S. citizen reportedly detained there, China's President Xi Jinping is urging President Trump to avoid escalating the situation. The two leaders spoke by phone Monday, according to Chinese state media CCTV , which reports that Xi told Trump he "hopes all...

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Today on “Political Rewind,” we're closing in on the first 100 days of the Trump administration. What's your assessment? Some, including President Trump himself, argue that “100 days” is an artificial construct. But like it or not, it’s been a benchmark by which new presidents are judged since 1933. Franklin Delano Roosevelt inaugurated the motif by promising dramatic action in his first 100 days in office, and the concept has been with us ever since. Here's a transcript of remarks that Trump made to the Associated Press Chief White House Correspondent Julie Pace regarding this calculation.

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From the time she was a little girl, Melissa Febos recognized that keeping secrets about her own life gave her a certain power over the people around her. When she was very young the secrets were simple things: she’d take objects from her house, bury them in the yard and then hide the very elaborate maps she drew pinpointing the locations of her treasure.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” the 6th District showdown in June means almost 9 more weeks of attack ads. Bradley George fills in today for Bill Nigut as the panel looks at the road ahead for the Ossoff and Handel campaigns. The race is definitely drawing national attention with many insiders viewing it as a referendum on the election of Donald Trump.

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Cicadas are expected to return to Georgia this year after a long hiatus. Athens band Cicada Rhythm paid tribute to the raucous insects by naming their band after them. We ask Dave Kirslis to add some favorites to our essential Georgia Playlist.

The Breakroom gang joins Celeste to weigh in on this week's headlines.

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VIDEO: Shop Talk With George Clinton And Killer Mike

The 42-year-old rapper Killer Mike , of Run The Jewels , and the 75-year-old funk legend George Clinton, founder of Parliament and Funkadelic , may be from different generations, but it turns out they have a few things in common.

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6th District Runoff Promises Two More Months Of Bloodshed

Today on “Political Rewind,” the 6th District showdown in June means almost 9 more weeks of attack ads. Bradley George fills in today for Bill Nigut as the panel looks at the road ahead for the Ossoff and Handel campaigns. The race is definitely drawing national attention with many insiders viewing it as a referendum on the election of Donald Trump.

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Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal

Congress returns Tuesday from its spring recess, facing yet another down-to-the-wire spate of deal-making — and a White House anxious to claim its first major legislative win. On Friday night, the funding measure lawmakers approved last year to keep the federal government running will expire. The timing leaves members of the House and Senate just four days to reach a new agreement to fund the government, or risk a partial shutdown of federal agencies on Saturday — the 100th day of Donald...

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Trump's First 100 Days: An 'Entry-Level' Presidency

With any new president, there's a learning curve. But for President Trump, it's been steeper than others. "Mount Everest" is how Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, described it ahead of Trump's 100 th day in office, which is coming up Saturday, April 29. "It's as steep as they come and ice-covered, and he didn't bring very many knowledgeable Sherpas with him." Trump's ascension to the presidency is an unlikely story. The flashy...

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Winds Of Change Could Come Slowly For Agriculture Nominee Perdue

If confirmed Monday agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue confronts an industry in search of stability. The farm economy is declining, trade with vital global markets is in disarray and immigration policy is in flux. In his initial budget, Trump suggested a 21 percent cut to USDA's discretionary spending, so Perdue would want to jump into Washington policy discussions quickly. Perdue would find a desk at USDA piled high with priorities and will be one of the last members of President...

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Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell met in college, and their friendship grew into a sisterhood. Today they share the stage together as the band Overcoats, singing in tight harmonies with voices that are nearly indistinguishable.

"I think we did feel a magic when we sang together," Mitchell says. "We could tell that our voices just sort of blended in this very crazy way, and kind of cradled one another.

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Malaria transmission in the United States was eliminated in the early 1950s through the use of insecticides, drainage ditches and the incredible power of window screens.

But the mosquito-borne disease has staged a comeback in American hospitals as travelers return from parts of the world where malaria runs rampant. In the early 1970s there only a couple hundred malaria cases reported in the entire U.S. but that number has steadily increased in recent years.

After years of legal wrangling and intimidation, New Orleans has begun the process of dismantling four monuments of the Confederate and Jim Crow eras.

The first monument, which honors members of a white supremacist paramilitary group who fought against the city's racially integrated, Reconstruction-era police force in 1874, was dismantled and removed before the sun rose Monday.

Following death threats, the contractors wore flak jackets and helmets as they broke down the Battle of Liberty Place monument, as WWNO's Tegan Wendland reports.

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